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We’re well and truly out of summer now. The clocks will soon be going back, the nights drawing in, and the weather turning cold.

And as we try to stay warm and keep ourselves occupied, what better way to pass the time on a long winter’s evening than to get drawn into an interesting documentary.

Of course, here at Jesmond Pool & Gym we have a certain bias towards all things fitness, health, and sports related. And since we’ve already shared 6 documentaries to inspire a fit and healthy lifestyle, we thought we’d focus more specifically on sports today.

With that said, let us share with you 5 great documentaries perfect for a cold winter’s night.


Andy Murray: Resurfacing

This documentary follows Andy Murray, British tennis superstar, from 2017 – 2019, chronicling his struggles with injury, surgery, and returning to the sport. Very inspiring.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.


All Or Nothing: Manchester City

Relive the season of 2017-18 when Manchester City won the premier League title. This film takes us behind the scenes and gives an insight into how to team worked and played.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.


Last Chance U

The first season of this fascinating and thrilling series focusses on the East Mississippi Community College football programme, following the team as they try to prove themselves at make it into the big leagues. It’s a fantastic watch even for people completely unfamiliar with American Football.

Watch it on Netflix. 



Ever wondered what it’s like to be a cheerleader? How hard it is? How competitive? If you’ve never considered cheerleading to be a sport, then give this one a watch – it might change your mind.

Watch it on Netflix.


Tyson -The Movie

This man needs little introduction, because it’s difficult to anyone who’s unfamiliar with his name and his legacy. But no matter how well you think you know him, watching a film about Mike Tyson’s life, with the man himself as narrator, can’t fail to be exciting and interesting.

Watch it on Amazon Prime.

From the screen to the page

When you’re done binge watching any or all of the above, and you feel like you need a screen-break, why not take a look at these 10 fantastic books on swimming, sports, and fitness!