- 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.
- Thursday, 31 January 2013
A football superfan who died after attending 939 consecutive matches has been honoured for his devotion - by having part of the stadium dedicated to his memory.
Ian Cottle died aged 44 the day after watching his beloved Bristol City lose 4-0 at home to Leicester City in the Championship.
- Tuesday, 22 January 2013
A golf-mad American has bid a staggering £87,000 to play a round of golf with Donald Trump at the tycoon's sprawling Scottish course.
John Scarpa, of Palm Beach, Florida, will be paying around £4,800 a hole to play Trump International Golf Links at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
If the father-of-two, a 10 handicapper who is bringing three mates for the trip, hits a par 72 he will have forked out £1,208 per shot.
- Wednesday, 19 December 2012
In May 2013 Two Ex-Army Colleagues Will Be Setting Off On An Epic Adventure.
Operation Long Run is an attempt to cover 100consecutive ultra-marathons as a 'tag' team, around Britain, a distance of 3000miles, that is, 60 miles every 24 hours for 50 days! They will both be 66 at the time of the run. They aim to complete the distance by 'tabbing' which is a combination of running and walking.
- Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Nigel Bond won the Wyldecrest Park Homes World Seniors Snooker Championship without conceding a frame over the weekend in his four matches at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.
Bond, who still plays on the main tour and is ranked 45 in the world, beat Welshman Tony Chappel 2-0 in the best-of-three final having seen off Dennis Taylor, Tony Knowles and last year's winner Darren Morgan en route to the final.
- Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Women's Motor Racing Associates Club (WMRAC), known as the Doghouse Owners' Club, was founded on 7 February 1962 by a group of Grand Prix drivers' wives and influential women in motor sport. The "swinging sixties" were a golden era for Grand Prix motor racing, when drivers and team owners could indulge their passions in the sport of motor racing.
Circuit facilities were sadly lacking, at best spartan; the pits comprised the bare essentials, often leaving drivers and mechanics exposed to the uncompromising elements that besiege the British Isles. Their wives, often with families in tow, willingly performed such vital roles as team manager, timekeeper, and cordon-bleu cook, all performed in the most primitive of conditions. A cushion for the pit wall was often their only luxury - if they remembered to take one!
- Thursday, 04 October 2012
Superfit exercise fanatics Bobby and Irene Simpson still enjoy pumping iron together -- at the age of 80.
The grandparents have been attending the gym twice a week for 15 years and the healthy pair also hike six miles EVERY Sunday - in snow, rain, wind or hail.
After all that, Bobby still finds the energy to play two full rounds of golf each week.
The couple, who met at the age of 16 at a cycling club, said despite celebrating their 80th birthdays together last month they have no intention of stopping now.
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