Fun Facts and Features from the World of Sport

The Making of Moyes?

• Posted in Football • By JoeBaker

What can aspiring coaches learn from the current plight of new Manchester United manager David Moyes? 

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The Real McCaw

• Posted in Gap Year / New Zealand / Rugby Union • By JoeBaker

This profile focuses on Ritchie McCaw, a giant of international rugby for many years. The open-side flanker is the current captain of New Zealand, led the side to World Cup glory in 2011 and has earned over 100 caps for perhaps the greatest rugby side on earth.

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The one place to be next spring

• Posted in Australia / Cricket / Gap Year / New Zealand • By JoeBaker

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup just happens to be being hosted in the wonderful Sport Lived gap year destinations of Australia and New Zealand. Read why this is just another reason for you to head their next year for your sports gap year. 

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A Defining Year for English Hockey?

• Posted in Gap Year / Hockey • By JoeBaker

Read about the steady emergence of English international hockey and what young sportsmen and women can learn from it.

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Farewell to South Africa’s Greatest Captain

• Posted in Cricket / Misc. / South Africa • By JoeBaker

Discover why the recently retired Graeme Smith was one of the greatest ever players to haved graced a cricket field. 

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Take a break, take a gap year

• Posted in Australia / Gap Year / Misc. / New Zealand / South Africa • By JoeBaker

Discover why you should do one of Sport Lived’s playing programmes in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. 

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Captaincy – The Ultimate Test

• Posted in Australia / Cricket / Gap Year • By JoeBaker

Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke, captains of England and Australia respectively, experienced the ultimate tests of their leadership during the two recent Ashes series. Find out why such challenges are so rewarding and why you should seek to develop your own leadership skills through a sports gap year with Sport Lived.

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The innocence of youth

• Posted in Australia / Gap Year / Misc. / Rugby Union • By JoeBaker

England’s squad for this year’s 6 Nations Championship is full of young players seeking to make their mark on the international stage. Yet what is the relationship between this and a Sport Lived rugby union programme? 

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