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South Pennines Walk And Ride Festival Fun Countdown
Up the Buttress, family friendly rides, charity events, bike maintenance and so much more; the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival has it all this September. The peloton may have been and gone but…
Up the Buttress event in 2012
Cougars v Rochdale 29 June, 3pm KO
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Local University Star Represents Great Britain In Rugby League

Phil with Ghana RL
Phil with Ghana RL
Local University student Phil Heath put on his boots and headed to Ghana to represent Great British Rugby League on a tour of the West African nation for two weeks.


Phil, who is from Batley in…

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Tue 29th Jul, 2014 | 4:34pm

Cyclists Rise To The Yorkshire Wolds' Cycle Challenge

Team Ellis
Team Ellis
Having paid homage to their cycling hero, Sir Bradley Wiggins while preparing for the Yorkshire Wolds' cycling challenge, Team Ellis made it through the 146-mile ride earlier this month and raised…

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Thu 24th Jul, 2014 | 4:29pm

Air Ambulance Flying High Thanks To The Tour De Tickhill

 Jenny Eastham
Jenny Eastham
Mourning the departure of the Grand Depart? Well, the super summer of cycling in Yorkshire continues with the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix.

The closed road cycle race is only its second year, but has…

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Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 | 3:15pm

Consular Statistics For The World Cup In Brazil 2014


It is estimated that twenty thousand England fans visited Brazil over the course of the tournament. Official ticket sales through the UK were the fourth highest, behind Brazil, the United States…

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Mon 14th Jul, 2014 | 10:28pm

There Are Only 16 Bradley Wiggins

Team Ellis gets set for its Yorkshire Wolds' Cycle Challenge
Team Ellis gets set for its Yorkshire Wolds' Cycle Challenge
Disappointed that they didn't see their cycling hero, Sir Bradley Wiggins in action during the Grand Départ, staff from Rillington-firm, Ellis have paid homage to the cycling knight ahead of the…

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Sat 12th Jul, 2014 | 6:15pm

Winning Goal For Future Football Star

young footballer Lily Crosthwaite with her father, Dave Crosthwaite
young footballer Lily Crosthwaite with her father, Dave Crosthwaite
Talented young football player, Lily Crosthwaite has no plans to hang up her boots in the near future after securing a sponsorship deal from HCS Mechanical Services in Northallerton.

The company's…

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Tue 8th Jul, 2014 | 3:33pm

Josh Chapman
Tiger Roars Cougars to Victory
By Josh Chapman
Sports correspondent

A Paul Handforth super show carried the Keighley Cougars to an impressive victory which condemned Rochdale to an eight consecutive defeat.

This despite a dull first half in which Danny Jones was…

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Tue 1st Jul, 2014 | 9:32am

Mark Cavendish's Tour Bike Makes Early Appearance In Harrogate

Ashville Pre Prep Head, Carol Berrie, Pupils; Sadie Caldwell, William Cullen, Sophie Harris and Daniel Sammon, and The Lift Agency's Antony Robinson with Mark Cavendish's Specialized bike
Ashville Pre Prep Head, Carol Berrie, Pupils; Sadie Caldwell, William Cullen, Sophie Harris and Daniel Sammon, and The Lift Agency's Antony Robinson with Mark Cavendish's Specialized bike
Harrogate school pupils have been treated to an early visit from what could be one of the stars of the Grand Départ - Mark Cavendish's bike.

The Specialized S-Works CVNDSH Venge - worth in excess…

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Thu 26th Jun, 2014 | 11:19am

Local Sports Club To Represent GB


York Hotshots will be representing Great Britain at EUROGYM 2014 from 13th to 18th July 2014, in what will be a spectacular event.

Anna Murray, a coach from York Hotshots said: "The girls are…

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Mon 23rd Jun, 2014 | 7:45am

Sports Chiefs Hail "Best Ever" Summer For City's Young Athletes

Caption: Leeds' Commonwealth diving stars L-R Jack Laugher, Chis Mears, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Hannah Starling, Rebecca Gallantree, Matty Lee, James Denny and Alicia Blagg
Caption: Leeds' Commonwealth diving stars L-R Jack Laugher, Chis Mears, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Hannah Starling, Rebecca Gallantree, Matty Lee, James Denny and Alicia Blagg
Young divers from Leeds are set to make some massive waves at a string of major global sporting events.

Coaches at the City of Leeds Diving Club, which is supported by Leeds City Council, have…

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Fri 20th Jun, 2014 | 11:01am

A Touch Of Rio To Light Up Leeds' Millennium Square

England's final two group games will be on Millennium Square's big screen
England's final two group games will be on Millennium Square's big screen
The sights and sounds of host country Brazil will bring a carnival atmosphere to a popular Leeds city square this week as England continue their bid for World Cup glory.

With Roy Hodgson's men's…

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Tue 17th Jun, 2014 | 10:10am

Ashville College Host Follifoot Cricket Festival

The victorious Harrogate A team
The victorious Harrogate A team
Hundreds of young cricketers descended on the sports fields of Harrogate's Ashville College to compete in a district-wide tournament for U9s.

Built on the success of a smaller Festival in 2013…

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Wed 11th Jun, 2014 | 8:50pm

Holly Dives To National Success

Holly Prasanto
Holly Prasanto
Talented Holly Prasanto dived to success in the British Gas Elite Junior Diving Championships at Plymouth.

The talented 12 year old, a pupil at Silverdale School, Sheffield, won the 3 metre…

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Tue 10th Jun, 2014 | 9:18am

New Research Shows Gulf Between Pupils And Teachers On School Sport

Darren Padgett with a pupil
Darren Padgett with a pupil
Pupils and teachers have very different views about whether children are doing enough exercise to keep them healthy, according to new research by a school sport organisation and Sheffield Hallam…

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Tue 3rd Jun, 2014 | 11:47am

Tour De Tarn: Team Tarn At It Again!

Team Tarn
Team Tarn
A group of amateur cyclists are embarking on their fourth charity bike ride to raise money for Barnsley Hospice and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in Sheffield.

Team Tarn have already notched…

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Wed 28th May, 2014 | 9:24pm

Hanson In Austria

Chris Hanson
Chris Hanson
Yorkshire golfer Chris Hanson was unfortunate enough to miss out on the cut by a single shot at the Austrian Challenge Tour.

Heading to Austria after a positive weekend in Turkey, Hanson went into…

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Sun 25th May, 2014 | 8:42pm

Silverdale Are Table Tennis Division Winners

'Silver Spinners' team
'Silver Spinners' team
Congratulations to the 'Silver Spinners' team who won the Sheffield Table Tennis Winter Junior Division League 2 title at the English Institute of Sport.

The unbeaten Year 8 team from Silverdale…

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Fri 23rd May, 2014 | 9:45am

Elite Sport Coaches Call On Sheffield Hallam Expertise

Coaches from British Judo are joined by Jess Ennis-Hill's coach, Toni Minichiello
Coaches from British Judo are joined by Jess Ennis-Hill's coach, Toni Minichiello
A new sport coaching course is helping Team GB's Olympic coaches prepare for Rio 2016, by teaching them to apply the latest research giving them hands-on experience of the latest technology.

The…

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Thu 22nd May, 2014 | 1:25pm

Yohan Blake And Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Yohan Blake at London 2012 - photo Nick Webb
Yohan Blake at London 2012 - photo Nick Webb
One of the top Jamaican sprinters has revealed his desire to switch not only discipline, but sport, as Yohan Blake has revealed his wish to play for Yorkshire County Cricket Club to the BBC.

Before…

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Sun 18th May, 2014 | 9:10pm

Ashville Junior School's Tennis Teacher Wins Prestigious Coaching Award

Ashville College tennis coach Angela Crossley receives her award from Judy Murray
Ashville College tennis coach Angela Crossley receives her award from Judy Murray
Ashville Junior School's newly-arrived tennis coach has been presented with a top national award.

Angela Crossley, who teaches at the Harrogate school on a Tuesday evening, has been named as the…

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Thu 15th May, 2014 | 8:38pm

Matt Ng
This Is Softball
By Matt Ng
Softball Correspondent

"THWACK!"

The ball is smashed high into the playing field at a blistering 80 miles per hour. The closest outfielder readies herself - she has mere seconds to react and position herself in a way to…

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Thu 15th May, 2014 | 8:56am

Thomas Feaheny
Kid Galahad 10th May Win
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent
boxing gloves photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
boxing gloves photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
Kid Galahad extended his winning run and also became the new Commonwealth Super Bantamweight champion after defeating Australian Fred Mundraby.

