StoryHub Today: Monday 7th December (Team 3)

Student journalism from the University of Derby. Reporting by Josh Goodman, James Hatton, Jack Hobbs, Aaron Singh and Jamie Fry.

Coronavirus and Football

Many local football clubs are struggling. Those that scraped through the first national lockdown suffered badly during the second in November. Josh Goodman spoke to staff at Worksop Town FC in Nottinghamshire about the club’s experience of coronavirus:

Cricket under Covid

Over lockdown, many people looked to sport as the morale booster, to forget about the difficult times that we faced due to the virus.

But how did it affect the professionals?

James Hatton’s been talking to Derbyshire cricketer, Fynn Hudson-Prentice.

University sport and the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed our everyday lives and with it our sports. University sports in particular have been affected by COVID-19. Here’s reporter Jack Hobbs with more:

Retail struggling

The pandemic has affected lots of companies worldwide with some big names having fallen victim. Shops such as Debenhams and Topshop have gone into administration to the shock of many. Here’s Aaron Sidhu with more on the matter:

Charity challenges

A worker for a local charity has opened up about the challenges COVID has placed on the services his charity has been able to offer this year. Sport in Mind is a charity based in Reading, and offers sports sessions to members of the local community to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. One employee, Calum, tells Jamie Fry how it has been difficult for the charity to try and reach out to people this year: