StoryHub Today: 22/4/21 (Team 1)

Student journalism from the University of Derby. Reporting by Adam Swindells, Joe McMillan, Adam Wilsher, Lewis Spence, George Edmonds, Aaron Singh, Spencer St John and Ollie Lee.

Port Vale

Port Vale have hit fine form winning their last six games, the longest winning run for the club since 1996. Fans are enjoying their team’s current success away from the stadiums due to restrictions but what is the club doing to increase supporter interaction? Online articles focused on improving the match day experience seems to be the answer.

We sent Adam Swindells to find out more…

Chesterfield lock-down

10 months ago English football returned, from the glitz and glamour of the Premier League all the way down to the tenacious intensity of non-league football. But for newly appointed managers like James Rowe of Chesterfield football club playing in front of a crowd is a luxury he is yet to experience, being appointed during the national lock down. Joe McMillan spoke to Rowe and asked how the empty seats were affecting him and his team.


Grassroots Sport has been away for just over a year, however, with the government’s easing of lockdown. Adam Wilsher has been finding out how has this affected clubs, coaches and players…


How could it possibly go wrong? Everyday the government is vaccinating tens of thousands of the British public and with the curve bound to flatten within the coming months, organised outdoor sports are back! Lewis Spence has more…


Lower down the football pyramid, the sport has been hit hard with behind closed doors football as well as the majority of leagues being null and voided. George Edmonds chatted to staff and players at Alfreton Town to see how they were dealing with the current situation in football.


As Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a new Covid road map out of lock down, this will see the much awaited reopening of the nations hospitality industry. Our correspondent Aaron Singh has been reporting in pubs in Birmingham on what this means to them…


FA Cup

It’s been a historic week in the world of football The FA Cup resumed this weekend, with thousands of fans given the chance to return to Wembley. Spencer St John has more…

Super League

The past few days have been a whirlwind for all football fans with the founding and collapsing of the European Super League. But teams in Germany declined the league straight away. Ollie Lee has found out why…

Chesterfield’s form

Two defeats in sucession have left Chesterfield looking over their shoulder as they look to hang on to the final playoff place in the National League. Adam Wilsher reports on the team’s recent slump.

Super League 2

Another update on the Super League as it’s been the top story in sports news over the last few days. Joe McMillan and Aaron Singh can tell us more on this fast progressing issue.