Category Archives: Sport
The appropriately named Forest Green Rovers are looking to become the world’s most eco-friendly football club with the implementation of a number of radical initiatives at the club. The Conference League side based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire recently launched Britain’s first ever meat-free and environmentally sustainable menu for fans at the stadium.
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IMPORTANT: Event has been postponed at the last minute due to non-availability of flights to the UK. Rescheduled for the weekend of 25th. Jeff Monson, the legendary Mixed Martial Artist and anarchist is returning to the UK in March and holding a number of seminars (as well as headlining the Olympian MMA Championships, Liverpool) one [...]
It was as big a clash off the field as it was on – the ordinary working class lads from the mining and mill towns of the newly industrialised north versus the gentleman players and middle class privilege of the south. They called it the great schism and by 1895 it split English rugby completely [...]
A documentary film called Football Against the Wall has just be released, and premiered at the Bristol Palestine film festival in December, exploring how football can build connections between communities across the world. It follows the endeavours of Bristol-based radical sports team Easton Cowboys on their return to the West Bank in 2010 for a [...]
At least 73 people have been killed during a match between Egypt’s bitter footballing rivals Al Ahly from Cairo and Al Masry in Port Said. Most of those who died were young supporters and hundreds more were injured in what is Egypt’s worst footballing tragedy.
Tranmere Rovers has always been the neglected kid brother on Merseyside, hidden beneath the shadow of the eternal Liverpool/Everton football rivalry. With neither the big money nor the big gates to propel them into premiership star status Rovers have never really competed with the glory hunters, but what they lack in big names they make [...]
Saturday 29th October • 3pm • Football league boycott A call for every football fan to boycott the first five minutes of every League game played this Saturday to draw attention to the controversial EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plan) youth academies and show the strength of opposition to the proposals. We are ‘the 72 unite’, [...]
Anarchism and football tackling from behind Welcome to one of the new Freedom newspaper feature pages – sport. We will be reporting on non-commercial grassroots activities, the stuff anarchists are involved in and those sports with radical or politically motivated fans. The marriage of anarchism and sport may sit uneasy with some people.
Anarchist groups in this country have traditionally had a strange attitude towards the martial arts. This is in part been due to the inherent hierarchies and replications of macho/homophobic behaviour that are assumed to exist in gyms. In terms of anarchism there is a clash when rejecting hierarchy in political life and accepting the sometimes [...]