The most popular sports in Spain

The importance of sport in Spanish culture is enormous: it is practiced, seen and promoted with pride. There are many internationally recognized Spanish athletes, there are many people who incorporate sports practice into their daily lives and there are even many tourists who come to Spain attracted by events or sports complexes. But what are those […]

12th November 2020 read full article

Saving England Rugby Sevens

As we all know Rugby Sevens was a massive hit at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, it was by far the most popular ‘new’ sport added and got global coverage.  The addition of sevens rugby delighted sevens and rugby union fans alike, and helped sell rugby globally. Fast forward 4 years and the Covid-19 pandemic […]

16th September 2020 read full article

Post match recovery tips

From an amateur to professional level, any match or sport that involves an intensive session, results in a tired mind and body.   And nothing is more important post match than physical recovery. There are various things that you can do to refresh yourself and recover. These different techniques will help you with optimum recovery.  Stretching A […]

11th September 2020 read full article

Most Popular NFL Teams

When it comes to sports in the USA, NFL is king.  The NFL has the biggest commercial deals, it’s the biggest league by revenue and has the most valuable franchises compared to the NBA, MLB, NHL.  The season is finished every year with the Super Bowl which is one on the 5 biggest annual sort […]

5th August 2020 read full article

Different running workouts and categories

There is so much you can write on running but in this post we’re going to focus on the different running disciplines and workouts.  Firstly let’s look at some some popular running workouts that anyone can try. Intervals Interval workouts consist of repeated shorter segments of fast running separated by slow jogs or standing recoveries.  […]

17th July 2020 read full article

Legendary sports underdog stories

  Underdogs are the unexpected winners that give everyone that sense of possibility. Against the most fantastic of odds, underdogs come seemingly from nowhere to cinch unexpected wins in history-making events. Prepare to be inspired, anything is possible! Leicester City Won the Premier League Title Leicester City was nearly relegated to the Football League Championship the […]

13th July 2020 read full article

T20 Cricket Success

  Cricket is a quintessentially English sport, but because of the popularity of the sports in the heavily populated countries of Pakistan and India, it’s now one of the 10 most popular sports globally.  But there are many people who find it to be boring and it has never managed to reach the global reach of […]

24th June 2020 read full article

The greatest Nascar drivers of all time

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing or NASCAR, is big in the USA, not nearly as big as the NFL, NBA, MLB but it’s still a giant. NASCAR reportedly makes $660 million per year in television revenue, and the Daytona 500 which the Super Bowl of NASCAR races, brings in a reported $2 billion […]

23rd June 2020 read full article

The most extreme races on earth

There are the big races that all sports fans know about, in athletics there’s marathons, in motorsport theres circuit racing, in cycling there’s the epic Tour de France.  But there are other races out there that make this lot look like a walk in the park! We’re talk Ultra Marathons + 100 miles +,  footraces […]

19th June 2020 read full article

5 great reasons to go cycling!

  We all know that exercise is a vital part of well being, both mentally and physically .  Cycling along with running is one of the world’s most accessible exercises, and people cycle for many reasons, fitness, weight loss, as a mode of transport and what ever else. Musician John Lennon claimed it made him […]

18th June 2020 read full article

Natural sources of plant protein

If you play a lot of sport or exercise, getting the right amount of protein is necessary to feed those muscles.  Most of it can be got from our natural diet, but in a lot of cases you may need to consume extra protein depending on the level of exercise you’re doing. Nowadays there are […]

10th June 2020 read full article

The biggest European football Derbies

There something about local derbies that are captivating, it’s always a master rivalry that can be traced back in a lot of cases, centuries.  The reasons for this arch rivalry are the result of many things – Religious divide in some cases, in other cases just 2 competing cities or even universities,  local local bragging […]

8th June 2020 read full article

Importance of exercise for students

Diet and inactivity in students are responsible for a huge rise in obesity in students.  Physical activity (PA) begins to decline in adolescence, this can be due to lot’s of different factors, more study time, too much screen time, the popularity on online content providers, computer games etc.  This decline in activity has accelerated in recent […]

