The Red Bulletin July 2019

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EDITOR’S LETTER

CHANGE

THE WORLD

The power to make a difference – it’s a theme that runs

through this issue. Imani Wilmot (page 62) is a Jamaican

who spent her formative years being told surfing wasn’t

for women. Her response? To empower girls in her

community to grab a board and hit the waves. Growing

up in a rough Manhattan district in the ’80s, Kenny

Stevens, Omar Booth and Michael Jenkins just wanted to

shoot hoops. Today, the Dyckman Tournament (page 50)

draws NBA stars, celebs, and local kids dreaming large.

CONTRIBUTORS

THIS ISSUE

RICHARD EDWARDS

The Winchester-based journalist

flew to Jaipur, India, to interview

Ben Stokes at the home of his

IPL cricket team, the Rajasthan

Royals. “I first interviewed Ben

when he was a teenager and way

off England selection,” says

Edwards. “He’s the same guy he

was back then – a sportsman

who has never taken himself too

seriously, loves what he does and

knows he’s lucky to do it.” Page 38

Photographer Greg Coleman shoots cover star Ben Stokes at the

Rajasthan Royals’ cricket ground in India. “It’s my fourth time working

with Stokesy,” says Coleman. “It’s always an honour.” Page 38

Nubya Garcia (page 34) is part of a new generation of

London musicians spearheading a resurgence in jazz,

while in Hollywood we talk to Mikey Alfred (page 28),

who knew at the age of 10 that he’d quit school to make

skate films; today, at 24, that’s just one of his talents.

And then there’s Ben Stokes (page 38), our cover star

and the man capable of changing England’s cricket

fortunes in the World Cup and the Ashes during this

epic summer of sport, and who, himself, has realised

the power of personal transformation.

Enjoy the issue.

DAVE HOWARD

Growing up in basketball-mad

Connecticut, USA, the author of

our Dyckman Tournament feature

would scrape snow off his front

drive to shoot hoops. “This story

brought together many threads

of my life – I lived in NYC for five

years and played on the outdoor

courts, although never at the level

to get in the Dyckman games. This

was one of the most enjoyable

stories I’ve written.” Page 50

GREG COLEMAN (COVER)

06 THE RED BULLETIN

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