Newcastle Eagles are the most successful club in the history of the British Basketball League. Since their rebranding in 1996, they have won 25 titles and achieved three clean sweeps of BBL silverware – in 2005-06, 2010-11 and 2013-14. Off the court, they are an example for sports clubs across the North East. None of this would have been possible without owner and managing director Paul Blake, who has been at the club for more than 20 years.
Darts has not always been fashionable. Not long ago it was derided as a pantomime sport, one which was more about drinking than any form of skill. Some still contest it is a game rather than a sport, as if this should affect our appreciation of the spectacle. And yet, there is no denying its huge appeal. The PDC World Championship, for instance, has become a Christmas mainstay since its move to Alexandra Palace 10 years ago.
By Tomas Hill Lopez-MencheroHartlepool United are far from a big club. Their stadium, Victoria Park, holds less than 8,000, and they sit 18th in the National League. They have spent most of their 110-year existence in the third or fourth tier of English football. And yet, they are the heart of the community in this County Durham town.
I received a Special Mention from the University of Navarra in the British Spanish Society's annual journalism awards for my article on Iker Casillas' future, which appeared in La Revista earlier that year.
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