School of Sport and Service Management

Lexi climbs the heights!

Undergraduate physical education, sports coaching and sport science students in Eastbourne went rock climbing and surfing in Cornwall but for one, the experiences were extra special: Lexi Hibberd is blind. Read the full story.  

UEFA commissioned anti-racism report

Football clubs and fans are denying the existence of racism and are hindering attempts to kick the problem into touch, according to a new report to UEFA from the School of Sport and Service Management’s Dr Mark Doidge. Read the full story on the University of Brighton website.

Biology Ideology and Pastiche Hegemony

Dr Christopher R Matthews who lectures in the sociology of sport at the School of Sport and Service Management has recently published a new paper titled ‘Biology Ideology and Pastiche Hegemony’. The paper discusses the changing landscape of gender within a boxing gym. Read the paper here.

The FA is hamstrung as English clubs have too much power

In an unusual attempt to pre-empt England’s inevitable World Cup failure, the FA has published a report to investigate problems affecting the national team. The report represents the findings of the England Commission, a body launched in September 2013 by the new FA chairman, Greg Dyke, to understand why there were fewer players qualified to…

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Violence at the Italian World Cup

Mark Doidge, Research Fellow at the School of Sport and Service Management, spoke to The Conversation on the 2014 final between Fiorentina and Napoli which left three people in hospital. Read the article here.

The Conversation

Mark Doidge, Research Fellow at the School of Sport and Service Management, on David Moyes’ ‘swift’ departure from Manchester United. Read the article.    

New publication co-edited by Principal Lecturer Dan Burdsey

Sport and South Asian Diasporas, Playing through Time and Space is available today from Routledge. Co-edited by School of Sport and Service Management Principal Lecturer, Dan Burdsey,  the publication demonstrates the importance of sporting practices, spaces and leisure affiliations to understanding issues around identity, (post-) migration, diaspora and transnationalism for global South Asian populations. More about the publication…

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Acclaimed major book by Sport Journalism course leader

Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport, written by Rob Steen, co-leader of the Sport Journalism BA (Hons) course, will be published on 5 June by Bloomsbury. The book has been several years in the making and promises to be a must for anyone interested in the history of spectator sport. The book is already receiving rave…

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The Value of Sport conference

7 February 2014 Hosted by the School of Sport and Service Management at the Falmer campus, University of Brighton 100 pupils from local schools and colleges recently spent the day at the University of Brighton to find out about the value of sport. They included City College Brighton and Hove, Ifield Community College, Shoreham Academy, Steyning…

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Routledge and LGBT History Month – sexuality in sport

To mark LGBT history month this February, Routledge have put together a collection of articles discussing sexuality in sport including several written by Dr Jayne Caudwell from the School of Sport and Service Management. A variety of events have made this an incredibly current issue in the media. Only recently the world has witnessed the passing of…

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