Sport and exercise course news

Lecturer on panel at Fans for Diversity Event

School of Sport and Service Management lecturer Mark Doidge has been invited to be part of a panel discussing discrimination in football in collaboration with the Football Supporters’ Federation and Kick It Out. The FREE event starts at 6:30pm on Wednesday 22 October at the Impact Hub in Kings Cross, London. All welcome Further information and how to reserve your…

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Does The Sun shine too brightly on Newcastle?

School of Sport and Service Management senior lecturer, Simon Mcennis, writes for The Conversation on the relationship between Newcastle United and The Sun. Read the article.

Brazil needs help from Fifa

​”Countries like Brazil deserve more support from football’s immensely profitable non-profit overseer. The tax breaks for Fifa and its partners must end today” – that’s the view of our Professor Alan Tomlinson in a Guardian article, co-written with Jules Boykoff, Associate Professor at Pacific University in the USA. Read the article.

Racism in football

Principal lecturer, Dr Daniel Burdsey’s paper on two significant incidents of racism from the 2011–2012 English Premier League football season has recently been published. Read more…

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.    

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