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Behind the Lines: Sam Colvine

Continuing HSC’s new series, deputy editor Sam Colvine talks through his favourite articles.

Favourite HSC article (written by another writer)

The content on the HSC website and within the yearly editions of the magazine clearly shows that this is a tough choice, since every article produced has its own unique quality. One of my favourite articles in recent HSC memory was written by Josh Bartholomew regarding Matt Legg’s OH (2015) sobering struggle against depression and his founding of FC Not Alone to aid those who had endured similar hardship. It was poignant piece of story telling and offered a different dimension for the magazine as such topics had not been touched upon prior.

Favourite HSC article (written by yourself)

My first proper feature for HSC detailed the sporting career of Mr Cook, former Head of History, who has since retired. It was particularly interesting to interview someone who had witnessed the developments of some of Hampton’s most prestigious sporting alumni, in the shape of Zafar Ansari and Toby Roland-Jones, having been a corner stone of Hampton cricket for nigh on 35 years.

During my time writing for HSC, it has been a pleasure to cover the endeavours and triumphs of my year’s football teams. Seeing the teams grow in confidence and success has been source a satisfaction, a highlight being both the U16A and B teams reaching their respective ESFA Cup finals in the last school year: a fantastic achievement.

Favourite sporting article

One of my favourites was written by Guillem Balagué which sheds light on the mercurial figure that was Diego Maradona. Balagué adeptly captures the brilliance of the Argentinian whilst also emphasising his tragic plight. His long reads always enlighten you on footballing issues across the world, often carrying an important and valuable message.

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