5th June 2020 read full article

Most popular sports for betting

Betting is now active across all sports all over the world and newer niches like eSports and virtual sports are the fastest growing both in player participation, viewership and betting.  There has always been the regular few traditional sports that account for most of the global sports betting market, and while figures may vary depending on the […]

4th June 2020 read full article

The rise of football in china

Football in China could be a future giant in sport, and with a population of 1.4 billion, it’s not hard to see why.   The China Super league currently ranks 14th among professional sports leagues in the world by revenue and is now and the 6th highest professional association football league in the world, behind Bundesliga, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Liga MX […]

3rd June 2020 read full article

The most followed rugby teams and clubs globally

The Most Followed Rugby Teams 1. All Blacks The All Blacks are by far the most popular rugby team globally.  New Zealand as a country only has a population of 4.8 million but the team has won the hearts of millions of rugby fans around the world.  New Zealand one the first ever Rugby World Cup in […]

2nd June 2020 read full article

Sports that cause the most injuries

In this article we’re looking at some mainstream sports that are particularly injury prone.  Unlike sports like bull riding, a lot of these are not dangerous sports but they are high on the list of injuries. Equestrian Sports Flat racing, national hunt, showjumping, eventing and polo all involved sitting on top of a beautiful animal […]

28th May 2020 read full article

The Top Football Leagues In The World

Football or soccer as it’s called in some countries is the world’s most played and most watched sport. The sport is the main sport in many countries through out the world except for a few major ones, China, Canada, Australia and the USA where the NFL, NBA , baseball and hockey rule. Here’s a look […]

26th May 2020 read full article

European Football – Post Coronavirus

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the world of sport, to such extend that we haven’t seen this kind of disruption in sport since the great wars.  Football has been no exception in the sporting calendar as all matches since March have been shelved. But there’s good news, the sleeping giant in the European sports world […]

21st May 2020 read full article

The greatest heavyweight boxers of all time

Until the likes of MannyPacquaio and Floyd Mayweather Jr, heavy weight boxing was the biggest draw across all the 17 weight divisions.  Over the years the heavyweight title fights were always global events and still are today, the weight division has produced some of the most memorable legends in boxing. A heavyweight boxer must weight in […]

15th May 2020 read full article

The best football players in the world right now

The game has turned out some real great in the 21st century, these super talented athletes are leading their respective teams to championships with some of the richest football clubs in the world, winning numerous awards and are fan favourites across the globe.   Lionel Messi The football god, Messi has continued to shine over and over […]

14th May 2020 read full article

Great team rivalries in sport

Great team rivalry only helps to build atmosphere on match days, the below are some team rivalries which are legendary and are still being played out today. Celtic and Rangers Glasgow city in Scotland is split between the green of Celtic and the blue of Rangers. There is no in-between in the Scottish capital. The Celtic […]

12th May 2020 read full article

FIFA Women’s World Cup history and winners

The Women’s World cup can be traced back to 1970, with the first international women’s tournament taking place in Italy in July 1970.  This was followed by another unofficial tournament the following year in Mexico, where Denmark won the title after defeating Mexico in the final. In the mid-1980s, a competition called The Mundialito was held in Italy across four editions.  […]

8th May 2020 read full article

The History of Women’s Rugby

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union said there were already 2.7 million women playing rugby in 2019, with a 28% increase since the start of a development plan (and 10% increase on 2018 numbers) that aims to double the number of female players between 2017 and 2025.  Rugby in general is going […]

7th May 2020 read full article

Female athletes who became movie stars

Tiring with life as an athlete?!  Maybe see how the below female athletes made the transition to the big screen. Ronda Rousey Rousey is responsible for bring female MMA to the mainstream.  Her athlete career started with Judo and at 21, when she won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. February 2013, Rousey became the first […]

