Lewis hoping he can help Devonport Services make progress
Rugby

Lewis hoping he can help Devonport Services make progress

MIKE LEWIS is hoping Devonport Services can push on next season in Western Counties West. Former Tavistock and Launceston boss Lewis has joined Services’ coaching set-up, where he will work alongside Bryan Crichton. Lewis started his rugby career at Services as an under-14 before going on to play for Plymouth Albion. He is now looking … Continue reading

Ex-Albion forward Gill earns her first England start against Canada
Rugby

Ex-Albion forward Gill earns her first England start against Canada

PLYMOUTH’S Courtney Gill will make her first England start on Friday when they take on Canada in the opening match of the Women’s Rugby Super Series in Salt Lake City (10pm BST). The former Eggbuckland Community College pupil will line-up in the second-row, alongside the highly-experienced Tamara Taylor, who has 91 caps for her country. … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Lobb wins Britain’s first individual medal at European Juniors
Aquatics

Plymouth’s Lobb wins Britain’s first individual medal at European Juniors

PLYMOUTH Diving’s Shanice Lobb won Great Britain’s first individual medal of the European Junior Championships in Croatia on Tuesday evening. Lobb took silver in the girls’ A platform final, scoring 396.50 points to finish behind German star Christina Wassen, who scored 410.05. Wassen has competed at the World and European senior championships and is a … Continue reading

Erme Valley’s Battershill sets new PB on way to victory at BMC race at Exeter
Athletics

Erme Valley’s Battershill sets new PB on way to victory at BMC race at Exeter

ERME Valley Harriers’ Will Battershill set a new 1,500m personal best on his way to victory at the British Milers’ Club regional race at Exeter on Tuesday night. Great Britain youth international Battershill, 18, who recently won the England Under-20 3,000m steeplechase title, clocked 3:57.84 minutes to edge out Bideford’s Shaun Antell. Antell came home … Continue reading

Webster ‘incredibly proud’ to be selected to compete at the Rio Olympics
Olympics / Other sport

Webster ‘incredibly proud’ to be selected to compete at the Rio Olympics

FORMER Ivybridge Community College pupil Sonny Webster has been selected as Great Britain’s sole male weightlifting representative for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. Webster’s selection comes after his success at the British Championships where he set a new under-23 record to beat his big rival Owen Boxall. The 22-year-old, who trains at a performance … Continue reading

Williams looking forward to returning to professional rugby after re-signing for Albion
Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Williams looking forward to returning to professional rugby after re-signing for Albion

DAN WILLIAMS is looking forward to returning to professional rugby after re-signing for Plymouth Albion. Former Gloucester and London Welsh player Williams made 12 appearances for Albion during the 2013-14 – six in the Championship and six in the British & Irish Cup. However, he suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery which meant he … Continue reading