Category Archives: Sport

Councillor’s £1,000 grant to football club outside the borough

One of Croydon’s football crazy Conservative councillors has been doling out council cash to a sports club that is based outside the borough. Croydon Council has allocated £560,000 per year to what it calls its ward budget scheme. Under the … Continue reading

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Warlingham Classic Car and Bike Show, Hamsey Green, Jul 14

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Whitgift are denied a final double by Wellingtons’ non-boot

RUGBY ROUND-UP: It was ecstasy and agony at Allianz Park for Whitgift School last weekend as they came within a clause in the rule book from getting both their teams through to Twickenham finals later this month. The South Croydon … Continue reading

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Purley Downs golfers pitch in with £5,691 for Weir’s charity

We’re entering peak marathon season, with thousands of ordinary Londoners gearing themselves up for next month’s London Marathon and other long-distance challenges. On Sunday, in the Vitality Big Half, one far-from-ordinary Londoner, David Weir, the record-breaking wheelechair racer, was in … Continue reading

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Puck off: Palace’s American owners look to sell stake in club

On the eve of the club’s “A23 derby” lunchtime kick-off against Brighton at Selhurst Park today, a Wall Street news agency is reporting that Crystal Palace’s American owners are looking to sell their stake in the club. According to Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Arena clubhouse suffers ransacking on two successive nights

For Croydon’s longest established non-league football club, their battle for survival just got a whole lot tougher It’s time to support your local team. Croydon Football Club’s clubhouse at Croydon Arena in South Norwood has been the target of break-ins, … Continue reading

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‘Sir’ is back in the classroom having learned a running lesson

Mr Webb was back in front of his science class of 30 or so boisterous teens at Harris Academy South Norwood yesterday morning, as if nothing had changed. But it had. Jamie Webb was now a European athletics silver medallist. … Continue reading

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