Category Archives: Sport

Old Coulsdon Bowling Club Big Weekend, May 28-29

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All ale and hearty – a welcome return to beer festival season

The beer festival season is back. After covid cancellations, this year feels like it’s back to business for these jamborees of brewing, and BILL LACEY went along to Selhurst Park at the weekend to experience one of the very best … Continue reading

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Trams look to turn over new Leafe with updated league

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: The season may be over for the borough’s part-timers, but as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports, there’s still plenty going on behind the scenes with derby dates to arrange for a renewed local rivalry Croydon FC will have a local … Continue reading

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Shirley Park Bowling Club Open Day, Fri May 27

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Norbury Hill Cubs are for the long jump with Jade Johnson

Commonwealth Games and European athletics championships medallist Jade Johnson will be visiting Norbury Hill Cubs on Saturday morning to put them through their paces. Johnson, recently appointed club Patron at Herne Hill Harriers, will be unveiling the new scooter rack … Continue reading

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Croydon FC youth academy trials, free entry, Apr 30 & May 7

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‘Home form at Arena cost us’ says departing Trams boss Giles

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: End of an era at Croydon Arena, as the manager who helped pull the club together after crisis-hit years has announced he is stepping down. ANDREW SINCLAIR with a round-up on another tough season for the Trams, Rams, … Continue reading

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Warlingham take league title without having to make a tackle

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Warlingham kicked off the club’s centenary season in some style, celebrating finishing the season as London South-West Div 3 champions without having to make a tackle in anger. In an extraordinary turn of events, Warlingham took their regional … Continue reading

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Vieira looks to Brentford and Bernabeu for Wembley glory

FA CUP SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW: Even though they are denied arguably their player of the season, Crystal Palace fans are approaching Sunday’s big match with nothing-to-lose optimism Crystal Palace will never have a better chance of beating the world champions and … Continue reading

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Women’s cricket taster session, Beddington, Apr 14

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‘Bitter pill’ for Trams as they are cruelly denied semi-final place

On the eve of ‘Non-League Day’, when the country’s smaller clubs ask fans from Premier League sides to pay them a visit, ANDREW SINCLAIR rounds up the latest news from Croydon FC and Croydon Athletic Robbed of a shot at … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed at Coulsdon’s Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

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Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, Coulsdon, open from Apr 15

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Trinity lift rugby’s National Cup after tense Twickenham final

South London’s dominance over schools rugby in England continues after Trinity School had its name engraved on to the National Schools Cup following a tense 15-10 win at Twickenham Stadium over Kirkham Grammar. The Croydon team were always in front, … Continue reading

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Tory budget amendment looks to reopen Purley Pool for £3m

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The disparity in provision of leisure facilities between the north and south of the borough has sent mayoral candidates trying to make a budget splash. By WALTER CRONXITE, Political Editor The Tory opposition group at the Town … Continue reading

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As the pressure mounts, Trams are taking it one game at a time

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: As the football season enters its vital last few weeks, ANDREW SINCLAIR catches up with the local sides’ managers One win and just six points from 10 games from October and mid-January reads like the form of a … Continue reading

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Henman’s coaching is a real smash at Chestnut Park Primary

Tim Henman, the former British tennis No1, visited Chestnut Park Primary School in West Croydon this morning as part of a participation initiative organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and funded from the former player’s charitable foundation. LTA Youth is … Continue reading

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Fisher’s ‘strawberry daiquiri’ Dombrandt on a World Cup path

RUGBY ROUND-UP: After two blighted seasons, the past fortnight has demonstrated how resilient the area’s clubs are, with a first Six Nations start for one of their former youth players and two hard-fought derby games which between them were settled … Continue reading

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ARCC Sporting Memories Club, Peony Court, Feb 25

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Minster’s cricketing cleric had a decent innings at the crease

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: The publication of the 2022 season’s fixture list might help distract English cricket supporters from the uncomfortable memories of the latest Ashes defeats. DAVID MORGAN has found some solace in happier cricketing memories from the Croydon Minster archives … Continue reading

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Olympic hero Fraser gives her club the shirts off her back

You could have a real Olympic vest, worn by a real Olympic athlete in a race at a real Olympic Games. And by buying it, you could be helping the next generation of Croydon’s stars fulfill their dreams of competing … Continue reading

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Trams’ New Year game hits back of the net for local community

Croydon FC might have lost their first game of 2022 to an unlucky injury-time goal at the Arena yesterday, but the people of South Norwood turned out as the real winners after an impressively generous donations day held for the … Continue reading

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Croydon 2021: Where Eagles care and people power takes hold

DID WE HAVE NEWS FOR YOU: In the second part of our review of the year, loyal readers step up to report raptor sightings, there’s the retirement of a much-admired Palace manager, worrying election results for Labour and the council … Continue reading

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Trams kick-off New Year with collection for community kitchen

Croydon FC’s first game of 2022 will be running a fund-raiser for the South Norwood Community Kitchen. The match, against Tooting Bec, kicks off at Croydon Arena at 3pm on bank holiday Monday, January 3. “Come along and cheer on … Continue reading

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New Addington Boxercise Club, Dec 20, 23 and 29

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