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Wharfedale travelled up the A1 encouraged by strong performances in their last two matches, but fully aware of the challenge of taking on a team who had recorded 9 wins on the trot. That task became…
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Full Route Details For Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds Released

L:R: Great Britain triathletes Gordon Benson and Mark Buckingham, chief executive of British Triathlon Jack Buckner, member of Leeds and Bradford Tri Club Kate Blackie and Leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Judith Blake at Leeds City Museum
L:R: Great Britain triathletes Gordon Benson and Mark Buckingham, chief executive of British Triathlon Jack Buckner, member of Leeds and Bradford Tri Club Kate Blackie and Leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Judith Blake at Leeds City Museum
The countdown to the inaugural Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds has begun with the full route detail for the event being released today.

The much-anticipated event, which forms part of…

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Fri 29th Jan, 2016 | 6:00pm

Wharfedale RUFC
Wharfedale 26 Henley Hawks 17
By Wharfedale RUFC

A feisty first half saw Henley go in at half time just in the lead. Yellow Cards could have flowed as the handbags were flying but only Rob Baldwin saw yellow for a foul tackle off the ball. The…

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Sun 24th Jan, 2016 | 1:43pm

National Hunt Racing Jumps Into New Year At Doncaster


Doncaster Racecourse is set to jump start the New Year with one of the most popular National Hunt meetings of the year.

The Town Moor venue is hosting The Chase Weekend, which will feature seven…

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Mon 11th Jan, 2016 | 1:08pm

FA People's Cup


It's good to see winter's icy grip hold off for a bit longer, however the mild and wet weather has led to plenty of postponements around the county and rearranged games stacking up.

The recent…

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Wed 30th Dec, 2015 | 12:01am

Student Trio Selected To Play Netball For England

L-R: Rosie Harris, Lexy Shipley and Hannah Gorman
L-R: Rosie Harris, Lexy Shipley and Hannah Gorman
Three students from The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) are training hard to fulfil their dream of playing netball for their country.

Having already helped their school teams to win national…

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Wed 16th Dec, 2015 | 8:16pm

Sports Figures Reveal Surge In Women Getting Active


The number of women getting active regularly has increased by 148,700 - less than a year into the This Girl Can campaign.

The Active People Survey reveals the number of women playing sport once a…

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Thu 10th Dec, 2015 | 11:29am

FA People's Cup


Apart from waterlogged pitches, and we've had many of them in recent weeks, grassroots football still ploughs on despite winter's cold and wet grip.

The County FAs across Yorkshire are busy…

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Mon 30th Nov, 2015 | 9:26am

Dave Roberts
Grassroots Football Column
By Dave Roberts
Sports Features

13C and a little sunshine, how quick the weather change - almost as quick as The FA's initiatives appear after the new year. This month we are handing out cash, jobs and looking for the best…

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Thu 28th Jan, 2016 | 12:26pm

Inside Track - York Defending Showcase Title


While chief executive William Derby and his team surveyed the soggy scene at York racecourse over the last few weeks, thoughts had already turned to sunny summer days and defence of the title of…

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Fri 22nd Jan, 2016 | 8:29pm

Leeds MP Backs Emergency Flood Relief Funds For Local Sport Clubs

Flooded football pitch - photo Alan Parish
Flooded football pitch - photo Alan Parish
Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has backed emergency funds set up by Sport England, the Football Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Board for sports facilities and pitches devastated by flooding…

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Mon 4th Jan, 2016 | 11:15am

York's Wheelchair Basketball Legacy Games A Great Success

L-R: Cllr Nigel Ayre, Lee Fawcett and Emma Sheldon at the Wheelchair Basketball Legacy Games
L-R: Cllr Nigel Ayre, Lee Fawcett and Emma Sheldon at the Wheelchair Basketball Legacy Games
York's first Wheelchair Basketball Legacy Games opened its doors to residents to try the exciting sport of Wheelchair Basketball at York College last week. Over 100 people attended the event,…

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Thu 24th Dec, 2015 | 8:15am

Wharfedale Report: Hull Ionians 15 - Wharfedale 16


Wharfedale headed for Brantingham Park on the back of a run of 7 successive league defeats - and propping up the National One table from bottom spot. With the season not yet half over, pre-match…

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Mon 14th Dec, 2015 | 3:30pm

Calls For Ministers To Make Tour de Yorkshire Four Day Event

photo - YorkshirePhotoWalks
photo - YorkshirePhotoWalks
Leeds MP Greg Mulholland and Sir Gary Verity have urged ministers to consider extending the Tour de Yorkshire to a four day event.

The annual race was set up after last year's highly successful…

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Tue 8th Dec, 2015 | 4:00pm

Lucy Lister Nets Gold

 Lucy Lister with her World Cup gold medal
Lucy Lister with her World Cup gold medal
Ashville College's Lucy Lister has returned from the World Indoor Netball Association World Cup with a gold medal.

Lucy, 17, was as integral member of the England U18 Nets squad, which competed in…

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Tue 17th Nov, 2015 | 8:09pm

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