- Thursday, 12 December 2013
A team of inspiring transplant athletes from all over the UK, are heading to La Chapelle D'Abondance, France this month, to compete in the Winter World Transplant Games, January 12 - 17, 2014.
The team of 13 who have all had organ transplants, will be competing in a variety of sports, which include cross-country skiing, Slalom, Parallel slalom, Giant, Super Giant, Biathlon, Snowboard, Snow Shoes, Snow Shoes Orienteering, Curling, and Schuss. 25 teams will be competing from around the world.
- Thursday, 05 December 2013
“It hasn’t been a great year for me” admits John McCririck. Having been sacked by Channel 4 and losing the resulting age discrimination case after being branded ‘unpalatable to a wider audience’, McCririck has once again put his foot in it, this time on Sportlobster TV.
The UK’s most recognisable horse racing pundit, referencing his time in the Big Brother house, said: “I was in there with Germaine Greer who has ruined the lives of millions of women. Her feminist book, The Female Eunuch, gives women ideas above their station. Ideas they keep striving for but cannot reach. I can’t stand the woman for what she stands for.”
- Tuesday, 03 December 2013
From its origins in Scotland, golf has become one of the most popular and widely played sports in the world. But the Rules of Golf can be daunting, particularly for those who are new to the game. For Deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL), not English, access to this information can be even more difficult.
Now The R&A, which organises The Open Championship and is responsible for the administration of the Rules of Golf, has introduced a new initiative to assist Deaf golfers.
Twice Open Champion Padraig Harrington, The R&A Working for Golf Ambassador, recently made a short film at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin, to complement The R&A’s ‘A Quick Guide to the Rules of Golf’. With his warm personality and knowledge, Padraig goes from tee to green encountering some of the most common Rules situations along the way.
- Monday, 16 September 2013
Amateur golfers can bid on line now for place in Alfred Dunhill Links championship
Amateur golfers are being offered the chance of a lifetime to play in the same tournament as many of the world’s leading professionals at the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
- Wednesday, 04 September 2013
A new three-year research project starting in October 2013 will investigate ways in which people can be encouraged and helped to cycle in older age. Whilst cycling accounts for 23 per cent of all journeys for people aged 65 and older in the Netherlands, 15 per cent in Denmark and 9 per cent in Germany, it represents only 1 per cent of all journeys in the UK.
Tim Jones, Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, will be leading a team of researchers in the £1.4m study focused on whether cycling could play a more significant contribution to the mobility, health and wellbeing of an ageing UK population.
The research starts from the premise that there is currently a general absence in understanding on how the built environment and technology could be designed to support older people’s cycling needs and experiences.
- Friday, 23 August 2013
A British grandmother has become the oldest woman to sail solo around the world non-stop - at her THIRD ATTEMPT.
Intrepid Jeanne Socrates, 70, set off on her mammoth journey from Victoria in Canada, in October last year.
She sold her family home to take up the gruelling challenge after the death of her husband - who she learnt to sail with in her 50s.
The former maths teacher was skipper, navigator, engineer and chef on her 38ft yacht Nereida.
- Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Benny Mitchell, resident of Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, is swiftly approaching the touchline for his celebrity 6-a-side football tournament and family fun day to be held on Sunday 12 May 2013.
The all-star event will take place at the Berkhamsted football ground in aid of men's cancer and, specifically, to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer. Turnstiles open at 1.30pm with the football tournament commencing at 3.30pm. Patchy Pete's kids show will take place at 2pm and 4pm, with Andy's kids' football warm-up at 2pm followed by the Mencap drummers. The Lucky programme draw will take place at 6.35pm. The evening concludes at 9.30pm after the Sports Memorabilia Auction and live music band Stax.
- Thursday, 04 April 2013
The home of golf tried its hand at something new yesterday - after Scotland opened its first ever FRISBEE based course.
Excited fans flocked to Rosshall Park and Gardens, Glasgow, to watch actor Gary Hollywood from hit TV comedy Mrs Brown's Boys pitched the inaugural throw.
Disc Golf, which is believed to have originated in Canada in the 1920s, is played in about 40 countries around the world and is particularly popular in the US.
The game is like traditional golf- complete each hole in as few shots as possible - only using a Frisbee instead of a ball.
- Wednesday, 03 April 2013
The Wisden XI play the Authors XI in full Victorian cricketing kit in celebration of the 150th edition of the world-famous Wisden Cricketers' Almanack on Wednesday 29th May.
The match also marks the publication of a new book by cricket-playing writers, The Authors XI.
The match, held at Vincent Square in central London, will be open to press and public.
Spectators will be encouraged to embrace their inner Victorian and dress in period costume, munch cucumber sandwiches and sip Pimm's, provided by pop-up purveyors of fine drinks, Melba.
- Football honour
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- Holey Cow!
- Scottish Dementia Service Goes for Gold
- 93 year Old Fitness Champion Says Olympics Should Inspire All Generations