Mathias hopes Oaks can continue to build as he looks to life away from rugby
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Mathias hopes Oaks can continue to build as he looks to life away from rugby

TIM MATHIAS says he is not looking to take on another coaching role after leaving Cornwall/Devon League side Plymstock Albion Oaks. Former Plymouth Albion and Launceston prop Mathias has guided Oaks to two successive top six placed finishes in the league. But last Saturday’s game against Penryn was his final competitive one in charge of … Continue reading

Devonian rallycross driver Rooke ready to make his mark at international level
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Devonian rallycross driver Rooke ready to make his mark at international level

A DEVON teenager has his sights set firmly on becoming one of the world’s best rallycross drivers. Dan Rooke, 19, has already proved himself as the country’s top young prospect by becoming MSA British Rallycross champion. He has now been handed the chance to make his mark on the international scene by securing a team … Continue reading

Proud named in 29-strong GB squad for World Championships in Budapest
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Proud named in 29-strong GB squad for World Championships in Budapest

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Ben Proud has officially been confirmed in the Great Britain squad for this summer’s FINA World Championships in Budapest. Proud was one of just five swimmers to automatically qualify for the championships by setting a new British record in the 50m freestyle event at last week’ trials in Sheffield. However, Great Britain have … Continue reading

Judo club enjoys success at top international event in Scotland
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Judo club enjoys success at top international event in Scotland

SOUTH Brent Judo Club enjoyed tremendous success at the recent Edinburgh International Sportif. Eight members of the club attended the prestigious event as part of the West Area squad and they all returned with medals. The competition at the Meadowbank Sports Centre attracts more than 500 athletes from 14 nations and also forms part of … Continue reading

Erme Valley Harriers’ Battershill sets new steeplechase PB in California
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Erme Valley Harriers’ Battershill sets new steeplechase PB in California

ERME Valley Harriers athlete Will Battershill set a new personal best for the 3,000m steeplechase at a top meeting in America over the weekend. Battershill, who is still in the under-20 age group, knocked more than four seconds of his previous best time and is now close to breaking the magic nine-minute barrier. The former … Continue reading

Divers Daley and Dixon claim medals at top international events
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Divers Daley and Dixon claim medals at top international events

PLYMOUTH diving stars Tom Daley and Matthew Dixon both claimed major international medals on Sunday. Daley won an individual bronze in the 10m platform event at the FINA/NVC World Series in Windsor, Canada. The 22-year-old finished behind Chinese rivals Aisen Chen, who scored 569.10 points to take the win, and Hao Yang, who took silver … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cole continues his hot half marathon form to claim victory in Plymouth
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VIDEO: Cole continues his hot half marathon form to claim victory in Plymouth

TAVISTOCK’S Jim Cole claimed his third half marathon title within the space of five weeks on Sunday morning. Cole produced a dominant display to win Britain’s Ocean City (Plymouth) Half Marathon. The experienced athlete was nearly six minutes ahead of his rivals to add the victory to the Taunton Half Marathon and Tavy13 crowns he … Continue reading

Proud claims second British record and is joined on the podium by Fannon
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Proud claims second British record and is joined on the podium by Fannon

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Ben Proud claimed a second national record in as many days at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Just 24 hours after he had smashed his own 50m British freestyle best time, he did exactly the same in the 50m butterfly event to finish the meet with two titles. Proud clocked 22.80 seconds … Continue reading

GALLERY: Pictures from Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon
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GALLERY: Pictures from Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon

TAVISTOCK’S Jim Cole claimed his third half marathon title within the space of five weeks on Sunday morning. Cole produced a dominant display to win the Britain’s Ocean City (Plymouth) Half Marathon. The experienced athlete was a long way ahead of his nearest rivals to add the victory to the Taunton Half Marathon and Tavy13 … Continue reading