• Impact’s Sporting Moments Of 2020

    Rachel Roberts and Maya Israel In this article, Head of Sport, Maya Israel, and Sports Editor, Rachel Roberts, discuss the year in sport and their personal highlights. Rachel: When sporting events began to be cancelled back in the Spring, the significance of COVID-19 really hit me, it was a...
  • BBC’s Sports Personality Of The Year 2020 – The Nominees

    Rachel Roberts The start of December marked the announcement of the contenders for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year, after 12 months of sport unlike any other. 1954 marked the inception of the award, won by runner Christopher Chataway and it has been awarded every year since....
  • Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign 2020

    Rachel Roberts The Rainbow Laces Campaign was launched by LGBTQ charity Stonewall in 2013, with the mission for all those involved in sports, at both elite and grassroots level, to show their support for LGBTQ+ equality and help make sporting environments more inclusive. Members of sports teams of all...
  • W Series And F1: Why 2021 Looks Particularly Promising For Women In Motorsport

    Madelaine Telford 2020 has been a difficult year for women in motorsport. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the W Series’ 2020 season was cancelled. In August, Williams’ Team Principal Claire Williams stepped down from her role, after years of inspiring young women to pursue careers in an...
  • Then And Now: Black Sporting Pioneers

    Rachel Roberts  In the second of a 2-part series, Rachel Roberts highlights the careers of trailblazing Black athletes and those who are following in their footsteps in today’s game. Part 2 focuses on American women stamping their mark on history. Grand Slam Champion and A Future Star: Althea Gibson...
  • Then & Now: Black Sporting Pioneers

    Rachel Roberts In the first of a 2-part series, Rachel Roberts highlights the careers of trailblazing Black athletes and those who are following in their footsteps in today’s game. Part 1 focuses on two of the nation’s favourite sports: football and cricket.   Liverpool’s No.10: John Barnes and Sadio...
  • Nottingham’s Sporting Hub: A Trio Of Grounds On A Single Stretch Of River

    Rachel Roberts Nottingham is a proud sporting city, but surprisingly three of it’s largest sporting institutes are all situated along the same spot of the River Trent, no more than a 15-minute walk away from each other. Rachel Roberts offers an overview into the history of these grounds and...