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Sports Magazine with the local, national and international sports news, interviews and previews for the upcoming events in 2015. Produced as part of the Multimedia Journalism degree at the University of Northampton.

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    Interview with a Sports photographer: James Crombie, Inpho Sports

    Flying High at Sywell Aerodrome Corruption and

    Cheating in Sport

    Cricket: NCCC Brian Reynolds 1932-


    Northampton Cricket

    Sports in 2015

    Field oF Glory Available online March-May 2015 Edition UoN Journalism 3.99

  • Contents Cricket: NCCC News: Pg 4

    Brian Reynolds 1932-2015 Club news

    Flying High at the Sywell Aerodrome: Pg 5Advanced & Unlimited British National Championships, 2015

    Interview with a Sports photographer: Pg 6-7James Crombie, Inpho Sports

    Feature: Rugby World Cup 2015 Pg 8-9The upcoming RWC and who to look out for

    FIFA 2018/2022 and the 2016 Olympics: Pg 10

    Listings Pg 11National and international sports events

    Welcome: Editors letterThis year has been very eventful in the Sporting world so far, with many records being broken and new players being recognised. There has been a few controversies and a few deaths of respected palyers which has brought sadness for sport. However, the upcoming months will be very big for the International Rugby community with the IRB World Cup happening in September 2015. This magazine was formulated to feature a variety of sports that have been a part of my life since I was young and I hope that it can be imformative as well as enlightening to those who follow sport.The interview with James Crombie allowed a greater insight into the Sports photographers career and how much work they acytually have to do. James has put a lot of work into his job and shows that it can be a job that anyone can get into giving a good opportunity.

    The news stories vary from a local perspective to the international field; from Sywell Aerodrome to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the Olympics in Brazil in 2016. This magazine is aimed to cover a variety of sports to ensure that I can infliuence a greater range of sports fans.

    Editor: Phillip LandyPhotos accredited: James Crombie, Phillip Landy, Hannah Day, Paolo Camera CC Ben Ashcroft CC, the PC, Yogwi21 , the IOC, and Sywell Aerodrome.

    Pg 6-7 James Crombie: Sports PhotographerPhotos by James Crombie

    Pg 8-9 Rugby World Cup

    Pg 5 Sywell Aerodrome Photos by Phillip Landy

    Editor: Phillip Landy

  • Northants Cricket is delighted to announce that the County Tavern will remain under the ownership of the club

    Ray Payne, Chief Executive of the club, said We were in a position last week to be able to withdraw the County Tavern from the auction after reconciling a current cash flow position. It was always our aim if possible to retain one of the clubs most valuable assets. It should still not be ruled out as a possible course of action, but at this stage not a path we will be taking at the club.

    The Northampton County Cricket team is still selling their own lager despite mixed feelings when it was unveiled last year. Northamptonshire County Cricket Club launched its own brand of Steelbacks lager last year to help promote the club to more people in pubs and to expand their merchandise revenue.

    A club spokesman said: We are one of the only sporting clubs in the world to have our own brand of beer.

    The lager is still on sale once the new season starts again later this year. There was a dispute over the ownership of the County Tavern which was the first place to sell the Steelbacks lager which if the club lost the ownership, the lagers future may have been affected.

    Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has paid tribute to long serving player Brian Reynolds, who sadly died on Saturday 22nd February 2015, at the age of 82.

    A statement on the club website reads: Brian was one of Northamptonshires most loyal servants over many years making 426 first-class appearances for the County between 1950 and 1970, scoring 18,640 runs including 21 centuries and holding 299 catches plus 20 stumpings.

    John Arlott once wrote of him: In his own mind he is not only a cricketer, he is a Northamptonshire cricketer. The ultimate one-club man his involvement with NCCC stretched over more than half-a-century. Born in Kettering, Brian joined the playing staff in 1950 and made his Championship debut that same season against Sussex. Receiving his Northamptonshire cap six years later, he remained an automatic choice in the side until the late 1960s and was a member of the side that so nearly won the Championship pennant 50 years ago in 1965.