5th May 2020 read full article

The loneliest sports

Most people won’t know the answer to this one, so we’ll start with a few more easier guess sport.  When we talk about a lonely sport were talking about on an elite level and an individual sport,  so we leave out team sports, unless of course all your teams mates dislike and never talk to […]

1st May 2020 read full article

Most Olympic Medals won by an athlete

Olympic legends, what else can you saw about this lot!  Were going to start with athletes who have broken world records and have won 8 or more Olympic Gold Medals, and both Winter and Summer Olympic gold medals are included. Usain Bolt – 8 Gold The fastest man on the planet may be retired but he […]

29th April 2020 read full article

FIFA European Championship top goal scorers

The 2020 Euro Cup was scheduled to be hosted across 12 countries  from Jun 11 €“ Jul 11, but due to the Corona Virus Pandemic the tournament usually hosted every 4 years has been postponed until 2021!  But let’s not have that ruin all the fun, we’re going to catch up on some European Championship […]

28th April 2020 read full article

GOAT – Michael Jordan’s basketball career – Part 2

In Michael Jordan’s career Part 1 we looked at his start and rise though the world of basketball and the NBA, we pick up where we left off in 1991. The Golden Years – Chicago Bulls Even with the star power of Jordan, an NBA Championship eluded the Bulls, but the 1990€“91 season would be the […]

26th April 2020 read full article

GOAT – Michael Jordan’s Basketball Career Part 1

After watching The Last Dance on Netflix, we thought, we’d share a synopsis of Michael Jordan’s career.  While there is debate across boxing, tennis, football and nearly all sports, we can almost agree that the greatest of all time in basketball is uncontested.   Here’s the rise of basketballs greatest ever player: Photo Credit- Flickr School Years […]

24th April 2020 read full article

Motivation tips from athletes during the Corona Virus Lockdown

This is a rough time for most of the global, a period of constant bad news and uncertainty can be tough on us mentally.  Over the past few weeks we reached out to some of our athletes to see how they are dealing with the Coronavirus lockdown, and asked then for some motivation advice.  Here’s what […]

20th April 2020 read full article

What is the fastest sport?

We love to get behind and answer much asked sports trivia, and there are so many interesting ones that thousands of people search for daily on the internet.  One which gets asked a lot is ‘which is the fastest sport’, this is a tough one because there are so many categories involved – dies it […]

17th April 2020 read full article

Biggest sports sponsorship deals in the USA

Sponsorship in sport is big business, and the overall size of the market took us by surprise.  It’s estimated that around $60 billion was spend on sports sponsorship in 2019! And in North America where everything is bigger that includes this market, The USA and Canada accounts for a sports sponsorship spend of approximately $24.2 billion.  Europe […]

15th April 2020 read full article

Most popular sports in Australia

Most countries play the most popular global sports like football, tennis, golf etc.  Some countries more are focused on off shoots of the mainstream sports, for example North America has American Football and baseball.  But some countries have completely unique sports, Ireland is one such country, where are gaelic football and hurling are the national […]

13th April 2020 read full article

Filling the void – eSports and Virtual Leagues

The normal sporting calendar has been completely decimated, leaving a huge void in sports, the summer Olympics postponed, the NBA season on hold, all major football, golf and tennis events suspended..  Things haven’t been this bleak in the sports calendar since the great wars in 1914-19 and 1939-45.  Right now eSports is the only winner […]

10th April 2020 read full article

The most popular Olympic sports

There are only 3 occasions that the summer Olympics hasnt been held in recent years €“ In World War 1 the games weren’t held from 1915-18, in World War 2 there was no Olympics during the years 1940-1945.  And this year, the Summer Olympics has been postponed because of the disastrous Corona Virus Pandemic.  The world has been turned upside […]

8th April 2020 read full article

Sports you can do on your own

In this new era of social distancing new rules apply, in most countries gyms are closed, as are sports clubs even public sports grounds, so forget about team sports, we now need to look at sports where we don’t need other humans involved Water Sports If your restriction rules it, the water is a great […]

