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Match Report: Tynedale 35 Wharfedale 10
Following immediately on the exhilarating performance against Hinckley, this match was a major disappointment for the Greens, who were brought back to earth with a resounding bump by tough-tackling…
Rob Baldwin on the charge
Wharfedale RUFC
Match Report: Wharfedale 51 Hinckley 33
By Wharfedale RUFC
Jamie Guy converts a try - photo Jo Burridge
Jamie Guy converts a try - photo Jo Burridge
A breathless afternoon saw mistakes abound from both sides but Dale's backs had a field day. A purple patch at the start of the second half saw the Dalesmen grab four tries to put the match beyond…

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Sat 17th Sep, 2016 | 7:14pm

Match Report: Wharfedale 12 Preston Grasshoppers 20


Dale's hopes of playing fast open rugby were dampened by heavy rain and a heavy Hoppers pack. The visitors dominated the scrum and played to the conditions better than the home side. Wharfedale…

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Sun 4th Sep, 2016 | 8:15pm

Yorkshire Homecoming Parade To Celebrate Olympic And Paralympic Heroes


The amazing achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Rio will be celebrated in style later this month as part of a special Yorkshire homecoming parade in Leeds.

In what…

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Sat 3rd Sep, 2016 | 9:39am

Dave Roberts
Grassroots Football Column
By Dave Roberts
Sports Features

There's great news to start this month's look at grassroots football.

The search for a piece of football history is over after a North Yorkshire loft turned out to be the hiding place of the lid…

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Fri 2nd Sep, 2016 | 2:30pm

Brownlee Brothers' Medal Success in Olympic Triathlon

Alistair and Jonny in Leeds after Olympic 2012 - photo Jon Pinder
Alistair and Jonny in Leeds after Olympic 2012 - photo Jon Pinder
Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake, said:

"What more can be said about the amazing achievements of Alistair and Jonny, who again have enjoyed medal winning success in the Olympic…

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Fri 19th Aug, 2016 | 8:43am

From The Hydro To Rio


Back in 2010 they were members of the same team - Harrogate District Diving Club.

Now GB's Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher and Oliver Dingley, diving for the Republic of Ireland, will be…

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Mon 15th Aug, 2016 | 7:04pm

Leeds Divers Jack Laugher And Chris Mears Achieve Gold


Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said:

"Massive congratulations to our City of Leeds divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears for their stunning and historic Olympic gold medal…

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Wed 10th Aug, 2016 | 7:30pm

Thomas Feaheny
Josh Warrington Fight Report
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent

Josh Warrington moved nearer to fighting for a world title after defeating Irish boxer Patrick Hyland.

The Leeds Warrior produced yet another dominant display and looked in good form from the…

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Fri 5th Aug, 2016 | 2:00pm

Riders Sought For Hospice Sportive

The Bronte Sportive hill climb on Haworth main Street
The Bronte Sportive hill climb on Haworth main Street
Local cyclists are being encouraged to participate in Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice's Bronte Sportive which takes place on 17 July.

The charity sportive, sponsored by All Terrain Cycles, which has…

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Wed 13th Jul, 2016 | 10:00am

Tennis Tuesdays In Sheffield And Leeds

photo - Stacey Miller
photo - Stacey Miller
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in partnership with Nike, has kicked off Tennis Tuesdays for its second year. Tennis Tuesdays - a women's only initiative designed to encourage more females to…

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Thu 7th Jul, 2016 | 4:29pm

Match Report: Otley 39 Wharfedale 27

photo - Jo Burridge
photo - Jo Burridge
Wharfedale had the better of the first 30 minutes and led comfortably by 20 points to 12.

The visitors set off at a great pace and showed the skills that they promised on a fine dry afternoon.…

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Mon 12th Sep, 2016 | 12:27pm

Sheffield Honours Olympic And Paralympic Stars

Athletics facilities at The EIS in Sheffield
Athletics facilities at The EIS in Sheffield
Courage, determination, passion and inspiration. We've seen it all at this year's Rio Games and in recognition Sheffield City Council is throwing a special civic reception in honour of the city's…

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Sat 3rd Sep, 2016 | 10:07am

Tills Turn Gold To Welcome Jack, Jade And Nicola Home

Nicola Adams' mum and brother celebrate
Nicola Adams' mum and brother celebrate
Aldi, the first supermarket sponsor of Team GB, is putting the Midas touch in-store turning three checkouts gold in honour of Aldi's Team GB ambassadors and Olympic gold medal winners, Jack…

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Fri 2nd Sep, 2016 | 4:40pm

Yorkshire Top The Table For Team GB


As the Olympic Games come to an end and we look back on what has been an immensely successful tournament for Team GB, you will no doubt, as any proper Yorkshire man or woman would, wonder just how…

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Tue 23rd Aug, 2016 | 10:35am

Local MP Congratulates Brownlee Brothers On Olympic Success

Greg with Jonny and Alistair
Greg with Jonny and Alistair
Leeds North West MP has congratulated his constituents Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, both of Bramhope, for their medal wins at the Olympic triathlon..

Alistair took gold for Team GB with a time of…

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Fri 19th Aug, 2016 | 8:07am

Blaydon v Wharfedale

Lewis Wilson with the ball
Lewis Wilson with the ball
For many years a trip to Blaydon saw Wharfedale touring back down the A1 with little to show for their afternoon's work apart from bruises.

In their last two visits however things turned round.

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Mon 15th Aug, 2016 | 10:49am


Tue 9th Aug, 2016

Dear Editor,

Sport Should Be Accessible For All

Do you have a favourite sports team? Do you like to watch them play live? Imagine if your matchday experience were one of isolation, frustration - and even abuse. Unfortunately this is the reality…

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New Season, New Rules

Four North Riding officials in Estoril, Portugal
Four North Riding officials in Estoril, Portugal
A new season naturally brings with it fresh changes, new players, new teams, new leagues and usually a bit of tinkering with the rules. For this coming campaign however there is no tinkering, it…

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Thu 28th Jul, 2016 | 10:38am

Secretary Of State For Wales Celebrates The Welsh Team's Homecoming


Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said:

"We are delighted to welcome back onto home soil the Welsh team and management. Their achievement in the Euro 2016 Championships has been immense and we are so…

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Fri 8th Jul, 2016 | 6:01pm

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