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Goal Setting- Simple yet Effective

Some athletes may lack motivation to compete in their desired sport or they may not feel like there is an achievable outcome from playing which therefore has a negative impact on their self-confidence. There are various ways in order for athletes to have that hunger and desire to achieve the impossible and one way in which they can do that is through goal setting. This…

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How Self-efficacy Influences Success

Too much confidence or too little? Either way, both have an impact on your self-efficacy and how you reach your goals. As a child, you have so many ambitions, you let your imagination run away with you and take you to your happiest place. You don’t sit wondering if the next task of your day will be achievable, your excitement overrides all thoughts. Painting is…

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Liverpool FC- Can they regain their title or are they fighting a losing battle?

Liverpool has had many highs and lows over the years; however, their biggest achievement was winning the premier league in 2020. For the first time in 30 years, they were champions! Champions in 2020 Wow, what a season it had been for Liverpool during 2020 premier league, and to come out on top and win, it was a huge achievement for the players, the coaching…

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European Super League – ‘A Disgrace to the Football World’

The ‘Beautiful Game’ almost destroyed by club owners who only care about money. When this daunting idea was put into place fans, managers, captains, everyone who loved the game of football came together and voiced their opinions, whether that be in protest or on live television. It wasn’t surprising how angry and upset they were. It has been proven to money-minded club owners that the…

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Top Tips to Overcome Exam Pressure

  The exam period can be a tough and stressful time. You’re battling your fears of the exam and overworking your brain into remembering everything for each individual subject. Where one exam can be easy for one individual, for someone else it can become very stressful and both of these feelings are normal as everyone deals with pressure in their own ways. As the exam…

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Impact of Physical Activity on Students’ Wellbeing

Physical activity is a big part of everyone’s lives Ever since we started at junior school, we have been encouraged to participate in some type of physical activity whether it was going out for bike rides or playing for a sports club or simply being out with our friends. But why were we encouraged to do so? I will aim to explore the evidence behind…

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Mental Health- A Challenge for Men in Sport or A Life Changer?

Many years ago, it was Mohammed Ali whose license was taken away because he was ‘different’ and did not try to ‘fit’ in. Even though Ali did not suffer from serious mental health conditions, he was betrayed by his boxing association for taking a stand. Ali was just the beginning of the spiral as similar to Tyson Fury who is a British professional boxer; he…

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Time for Change! Reflecting on Gender Inequality in Sports

All around the world sports is played, whether it be grass roots or for the Olympics. From a young age, boys are encouraged to play football or rugby and girls are encouraged to participate in netball or gymnastics. No matter what sport it is they choose to play, they are always laughing and having a good time. However, why is it that when these children…

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Achieving the unthinkable- Autobiography of a disguised team player

This piece is a fictional autobiography that takes you on a deep psychological journey exploring an athlete’s emotional mind Sports, being part of a team… is portrayed as fun and exciting. Is that all a lie or is it just me? Ever since I was young, I never knew what I wanted to be, who I wanted to be, and what ambition even was. Now…

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Adapting to the ‘New Normal’ in Sports

‘The year 2020 is cancelled’, ‘is this reality now’ ,‘the world has gone crazy’. These are just a few of the phrases that I have heard since Covid 19 came around. Everyone all around the world is experiencing the impacts of covid 19, the biggest events in the world are being postponed, competitions are being canceled, training facilities are closing- so where does this leave…

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