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Sheffield Bags Two Major Swimming Championships
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre is set to take centre stage when it plays host to two major Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) championships this month. The venue will welcome 40 teams from…
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Luqman Liaqat
Tyrone Nurse To Bounce Back
By Luqman Liaqat
Features Writer
boxing gloves photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
boxing gloves photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
Tyrone Nurse is confident he can bounce back from the defeat which cost him his position as mandatory British light-welterweight title challenger. The Huddersfield 24-year-old was beaten for only…

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Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 | 5:22pm

West Yorkshire European Weightlifting Star Steps Up To Launch School Games

Rebekah Tiler lifts Raeese Smith
Rebekah Tiler lifts Raeese Smith
British and European weightlifting champion Rebekah Tiler was on hand to inspire pupils at the launch of the 2014/15 Jet2 Holidays West Yorkshire School Games.

The youngsters took part in an…

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Mon 13th Oct, 2014 | 4:47pm

Louise Celebrates Winning An Award


Louise Edwards based in South Harrogate, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Play Fund.

Louise is an international powerlifter, representing Great Britain, she…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 2:35pm

Jets Take Superleague Netball Across Yorkshire For New Season


Yorkshire's only elite netball team, the Yorkshire Jets, have announced their fixtures for the 2015 national Superleague season.

The season will see matches take place across the region in the…

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Tue 30th Sep, 2014 | 12:41pm

One Year To Go Until Rugby World Cup 2015 Comes To Leeds

Year 8 Rodillian Academy Rugby Team, Yorkshire Cup winners 2014
Year 8 Rodillian Academy Rugby Team, Yorkshire Cup winners 2014
Today (Friday September 26) marks one year to go until the third largest sporting event in the world comes to Leeds.

Leeds will host two pool games at Elland Road as part of the tournament on a…

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Fri 26th Sep, 2014 | 3:37pm

Thomas Feaheny
Match Reports: Kid Galahad and Luke Campbell
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent
'Cool Hand' Luke Campbell wearing his 2012 Olympic gold medal
'Cool Hand' Luke Campbell wearing his 2012 Olympic gold medal
Kid Galahad comfortably won the IBF youth world featherweight championship after defeating Adeilson Dos Santos in a fight that went the distance at Ponds Forge.

While the Sheffield boxer was…

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Sun 21st Sep, 2014 | 1:38pm

Book Your Seat For The Next World Class Sporting Event Coming To Leeds

Leeds Town Hall
Leeds Town Hall
Tickets for all 48 games for Rugby World Cup 2015 are now on sale.

Leeds is hosting two games at Elland Road as part of a weekend of Rugby on 26/27 September 2015.

Italy will be playing against…

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Thu 18th Sep, 2014 | 8:12am

Rugby Players: Do You Really Want To Share Your Mate's Towel?

photo by glawster
photo by glawster
An investigation at a rugby club into a serious infection which usually causes boils, abscesses and carbuncles found that some spread among the players may have been caused by the sharing of…

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Tue 16th Sep, 2014 | 4:04pm

Countdown To New Netball Superleague Season Begins For Yorkshire Jets


The Yorkshire Jets, one of only eight elite netball teams in the UK, will begin their countdown to the new Superleague season by bringing the team to a new Yorkshire venue next month.

A pre-season…

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Fri 12th Sep, 2014 | 7:24pm

Sir Chris Hoy Back In The Saddle For Sky Ride Bradford 2014


Sky and British Cycling, in partnership with Bradford Council, are pleased to announce that Sir Chris Hoy - Great Britain's most decorated Olympian - will participate in the annual Sky Ride…

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Wed 10th Sep, 2014 | 10:50pm

Gary Verity Saddles Up For Cycle Challenge

Gary arriving at the Welcome to Yorkshire offices
Gary arriving at the Welcome to Yorkshire offices
Gary Verity has risen to the Cycle to Work challenge by pedalling over 100 miles from his home in Coverdale to the Welcome to Yorkshire offices in Leeds.

The staff at Welcome to Yorkshire matched…

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Thu 4th Sep, 2014 | 4:52pm

Call For Mountain Bikers To Join The Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge


Organisers of the Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge are calling on mountain bikers and cyclo cross riders of all abilities to join them for the Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge which is being held on…

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Wed 3rd Sep, 2014 | 3:25pm

Gallin Montgomery
Pennine Canoe Polo Placed 10th In The Gekko International, Gent, Belgium
By Gallin Montgomery
Matthew Fletcher defending against Conde Sur Vire
Matthew Fletcher defending against Conde Sur Vire
Mirfield based canoe polo team and current national league runners up Pennine A placed 10th in the Gekko International competition in Gent, Belgium.

The team faced a tough initial group stage…

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Mon 1st Sep, 2014 | 10:23am

University's Athletes Receive Sport England Support


Aspiring athletes at Sheffield Hallam University are benefiting from the University's selection as a Sport England Talented Athlete Support Scheme Accredited Centre (TAC).

Sport England has…

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Sat 30th Aug, 2014 | 9:40pm

Josh Chapman
Second Half Double Seal The Points
By Josh Chapman
Sports correspondent

Two goals in six second half minutes proved enough at Spotland to top a magnificent week for Bradford with a second successive League One victory away from home.

