RODNEY PARADE: A Bad Head Day

A year after their dreams of reaching the World Cup were ended by a 3-0 defeat to England, Wales’ women’s team returned to Newport to take on another home nation. Northern Ireland failed to make it to the World Cup too and, like Wales, were aiming to reach their first major tournament in women’s football by qualifying for the 2021 European Championships. Wales went into … Continue reading RODNEY PARADE: A Bad Head Day

Meeting Your Heroes (When You’re Socially Anxious)

When I visited Birmingham for the Nature Valley Classic tennis tournament last month, I had a photo taken with double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. My friend and I had only just entered the tournament grounds – so you can imagine our excitement when we spotted her approaching us! However, our meeting with her didn’t go all too great and it made me start asking a … Continue reading Meeting Your Heroes (When You’re Socially Anxious)

NEWPORT CITY | Meeting The Women In Red

Wales Women 3 – 0 Russia Women Spytty Park I’ve been on a hype since seeing my first women’s football match last month. The blog post from that game at Birmingham City Ladies reached audience numbers I never expected and it opened my eyes to the world of women’s football: its players, its clubs and its fans. I’ve learnt so much in the space of … Continue reading NEWPORT CITY | Meeting The Women In Red

BIRMINGHAM CITY | Learning About The Ladies

Birmingham City Ladies 1 – 1 Reading Women St. Andrew’s At the start of the season, I watched a documentary about women’s football that left me yearning to see a ladies’ game. My girlfriend, Saffron, had recommended it to me after it sparked a similar desire in her too. The feature, called When Football Banned Women, revisited the time when some of the UK’s top … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM CITY | Learning About The Ladies