7th April 2020 read full article

The history of Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer – MLS is the top tier men’s professional soccer league in the United States and Canada.  The MLS plays 4th to the traditional sports – NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL.  But it’s catch up fast, According to a 2018 Gallup poll, 7% of Americans cited soccer as their favourite sport to […]

3rd April 2020 read full article

Most popular female sports stars on social media

There are billions of sports fans around the world and many of these actively use social media everyday. Many on this list are or were at the top level of what they do and when you throw social media in the mix these athletes can be turned into superstars.  The millions of fans following these female […]

3rd April 2020 read full article

The biggest agents in football

It wouldnt be a stretch to say agents are footballs new rock stars. With the staggering sums of money being invested in their clients and the amounts the agents are then due, they wouldnt miss the odd car driven into a swimming pool. Agents have more negotiating muscle than ever before, so here we rank the […]

1st April 2020 read full article

Biggest eSport Events in 2020

  According to gaming historians, the first eSports event took place on October 19th, 1972 in Stanford University, California. Students competed against each other playing the sci-fi rocket combat game, Spacewar, and the winner got a year long subscription to the Rolling Stones magazine. Theres a certain beautiful romance to this and its not surprising […]

31st March 2020 read full article

LONGEST STANDING WORLD RECORDS IN ATHLETICS

  With the advancements in sports science, improvements to equipment, professional year-round training programmes and techniques that have evolved over time, youd be forgiven for assuming that world records just steadily improve over time.  And to a large extent this holds true, take the 100m world record, you could almost draw a linear graph of […]

30th March 2020 read full article

Most followed athletes on social media

The current social media revolution means it takes more than superhuman skill to reel in the big sponsorship deals.  Having a massive social media following makes you an influencer to millions of sports fans around the world, this is a major attraction to sports brands and indeed all types of brands who want to sell […]

29th March 2020 read full article

The biggest athlete sponsorship deals in sport

  Bigger TV rights deals, social media and massively growing sports brands means more $$$ for sports superstars.  And some of the recent deals have been just astounding.  Take Roger Federer, in 2018 at the ripe old age of 37, he signed a 10 year $300 million deal with Japanese sports and street wear brand […]

29th March 2020 read full article

Athletes reaction to Corona Virus

The COVID-19 Pandemic is wreaking havoc upon the world.  Restrictions are making it very hard to deal with, socialising has been made impossible, playing sport is not really and option and gyms are closed.  We reached out to a few athletes on PledgeSports to get their reaction on the current crisis and the postponement of […]

27th March 2020 read full article

Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19

In the space of a few weeks Corona Virus or COVID-19, which is the correct medical term, has caused worldwide panic.  This is now being classed as a worldwide pandemic and is having a major short term effect on economies, the stock market and travel and most of all human beings. 1000’s have already died […]

23rd March 2020 read full article

All the benefits of running

During this current COVID-19 crisis where gyms and sports clubs are closed in many countries, many will fall back to running as a means of exercise, and there’s a reason why – Running is possibly the most accessible sport in the world, all you need is a pair of runners and youre off and if […]

23rd March 2020 read full article

Injury recovery and crowdfunding

Injury is every athletes worst nightmare, you can’t train, you can compete and if you are on your countries high performance funding programme, you run the risk of being cut. As unfair as it sounds, this actually happens!  We have worked with many athletes who have has funding cut due to longer term injuries. For […]

23rd November 2018 read full article

Playing Tennis on Different Surfaces

If you play or even just watch tennis then you probably know that there are a few different surfaces.  We want to give you an idea of what it’s like to play on the 4 main ones and the differences in speed, bounce etc. There are four main types of tennis court surface: clay courts, […]

23rd November 2018 read full article

The World’s Most Dangerous Mountains

We all know that mountain climbing can be dangerous and every year we hear about tragic losses on Mount Everest or K2 but there are many other less familiar mountain which are far more dangerous.  Based on death-to-summit ratio Everest is actually quite safe compared to most mountains on the list below. 6 of the most […]

5th November 2018 read full article

Playing Tennis on Different Court Surfaces

If you play or even just watch tennis then you probably know that there are a few different surfaces.  We want to give you an idea of what it’s like to play on the 4 main ones and the differences in speed, bounce etc. There are four main types of tennis court surface: clay courts, […]

5th November 2018 read full article

The World’s Most Dangerous Mountains

We all know that mountain climbing can be dangerous and every year we hear about tragic losses on Mount Everest or K2 but there are many other less familiar mountain which are far more dangerous.  Based on death-to-summit ratio Everest is actually quite safe compared to most mountains on the list below. 6 of the most […]

5th November 2018 read full article

All you need to know about Standup Paddleboarding

  Most people will heard of Standup Paddleboarding or SUP by now and if not you mustn’t live too close to water!   Standup Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the most versatile of all board sports.  SUP’s can be used in flat water, rivers and rapids, touring, racing and […]

23rd October 2018 read full article

Avoiding Heat Exhaustion

Getting out and exercising is always so much easier in the sun, but depending on the temperature and the level of exercise you’re doing, there are hidden dangers.   Heavy exercise in hot and humid conditions is going to leave you prone to heat exhaustion and other heat illness, such as heat stroke, heat cramps, and dehydration. We all know how hard it […]

23rd October 2018 read full article

Greatest Meltdowns in Sport

They say you need to experience failure before you can experience success.. Many of the greats in all sports have suffered melt downs, of course us amateur sports people experience it all the time., but imagine what it’s like to be on the world stage, millions, maybe 100’s of millions of people watching, cheering you on. […]

26th September 2018 read full article

Tour De France – History of Winners

The Tour de France is the major, the grand slam or holy grail of cycling. It’s an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours – the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España, it consists of 21 stages over a little more than 3 weeks.  Held every July, there are […]

24th September 2018 read full article

Open Championship winners since 1970

The Open Championship or known as the British Open by Americans€”has been played since the year 1860, when Willie Park Sr. won the inaugural event.  Little did he, or the other seven golfers who competed, know that the tournament that year at Prestwick would grow to become golf’s oldest and arguably most prestigious major championship.   6 […]

24th September 2018 read full article

Crowdfunding a Tennis Event

We look at the importance of ITF Junior events and how crowdfunding can be used to help bring in the money and sponsorship needed to host them. In June this year we got contacted by Aistis Slajus, a coach from David Lloyd Riverview in Dublin and a tournament director of an Under 18 ITF event.  Like […]

24th September 2018 read full article

Previous World Cup Winners

The FIFA World cup, more simply know as the World Cup is the biggest sporting spectacle in the world.  It’s been held every 4 years since it’s since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.   The World Cup is the most prestigious […]

24th September 2018 read full article

Diving in Football

  Is diving in football getting worse?  Are refs not meant to be penalising players for their fake dives?   It happens in nearly every match, a players gets a tap on the shoulder or any body part then dive on the ground wriggling around in agony..  And it’s ruining the game of football. And it’s […]

6th September 2018 read full article

List of Wimbledon Winners – Ladies

The grass court season maybe the shortest and least abundant when it comes to tournaments, but it does hold the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament of them all – Wimbledon. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon […]

6th September 2018 read full article

List of Wimbledon Winners – Men

The grass court season maybe the shortest and least abundant when it comes to tournaments, but it does hold the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament of them all – Wimbledon. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon […]

6th September 2018 read full article

The rise of Padel tennis

If you’ve ever been to Spain and you play sport then you’ve probably heard of Padel tennis.  It’s actually one of the fastest growing sports in the world and in Spain it’s massive! It’s estimated that padel is played by between six to 10 million Spaniards, compared to around 200,000 who actively play tennis. What a […]