Less than seventy two hours from…

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Sat 30th Aug, 2014 | 8:10pm

Bantams Fall To First Defeat


Bradford City's unbeaten start to the season came to an end against Peterborough United in the club's final match before Wednesday's derby with Leeds United.

In awful conditions, the visitors…

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Tue 26th Aug, 2014 | 1:59pm

Supersub Kerr Grabs Victory For Avenue

Horsfall Stadium
Horsfall Stadium
A turnaround in a space of four second half minutes saw Bradford Park Avenue pick up another three points and continue their undefeated start to the new Vanarama Conference North season.

John…

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Mon 18th Aug, 2014 | 1:31pm

Halifax 3-0 Welling

Marc Roberts Heads Home To Make it 1-0.  Captis Picture Agency
Marc Roberts Heads Home To Make it 1-0. Captis Picture Agency
FC Halifax Town carried on their high flying start to the campaign as they made it three wins from three on the bounce this season after a 3-0 win against Welling United on a blustery Saturday…

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Sun 17th Aug, 2014 | 3:11pm

Britain's Anna Wilks Leads Individual Competition; Germany On Top In Team Event

Great Britain's Anna Wilks & Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain's Anna Wilks & Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain's Anna Wilks produced a foot-perfect cross-country round on the nine-year-old Touch of Pleasure to lead the individual competition at the 2014 Junior European Eventing Championships…

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Sat 16th Aug, 2014 | 8:23pm

Junior Yorkshire Skaters Selected For Slovenia International

Jake Fearnley and Eleanor Hirst
Jake Fearnley and Eleanor Hirst
Two junior ice skaters from Yorkshire are set to represent Team GB at an international competition in Slovenia later this month.

The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) has selected junior Ice…

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Thu 14th Aug, 2014 | 9:53am

Major UK Cycle Race Comes To South Yorkshire Village

photo by Craig Zadoroznyj
photo by Craig Zadoroznyj
A South Yorkshire cycle race will welcome thousands of spectators to the region for an action-packed day of racing in the village of Tickhill, between Doncaster and Sheffield, on Sunday 24th…

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Mon 11th Aug, 2014 | 2:31pm

South Yorkshire Trio Race The Train For Charity

Lindsy James, Andy Lockwood and Owen James
Lindsy James, Andy Lockwood and Owen James
Three South Yorkshire athletes Lindsy James, Owen James and Andy Lockwood are taking on the challenge of beating a steam train to raise money for Sheffield Hospitals Charity. This is a charity…

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Fri 8th Aug, 2014 | 3:57pm

Wharfedale RUFC
Match Report: Rosslyn Park 49 Wharfedale 26
By Wharfedale RUFC

Half-way through the second period of this thrilling match, with the scoreboard standing at 42-7, the Wharfedale faithful knew that their team was staring down the barrel of a third successive…

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Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 | 9:28am

Bizzie Lizzie's Fuels Barnoldswick Town Juniors' Success

Barnoldswick Town Juniors Under 10s Yellows
Barnoldswick Town Juniors Under 10s Yellows
Skipton's best loved fish & chip restaurant, Bizzie Lizzie's, has become official sponsors of Barnoldswick Town Juniors Under 10s Yellows.

The team desperately needed a new strip, when family run…

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Fri 10th Oct, 2014 | 3:14pm

Ben Harris
Doncaster Knights Come Out Victorious In Derby
By Ben Harris
Sports Writer and Photographer
Photo  Captis Picture Agency
Photo Captis Picture Agency
Yorkshire Carnegie suffered their second home defeat of the season at the hands of local rivals Doncaster Knights in a particularly eventful contest.

The opening stages were fairly subdued with a…

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Wed 1st Oct, 2014 | 9:00am

Harrogate Students Raise 1000 With Coast To Coast Challenge

At the start of the Coast to Coast challenge at Whitehaven
At the start of the Coast to Coast challenge at Whitehaven
Sixth Form students from a Harrogate school have raised £1,000 by cycling coast to coast.

Eleven students from Ashville College - including the new Head and Deputy Head of School - took part…

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Tue 30th Sep, 2014 | 12:25pm

Rowers Unlock Potential With New Boathouse


The doors opened last week on a new £1 million boathouse which will be used by rowers from across Leeds.

The new facility includes a boat store for up to 50 boats, changing facilities, a…

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Tue 23rd Sep, 2014 | 9:00pm

Match Preview: Wharfedale vs Ealing Trailfinders - 27 September 2014


On Saturday Wharfedale play host to the extravagantly funded Ealing Trailfinders, just relegated into the division after on season in the Championship. Ealing had finished champions of Nation One…

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Sun 21st Sep, 2014 | 1:35pm

Prince Harry Announced As Honorary President Of England Rugby 2015

Prince Harry and Jonny Wilkinson
Prince Harry and Jonny Wilkinson
With One Year to Go to Rugby World Cup 2015, Prince Harry has been appointed as Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, the Organising Committee delivering Rugby World Cup 2015.

