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We are now into the second week of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign which encourages sport clubs across the country to come out in support for LGBT people and to make sport everyone’s game. To celebrate this, the Independent’s Craig Bratt is talking to LGBT sports personalities from around our region and sharing their stories to …

This weekend marks the second weekend of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign which encourages sport clubs across the country to come out in support for LGBT people and to make sport everyone’s game. To celebrate this, the Independent’s Craig Bratt is talking to LGBT sports personalities from around our region and sharing their stories to raise …

The sporting year of 2019 will be remembered as one where titles were won and lost by the finest of margins. Domestic rugby union was no different as a dramatic final to the Premiership season ensued – and once the 22 regular rounds were done and dusted, Exeter Chiefs came up against their old foes …

Ten years ago, Cornwall’s Kate Jackson entered the cage for her first MMA fight with little knowledge of the career she had just embarked on, writes Craig Bratt. Having scrapped her university studies to take on a full-time career in a sport which has seen colossal growth in the UK, Jackson will face her toughest …

Before Eddie Howe had his dream, on minus 17, as the chant that echoes around Dean Court every other Saturday goes, Bournemouth encountered a pretty nomadic, almost insignificant existence as a club that perpetually wallowed around the third and fourth tiers. Granted there were occasional good times such as the famous FA Cup run of …

Many facets of football continue to move on at a breakneck pace nowadays – so much so that the game is virtually unrecognisable from the game I first fell in love with whilst watching Harry Redknapp’s Bournemouth in the old Second Division during the late 1980s. Hooliganism was seen as the biggest issue for the …

“My teammate is one of my heroes I remember watching her winning her bronze medal in Beijing, I remember watching her at five in the morning in my pyjamas.” From watching Bryony Shaw to competing alongside her in the, Saskia Sills’ journey from rookie windsurfer to World Cup silver medallist has been an enduring tale …

A network for LGBTQ+ people within the sports media world has held its most successful event yet after an evening of panel discussion, networking and chat amongst leading figures across the sport, writes Craig Bratt. Sports Media LGBT was created by Barnstaple-born Jon Holmes – who works for Sky Sports – as a safe space …