Author: Ben Royle

University of Liverpool Raptors: Season Preview 2018/2019

This season marks the the Liverpool Raptors’ fourth year, the University’s resident American Football side, a club which has grown beyond the expectations of many of it’s founding members. Competing in the BUCS North Division 2A, the Raptors put up a good performance last year- five wins and two losses in seven league games, placing them third in the league for the second year running. The two regular season losses came against the now-Division 1A Yorkshire and Lancashire side, Manchester, and the returning Bangor Muddogs, who are firmly in the sights of the Raptors this time around. The season...

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A Brit Abroad: Liam Kirk and British Ice Hockey’s Future

This summer, an 18-year old from Maltby, Yorkshire, made history. Liam Kirk became the first English born and trained ice hockey player to be taken in the NHL Draft, when the Arizona Coyotes selected him at 189th overall, giving him a real shot at one day skating in the most prestigious league in the world. Many of you won’t have heard of this story, or of Liam himself, and that explains how much of a big deal it is for everyone involved in the British game. Kirk played his junior hockey in Sheffield and it didn’t take long for...

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