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Kyle Mitcheison


Kyle is a 24 year old trainee sports journalist at St Mary's University and a Geography graduate from the University of Reading. He likes to write with flair in line with his dress sense.

A reluctant Newcastle United Fan he has a passion for a range of sports including golf, football and Formula One but his main speciality is in horse racing. He was introduced to racing by his Grandfather from an early age and has followed it intensely ever since. A key ambition of his is to improve the profile and publicity of the sport.

He is also currently in the process of creating a blog, a dual platform for racing and football lovers.

Please feel free to get in touch with him via twitter or email with any questions or stories!

Twitter: @kmitch198
Tel no. 07861453092


Stories by Kyle

  • Head of Night Tube: "Safety concerns do not match reality"
    The wait for Londoners is nearly over as a date for the introduction of the Night Tube has been set with the capital about to join cities around the world including Berlin, Stockholm and New York.
  • Early Season Woes Become a Distance Memory for Hamilton in Monaco
    The Sports Gazette reflects on the 74th Monaco Grand Prix which witnessed Lewis Hamilton secure his belated first victory of the 2016 season in what turned out to be not only a strategic master-stroke by Mercedes but also a self imposed calamitous series of events by the Red Bull team that left Daniel Ricciardo stranded and distraught.
  • Pricewise: "I Love Horse Racing, Betting is Secondary to Me"
    The number one tipster in the country, Pricewise aka Tom Segal talks to the Sports Gazette about his passion for the Sport of Kings, his path into the industry and the resources he uses to gain an edge over the bookmakers.
  • 16-year-old national record holder dreams Tokyo after Rio miss
    The Sports Gazette secured an exclusive interview with a rising young star in British swimming, Georgina Boyle, who painstakingly missed out on making Rio but is firmly set on making a huge impression at next years World Championships and the Commonwealth Games in 2018 en route to Tokyo 2020.
  • Crabbies Grand National 2016: Old Master Mouse and Gigginstown Rule the National
    In one of the most gruelling National’s for many years, a potent thrust around racing’s most famous elbow saw Rule the World secure an emotional victory for legendary trainer Mouse Morris, Gigginstown House Stud and jockey David Mullins, who was riding in the race for the very first time and rode an iron man’s race. The Sports Gazette relives how it all happened with post race reaction thrown in.
  • Para-Equestrian Dressage: Sheffield confident of a podium finish
    Former Team GB turned Canadian Para-Equestrian dressage rider, Roberta Sheffield, is close to competing in her first paralympic games in Rio this summer and dreams of a podium finish. She talks to the Sports Gazette about her prospects as well as her journey to this point and the appeal of sport she loves so much.
  • A lifeline for the track spells hope for those attached to Wimbledon
    No one expected Mayor Boris Johnson to “call-in” AFC Wimbledon's application for a new 20,000 seater stadium at Plough Lane on Tuesday night. While leaving a sour taste in the mouths of those in support of the club’s proposals, the news came as a pleasant surprise for greyhound trainers attached to Wimbledon, offering a glimmer of light at the end of a long winding tunnel, thought sealed off many months ago.
  • Victoria Pendleton: 'I Didn't Know If It Was Possible'
    After a cracking three days at the Cheltenham Festival, Don Cossack lit up the final day with an imperious display in the 2016 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. But half an hour later, the spotlight was on one of Great Britain's most successful female Olympians of all time, 35-year-old Victoria Pendleton, who began her journey a year ago, and didn't fail to disappoint the heaving crowd. The Sports Gazette unravels the story and describes what happened.
  • The Cheltenham Festival 2016: The Big Preview
    The biggest week of the year in National Hunt racing is fast approaching. The Sports Gazette takes a look at the feature races over the exhilarating four days, with expert opinion throw in.
  • Jamie Snowden: "It's the best job in the world"
    Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Jamie Snowden talks to the Sports Gazette on what it’s like to be training, his stable stars and festival hopes, as well as the importance of syndicates in racing.
  • The Festive Jumps Preview
