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.
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.
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.
Senior Lecturer Dr Jon Dart, from Leeds Beckett University's Carnegie School of Sport, talks about the importance sport.
In this post, Dr Dan Kilvingon, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, looks at the misjudged comment of Football Association Chief Executive, Martin Glenn, who was forced to apologise for an offensive comment in relation to the FA’s rule banning political symbols.
This weekend the broadcast and print media gave coverage to the Football Welcomes campaign. Amnesty International won the support of over 20 professional football clubs to mark the 80th anniversary of the Guernica bombing. Importantly though, the campaign extends to grassroots football and the press release from Amnesty featured the work of Yorkshire St Pauli in Leeds.
In this blog post, Professor Stephen Wagg explores the challenge that Gareth Southgate faces as he is confirmed as the England football manager.
Irrespective of the credibility of claims that racist abuse has been largely eradicated from football stadiums, there is growing evidence of a large volume of abuse circulating among the ‘prosumers’ (producers and consumers) of social media, say Professor Jonathan Long and Dr Dan Kilvington in today's blog post.
Dr Daniel Kilvington
In this post, Professor Kevin Hylton and Professor Stephen Wagg respond to a recent BBC survey looking at whether sports fans would be comfortable with their club signing a gay player and comments made by Football Association chairman Greg Clarke.
Professor Stephen Wragg
In this blog post, Dr Andrew Manley, Principal Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Leeds Beckett, explores the recent success of Wales at Euro 2016 and the importance of sports psychology in their approach to the tournament.
Serial winners - Leeds Beckett study gets to the bottom of why some coaches get to the top... and stay there
Winning is not the Holy Grail of sport, winning consistently and repeatedly is. Even this week, José Mourinho, in the wake a poor start to the season, openly questioned his Chelsea players at a press conference for not being ‘serial champions’.
With Fifa hit by a corruption scandal that saw a number of arrests earlier this week and Fifa president Sepp Blatter under increasing pressure to resign, Simon Robinson Professor of Applied and Professional Ethics, and Director of our Research Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility assesses the situation from a governance perspective.
In this blog post, Professor Jonathan Long and Professor Kevin Hylton from the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University, assess the potential benefits of introducing the Rooney rule to the UK.
Professor Kevin Hylton
Today's Daily Mirror asks: Is the Sainsbury's Christmas advert 2014 a moving tribute or a cynical commercial? Leeds Beckett advertising expert and course leader for BA (Hons) Marketing and Advertising Management, Neil Kelley, contributed his thoughts about the new advert to the article and in this blog post he delves into the recent phenomenon of the Christmas advert.
In this post, Dr Daniel Parnell, Senior lecturer in Sport Business Management assesses how mega-sized sporting events often struggle to deliver a health legacy.
Following the now infamous behavior of Suárez within the World Cup 2014 and the ensuing media frenzy, Dr Daniel Parnell, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management considers who is responsible for helping ensure that football reduces the risk of this happening again.
From protests to England’s early exit, Brazil 2014. Has anyone even mentioned the health legacy of the World Cup?
Following the exit of England in the World Cup 2014 and in the backdrop of the performance related narrative engulfing media attention, Dr Daniel Parnell, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management considers whether this mega-event can offer any hope for a health legacy.
Following the news that Sunderland have sacked their manager Paolo Di Canio, Leeds Metropolitan University sports psychologist Dr Andrew Manley looks at the impact that a coach's reputation can have on the attitudes and behaviour of players.
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