Galahad who made 17 wins out of 17 fights was…

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Mon 12th May, 2014 | 2:13pm

Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge 2013 - Ellis Patents Team

Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge Team Ellis
Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge Team Ellis
We first thought of taking part in the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge in January when we were contacted by Rob Davies. Working in Rillington, near Malton it was a perfect opportunity to support…

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Mon 12th May, 2014 | 9:00am

Wheelchair Basketball Coach Scoops Top Award

Yvonne Waft, South Yorkshire Sport Coach of The Year 2014
Yvonne Waft, South Yorkshire Sport Coach of The Year 2014
A South Yorkshire sports coach, who previously represented Great Britain in Wheelchair Basketball, has won an award for her commitment to teaching disability sport.

Yvonne Waft, 47, has scooped…

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Thu 8th May, 2014 | 2:07pm

Hospice Launches Very First Colour Assault


Rotherham Hospice is proud to launch a brand new event - the Colour Assault. A fun 4km assault course through woodland with the added twist of explosions of colour. Participants will tackle…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 12:50pm

Opening Date Set For New Leeds Boathouse


The new £1m boathouse in south Leeds has been 'topped out'. Work on the boat store finished earlier this year but construction on the rest of the project is nearing completion, with an…

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Thu 24th Jul, 2014 | 4:01pm

More Kits For Marton Juniors

under 13s team at Marton Football Club with Taylor Wimpey sales executive, John Walker
under 13s team at Marton Football Club with Taylor Wimpey sales executive, John Walker
Marton Football Club in Middlesbrough has further invested in its junior training equipment thanks to a donation from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

The developer has provided the under 13s team…

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Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 | 8:24am

Students Selected For Commonwealth Games

Ellie Faulkner
Ellie Faulkner
Ten students from Sheffield Hallam University are celebrating after they were selected to represent the home nations in the Commonwealth Games.

The group of students will represent Wales and…

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Mon 14th Jul, 2014 | 11:29am

Tom Errington
Gearing Up For England - Working For The Team
By Tom Errington
Sports Correspondent
James and Gail
James and Gail
James Maloney's Gearing up For England not only retells the incredible Italia 90 tournament, but tells a new side of the story followers of the England team will almost certainly not have heard…

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Wed 9th Jul, 2014 | 12:26pm

Olympic Star Jumps Into Action To Launch School Sport Spectacular

 Chris Tomlinson at the opening ceremony
Chris Tomlinson at the opening ceremony
Two-time Olympic long jump star Chris Tomlinson helped to kick off the South Yorkshire Sainsbury's School Games 2014 in Doncaster.

He joined more than 1,000 pupils from across Barnsley, Rotherham,…

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Thu 3rd Jul, 2014 | 9:02pm

Transmec UK Sponsors Talented Young West Yorkshire Cyclist

Harry Hardcastle & Paul Priestley, Transmec
Harry Hardcastle & Paul Priestley, Transmec
A talented West Yorkshire cyclist is being given a helping hand by a company that knows speed is of the essence.

Fifteen-year-old Harry Hardcastle, who is one of the country's top young road…

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Thu 26th Jun, 2014 | 3:34pm

Olympic Gold Medallist Visits Barnsley Taekwondo Club

Jade Jones and her coach, Paul Green at the Quest masterclass
Jade Jones and her coach, Paul Green at the Quest masterclass
Taekwondo star and gold medal winning Olympian, Jade Jones, paid a visit to Barnsley to inspire the next generation of Team GB stars.

Jade, whose gold medal winning moment was voted one of the…

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Mon 23rd Jun, 2014 | 8:59am

Barnsley Brings Back Bike Racing After A Ten Year Gap!


Barnsley is welcoming the first bike race to the town in over a decade just days before the greatest race on earth passes through the borough.

Barnsley's Criterium Race will take place on Tuesday…

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Fri 20th Jun, 2014 | 12:31pm

Yorkshire tennis star on Road to Wimbledon

Joe Whall
Joe Whall
A Yorkshire junior tennis player could be on his way to Wimbledon, almost exactly a year after the finals of the prestigious tournament inspired him to take up the sport.

Joseph Whall, 14, emerged…

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Fri 20th Jun, 2014 | 8:43am

Sheffield Diving Star Is National Champion

Millie Haffety
Millie Haffety
Millie Haffety became the National Diving Champion at the British Junior Elites competition at Plymouth recently.

