Joey Barton will begin his managerial career at Fleetwood on 2 June when a suspension for breaking Football Association betting rules ends. He was at Burnley when he received the 18-month ban, reduced to 13, for gambling on 1,260 football matches or competitions from 2006 to 2016. The outspoken former midfielder will have his first taste of management in League One, and he is keen to begin the new challenge after signing a three-year contract with the third-tier club.   "I’m very excited by the challenge and the project at Fleetwood Town," he told the club's website. “It’s a club I’ve known...


Bernier is part of the select group of young men representing Tunisia in international ice hockey competitions. The team, in addition to its bronze medal performance in Abu Dhabi, won the African Ice Hockey Championship in 2016. Members of the team, mostly Tunisians who have lived most of their lives abroad, are looking not to just win now but also build a foundation for the future. They are focusing on one day establishing the winter sport in their motherland and eventually competing in the Winter Olympics.   The team’s origins go back to 2007, when Ihab Ayed, a Tunisian who was born and...


It was in Sochi, after all, where Hudec broke Canada’s 20-year alpine skiing podium drought when he barrelled across the finish line and claimed a bronze medal in the super-G.   Hudec, though, doesn’t want his entire career to be defined by that moment. There were too many ups and downs, too many teammates and coaches who helped him along the way and, unfortunately, too many injuries that would have ended a weaker man’s career.   “Sochi was probably the crowning point, but before Sochi happened, I didn’t know it would happen. I hoped but never knew,” Hudec said. “Before that, I did have...


Former Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has become a shareholder in Formula E and will give the electric series’ Gen2 car its first public spin in Berlin next month, organisers announced on Tuesday.   Rosberg has taken a keen interest in the green grand prix series since retiring abruptly after seeing off his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for the 2016 F1 drivers crown. “I’ve become very interested in the e-mobility movement and its potential to positively impact our society and our planet,” said the Monaco-based German. “I’ve therefore also long believed in the potential of...

Female Players Quitting Before Their Prime

Hundreds of top female players are leaving football in their early twenties to pursue a more sustainable career or start a family, a new FIFPro study has found.


While women’s football has increased in profile in recent years, 87 percent of players surveyed by FIFPro say they may end up cutting short their career. Research shows teams with the best results in international tournaments are those with the higher average ages.



Subscribe to Voxplay RSS