Tavistock AC claim South West club and coach of the year titles
Athletics

Tavistock AC claim South West club and coach of the year titles

TAVISTOCK AC enjoyed success at England Athletics’ Regional Volunteer Awards evening on Saturday. They were named South West club of the year, while Elaine Fileman was named coach of the year at the online ceremony. Their citation for winning club of the year said: “The club takes all levels of athletes from age eight upwards … Continue reading

Swimmers from the region named in national junior squad for the 2020-21 season
Aquatics

Swimmers from the region named in national junior squad for the 2020-21 season

PLYMOUTH Leander, Mount Kelly and Dartmoor Darts all have swimmers included in the Swim England national junior squad for the 2020-21 season. Seventy-one of the country’s top young up-and-coming talent have been included in the team. Among those are Plymouth Leander’s James Hart, Maise Elliott, Elijah Kendrick and Reid Jones, who is now studying at … Continue reading

Mount Kelly team up with Chelsea FC Foundation to launch new girls’ football programme
Football / School sport

Mount Kelly team up with Chelsea FC Foundation to launch new girls’ football programme

MOUNT KELLY have launched a new girls’ football programme in association with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation (CFCF). The programme presents an opportunity for girls from 16-18 to study their A levels at a top independent school while also following their ambitions on the football pitch. Mount Kelly, a day and boarding school for both … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander appeal for help after pandemic and Life Centre blow
Aquatics

Plymouth Leander appeal for help after pandemic and Life Centre blow

PLYMOUTH Leander Swimming Club has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help them through the coronavirus crisis. The club’s swimmers – from elite athletes to youngsters starting out – returned to the pool in August for the first time since the March lockdown. Training has now been stopped again for at least another four weeks. However, … Continue reading

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: More agony for Argyle, but joy for Saltash teams
Football / Gallery

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: More agony for Argyle, but joy for Saltash teams

PLYMOUTH Argyle’s tough season continued as they suffered yet another heavy defeat in the FA Women’s National Premier Southern Division. The Pilgrims, still pointless after six matches, were beaten 8-0 away at leaders Watford. It was their second successive 8-0 loss after going down by the same scoreline at home to Milton Keynes Dons in … Continue reading

Rugby clubs remain hopeful that they still might get to play in 2020-21
Rugby

Rugby clubs remain hopeful that they still might get to play in 2020-21

PLYMOUTH’S rugby clubs remain hopeful that they still might get to play some games this season, despite the RFU cancelling the 2020-21 league programmes. The RFU Council made the decision on Friday after it became clear, following discussions with the government, that hopes of starting the season in January would not be possible. In a … Continue reading

Hurdler King looks for a helping hand to achieve his Olympic dream
Athletics

Hurdler King looks for a helping hand to achieve his Olympic dream

PLYMOUTH’S international hurdler David King is hoping people will help him try to achieve his life-long ambition to become an Olympian. British champion King narrowly missed out on making the British team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. His goal had been to compete at this summer’s Games in Tokyo, but they were postponed … Continue reading

Battershill selected for new British Athletics endurance talent hub
Athletics

Battershill selected for new British Athletics endurance talent hub

ERME Valley Harriers steeplechase specialist Will Battershill has been named among the first athletes to feature in two new talent hubs created by British Athletics and supported by London Marathon Events. The pilot talent hubs will be based at the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University and have been created to provide a pathway … Continue reading