Local Event Sports Association

Archive for October, 2014

The Football Association have paid homage to one of football's greatest pioneers in Arthur Wharton at St. George's Park. Wharton, the world's first professional black footballer, is being honoured with a statue which the FA have unveiled.The Ghanaian-born player moved to England in 1882 as a Christian missionary but wound up as a goalkeeper for Darlington and eventually Preston North End.He also dabbled in cricket.[FA TV] Read more Sports & Society news on BleacherReport.com

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Surfing's a more profound kind of sport than it looks. When you surf, you learn not to fight the power of nature, even if it gets violent. Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore