James Arnott named in Great Britain squad for World Junior Games
Athletics

James Arnott named in Great Britain squad for World Junior Games

PLYMOUTH sprinter James Arnott has been named in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for July’s IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation) World Junior Games in Holland. The 18-year-old, who is the younger brother of Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion rugby player Jack, is one of just 21 athletes named in the squad … Continue reading

Graham Dawe feels expectation levels are higher for his second spell at Plymouth Albion
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Graham Dawe feels expectation levels are higher for his second spell at Plymouth Albion

GRAHAM DAWE says it is difficult to compare joining Plymouth Albion for the first time in 1999 to taking over for a second spell this year. When Dawe became chairman of rugby 16 years ago, Albion had just survival relegation to regional rugby on the final day of the season. They sat at the foot … Continue reading

Erme Valley’s Will Battershill shines at Devon Championships
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Erme Valley’s Will Battershill shines at Devon Championships

BRITISH number one Will Battershill lowered his personal best in the under-20 men’s 2,000 metres steeplechase at the Devon County Championships. Erme Valley Harriers athlete Battershill clocked an impressive five minutes and 56.74 seconds at Exeter Arena, which was not only well inside the national standard but less than two seconds of UK Athletics’ world … Continue reading

GALLERY: Tavistock’s Neil Barkell wins Muskies Madne5.5
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GALLERY: Tavistock’s Neil Barkell wins Muskies Madne5.5

TAVISTOCK’S Neil Barkell stormed to victory in the Muskies Madne5.5 race. Barkell was nearly a minute in front of Tamar Trotters’ Peter Waumsley in the race that started and finished at Kings Tamerton Community Centre. The Tavistock man clocked 26.59 minutes, with second-placed Waumsley coming home in 27.53 minutes. The times were faster than normal … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Tonia Couch leads overall World Series going into final event
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Plymouth’s Tonia Couch leads overall World Series going into final event

TONIA COUCH will go into the final World Series event in Mexico as the overall leading in the women’s platform competition, despite missing out on a medal in Windsor. The Plymouth diver, who has won three individual bronzes during the series, had to settle for sixth-place in a high-quality final in Canada with a score … Continue reading

Ex-Albion stars Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie set to face Barbarians
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Ex-Albion stars Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie set to face Barbarians

FORMER Plymouth Albion players Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie will get the chance to push their World Cup claims next Sunday when an England XV play the Barbarians at Twickenham. The pair have been named in 24-man squad to take on the Baa-Baas in a non-cap international. Utility back Slade impressed in the match last … Continue reading

COUNTY RUGBY: Graham Dawe’s Cornwall book place at Twickenham
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COUNTY RUGBY: Graham Dawe’s Cornwall book place at Twickenham

GRAHAM DAWE can look forward to another trip to Twickenham after guiding Cornwall to the County Championship final. The Duchy produced a storming second half display to overcome Hertfordshire 25-18 in front of a large and passionate crowd Redruth’s Recreation Ground. Cornwall’s hopes of securing a third successive trip to Twickenham did not look great … Continue reading