Families of football and rugby players set up dementia charity to fund research and offer support

Families of football and rugby players set up dementia charity to fund scientific research into the disease and offer support Head For Change has enlisted the family of Nobby Stiles to be ambassadors  Three women who have watched relatives live with the illness are behind charity  Fundamental aim is to deliver support to families through … Read more Families of football and rugby players set up dementia charity to fund research and offer support

English football confident of finishing the season

English football confident of finishing the season as the Premier League join forces with the FA, EFL and WSL to call on players and managers to ‘set the right example’ amid backlash over social distancing rule breaches Premier League has released a joint statement alongside the FA, EFL and WSL The quartet are committed to … Read more English football confident of finishing the season

Footballers flouting Covid rules in group hugs is ‘brainless’ and an ‘insult to the NHS’ claim MPs

Footballers are acting in a ‘brainless’ way that is ‘an insult to the NHS‘ by engaging in group hugs after scoring goals, senior politicians have claimed. Players have been warned to avoid ‘unnecessary contact at all times’ including ‘handshakes and hugging’ in a set of tough new rules sent to Premier League clubs on Friday. … Read more Footballers flouting Covid rules in group hugs is ‘brainless’ and an ‘insult to the NHS’ claim MPs

Andy Murray tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australian Open

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Murray tests positive for Covid-19 days before he is due to fly to Melbourne for the Australian Open – and now faces a race against time to play in the season’s first Grand Slam Tennis star Andy Murray has this week returned a positive test for Covid-19 Murray is believed to be experiencing … Read more Andy Murray tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australian Open

Cardiff aim to launch £2m Emiliano Sala trust by end of January

Two years on from his tragic death, Cardiff FINALLY act over Emiliano Sala with the club aiming to launch a £2m trust fund in the name of the striker who was killed when the plane carrying him from Nantes crashed into the Channel It is two years next week since Emiliano Sala was killed on … Read more Cardiff aim to launch £2m Emiliano Sala trust by end of January

Young Brit Francesca Jones defies to storm into the main draw of the Australian Open

Young Brit Francesca Jones – who is missing two fingers and three toes because of a rare condition – storms into the main draw of the Australian Open, defying the doctors who told her to FORGET a tennis career Brit Francesca Jones has booked herself a place in Australian Open main draw She was born … Read more Young Brit Francesca Jones defies to storm into the main draw of the Australian Open

Footballers cuddle after scoring last night – despite Premier League telling them NOT to

Just days after the Premier League was forced to issue tougher Covid rules to clubs outlawing hugging in goal celebrations, players breached them and embraced enthusiastically after each score in the top tier last night. Football’s governing bodies have come under pressure from government to eradicate the casual breaches of social distancing rules on and … Read more Footballers cuddle after scoring last night – despite Premier League telling them NOT to

‘Footballers who cuddle to celebrate goals should be booked or SENT OFF, insists leading virologist’

Football must change its rules to allow referees to dish out yellow or red cards to any player who hugs or cuddles a team mate, in order to stem the spread of mutant Covid in the game, according to a leading virologist. The lack of social distancing in matches has become a huge issue for … Read more ‘Footballers who cuddle to celebrate goals should be booked or SENT OFF, insists leading virologist’

Premier League clubs record 36 new Covid cases in latest round of testing

Premier League clubs have recorded 36 positive tests for coronavirus in the latest round of testing among players and staff. Some 2,593 tests were carried out between January 4 and 10 and the infection rate was 1.39 per cent. Top tier clubs have been tested twice a week for Covid since the turn of the … Read more Premier League clubs record 36 new Covid cases in latest round of testing

Government ministers alarmed by exuberant celebrations in the FA Cup ignoring Covid rules

Government has told the football authorities they have to get tough over breaches of Covid rules as it gets harder and harder to justify a sport associated with images of jubilant players quaffing champagne, while NHS doctors struggle to cope with sick patients. The juxtaposition of footballers ignoring social distancing rules on and off the … Read more Government ministers alarmed by exuberant celebrations in the FA Cup ignoring Covid rules