Arthur Ferridge

Trainee sports journalist based in West London and Newcastle upon Tyne

"They'll do anything to play football": NUWFC play exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in scheme to promote women’s sport

Newcastle University’s women’s futsal team travelled to Riyadh in December to play an exhibition match against Princess Nourah University (PNU), the largest all-female university in the world, as part of a University-sponsored scheme to promote women’s sport in Saudi Arabia, where traditional Islamic law has long prevented women from freely participating in athletics.

Stones urges positivity after draw with Denmark but sympathises with supporters

John Stones insists there are reasons to be positive about England’s Euro 2024 so far despite a disappointing draw with Denmark.

The Three Lions laboured to a 1-1 draw with Denmark in Frankfurt, with Harry Kane’s opener cancelled out by a stunner from Morten Hjulmand.

But Stones says he is staying positive, given that they top Group C with just a game left to play.

“Its somewhere we’ve been before,” said Stones, who played the full match alongside Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi. “We’ve not playe

Kramarić bemoans bad luck with Croatia on brink of group stage elimination –

Andrej Kramarić, who was joined by manager Zlatko Dalić in Croatia’s post-match press conference, bemoaned his team’s bad luck after a heart-wrenching late Albanian equaliser saw the side drop points for the second time in two games at EURO2024. With just one group stage match remaining, Croatia are running out of time to reverse their fortunes.

Croatia’s campaign has been underwhelming to say the least, taking a humiliating defeat at the hands of Spain on matchday one before struggling to brea

Dubravka on Slovakia's shock win over Belgium: 'We can beat anyone if we play like this'

Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka says his side “can beat anyone” if they play like they did against Belgium.

Slovakia’s lone goal came courtesy of Ivan Schranz, who fired home from a tight angle after just seven minutes. Romelu Lukaku then saw his late equaliser ruled out through VAR for a hand ball by Lois Openda in the build up meaning Slovakia ultimately held on to pull off a shock result.

“If you look at the [Belgium squad] you can go on and on and on,” said Dubravka, who made 5 saves i

Five things we learnt from Poland 1-2 Netherlands –

Poland and the Netherlands kicked off their EURO2024 campaigns on Sunday afternoon with an exciting three-goal showing at Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion.

Despite an early onslaught from the Oranje, Poland opened the scoring through Antalyaspor’s Adam Buksa, who headed home from a Piotr Zielinski corner after a quarter of an hour. Cody Gakpo levelled the score with a heavily deflected effort just before the half-hour mark, though a huge number of chances went begging as the Dutch contingent went int

Soaps, socials, and scraps: an inside look at the backbone of intramural football

The names Steve Catchpole and Bryan Johnson have a special place in the hearts of any Newcastle University student to have set foot on an intramural pitch. With 42 years of officiating experience between them, the pair have become icons of Newcastle’s sporting community, keeping student athletes in line with a no-nonsense approach and a good sense of humour. With an eye to celebrating the pairs’ legacy, Steve and Johnson sat down with The Courier over a Wetherspoons latte to talk over their intr

Newcastle Ski Club ready to freestyle after disaffiliating from Students' Union

Newcastle University’s Ski and Snowboard Club (NUSSC) is well known as one of the University’s most popular sports clubs. Founded in 1964, the society is one of Newcastle’s longest standing student organizations, best known for its international ski trips, busy social calendar, and its competitive winter sports teams, which won multiple awards in national competitions last year.

Despite its unparalleled popularity and far-reaching influence among Newcastle students, NUSSC has recently decided t

About Me

Arthur Ferridge is a trainee sports journalist from London studying at News Associates. He recently graduated from Newcastle University, where he served as Head of Sport for The Courier, and hosted a variety of radio and TV broadcasts. His work has been published in The Guardian, The Daily MailThe Mirror, and Hayters TV.

He is currently covering Euro 2024 for Hayters TV and FromTheSpot.

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