30th July 2018 read full article

Top World Cup Goalscorers

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup upon us, everyone across the globe is in full football festive spirits. The most watched sporting event will be broadcasted on our screens for the next month. Many of the world’s biggest footballing stars are on show on what promises to be an exciting World Cup in Russia. Throughout […]

30th July 2018 read full article

What is Obstacle Course Racing

There are always new trends and ways to make exercise interesting and fun. One such trend today is obstacle course racing (OCR). The most popular OCR events among novice and intermediate athletes currently are the Tough Mudder, Spartan Sprint, and Warrior Dash. These races seek to push participants bodies to the limit while experiencing the […]

20th July 2018 read full article

How You Can Raise Money Through Sports

There are few goals in life as noble as trying to raise money for those who need it. While a charity event is an excellent opportunity to help those who need it the most, they are also a chance to have some fun! Fundraising has changed a great deal in recent years, but people have […]

20th July 2018 read full article

Highest Earning eSports Players in the World

Whether you believe it or not, competitive gaming is now one the fastest growing sports in the world.  As video streaming is becoming more and more popular, playing video games professional is too. In 2018, top eSports players are now considered as massive stars. While pro gamers were fighting for minuscule amounts of money and peripherals […]

20th July 2018 read full article

Top Champions League Goalscorers of All-Time

Since it’s rebranding from the European Cup in 1992, the Champion League has witnessed some great players and extraordinary goalscorers. At PledgeSports, we’re listing some of the iconic names in world football past and present who lead the way in the top Champions League Goalscorers list. Check it out below – 45 Goals – Robert Lewandowski […]

16th July 2018 read full article

Fastest Growing Sports in the World

Sport is very important part of our lives, whether you love sport or hate it, you may just find a new hobby after reviewing some of these fastest growing sports! Some of these “sports” you may have never heard of before.  Here’s some of the oddest and fastest growing sports in the world. The Fastest […]

16th July 2018 read full article

The Massive Growth of eSports

To many of you out there, you are probably asking yourself – “What is eSports?” or “How can gaming be a sport?”. To answer, e-Sports is simple a term used to describe competitive gaming. Over the last decade competitive gaming has risen to crazy new heights. They are over 400 million die-hard fans who follow […]

20th June 2018 read full article

What is Female Athlete Triad?

With females athletes from all over the world in every sport you can think of on PledgeSports, we come across lot’s of health stories and one such is female athlete triad.   It’s a syndrome in which eating disorders (or low energy availability), amenorrhoea, and decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis and osteopenia) are present. Also known simply as the Triad.  The female athlete triad is a […]

20th June 2018 read full article

Europes Unknown Extreme Sports Destinations

If youre getting bored with everyday life and want to find something that will fulfil your need for thrill then look no further. There are loads of activities you are probably yet to try and some extraordinary locations which you can do so. This blog will give you a range of ideas of Europe’s unknown […]

20th June 2018 read full article

The Best Mountain Climbing Destinations

There will come a point in your life where you should set yourself a goal so high and off the beaten track that it will testify your physical and psychological limit to the extreme.  (While not trying to lill yourself!) Something that might give you a new perspective of the world and prove just what youre capable of. “Only those who will risk going […]

18th June 2018 read full article

Most Popular Sports By Country

Different sports are played all over the world as hobbies, careers or as a part of fitness regimes. Some sports have grown to be more popular than others, attracting billions of fans, so we compiled this list based on participation, TV viewership and rights, prominence in the media, global spread, and salaries at the top […]

13th June 2018 read full article

Bucket List – Best Trail Running Locations

Trail Running is not just only about racing, nowadays trail running has become more and more popular amongst athletes of all ages. People who love running enjoy the authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences and learning about new cultures from countries all across the globe. They also seek out the most epic runs, the best sights and the […]

13th June 2018 read full article

Bucket List – Best Hiking Trails around The World

Hiking in the great outdoors might just be about the healthiest of things you can do both physically and mentally.  People love hiking (we included!) as it gives you just more than just a breath of fresh air and great exercise, that physical open space can have a peaceful and refreshing effect for any hiker, it […]

