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A view of Australia

I Come from a Land Down Under

Hi, I’m Kyle, and I’m here to tell you why studying in Australia was one of the best decisions that I have ever made!

Leeds Beckett University Kyle Stobbs

Print Media Patterns UK

A previous blog post (see Petersen-Wagner, 2019) discussed the coverage of women’s sport in online media, using machine learning algorithms to classify the news in respective sport. That post showed how women’s sport features in only 13% of news, and more often on what Wanta (2009) and Coche and Tuggle (2018) define as ‘acceptable sports’. The visualisation from that blog post showed that BBC Sport coverage was 50%(+) football. I wondered how this would compare across British print media outlets.


The Rising Star: OTT and its entry in Sports

Imagine: you are an avid Cricket fan, but also you love Liverpool FC. What do you watch when England is playing the Ashes at Headingley Stadium, and its Liverpool versus Arsenal at the same time at Anfield?


My Placement Year in the Sponsorship Industry

University is a platform for a higher earnings potential, but it certainly doesn’t guarantee it. With few real-world skills, more and more graduates are finding that 6 months to a year post graduation: they have yet to find a job in their preferred industry.


The FIFA Women's World Cup and Social Network Analysis

The first semi-final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France saw the reigning champions, United States of America, clash with England’s lionesses.

White line at the edge of a grass sports pitch

Football Club Community Trusts Tackling Global Health Issues Locally

While the nation is gripped with following the Women’s World Cup, it is important to remember that the work of football extends from global competitive events to global challenges including health and wellbeing.

Leeds Beckett University Dr Zoe Rutherford
Leeds Beckett University Dr Andy Pringle
Leeds Beckett University Dr Stephen Zwolinsky
Leeds Beckett University Dr Nicky Kime
Women playing football

Thinking sociologically when comparing women's and men's football

In the build up to any major women’s football tournament, popular debate often inevitably turns to comparative discussion of women’s abilities in the context of their male counterparts.


Against the Run of Play: An Investigation into Women Footballer's Negotiation of Gender

The 2019 Women’s World Cup showcases the growing interest in women’s football, with over 6 million people watching England play against Scotland and Cameroon.


Demanding more from match analysis in the women's game

As a football fan, it is hard not to get excited about a World Cup, and this Women’s World Cup has certainly been a fascinating event to follow.

 Alice Harkness-Armstrong
Women Footballers

From France 2019 to 'Monday Night footy'

Football – ‘the beautiful game’ – should be a sport everyone can play and enjoy.

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