Articles by: Jake Smith
 

  • SportsByte Investigates: Should ring girls be next to go?

    SportsByte Investigates: Should ring girls be next to go?

    February 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Since Formula1 confirmed they would be scrapping ‘grid girls’ for the upcoming 2018 season, there have been calls for other sports to follow suit. Boxing and MMA have been criticised for their continued use of ring girls. Organisations such as The Women’s Sport Trust, have been vocal in the campaign to […]

     
  • South Shields FC appeal after break in at Mariners Park

    South Shields FC appeal after break in at Mariners Park

    February 6, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    South Shields FC are appealing for people to come forward with any information after there was a break in at Mariners Park during the night (February 5th/6th). The burglary is believed to have taken place around 4:30am, with the culprit breaking into an upstairs function room and two kiosks around […]

     
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    Millward promises fireworks ahead of Lomas clash

    February 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

       MMA prospect Joe Millward (1-1-0) has warned ‘be prepared for a new breed of fighter’ ahead of his clash against Shaun Lomas (22-73-0) in Manchester on February 24th. Millward is going into his third professional bout and although still being new to the professional scene, he is keen to prove […]

     
  • Photo Credit: Kennedy Freeman Facebook

    Kennedy Freeman signs to EFC

    January 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Kennedy ‘Machine 2.0’ Freeman has signed a 6 fight contract with Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC). MMA prospect Freeman, who boasts an impressive 6-1 UAR record, will be turning professional for her first fight on the South African Promotion. Freeman told SportsByte how the deal came about. “I’m signed to HD […]

     
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    EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Fisher not ‘too bothered’ about a Stepanyan rematch

    December 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Andrew Fisher admits he is not ‘too bothered’ about a Akop Stepanyan rematch, hours after Stepanyan called out Fisher for his ACB ranking. The two met back at ACB 74, with Fisher taking the win via 2nd round TKO. He took control of the fight early on, walking Stepanyan down and landing well […]

     
  • Ryan Scope (Left) takes on Mickael Lebout at BAMMA 33

    Ryan Scope full of confidence ahead of BAMMA 33

    December 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Lightweight contender Ryan Scope is full of confidence going into his headline bout at BAMMA 33. Scope faces Frenchman Mickael Lebout on 15 December for the vacant Lightweight belt, in a bout many feel could be fight of the night. Scope returns to the cage after suffering his first defeat […]

     
  • Scholars assistant coach Jamie Chandler reflects on ‘brilliant’ 2016/17 season

    Scholars assistant coach Jamie Chandler reflects on ‘brilliant’ 2016/17 season

    May 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Sunderland Scholars assistant Jamie Chandler has been talking to Sportsbyte about his 2016/17 season playing and coaching. The midfielder has been working alongside Martin Jones leading the Sunderland Scholars – a programme set up to help develop young footballers and give them an education alongside learning more about the game. Although […]

     
  • Head coach Martin Jones impressed with first year of Sunderland Scholars scheme

    Head coach Martin Jones impressed with first year of Sunderland Scholars scheme

    May 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Sunderland Scholars head coach Martin Jones has been extremely impressed with the attitude of his young scholars side as they look to win the league and the FA Cup National Football Youth Trophy final. The Sunderland Scholars programme was set up by the Foundation of Light in order to help build […]

     
  • Jennings in under national spotlight after his Test hundred. Press Association.

    Durham batsman Keaton Jennings sets his sights on becoming England great

    April 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Durham batsman Keaton Jennings is striving to follow in the footsteps of teammates Ben Stokes and Paul Collingwood in securing his name as an England great. Jennings had a career defining year in 2016, being named County Championship player of the year by the Cricket Writers’ Club and leading […]

     
  • University cricket takes place indoors until April.

    Lewis Aiken impressed by University cricket’s Varsity victory over Teesside

    March 28, 2017 at 8:45 am

    University of Sunderland cricket captain Lewis Aiken was impressed with his team’s “overall excellent performance” after they comfortably beat Teesside University in their Varsity tie on Wednesday. Lewis admitted feeling confident his team would come away with a win before the game: “As Varsity came around again I was very confident with the […]