sports gazette

Louis Richards


I graduated in July 2012 from the University of Leeds with a degree in Law. I’m a big fan of all sports and the opportunity to express my views through writing made this MA course ideal for me. I currently contribute to two other publications – and Shoot Magazine online.

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Stories by Louis

  • Beaumont buoyant after golden year
    Sale Sharks lock Josh Beaumont is already looking forward to next season after enjoying a dream rugby year in 2012-13.
  • Student to SPL in space of a year
    Few University students have to deal with the pressures of juggling a professional sporting career with their studies, but for James Craigen, it’s a combination that has seen him go from the Central Taxis League to the Scottish Premier League within a year.
  • BBL set foundations for future success
    The British Basketball League (BBL) will move into an exciting new era next season after a range of new commercial and branding initiatives were confirmed by the league’s marketing director.
  • Redruth place faith in young prodigy
    REDRUTH Cricket Club are banking on a prodigious school talent as they begin preparations for their first appearance in the Cornish Premier League since 1989 following promotion from Division One.
  • Copdock’s new man comes with wicket of Tendulkar
    PETER George removed Sachin Tendulkar in his only taste of Test cricket and will be looking to take that wicket-taking ability into the East Anglian Premier League after signing for Copdock and Old Ipswichian.
  • Greenwood highlights sevens importance
    WORLD Cup-winner Will Greenwood has reiterated the important role of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series in player development.
  • Shakes-Drayton remains focused on hurdles
    Double European indoor gold medallist Perri Shakes-Drayton has dismissed any suggestion that her future in athletics lies away from the 400m hurdles.
  • Difficult future for basketball after funding cut
    The recent loss of funding for Great Britain’s Olympic basketball teams was understandably met with a lukewarm reaction at the British Basketball League (BBL) Cup Final on Sunday.
  • Farah & Wells join of Hall of Fame
    Double Olympic Gold medallist Mo Farah and former Olympic Bronze medal winner Matt Wells became the latest inductees into the St Mary’s Hall of Fame for Sport last week.
  • SPOTY Contenders - Jessica Ennis
    The BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be awarded on 16th December and in the weeks preceding the event, the Sports Gazette will be reviewing the contenders for the main award. Here, we assess the merits of Jessica Ennis.
  • Rugby League second team defeated in close game
    The Men’s Rugby League seconds were narrowly beaten 36-26 by the University of Reading firsts in a highly entertaining game at Teddington Lock on Wednesday afternoon.