DMU Itching for Varsity Victory

By Jake Waghorn De Montfort University (DMU) has high hopes for the upcoming Varsity Festival next week, once again pitting themselves against fierce rivals University of Leicester (UoL). The Varsity Festival, which runs from the 11th to the 25th of March, sets DMU and UoL against each other in a number of sports and activities, […]

The view from a Premier League football club’s medical table

Dr Ian Patchett is chief medical officer at Premier League new boys Leicester City. In today’s big interview, he talks to Sam Chambers about players’ safety and life in the top-flight. You’ve heard of the names. Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Cesc Fabreagas et al. Each weekend, they are just a few of many to […]

Leicester City historian offers students an insight to club’s past

By Dan Ableson Students from DMU took a trip down memory lane last week in a Cultural Exchanges event that looked at the origins of Leicester City Football Club. The club’s official archivist and historian, John Hutchinson, who was in conversation with Dr Neil Carter, of DMU’s International Centre for Sports History and Culture, took […]

DMU men’s hockey aim for first ever Varsity triumph

By Tomas Malloy Revenge is on the agenda for the De Montfort Men’s Hockey team as they look to a first ever Varsity win this month. They have never beaten University of Leicester, but after leading last year’s varsity 2-0 and coming up short, left back Laurie Harmsworth is eyeing an historic victory. Harmsworth said: […]

Punishing racist Chelsea fans is not a black and white matter

By Andrew Clark Racist Chelsea Football Club fans are not a product of the club, but an issue that should be dealt with by society, according to members of De Montfort University. Supporters of the club were criticised for xenophobic chanting in Paris on Tuesday ahead of a Champions League game, when they prevented a black […]