The talented 14 year old, a pupil at Silverdale School, won the 14-18 Girls 3…

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Wed 11th Jun, 2014 | 10:00pm

Tennis Aces Play For Charity

 The Jim Jackson trophy presented to Ann Wilson and Andy Lambert
The Jim Jackson trophy presented to Ann Wilson and Andy Lambert
A charity tennis tournament held at Ripon Tennis Centre on 1st June raised £660 for local people with dementia and their carers through charity fundraisers, the Acorn Committee.

The…

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Tue 10th Jun, 2014 | 9:28am

Futsal Kicks Off Ahead Of Rio 2014


A major new study into Futsal, FIFA and UEFA's official version of five-aside-football, shows the sport is taking off in the UK but that more needs to be done to invest in facilities and…

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Tue 3rd Jun, 2014 | 4:53pm

TV Presenter Helps To Inspire Sheffield Girls To Get Active!

Helen Skelton-Myler inspires young girls from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College to get active
Helen Skelton-Myler inspires young girls from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College to get active
Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton-Myler visited Sheffield to inspire more than 100 school girls to get active.

Helen, who now presents FA Women's Super League football matches for BT…

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Sun 1st Jun, 2014 | 3:15pm

A 'Real' Treat For Cancer Survivor Bradley At Champions League Final

Football mad Bradley Marshall with Mike Hyman, founder of Kids 'n' Cancer at the Champions League Final
Football mad Bradley Marshall with Mike Hyman, founder of Kids 'n' Cancer at the Champions League Final
Bridlington schoolboy who has been battling cancer has enjoyed a dream trip to the Champions League Final thanks to the charity that helped him get pioneering treatment.

Football mad Bradley…

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Tue 27th May, 2014 | 5:31pm

Team 'AYME' High With Three Peaks Fundraiser

Nick Strong (left) and Richard Hargraves with Marc Frederick (behind left)
Nick Strong (left) and Richard Hargraves with Marc Frederick (behind left)
The JCT600 team have once again donned their walking boots for charity, climbing 5,000ft as part of the company's annual Three Peaks challenge which is this year raising funds for the Association…

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Sat 24th May, 2014 | 8:00pm

Forget The Boys In Brazil - Win The World Cup Yourself


Roy Hodgson recently revealed the squad he hopes can lead England to World Cup glory next month - and now businesses across Yorkshire are being challenged to do just the same.

The football season…

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Thu 22nd May, 2014 | 5:16pm

Ben Harris
Leeds Arena Plays Host To The WWE WrestleMania Revenge Tour
By Ben Harris
Sports Writer and Photographer

A captivated audience witnessed an incredible night of wrestling as The WWE WrestleMania Revenge Tour visited Leeds for the first time.


An array of megastars competed in epic contests staged…

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Wed 21st May, 2014 | 2:32pm

Council Serves Up Free Tennis Sessions Across Leeds

Preston Kadji, six, plays tennis with friends at a session organised by Leeds City Council
Preston Kadji, six, plays tennis with friends at a session organised by Leeds City Council
Tiny tennis stars in Leeds could take their first steps towards Wimbledon this weekend.

Free mini tennis sessions for children aged 3-8, with specially modified equipment, will be part of a range…

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Fri 16th May, 2014 | 7:24pm

Young Dinnington Footballers Head For Italian Football Tournament

Dinnington Town Under 11s
Dinnington Town Under 11s
Italy beckons a young team of Rotherham footballers who have been invited to play in a youth tournament in the north of the country next month.

Dinnington Town Under 11s will be the only…

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Thu 15th May, 2014 | 4:07pm

Visually Impaired And Disabled Triathlon Team Inspire Local Athletes


Can you imagine running and cycling without sight? A team of visually impaired and disabled athletes from Henshaws Society for Blind People have done just that. They have been praised for their…

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Wed 14th May, 2014 | 4:18pm

Chesterfield Woman Jogs For James In Support Of Cancer Charity

Shelley and friends
Shelley and friends
A woman from Chesterfield is in training to take on a 10k run in memory of her late boyfriend.

In support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Shelley Hopkinson (25), from Chesterfield in…

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Mon 12th May, 2014 | 1:13pm

Aireborough Lions U10s End Season With Unbeaten North-East Tour


Aireborough Lions Under 10s have brought the curtain down on a hugely successful rugby union season with an unbeaten two-day tour of the North-East.

Last Saturday, the boys won the Brookes…

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Fri 9th May, 2014 | 12:32pm

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