13th June 2018 read full article

The Best White-Water Rafting Around The World

Rafting is an awesome sport, surrounded by both danger and beauty in some of the planets most stunning locations.  It’s a great idea for a holiday for those who want that x factor!  We’re extremely lucky to have so many options in countries all around the world with exceptionally good whitewater rafting facilities on offer.  If you […]

13th June 2018 read full article

Bucket List – The Best Cycling Destinations

Cycling is one of the most efficient and easiest ways for you to explore the world. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or not, it is easily one of the best forms of travel while on an exploration. From two wheels you can take in the beauty that the Earth has to offer and breathe in […]

13th June 2018 read full article

Tiger Woods – The World’s Greatest Golfer

Names like Michael Jordan, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer are among the super-elite of athletic ability and are the kind of athletes that come along very rarely. Tiger Woods is, undoubtedly, a member of this club and is an athlete that changed the sport of golf incredibly. We at PledgeSports feel it necessary to analyze what exactly has […]

26th April 2018 read full article

The Greatest Athletes Of All Time

Let the great debate begin! It is much harder than you think to squeeze every “Great” athlete into a top 10 list. But we think our ten are all most worthy of their places.  To even begin arguing about who makes the list of the greatest athletes of all time, we needed to consider the […]

26th April 2018 read full article

The Different Boxing Title Belts Explained

Are you a little confused by all the different belts in boxing?   Well certainly we were, and so decided to investigate! With lots of different bely names being bandied around for all the different weight classes sometimes can be unclear just what the title a boxer is fighting for.  Is it important? Is it prestigious? […]

23rd April 2018 read full article

Junk food and sports sponsorship

As all our readers know, we love to promote health and fitness.  So we where shocked to learn just yesterday, that 76% of sport sponsorship in the US is tied to junk food.  The recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics , reveals that 76% of food products shown in ads promoting a sports organisation sponsorship are […]

23rd April 2018 read full article

The Most Common Sports Injuries

Unfortunately injuries are a common thing when it comes to playing sports, whether it is at professional level or amateur it is very hard to avoid some kind of injury. More importantly if you have ever tweaked a muscle or fractured a bone you may not know the exact way to treat or prevent it […]

23rd April 2018 read full article

Why Crowdfund with PledgeSports

Launched in 2014 we have now helped people in 45 countries around the world raise millions, and are experts at what we do.  But with increasing competition out there, we thought we’d throw out a reminder about why we are the best crowdfunding platform in the world for sports! Dedicated to sport Unlike some of […]

6th April 2018 read full article

Masters champions since 1997

The first major of the year is soon to be upon us. The Masters Tournament will be scheduled for the first week of April, 2018. As the Augusta National gets ready for the most anticipated tournament of the year, we at PledgeSports take a trip down “Magnolia” lane and analyse the past champions over the […]

6th April 2018 read full article

Are Footballers Overpaid?

PledgeSports are here to answer the question that’s been much publicised lately, “Are footballers overpaid?” The last 10 years in world football has seen the biggest transfers ever to be made. More and more rich owners are taking over clubs and we are seeing more and more disloyalty among clubs and players. It seems players do not […]

6th April 2018 read full article

Top 10 Most Successful Vegan Athletes

Doubtful that a vegan diet will provide sufficient nutrients, protein and energy to sustain a professional athlete? This list may just make you think again! All these athletes mentioned below are all supporting the vegan lifestyle and in doing so are performing better than ever.  A plant based diet offering such benefits as reduced inflammation, better recovery times […]

5th April 2018 read full article

2018 Masters Preview

The wait is almost over for the opening men’s major of the year, the 2018 Masters tournament will take place between Apr 5€“8 at Augusta National. Unlike any other major in golf, the tournament is always held at at the same golf course of Augusta National. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the […]

5th April 2018 read full article