Luke Westmorland

Graduate Sports Journalism Student at the University of Central Lancashire

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‘It was the worst injury in my career’ – Jockey Lorcan Murtagh on breaking his leg – UCLan Live

Being a jockey can be one of the toughest jobs in sport, with racing in Great Britain being regulated by the Jockey Club. A study between 1992 and 2000, showed that from 745,896 rides in Great Britain and Ireland and 23,525 falls, there were 4,248 injuries to jockeys.

The risks that come with riding a horse, jumping fences over four feet in height and travelling over 30 miles per hour, sounds dangerous enough as it is, and the repercussions can be ruthless – as jockey, Lorcan Murtagh, found out

Carlisle United manager Paul Simpson – One year anniversary – UCLan Live

This week marks the one year anniversary of the return of Carlisle United manager Paul Simpson, after the former England Under-20 World Cup winning manager returned to his home-town club for a second spell after the sacking of his predecessor Keith Millen. Luke Westmorland reports.

The return of Simpson has had a hugely positive impact for the club, who last season were on the cusp of relegation to the National League but now find themselves sat third in the league and in the final automatic pr

Youth Team Report | Oldham Athletic 2-2 Dale

Rochdale scored a dramatic late equaliser to secure a point in a 2-2 draw away to Oldham in the Youth Alliance League.

Goals from Liam Anderson and Oscar Kelly were enough to rescue a point for the Dale after they fell behind twice in the game.

It was Rochdale who started strongest, as a couple of early chances fell their way with Jordan Scanlon’s early shot going the wide of the post, and Darren Ehimamiegho’s effort from outside the box clipping the outside of the post minutes later.


‘We now face the biggest battle we have had in years’: relegation fears loom large at Carlisle United – UCLan Live

Twelve months ago, everything was looking extremely bright and promising for Carlisle United – but fast-forward to now and everything is extremely dull and disappointing.

The Blues, who were closing in on a return to League One for the first time in seven years, are now fighting to prevent Brunton Park (pic above by Ben Challis) from losing its Football League status.

Under former manager, Chris Beech, Carlisle United sat in second place at the closing of the January transfer window in 2021. A