Here are some of our latest obsessions, successes and joys.

03
Apr
Miri Buac

For the world’s most international sport, we need to do more to support diversity

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Last week’s Euro 2020 qualifier game between England v Montenegro had racial discrimination front and centre. Personally, the most depressing part, was that the abuse from the Montenegrins towards several England players didn’t surprise or shock me. In fact, this abusive behaviour gave me multiple flashbacks of matches with poor treatment of players, at both international and national grounds. So if it’s happening so often, why haven’t we seen a behaviour change – not just from fans, but from clubs and football associations too?

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27
Mar
Lucy Chapple

Strength in weakness – Leadership lessons from Jacinda Ardern

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In the wake of the worst mass murder in New Zealand’s history, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received a call from US President Donald Trump. After sharing his condolences, President Trump asked if there was any help the United States could provide. Prime Minister Ardern had a simple request for the commander in chief – ‘sympathy and love, for all Muslim communities’.

It’s been nearly two weeks since 50 New Zealanders were murdered in Mosques in central Christchurch, and the style and substance of Prime Minister Ardern’s response to the violence continues to make headlines around the world.

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15
Mar
Becky Merchant

Stand Agency appointed by Cardiomyopathy UK

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Stand Agency has been hired by the heart muscle charity, Cardiomyopathy UK, to work on a series of campaigns during 2019 as the organisation celebrates its 30th year.

Stand Agency will be working with the charity to drive awareness and correct perceptions of the serious but little-known heart condition, cardiomyopathy, and to increase support for the charity’s vital work to support those living with the condition.

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28
Jan
Nyree Ambarchian

#DofEDifference (thank you Mr Barker)

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Up and down the country young people are currently undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. They might not be embracing the frost and heading out for expedition practice quite yet, but thousands are volunteering their time to support their local community, or focusing on learning a new skill. I clearly remember doing my own DofE – helping out in a care home, learning to ride a horse, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the pure endurance of a leaking tent followed by a long hike.

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