He is the son of his city. His fairytale rise – signing for Leeds United aged 14, making his debut just three years later and leading the club’s resurgence back to the top flight – made him the talk of the town. Now, a little over a year since he received his first international call up, he’s something of a sensation. Having just been crowned England’s 2020–21 Men’s Player of the Year, we return to the streets of Leeds to discover how one of the continent’s most ferocious football cities fuelled the rise of Kalvin Phillips. As we uncover what one of the world’s most highly rated midfielders intends to do next.
18th November 2021
“I want to take it to the moon and back. I don’t just want to be a footballer. I want to become a model, I want to become one of the biggest guys around.” As he embarks on his latest venture as part of the New Balance Football family Tim Weah takes us through the many different facets to his personal flight as a four-time title winner, model, artist, designer & influencer who is constantly rewriting, reworking, reframing, reimagining the way a modern day footballer looks, thinks and plays like.
26th October 2021
“You’ve got to remind yourself every day that you’re a good person, you’re a winner and that you can conquer anything.” The England and Manchester United star – the man who made the Premier League look like a playground after months away – goes deep on life beyond the game and growing into the person […]
9th June 2021
An exploration into personal growth and human connection through the depths of our successes, stories, scars, influences and ancestry. Celebrating the different ways we grow, together.
Now & Then is an investigation into personal triumph, independent creativity and, most importantly, the depth of human connection over time. Highlighting our ability to carve out new relationships, pathways and visions from what has gone before us.
10th April 2021
The next level of your life demands a different you. With hope to differ from expectation, we discover how one of the most followed footballers in the world deals with the pressure, expectancy and spotlight of being the brightest spark for his family, club and country.
15th January 2021
The truth. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior opens up about the chaos and creativity surrounding his life. Revealing the strengths, secrets and untold stories of an athlete who transcends sport. The most fractious world we have ever known is forcing people to take a closer look at themselves. Giving people the opportunity to evaluate what matters most, what they need to change, what they can do to help others and what is their calling.
25th March 2021
Memphis Depay was born on a day astrologists call the Cusp of Sensitivity – the moment when Aquarius and Pisces merge. People born on this cusp are impulsive and charming. Recognisable for being a rebel at heart and always incredibly keen on maintaining freedom.
It makes sense; you never know what to expect from Memphis but you know it will be unforgettable.
11th December 2020
A personality forged from the fires of adversity and equipped with the fearlessness, desire and strength to go further. To break borders, rules, beliefs, premonitions and conventions. To go further than what has gone before. To leave a legacy bigger than the life they lead.
19th October 2020
Spending a day with the England national team is cloaked in a lot less secrecy and security than you’d imagine. It is partly down to the unique way in which analog photographer Olivia Rose works, and how she manages to humanise everyday icons and draw raw, untouched emotion from even the most recognisable faces in UK contemporary culture.
26th August 2020
“Spit it for me, bro,” shouts Konan, with a slight crack in his voice which outlines his genuine excitement in response to the question. I’ve just asked Krept and Konan what is the greatest lyric each other has ever written. “Krept has so many,” he adds. “I’d say the most legendary one and I’m saying legendary is the Otis line. Say it again for me Krept, it’s been so long bro. The Otis one, bro, it’s gone out of my head…” Krept replies with the nonchalance of a man who knows he has an archive – an arsenal – of hard-hitting lyrics which he can comfortably recite any time he cares to.
22nd January 2020
Joao Felix looks at everything as if he’s already got a plan for it. It’s not arrogant or uncomfortable to be around. But, it’s undeniable from the moment you speak to him that Joao is always in control. Nothing fazes him. It never has. When you think and move faster than anyone else both on and off the pitch, then why would it?