    The Sports Gazette unwraps jump racings biggest three days of racing over the Christmas period as the King George VI Chase takes centre stage over a stunning weekend of pulsating action. After suffering from a likely food and drink overdose on Christmas Day, racing fans will quickly switch their attention to the fixtures in Britain and across the Irish Sea.
  • British skiers aiming for a strong finish at the Alpine Ski World Cup
    There are not many World Cups in sport that last six months across multiple continents like the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. Having kicked off on October 24th in Austria, the 2016 season which comes to an end in March at the World Cup Finals in Switzerland, witnesses the best skiers in the world in action on some of worlds most challenging slopes.
  • Gliding high in the sky - the Paragliding World Cup tour
    On a day which marks the anniversary of a momentous turning point in human history, the Sports Gazette takes a look at the 2015 Paragliding World Cup which approaches its Superfinal event in Mexico next month.
  • Mens Hockey: Simms ease to victory in Chichester
    The Sports Gazette rounds up St Mary's Mens' Hockey enthralling match down on the south coast at Chichester University this Wednesday, the result now putting Simms within touching distance of the top spot in the BUCS South Eastern A league.
  • Five Things We Learnt from the 2015 Formula 1 Season
    As the season drew to a close last weekend in Abu Dhabi, the Sports Gazette takes a look back at the top five topics that have got the Formula 1 community speaking this season.
  • Five up and coming National Hunt trainers to follow
    As the popular Cue Card pulverised his opposition in the Betfair Chase at Haydock for a second time in three years this weekend, the National Hunt Season is now fully in gear. The Sports Gazette takes a look at five trainers in Britain who have only been training this decade, but are destined to make a big impact in the training ranks this season and beyond.
  • The Top 5 Mouthiest Managers in Football
    Whether you love them or hate them, football's mouthiest managers have been a hub of opinion and debate for football fans and writers, especially when their mouths run too far and get them into trouble. Sports Gazette takes a look at the top five to have graced English football.
  • Ralph shines as St Mary's trounce Nottingham Trent
    Our guest reporter David Lawrenson rounds up St Mary's Rugby League 1st XV's emphatic victory over Nottingham Trent in their third match of the season in the Premier League South on Wednesday.
  • Horn to Blow Rivals Away in Keeneland
    Having stolen the show on Arc day under a copybook ride from Frankie Dettori, Golden Horn and his trainer John Gosden prepare for an unprecedented Arc and Breeders Cup Turf double this weekend as the 32nd Breeders Cup hits Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky for the first time in history. The European challenge even without the Epsom Derby winner is strong once again with Legatissimo in the Filly & Mare Turf and the first five in the betting for the Breeders Cup Turf Mile. All eyes however, are unlikely to be distracted from the returning Triple Crown hero American Pharoah who is set to make his swansong.
  • Champions Day Preview
    Into its fifth inauguration, Champions Day this Saturday is set to provide an explosive finale to the flat season at Ascot. Some of the most talented horses and jockeys will be in action on Britain’s richest race day with £4.1 million in prize money up for grabs. All six races will be televised on Channel 4 where three time Champion Jockey and recently turned trainer Richard Hughes will be joining the afternoon team to provide cutting edge analysis.
  • Elegant Treve to Augment a Legacy
    This Sunday will see the 94th running of Europe's most prestigious flat race the £3.7 million Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp and it is set up to be one of the finest moments in sporting history as Treve aims to become the first horse since the races inception to win three Arc's on the bounce.
  • Toro Rosso Thrill as Mercedes get back on Track
    After a rough turn of events in Singapore last weekend for Mercedes, the leading constructor's had it plain sailing on the Suzuka International Racing Circuit as Lewis Hamilton eased to a 18.96 second win over his team-mate Nico Rosberg. While increasing his lead at the top of the Driver's Championship, the win was made more significant in that it puts the Englishman's record at 41 race victories, matching that of his 'legendary' idol Ayrton Senna.