England Rugby Star Steals Show With Act Of Honesty

rugby ball

Don’t Bother Ref (With The TMO) – I Dropped It Last weekend Saracens were away to Harlequins at the Stoop. Stadium. After about 20 minutes with the score at 3-3, there was a ruck close to the ‘Quins’ line and England rugby superstar, Billy Vunipola, having gathered the ball, instead of taking the usual route … Read more

English and Russian Heavyweight Boxers’ Total Respect

Anthony Joshua bows to Alexander Povetkin after the fight

The defeated Russian heavyweight boxer, Alexander Povetkin, sat slumped in his dressing room, when there was a knock on the door…… Thinking about what might have been, the courageous Russian fighter looked up and saw his victor and former opponent, Anthony Joshua, walk in.  Joshua bowed to the Russian with courtesy, looked him in the … Read more

6 Nations 2018 Championship – Friendship, Honour, Respect & A Lot of Fun

Ireland v Wales was an extraordinarily exciting game of rugby

The 2018 6 Nations Rugby was an exciting contest full of  great rugby and wonderful sportsmanship moments. Here’s a few…… Fans Have Fun I am in Dublin for the Ireland v Wales 6 Nations match. It’s a big game. Two exciting teams. Both with a point to prove. As I walk down to Lansdowne Road’s Aviva … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2017 (part 2)

Kieran Read and Sam Warburton share the Lions v ABs text series

Part 1 covered sportsmanship moments number 10 to moment number 6 which included brave little Bradley Lowery, Joe Hart, French rugby and German football fans opening their homes to opposition fans, a subtle, yet magical moment in the US Masters between a Spaniard and an Englishman and a US Baseball moment. Now we’re going to reveal … Read more

Smiling Helps You Win In Sport and in Life

Nicola Adams and her wonderful smile

Why Does Everyone Love The Smiling Nicola Adams? Apart from formerly working on construction sites and as a tea lady behind the scenes on UK TV’s Coronation Street,  she is Britain’s only boxer to have retained a gold medal in consecutive Olympics. That is a very good reason in itself. But there is something else … Read more

Thailand’s New Snooker Star, Sunny Akani, Thanks Ronnie O’Sullivan

Snooker Table

A Smiling Star Is Born Last week saw the emergence of a new kid on the block, who took on the world’s best and gave a masterclass in the exquisite skills of snooker combined with the wonderful warmth of great sportsmanship. When the young Sunny Akani (22) dazzled the now 6 times UK Champion, Ronnie … Read more

Lions Touring Stories

Lions Crest

The Lions – When Enemies Become Friends The British & Irish Lions started their first match in New Zealand, a few Saturdays ago. Lions tours are extraordinary, as fierce opponents from four countries come together, train together, play together, party together, tour together – they become friends for life. The Lions is a wonderful tradition. … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments 2016

Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasuree

Well here we are again, having sifted through hundreds of amazing sportsmanship stories, we’ve final got out Top 10 moments and ultimately, the Number 1 Moment from 2016. As always, we’ll do it in reverse order.   In 10th Place:   Irish and Swedish Football Fans Dance Together – Euro 2016 Euro 2016 had some … Read more

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments From Rio 2016

The Olympic Flag

Here are our Top 10 Great Sportsmanship moments from Rio 2016. It really was difficult to choose the Top 10 and , in particular, the number 1 moment of sportsmanship from the many sportsmanship moments we posted on social media (facebook and instagram) each day. So here’s the list in reverse order. 10. Haitian Hurdler Never Gives Up … Read more

FA Chairman, Post-Paris, Confirms Nelson Mandela’s Vision: ‘Sport Can Change The World’

FA Chairman, Greg Dyke

Speaking passionately post-Paris terrorist attacks, at the Middlesex Wanderers AFC dinner, FA Chairman, Greg Dyke, spoke about a picture painting a thousand words and the power of the images of French and English players arm-in-arm singing the French national anthem with the Wembley arch lit up in red, white and blue. A spirit of solidarity … Read more