issue 02 : Heart & Soul

Issue 02 Cover: Christian Pulisic

We introduced Cheslea’s latest signing and the next big US superstar athlete Christian Pulisic to his new hometown of London as he opens up on his life outside of the game and how he is preparing to take the Premier League by storm.

Issue 02 Cover: Maya Jama

When it comes to modern icons who sit at the crossroads of fashion, music, football and popular culture, none have made a bigger impact in the last 2 years than Maya Jama. The TV and radio presenter opens up about career breaks through football, finding success on her own terms and the power of pep talks in Issue 02: Heart and Soul.

Issue 02 Cover: Ada Hegerberg

To say Ada Hegerberg is at the top of her game would be an understatement. A forward for Division 1 club Olympique Lyonnais, the striker has averaged more than a goal a game at every level of club competition. She’s the record holder for most goals in a UEFA champions league season, this year’s BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year - the 24 year-old is, justifiably, the most celebrated female footballer of the moment.

Selected Stories

Issue 02: The Amazons

Reading FC may have stolen their hearts, but rock music opened their eyes and swung open doors.

Issue 02: Easy Life

Root to Rise: In this hyper-“linked” digital age, Easy Life’s homecoming helps us reconsider what connection is really all about. Despite their upbeat sound and optimistic outlook on life, things haven’t come so easy for the band. The five-piece tell all as they take us on a tour of the ‘Easy Life’ Leicestershire farm to share the stories of growing up in the Midlands, their unconventional route into music and their one love - Leicester City FC.

Issue 02 Cover: Andre Gray

We spoke to one of the most underrated and influential stars in the English game about how leadership unlocked his potential, what it means to be a footballer in Britain today and how he fought and won the battle to define himself.

Issue 02: Nikita Parris

At only twenty-five years old, Nikita Parris has followed in the footsteps of Lineker, Beckham and Toni Duggan as one of England’s finest ever players to play abroad.

Issue 02: Nafe Smallz

We catch up Nafe Smallz to talk about making it big out of a small town, his journey into the industry and his views on the parallels between music and football.

Issue 02 Cover: Mo Stack

No time to talk. We go inside the creative mind of one of the UK’s maverick musicians: MoStack, as the UK artists tells you everything you need to know through his lyrics alone.

Issue 02: Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio’s unorthodox route to the top has given him a wider perspective on issues off the pitch. We sat down with the West Ham man who shares his thoughts on racism, adversity and inspiring change beyond football’s bubble.

Issue 02: Maro Itoje

On the dawn of another Rugby World Cup, England rugby star Maro Itoje explains what it really means to find the heart and desire to succeed and what it really means to represent your country on the world's biggest stage. He also talks a lot of Arsenal too...

issue 01 : England’s Finest

01 Cover: Callum Hudson-Odoi

Whether in Thessaloniki, Minsk or the Sóstó in western Hungary, Callum Hudson-Odoi can always pick one sound out from the crowd. A high-pitched multi-octave whistle which pierces through the crackling flares of the home fans before ricocheting around Europe’s concrete arenas.

01 Cover: Siobhan Bell

Siobhan Bell was no stranger to the music industry when she first started DJing. “I was interning at Atlantic, assisting the A&R’s,” she says. “I started DJing on the side at places like Work It, which was an East London night with my friends.

01 Cover: Emile Smith Rowe

Even in Baku’s tin-hollow Olympic Stadium, Emile Smith Rowe could feel them. The eyes of the crowd weighing heavy on his back, analysing, judging his steps like a TV talent show.

Selected Stories

Rising 11: Lancey Foux

It would be difficult to find artists that encapsulate the modern marriage of urban music and fashion more than Lancey Foux.

Kojo Funds

2018 has seen Brexit whip up a nationwide frenzy and increased media coverage of youth violence illuminate the fissures in English society.

Class of 2019: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Within the space of two weeks last year, everything changed for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. On February 25 he made his Crystal Palace first-team debut in front of 25,000-plus fans at Selhurst Park against Tottenham. On March 5, he faced Manchester United. On March 10, Chelsea.

Rising 11: Amelia Monet

Amelia Monet is on a mission, with a determination that belies her age. Singer, model, west end performer and more besides, Monet’s stock is rising faster even then her own social media channels (380k on Instagram alone at the time of printing), as the success of breakout track ‘The Baddest’ (ft fellow Gaffer featured artist EO) struck an instant chord in summer 2018.

U17 Lions: Nya Kirby

Nya Kirby trudged nervously towards the penalty spot through Kolkata’s thick evening air, blacking out the shrieking crowd, his mind stuck in a mantra. “Stick with it,” he repeated.

Class of 2019: Rob Holding

It seems an obvious statement, but Rob Holding’s casual tone belies a young man both taking in the vast and eye wateringly swift step-up he’s made professionally and also a person at total ease with the process?

Taylor Hinds

Taylor Hinds plays as a midfielder for Everton, and has represented England on both the U17s and U19s teams. Having kicked a ball about for as long as she can remember, Taylor credits her parents for seeing talent in her from a young age.

Avelino

If you follow Avelino on Instagram, you probably know he’s a serious baller. On all levels. He regularly gloats that he’s the G.O.A.T. on FIFA 19.
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