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  • Members of the England-based Empowering CoachingTM team followed the unlikely journey of England’s football team to the semi-finals of this year’s World Cup with great interest. 2006 was the last time the team reached the knock-out stages of a major tournament. Prior to June, poor tickets sales to English fans pointed to a nation, where football was invented, with little love for the international game. Unlikely Heroes But Gareth Southgate’s young squad seemed to flourish in the absence of expectation, a burden previous squads have had to carry and all......

  • Andy was at the top of his game in 2016. World number 1, having won 7 tournaments and Olympic gold. But a few months after topping out the ATP rankings, a long-term hip injury forced him to pull out of 2017 US and Australian Open tournaments before even unzipping his racquet bag. It was in Australia Andy finally decided surgery to be his best option. Having gone under the knife back in January, Andy had high hopes for playing in Wimbledon 2018, which has just drawn to a close with......

  • The benefits of sport for young people The benefits of sport on a young person’s life are unarguable. Of course, the obvious benefit is on their physical health and fitness. With rising obesity figures in children, it has never been more important to encourage children to adopt a healthy lifestyle by participating in sport from an early age. The chances are if they enjoy physical activity in childhood, they will carry the habit through into their adult lives. As well as the health benefits to the individual, a nation of......