Tag Archives: Sport

Sporting app pitches up for court bookings in Croydon

An app for smart phones and tablets, and with its service available online, is offering quick and easy access to booking local sports facilities. MyLocalPitch has recently introduced a bespoke page for Croydon. MyLocalPitch’s borough pages help everyone in the … Continue reading

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Whitgift at the double in schools rugby cup quarter-finals

RUGBY ROUND-UP: It’s a red-letter day in the history of Whitgift School rugby next Wednesday, when both their under-15s and under-18s sides will run out on to their South Croydon playing fields to play in the quarter-finals of the national … Continue reading

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All mud and guts on Warlingham rugby girls’ night out

Warlingham rugby club’s new women’s section is going from strength to strength, with a full team squad enjoying a training session at Harlequins’ Stoop ground last weekend – in diabolical weekend weather – before taking seats in the stadium to … Continue reading

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58-year-old Doe dons his boots again in Warlingham win

RUGBY ROUND-UP: If you think Wales or Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squads have it bad with injuries, then spare a thought for local club Warlingham, who rocked up for their latest London 2SW fixture at Basingstoke missing pretty much an … Continue reading

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Streatham ice hockey: complete 2015-2016 fixture list

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Warlingham gets ready “to host” Rugby World Cup

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Young Harriers break records at London Olympic Stadium

Three sprint relay teams from Croydon Harriers tasted victory in London’s Olympic Stadium at the Anniversary Games last Friday evening. Eight teams of Croydon Harriers sprinters got the chance to stretch their legs on the big stage alongside Usain Bolt … Continue reading

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Palace offers youngsters sporting chance with One Goal

Crystal Palace Football Club has teamed up with London & Quadrant Housing Association to take part in a project called One Goal, which is offering free sport and arts activities over the summer holidays, as well as the possibility of … Continue reading

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Ping! Croydon tables summer-long scheme to deliver a smash

A sports participation project has been launched in Croydon today, with a massive Ping! Launched this lunchtime with a session in the Whitgift Centre, there are now 15 table tennis tables sited around the borough (though only one in the … Continue reading

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Croydon Bowling Club Open Day, Saturday June 13

The Croydon Bowling Club is staging an Open Day on Saturday, June 13, from 10am to 4pm. There is free parking, and the open day will offer visitors a tour of the club, with its hall for indoor play and … Continue reading

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Champion Edwards seeks sponsors to achieve Olympic dream

One of Croydon’s most hard-working and talented sportsmen is seeking help from local businesses to sponsor him as he progresses towards his Olympic dream. Teenager Sunny Edwards won his first senior ABA title last month. At the England Elite championships … Continue reading

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Robshaw’s not the star of the latest Warlingham show

STEVEN DOWNES with a review of how the local rugby clubs, and players, have done over the course of the season, with some becoming unlikely stars of the small screen Warlingham RFC could feature on Sky Sports this evening, the … Continue reading

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Trams appeal for extra support at their relegation decider

Palace fans not making the trip oop north this Saturday to see the Eagles play at Roker Park, or whatever they call it these days, could do a lot worse than get along to Croydon Arena for what should prove … Continue reading

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Purley Cricket Club is looking for women players

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South Croydon school helps pupils fulfil Paralympic dream

A sports team from St Giles School in South Croydon is celebrating after an action-packed day of inclusive sport opportunities at a Primary Sports Camp staged this week. St Giles is a school for pupils, aged from four to 16, … Continue reading

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Croydon Harriers sprinter becomes four-try rugby star

Croydon Harriers recently lost one of their biggest talents – physically and metaphorically – to another sport, when British discus record-holder Lawrence Okoye signed up for the San Francisco 49ers American football team. Could they be about to lose another … Continue reading

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Pitch Up and Play rugby for girls at Warlingham, Mar 1

Warlingham rugby club’s growing women’s section is hosting a huge “Girls Rugby Pitch Up and Play” event at Hamsey Green on Sunday March 1. More than 140 girls are due to attend the event, which is backed by both the … Continue reading

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Croydon Roller Derby 2015 rookie intake, Mar 6

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Croydon Athletic football trials for teenagers, Feb 19

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Frank Harmer Memorial 10km road race, Mar 1

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Youth Games cricket team trials, Thornton Heath, Jan 16

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Bromley 10km charity road race, Jan 11

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Young runners display mud and guts in London Youth Games

Report by Matthew Kiernan More than 60 young runners represented Croydon at the opening event of the 2015 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games at Parliament Hill Fields on Saturday, delivering a batch of team and individual medals. The 67-strong Croydon … Continue reading

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Coe wants community to have its say over Palace plans

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic gold medal-winner and former chairman of the organising committee of London’s acclaimed 2012 Games, wants the local community to back calls to save the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for future sporting use. Lord Coe, … Continue reading

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England captain Robshaw hands it to volunteers like Doe

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Tony Doe, one of the behind-the-scenes mainstays at Warlingham rugby club, had his volunteering efforts recognised this week by the RFU, the governing body of the English game, when he was invited to an England training session at … Continue reading

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