Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Authoritarian Culture of Football Academies

An authoritarian culture in which young people are routinely insulted and ridiculed is deeply rooted in top-flight football academies, new research has found. According to Dr Chris Platts of Sheffield Hallam University, being able to tolerate harsh treatment by coaches … Continue reading

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What is the cost of Academic Success?

Did you see weeks report by the British Medical Journal where it says ‘children are being put under too much pressure to do well in exams’? It accuses schools of actively harming the mental health of our children by focussing … Continue reading

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Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2014: Chris Rogers could scarcely believe he was living the moment that had been so many years in the making

“Cricket Australia got criticised for picking the side so far out, but it helped me massively,” Rogers says. “It forced me to face my fears – but in a controlled and helpful environment at Middlesex. I knew I was building … Continue reading

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