Posts Tagged ‘Religion and sport’

Black Cap who prays five time a day Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Ajaz Patel, the 29-year-old India-born left-arm spinner, is believed to be the first Muslim to play for the Black Caps. He doesn’t see himself as a role model for young Muslims but said if he can inspire anyone to follow their dreams and stick to their beliefs then he would be proud of that. He says Read more

Catholic priest changed surfing culture forever Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Fr Christian Mondor arrived in the Huntington Beach, Southern California in the 1960s. He started surfing almost immediately after arriving. When Mondor spoke about surfing, it mostly focused on the spiritual side of the sport: “it can be very contemplative. When you’re out alone, between waves, you experience a beautiful calm.” Continue reading Related Posts:A Read more

Sonny Bill Williams tries traditional treatment after head knock. Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Not for the first time, Sonny Bill Williams has resorted to hijama, an ancient Middle Eastern treatment to fix his rugby wounds. Hijama has been around for millennia. It was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad. Williams left the field just before halftime in the Blues Super Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday Read more

Collar-gate: Covering up a logo causes a wave of moral indignation Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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When Sony Bill William covered up a BNZ logo on his rugby shirt he crossed a line that few have crossed in New Zealand; he made a public display of his religious convictions. It was a move that made world-wide headlines and it was not received well by all. It even merited a comment from Read more

Manu Samoa wow locals with their singing at Mass Comments 0

Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Samoan national team, Manu Samoa, are in Brighton for the Rugby World Cup. Last Sunday they went to mass at St Mary Magdalen’s Church. A video of the team singing was shared on the team’s Facebook page and has so far been viewed more than 80,000 times. Clare Bowskill, choir director at the church, praised Read more

Vunipola and his dad talk Rugby after church Comments 0

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Billy Vunipola is an English rugby union player. He plays back row for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership and for England. His brother, Mako Vunipola also plays for Saracens. The English team conduct their post-match reviews on Monday mornings. By that time Billy says he has already analysed his performance with his father, former Tongan Read more