Thanks For Helping My Dad, Gary Parkinson

2019 has been a fantastic year of fundraising for the Gary Parkinson Trust, raising well over ยฃ30,000 for my Dad’s continued care and rehabilitation. Thank you to every single one of you who organised events, participated in events or donated your hard-earned cash in support of my Dad. I wrote quite an emotional blog back…

Helping Gary Parkinson, My Hero, My Dad

When your dad suffers from locked-in syndrome following a severe brain stem stroke, life isn’t straightforward. For him, of course, or for us: his family. My dad has to rely on other people, often carers he has only met a couple of times, to help him go about tasks that we all take for granted….

Tackling Common Football Injuries

We know playing football is a great way to keep in shape but any physical activity can run the risk of injury and you don’t want to be limping around at work after twisting your ankle on the pitch! And no one wants to miss a game for a sprain or torn ligamentโ€ฆ Luckily, there…

World Cup 2018: Who Wins It?

Now to the meat and gravy. Who wins the 2018 World Cup? Everybody will have their opinion or their fancy as to who will be lifting that famous trophy in July. Some logical, others pure heart on sleeve. It’s the one competition that everybody wants to win, and I for one, can’t dream of many…

World Cup 2018: The Hot Shots

We are now just days away from the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and with excitement building, I thought I’d start putting together a few blogs to preview the biggest football tournament on the planet. The World Cup is perhaps best remembered for its famous goals, think Hurst, Maradonna and my first World Cup memory,…