sport

11 Jan 2022
A fast-growing Shropshire financial services company has made a ‘significant’ investment in a pioneering sports data management firm, it has revealed. Q Financial Services, which has bases in Wellington and Shrewsbury, has acquired a ten per cent stake in the Global Sports Data and Technology Group – a leading specialist in the governance and management of sports data. Global Sports – co-founded...
29 Jul 2021
The great poet Rudyard Kipling would be proud of former Army Captain Nick Beighton, from Shrewsbury. The double-amputee has certainly learned to “meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same …” Having fought back from a life-changing injury in 2009 to appear at the Paralympics of 2012 and 2016, canoeist Beighton, 39, is phlegmatic about narrowly missing out on...
Ian Williams, Director of Sport at Ellesmere College, is delighted that the schol has been ranked 17th in the country for sport
04 Feb 2021
Shropshire’s Ellesmere College is celebrating being named the 17th best school for sport in the whole of the UK.  The prestigious honour was revealed in the latest annual ranking of the top 200 sporting schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by School Sport Magazine. The scale of the achievement in this latest table, covering 2020, is huge with the nearest geographical...
26 Apr 2020
    According to my notes, it’s approximately five years since I splashed around Land Rover’s Experience centre at the Heritage Motor Centre in what was then their all-new Discovery Sport.    Well, I say all new. The Discovery Sport may well have been a new model – and one that boasted 5+2 seating too – but the truth of the matter was, like it’s smaller Evoque sibling too,  it owed more than a...
Olympic hockey champion Kate-Richardson Walsh is special guest at Adcote School Speech Day
17 Jul 2019
Olympic hockey champion Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE was the guest of honour at Adcote School’s end of year Speech Day. Kate, who captained the England and Great Britain field hockey teams for 13 years and led them to win top international medals, including Olympic gold and bronze, gave a speech to students, teachers and parentsat the school, at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, The Speech Day...
12 Apr 2018
The 2018 Shrewsbury Regatta will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018. The Regatta is one of the oldest events in the rowing calendar, having first been held in 1871. Races will take place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury between English Bridge and the boathouses opposite the Quarry. The organisers expect around 1500 competitors to take part from rowing clubs all over the country....
Representatives from Tennis Scotland and Ellesmere Tennis Academy with year 5 pupils Adam and Thomas Jacques at the award winning Tennis Centre at Ellesmere College
16 Feb 2018
A new state of the art tennis facility at a Shropshire school has been served an award for innovation and will be replicated across the UK. The Tennis Centre at Ellesmere College, which houses four full-size acrylic performance courts and changing rooms, won builders Rocklyn an Award for Excellence from the Sport and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) this month (Feb 8). The company, based in...
07 Mar 2017
Now in its 94th year, Eyton Races North Shropshire Hunt Point-to-Point is an amateur form of steeple chasing. Set in rural Shropshire there are beautiful panoramic views over Wenlock Edge, as well as a fairground and licensed trade stalls with produce from local suppliers. Prize for the Best Dressed Lady Racegoer, sponsored by Templeton Jones! Tickets are £10 and free for under 16’s. Car parking...
19 Oct 2016
Youngsters are being given the chance to get active at a series of sports camps being held across Shropshire during the school half-term holiday. Ball Sports Community Coaching is holding multi-sports camps and goalkeeper workshops at The Marches School in Oswestry, and football camps at Market Drayton Cricket Club and Sir John Talbot School in Whitchurch. Sessions are being held every day during...
17 Jun 2016
     If there’s a greater invention than ventilated and cooled leather seats I’m yet to find it. Sat in the late afternoon’s traffic, under a panoramic glass roof, and on a day when the dashboard tells me that outside it’s 26 degrees C, I’m actually beginning to feel a tad chilly. As Widnes’s Wednesday commuters wind down their windows and complain about the roadworks I relax, sit back, switch...
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