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Neil Beck
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Neil edited XtraTime magazine across all 11 issues from September 2015 to the spring of 2017. He is a vastly-experienced West Country sports journalist who cut his teeth at the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald before moving on to become head of sport at Bath News & Media.

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Nov 24, 2015    0
He might well have helped to change perceptions of female footballers in this country forever by leading England to their best-ever performance at a Women's World Cup, but Mark Sampson is not...
Nov 17, 2015    0
Bath isn't particularly well blessed when it comes to Premier League footballers but all that could start to change if Matt Macey's rapid rise to the top continues. Standing out from the crowd...
Nov 12, 2015    0
Team Bath are hoping to prove that two heads are better than one as they plot a course back to the Vitality Netball Superleague summit in the new year. The most successful franchise in the...
Nov 09, 2015    0
On the surface, Ben Hooper comes across as a mild-mannered chap; albeit one who is on a personal mission so enormous that those fortunate enough to meet him are usually left completely and utterly...
Nov 06, 2015    0
Parachute payments. They might well be a lifesaver for clubs relegated from English football's top division but do they also sound the death-knell for newly-promoted clubs looking to reach the...
Nov 04, 2015    0
There are no ifs, buts or maybes for Tom Varndell when it comes to the prospect of turning out for new club Bristol Rugby in the Aviva Premiership this time next year. In an ideal world the...
Oct 13, 2015    0
Still adored in the stands of the County Ground thanks to a glittering three-year spell in the 2000s, former Swindon Town favourite Sam Parkin tells XtraTime of the challenges faced by footballers...
Oct 02, 2015    0
She's won all there is to win in skeleton and admits she has faced a mental struggle to stay on track in the wake of her famous Olympic triumph 19 months ago.  But Lizzy Yarnold has...
Sep 29, 2015    0
The Aquatics Centre in London will always be synonymous with an unforgettable summer of British sporting triumph but for Jazz Carlin it holds very different memories. As Tom Daley, Ellie...
Sep 28, 2015    0
Steve Nell is a man with a plan and after more than a decade of steadily laying the foundations at the region's premier ice hockey team, believes he is better placed that ever to execute it....

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