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Jan Kapcia


A passion for sport and journalism. Have interned at and London Broncos rugby league, contributed for the Birmingham Mail news desk and a contributor for the Richmond and Twickenham Times and Surrey Comet.

Have interned at Snack Media and at Bauer Media, for Match! magazine.

Studied Leisure and Sport, Sport History and now Sport Journalism.

Twitter: @jkap86

Blog: Great Name For A Sports Blog

Stories by Jan

  • SMUC athletics star eyes Grand Prix in Birmingham
    Charlie Grice faces his last chance to qualify for the European Indoor Championships at the British Grand Prix athletics in Birmingham on Saturday.
  • FSF Announces Campaign To Cap Away Ticket Prices
    The Football Supporters' Federation (FSF) has announced it is launching a campaign aiming to reduce the price of away tickets in England and Wales.
  • David Weir On SPOTY and The 2012 Paralympics
    David Weir, winner of four gold medals from the London 2012 Paralympics, has admitted that he nearly gave up during his marathon win this summer.
  • Cage Cricket To Be An Urban Phenomenon
    All sports are equal. But some are more equal than others. What started out as a way to improve accessibility in county cricket, has quickly developed into an urban phenomenon. And more significantly, a legitimate tool for social change.
  • SMUC: 'There’s something about this place'
    “Rugby league was born out of a desire to do something different.” This is how David Lawrenson, a former student of St. Mary’s and now media and marketing executive at the Rugby Football League, refers to the sport when we discussed rugby league and all things St. Mary’s last week.
  • Blind Cricket: A Twenty20 World Cup Preview
    Blind cricket is something that you may not familiar with. While the sighted England team are currently playing a Test series in India, the blind cricket Twenty20 World Cup starts there in less than two weeks. Ahead of the inaugural event in Bangalore, I spoke with one of the key members of the team, Dave Powers.
  • A New Leadership Culture At Twickenham?
    “Wayne’s first question was ‘What can you teach me?’ I’m standing there in front of Wayne Bennett, and it was a very genuine question. It wasn’t just about sitting and listening to Wayne Bennett pontificate on life, he really wanted to exchange ideas.”
  • UK Sport announces £27m funding for major events
    The Olympic legacy was at work this week after UK Sport aimed to bring 70 of the world’s most prestigious sporting events to the UK.
  • BOOK REVIEW: Guillem Balague - Pep Guardiola
    Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola is a football icon. A former player and a manager that audiences would think they know a lot about. But in Guillem Balague’s insightful and revealing book ‘Pep Guardiola: Another Way Of Winning’, the football world sees a different side to the Barcelona legend.
  • BOOK REVIEW: Miles Jupp - Fibber In The Heat
    Ahead of the announcement of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year on 26 November, the Sports Gazette will be reviewing each of the seven books named on the shortlist for the award. In this installment, we look at Miles Jupp's account of an overseas cricket tour, ‘Fibber In The Heat: Following England In India – A Blagger’s Tale’.
  • Football And Streakers? The Oval Welcomes The AFL
    Port Adelaide beat the Western Bulldogs in a thrilling match of Australian Rules Football on Saturday at the Kia Oval, and the Sports Gazette was there to witness this historic 88-87 win.
  • The Olympic Spirit Lives On In Kingston
    Olympic legends were present last Thursday night to witness fine examples of the Olympic legacy. The annual Sports Awards for the Kingston Borough took place at Chessington Community College, recognising sporting achievement, effort and commitment throughout all age groups.
  • The 'Biggest Statement Against Racism Ever'?
    The Sports Gazette went behind the scenes with an exclusive look at new ITV4 football debate show ‘When All’s Said and Done’, on Monday night.
  • Future England Star With An Opportunity To Impress
    A former Richmond cricketer who has received his first England call-up has claimed it means "nothing to him" if he doesn't succeed.
  • Simms Face The Toughest Test This Wednesday
    If Rugby League at St. Mary’s ever needed any inspiration, it needs to only look at their opponents this Wednesday. Leeds Met have won seven successive titles and will provide the Simms Men’s First team with a daunting test this week.
  • Future England star owes it all to Richmond
    How has Middlesex League cricket helped shape the present and future of one of county cricket’s most prolific stars? After his inclusion in the 16-man English squad, former local cricketer Nick Compton will have the chance in the next few months to make an impact on Test cricket.