Prince Harry is…

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Thu 18th Sep, 2014 | 12:01am

West Yorkshire Golfers Take To The Saddle In Ryder Cup Challenge

L-R Andrew Walker, Darren Tordoff, Rick Gillgrass & Andrew Crowther
L-R Andrew Walker, Darren Tordoff, Rick Gillgrass & Andrew Crowther
Four middle-aged golfers from West Yorkshire are today swapping their clubs and putters for saddles and shorts as they embark on a gruelling 1150 mile cycle challenge in support of two cancer…

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Mon 15th Sep, 2014 | 11:46am

Wharfedale RUFC Preview: Rhodes Captain, Bullough Debuts


For the second week in a row, Wharfedale meet league newcomers. On Saturday Darlington Mowden Park become Wharfedale's 62nd opponents in their nineteen seasons at level three of the game in…

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Thu 11th Sep, 2014 | 11:20am

Construction Company Helps Rotherham Club 'Kick Off' New Season

United 4 Communities celebrate their new sponsored kit
United 4 Communities celebrate their new sponsored kit
Willmott Dixon Partnerships has announced a sponsorship of Rotherham-based 'United 4 Communities' away kit for the 2014/15 season.

The club unveiled its new under 16 kit at a presentation held at…

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Fri 5th Sep, 2014 | 4:39pm

Cyclists Conquer Yorkshire's Toughest Charity Challenge


More than 100 people tackled one of Yorkshire's toughest cycling challenges on Sunday to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Participants in The Dales Rider were able to choose from 'The…

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Thu 4th Sep, 2014 | 3:51pm

Verity Saddles Up For Cycle Challenge

Gary cycling Stage One of the Tour de France 2014 earlier this year
Gary cycling Stage One of the Tour de France 2014 earlier this year
Gary Verity is rising to the Cycle to Work challenge by pedalling over 100 miles from his home in Coverdale to the Welcome to Yorkshire offices in Leeds.

The staff at Welcome to Yorkshire are…

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Tue 2nd Sep, 2014 | 5:23pm

Harrogate Town 2-2 Barrow AFC

Photo  Captis Picture Agency
Photo Captis Picture Agency
They still couldn't grab that all elusive first win, but Town's much improved second half performance saw them take a share of the spoils with a 2-2 draw against Barrow AFC.

It was the afternoon's…

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Mon 1st Sep, 2014 | 10:06am

Front Page Coverage For Young Martial Arts School Owner

Grant Steven
Grant Steven
Halifax based martial artist, Grant Steven has made it onto the front cover of the UK's leading martial arts magazine, Martial Arts Illustrated.

Martial Arts Illustrated was first published in…

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Sat 30th Aug, 2014 | 8:32pm

Bantams Rule The Yorkshire Roost


A dramatic finish to an entertaining Capital One Cup derby game saw Bradford City progress in what could be the final game of David Hockaday's short reign as Leeds United manager.

James Hanson…

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Thu 28th Aug, 2014 | 9:34am

Lord Mayor Congratulates Rhinos Ahead Of Headingley Homecoming


The Lord Mayor of Leeds has congratulated the Leeds Rhinos on their Challenge Cup victory ahead of a special homecoming event later today (Monday).

Following Saturday's win at Wembley, Councillor…

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Mon 25th Aug, 2014 | 11:00am

Britain's Anna Wilks Takes Individual Gold; Ireland Successfully Defends Team Title

Individual winners
Individual winners
Great Britain's Anna Wilks recorded a clear show jumping round with Touch of Pleasure to secure the individual gold medal at the 2014 Junior European Eventing Championships, sponsored by EY Events…

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Sun 17th Aug, 2014 | 8:00pm

Kell Brook Wins The IBF Welterweight World Title

Kell Brook
Kell Brook
Kell Brook upset the odds and won the IBF Welterweight World Title in the process after defeating Shawn Porter via unanimous decision in Carson, California.

The fight had been built up,…

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Sun 17th Aug, 2014 | 3:03pm

Great Britain In Gold Medal Position After Dressage

Great Britain's Anna Wilks and Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain's Anna Wilks and Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain is in first place in the team event at the 2014 Junior European Eventing Championships at Bishop Burton College, Yorkshire following the conclusion of the dressage phase. The hosts…

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Sat 16th Aug, 2014 | 9:00am

Halifax Town 3 - 1 Southport

FC Halifax Town's James Bolton Celebrates With His Team Mates After Opening The Scoring ( Captis Picture Agency)
FC Halifax Town's James Bolton Celebrates With His Team Mates After Opening The Scoring ( Captis Picture Agency)
FC Halifax Town made it two wins on the trot after beating Southport 3-1 at the Shay on a wet Tuesday night.

With 3 changes from manager Neil Aspin to the starting line-up from the game at Dover.…

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Wed 13th Aug, 2014 | 8:49pm

National Recognition For Deaf Fitness Classes

Cobra Deaf signing
Cobra Deaf signing
Rallying call to vote in awards finals

A fitness centre in Shipley which runs signed exercise classes for deaf people has been shortlisted for a prestigious national Community Spirit award.

Shi…

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Sat 9th Aug, 2014 | 8:36pm

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