Dan Travis

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I am a writer and speaker and the director of the discussion group The Brighton Salon. My work includes the London Olympics a Manifesto for Competitive Sport, How to Teach Young Children Tennis and Slowing Down - What happened to our Runners. I am looking to the London Olympics to make a change in the way we approach competitive sport in the UK. I live in Brighton UK and am a competitive tennis player and coach to advanced players.

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Dan Travis and Esther Rantzen
Are we overprotective of our children? Ahead of the London Olympics Dan Travis puts his case to Esther Rantzen.

Dan Travis Speaks out on Sky News
Do we really need another policy to improve children's sport? We can't we let kids compete with each other? We do we have to treat volunteers like criminals?

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Lost In the Maze
By Dan Travis
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Speaking in the wake of last month's tragic spate of suicides in north Belfast, Irish President Mary McAleese blamed the peace process for failing young people in Northern Ireland, parts of which, she said, remained 'stuck in a time warp' of sectarianism and paramilitarism, where, in the context of rising prosperity across Ireland, levels of poverty were often 'worse than during the Troubles'.
Barb Jungr - Essay on pop singers and vocal timbre for Spiked Online 2005
By Dan Travis
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Essay
In 2005 Barb Jungr, acclaimed British singer, songwriter and performer, wrote this article for Spiked Online, it was immediately picked up by cultural commentators and has been widely quoted ever since. Jungr's understanding of singing, and performance gave a fascinating insight into the way we hear contemporary voices. We await her follow up with anticipation.
London Olympics - A Manifesto for UK Sport
By Dan Travis
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Essay
A Manifesto for UK sport during the London Olympic year. In this report, Dan Travis looks at why the state of sporting competition in the UK is not as strong as it could be, what's to blame and what we can do about it. Holding onto the competitive ethic is not only possible but desirable. Dan Travis is a tennis coach, speaker and writer on sport and sporting competition.

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