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From Knox to Dyson: Coaching, Amateurism and British Athletics, 1912- 1947
(Taylor and Francis, 2010-03)
Coaching has a long history in athletics, dating back to the era of professional pedestrians such as Captain Barclay. By the early twentieth century, because of the dominance of the amateur hegemony, the notion of ...
The Olympics, amateurism and Britain’s coaching heritage.
(Taylor and Francis, 2012-03-09)
Although an increase in the quality and availability of sports coaching is one of the ‘soft’ legacy targets for the organisers of London 2012, little is actually known about the ongoing relationships between the Olympic ...
‘A Noble Game Became Degraded”: The rise and fall of professional football in Middlesbrough, 1889-1894
(North East History Journal, 2014)
This article examines the brief life of Middlesbrough Ironopolis Football Company Limited between its formation in 1889 and its subsequent liquidation in 1894. It was in 1889 that the membership of Middlesbrough Football ...