From the Sports Archives
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16th Oct Fitness fanatics from far and wide descended on Tameside last Sunday for the annual XL triathlon. Into its sixth consecutive year, the event, which is described as the perfect ‘off road’ tri for adrenaline junkies, saw no less than 60 competitors take part. Taking place at Copley Leisure Centre, Stalybridge, the individual triathlon consisted of […]
13th Oct As a non-league football fan, there’s nothing quite like an away day – that’s according to 18-year-old Oliver Newall anyway! The Curzon Ashton supporter has spent countless hours traversing the high ways and byways of England’s pleasant land, but his devotion to the club has taken on a fresh meaning of late, as the Sociology […]
13th Oct Members of Droylsden Amateur Boxing Club have been punching the air in delight recently following a string of knockout results. Under the guidance of head coach Ian Harrison, the club has nurtured many talented boxers, including Kane Gardner, Brad Ireland and Jay Cornforth – the latter of which recently became the North West region senior […]
5th Oct According to Stacey Copeland, boxing is more than just a sport – it’s a lifestyle. The 34-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise within the sport over the past three years, with her most notable and arguably toughest achievement coming at the European Championships in June last year. Reflecting fondly on the occasion, Stacey described the […]
5th Oct A 12-year-old athlete returned from the World Biathle Championships last month with a gold and silver medal. Having excelled during the British Biathle Championships in August, Sale Harriers runner Charlie Hobson was selected to represent Great Britain in Batumi, Georgia. The event took place on Sunday 20th September and marked his first world championships, yet […]
5th Oct The sun may only just have set on the 2015 cricket season but plans for next year are well advanced. There are 22 clubs in the Reporter & Chronicle area – and for 12 of those 2016 will see a fundamental change. The post-war halcyon days of league cricket, involving big name professionals and sizeable […]
28th Sep The TCA Tycoons cheerleading academy is hoping to make their lifelong dream of competing in America become a reality next year. Having successfully qualified to compete at the Daytona Beach Competition next April, the Stalybridge based academy is currently in the process of raising the ten thousand pounds required to travel to the states. According […]
28th Sep Denton West cricketer Jordan Williams returned to a hero’s response earlier this month after making history with the England Physical Disability squad. The 23-year-old was part of the 15 man team which travelled to Bangladesh to compete in the Inaugural ICRC T20 competition at the start of September. The four game series saw England – […]
23rd Sep A Glossop born youngster has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Junior Padel Tournament in Mexico next month. 14-year-old Lawrence Morgan is one of 24 players that have been recruited to play at the highly regarded tournament. Taking place from the 16th-22nd November, the six day competition will provide three age groups […]
20th Sep A 37-year-old former footballer is attempting to revolutionise mixed martial arts in Ashton-Under-Lyne. Having played for Glossop North End in 2009, Jamie Lester – son of former Manchester City midfielder Mike Lester – has swapped the pitch for the cage. Prior to his transformation, Jamie played for a host of clubs, including New Mills, Abbey […]