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West Yorkshire Golfers Take To The Saddle In Ryder Cup Challenge
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…
L-R Andrew Walker, Darren Tordoff, Rick Gillgrass & Andrew Crowther
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Ben Harris
Countdown To New Netball Superleague Season Begins For Yorkshire Jets
By Ben Harris
Sports Writer and Photographer

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

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

Thomas Feaheny
Kell Brook Wins The IBF Welterweight World Title
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent
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

Commonwealth Games Success For Students

Swimmer Ellie Faulkner
Swimmer Ellie Faulkner
Four students from Sheffield Hallam University have won a total of six medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Rebecca Turner, Ellie Faulkner, Daniel Reed and Jessica Taylor - bagged two…

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Mon 4th Aug, 2014 | 3:09pm

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

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

Wharfedale RUFC
Wharfade RUFC Preview: Rhodes Captain, Bullough Debuts
By Wharfedale RUFC

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

Hartpury College 25 Wharfedale 30


Swapping the heavy rain of the north for a balmy afternoon in Gloucestershire saw Dale start their nineteenth year in National Division 1 with a well deserved victory. Hartpury fielded a young…

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Mon 8th Sep, 2014 | 9:53am

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

The Sky's The Limit For Local Opticians

Victoria Chen - mid jump!
Victoria Chen - mid jump!
Two brave employees at a local opticians have faced their fears and taken part in a charity sky dive in order to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Victoria Chen, dispenser and Sophie…

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Thu 31st Jul, 2014 | 6:52pm

South Pennines Walk And Ride Festival Fun Countdown

Up the Buttress event in 2012
Up the Buttress event in 2012
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…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 1:56pm

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

Tiger Roars Cougars to Victory


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

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