Category Archives: Sport

Warlingham Car Boot Sales dates 2023 – starting May 1

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Community running group wins national award after one year

One of the country’s leading athletics clubs has been named as winners of a prestigious national award for a community running initiative that already has 200 regular participants in less than a year. Tooting Run Club, based at Tooting Bec … Continue reading

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In-form Harriers head for a Lloyd Park cross-country showdown

Cross-country races are renowned for going ahead whatever the weather, and last weekend while footballers and race horses were taking time off due to the frozen conditions, Croydon Harriers splashed their way around sodden courses with great success. At Chobham … Continue reading

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GOSH! It’s Cesc! Charity volunteer wins £10,000 for sick kids

A charity volunteer from Croydon received the surprise of his life when he received a call from a World Cup-winner to tell him that his football initiative had won a worldwide competition – and a £10,000 donation to his chosen … Continue reading

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Cup run would be fitting tribute to ‘club legend’ Hillburn

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: The borough’s sides had a quiet-ish December due to postponements, but as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports, both Rams and Trams need a run of wins to drag themselves away from risk of relegation Croydon FC entered the new year … Continue reading

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Kenley’s Bateman gives it some stick as he scores 11 goals

Sam Bateman claimed a large chunk of club hockey history on Saturday as he scored 11 goals in Kenley’s 12-0 thumping of Camberley. “In my 46 years in hockey, I have never heard of anyone scoring anything like this number … Continue reading

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Warlingham go from top to bottom at the flick of a blazer’s pen

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The club that has dominated local rugby for a decade hopes to restore some pride in their derby against Trinity on Saturday You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for Warlingham in this, the club’s centenary season. After … Continue reading

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Nolan recovers from fall to make Surrey cross-country history

Dominic Nolan picked himself up from a fall to race home as the winner of the senior men’s Surrey County cross-country championships at Lloyd Park on Saturday, becoming only the second Croydon Harrier to lift the prestigious title in the … Continue reading

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Surrey makes new pitch for cricket at Croydon sports grounds

NEIL BENNETT has discovered more hope of a revival for what once seemed a long-lost cricket club in Thornton Heath Last month, we reported on the sad demise of a once proud sports club, with a locally famous cricket club … Continue reading

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Glimmers of hope around Thornton Heath’s lost cricket club

Former BBC journalist NEIL BENNETT returned to his Croydon roots to try to track down one of the lost gems of south London – Thornton Heath Cricket Club In August, television news coverage of the tragic gas explosion on Galpins … Continue reading

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Fuel crisis takes grip of borough leisure centres’ opening times

Times are tough. Now Croydon’s leisure centres and swimming pools – owned by the cash-strapped council and operated for them by Greenwich Leisure – are reducing their opening hours because they can’t afford the steepling costs of heating the buildings, … Continue reading

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Trinity defend their title in game of the season with Harrow

They are calling it “the game of the season”, and they are not referring to a soccer game being played against the French in the desert on Saturday. Today at 2.15pm will see one of the most-awaited clashes in the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Fraser named Woman of the Year by World Athletics

Croydon Harrier Donna Fraser has been named “Woman of the Year” as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022. Fraser twice won world 4x400metres relay medals and in 2000 she placed fourth in the Sydney Olympic 400metres final. She “has … Continue reading

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Customers at Crystal Palace stadium could be left in the dark

One week on from an emergency closure of the National Sports Centre and parts of Crystal Palace Park, the venue is being “partially” re-opened today. But the thousands of runners, jumpers and throwers who train on the track at what … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe banking on bumper World Cup crowd for derby

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Can the Trams’ returning manager maintain the momentum into a crunch game tomorrow? ANDREW SINCLAIR previews derby day and what the December fixture list holds for Croydon Athletic Football fans, perhaps fired up by tonight’s England World Cup … Continue reading

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‘Exclusion zones’ set up for public safety in Crystal Palace Park

Some parts of Crystal Palace Park remain in an “exclusion zone” three days after the park was subject to an emergency shutdown because concrete pillars that support the floodlights around the athletics stadium at the National Sports Centre were deemed … Continue reading

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Cougars’ Christmas basketball camp, Monks Hill, Dec 19-22

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Concern over Crystal Palace sports centre’s emergency closure

Crystal Palace Stadium, for 50 years the home of British athletics, was last night subject to an emergency closure for safety reasons. The whole of the National Sports Centre, including the sports hall and gyms, is closed this weekend. There … Continue reading

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Pengenista Drummers charity fund-raiser, Croydon FC, Dec 3

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Giles in ‘fairytale’ return for second spell as Croydon boss

Seven months after he stood down as manager at Croydon FC, it was announced tonight that Liam Giles is to return to the Arena as the club’s new boss. A vacancy had occurred after Tyler Chambers and his assistant manager, … Continue reading

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Trams boss Chambers resigns on Twitter after row with board

In an exclusive interview with ANDREW SINCLAIR, Croydon FC’s latest manager explains why he and assistant Joe Brown felt their positions had become ‘untenable’ Croydon are looking for their third manager in seven months after Tyler Chambers resigned following Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Double delight for Harriers as Croydon 10K road race returns

More than 200 runners turned out for the return of the Croydon 10K on Sunday, after a three-year absence, to encounter the worst conditions ever encountered in the history of the road race, as they set off from Lloyd Park … Continue reading

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Palace granted permission (again) for £100m stand at Selhurst

Back of the net! The result of last night’s planning committee meeting was never in doubt. But now Crystal Palace and their chairman Steve Parish have to seal a deal with Sainsbury’s. By our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE It … Continue reading

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Boxpark uses England star Grealish to cash in on World Cup

Boozepark, next to East Croydon Station, is looking to cash in on England’s World Cup heroes next month, selling tickets at up to £40 a time to enter the food and booze venue on the days when Gareth Southgate’s side … Continue reading

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Cougars half-term basketball camp, Monks Hill, from Oct 24

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