    He later became one of the first Cricket Development Officers in the country, launching the Centre of Excellence scheme which has brought so many excellent youngsters through the ranks.When Brian Reynolds officially retired in 1997, chairman Lynn Wilson spoke nothing more than the truth in that years Annual Report: Throughout the long history of the County Cricket

    Club there have been few, if any, individuals more committed and dedicated to Northamptonshires cause.

    Brian Reynolds accumulated many runs throughout his prime cricketing career between 1950 and 1970 in Northamptonshire playing as a batsman, bowler and wicket-keeper. He was a player of many roles and proved invaluable to the County Cricket club both on and off the field. The current chairman Gavin Warren has described him as a true gentleman of the game.



    The late Brian Reynolds photo courtesy of the PCA and his over-all career statistics supplied by the PCA

    Northampton County Cricket News

    Northampton County Cricket Club: Photo by Phillip Landy

    Career statistics

    Matches - 465

    Runs scored19307


    Top score - 169

    Balls bowled -896

    Wickets - 4



  • Sywell Aerodrome:Advanced & Unlimited British National Championships


    This year, the Advanced & Unlimited British National Championships will be held in Northampshires Sywell Aerodrome, just a few miles out of Northampton. The Championships is a National Aerobatics Tournament which allows pilots to show off their skills and ability to control their planes. The event is very simliar to the Red Bull Air Race, but it is a national tournament.

    The British Aerobatic Association was founded on 1st May 1974 to represent the interests of all those concerned with aerobatic flying in a powered aircraft and in gliders, by promoting and organising all aspects of competition aerobatics in the UK, including progressive training, proper conduct, furtherance of the sport and arranging contests. The British Aerobatic Association Ltd is a Company incorporated with its liability limited by guarantee and not having a Share Capital, and is recognised by The Royal Aero Club as the governing body of Aerobatics in Great Britain. One of the most common and widely used planes for aerobatics is the

    MX2. The MX2 is a carbon fiber, two seat tandem sport aircraft produced by MX Aircraft of North Carolina. The MX2 has been used by competitors in the annual Red Bull Air Race World Championship. It has also been used recently in previous British National Championships. It has a top speed of 253 mph and is able to be fast and agile to be at the top of th competiton. Sywell Aerodrome will be very lively during the championships and all helicopter flights will be cancelled during the tournament period. The pilots will need to stay focused to prove who is worthy of being a ace.

    Silverstone refurbishment:The Silverstone managing director Patrick Allen will be determined to maintain the venue and keep it quintessentially British, but he has not entirely dismissed the possibility of overseas investment to further the circuits aims.His predecessors announced their masterplan to turn Silverstone into a state-of-the-art venue, complete with new grandstands, hotels, leisure and business facilities, as well as a heritage centre. But the money will need to be invested wisely to keep the historic racetrack as a monument of British Racing.

    Tony McCoy is retiring from Horse-racing this year:McCoy is retiring when the jumps season ends next month - by which time he will have collected his 20th straight champion jockey title - so this will be his last appearance at Cheltenham, which is widely regarded as the most prestigious meet in British racing.He has already won a record 30 winners at Cheltenham and it would be a major surprise if he didnt add more starting Tuesday. But for the man who has dominated British racing for the past two decades, its the big ones that count. Tony McCoys long goodbye to horse racing takes him to the Cheltenham Festival, where Britains most successful jumps jockey has good chances in three marquee races. There are many events coming up in the UK over the next few months that McCoy will miss out on.

    News in the Sport:F1 and Horse-racing

    Silverstone Pit stop: Picture by Ben Ashcroft CC

    Tony (AP) McCoy: Picutre by Paolo Camera CC

    View of Sywell Aerodrome and the Helicopter training in Northamptonshire Photos by Phillip Landy and Hannah Day

    Sywell Track: Courtesy of Sywell Aerodrome


  • James Crombie has been working at Inpho since the end of 2006 as he won a RTE competition. He was the winner of the No Experience Required TV programme broadcast on RTE. He comes from an IT background and has a huge passion for sport. Starting from ground level he is fast becoming an important part of Inpho. Inpho describe him as someone who is Combining working on the picture desk with the role of a junior photographer he is making very good progress. James has worked hard since joining Inpho and has taken photos for the Ireland Olympic Team, Irel