Post Tagged with: “Sport”

White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

By Jacob Smith The charity boxing organisation White Collar Fighter raised over £14,000 for various charities at their latest event in Leeds on October 5. White Collar Fighter takes beginners who have never boxed before and trains them for an eight-week period to prepare them for fight night. They’ve been in operation for over four years now and have recently […]

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Do teams perform better when playing in front of more of their own fans?

LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Leeds United fans look on during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Leeds United and Preston North End at Elland Road on August 28, 2018 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

By Ed McIntyre Embed from Getty Images You would assume that when football teams play in front of a large support of their own fans spurring them on would result in more success, and when teams have more success their attendances increase. But research shows that teams who do have a large following aren’t doing so well. Focusing on the […]

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Practice makes perfect: BT Sport football reporter Andy May reveals his tips for breaking into the sports journalism industry

Practice makes perfect: BT Sport football reporter Andy May reveals his tips for breaking into the sports journalism industry

By Daniel Swales With a wealth of experience in the field of sports journalism to share, BT Sport football reporter Andy May today emphasised the importance of practising broadcast and written journalism skills ahead of going into the industry. Andy was speaking as part of Leeds Trinity’s Journalism and Media week, having worked for a range of employers including the BBC, […]

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Stirling frustrated at “lethargic” Carnegie

Pic: Yorkshire Carnegie

By Tom Clayton YORKSHIRE Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Stirling has hit out at his players following a lacklustre performance against London Scottish on Friday night. The hosts had pinpointed this match as almost a must-win game, having only won one match of their first seven. For the seventh time this season, however, Carnegie fell to a demoralising 5-17 defeat […]

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United fans praise Luke Shaw’s comeback as he signs new contract at the club

United fans praise Luke Shaw’s comeback as he signs new contract at the club

http://Embed from Getty Images by Abbey Maclure Manchester United have announced that full-back Luke Shaw has signed a new contract until 2023. The club confirmed the new deal today, which will reportedly see the 23-year-old’s earnings rise from £100,000 to £150,000 a week. Shaw suffered a set-back in 2016 when he broke his leg in a Champions League game against […]

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Headingley Stadium taking shape as south stand opens

Headingley Stadium taking shape as south stand opens

By Tom Clayton HEADINGLEY Stadium’s new south stand was officially opened on Sunday with round five of rugby union’s Greene King IPA Championship. Leeds’ professional rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie were hosts to Bedford Blues as the new stand opened with brand new press and media facilities, as well as new seating in the upper tier. The work, undertaken by […]

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ROVERS AT WEMBLEY: 10 YEARS ON

ROVERS AT WEMBLEY: 10 YEARS ON

By Alex Gibbings May 25 2008. A day that will live long in the memory for all connected with Doncaster Rovers. Almost 10 years ago, Rovers defied the odds and defeated the famous Leeds United at the new Wembley Stadium, sealing promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time in 50 years. Just 20 days earlier, […]

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ROVERS LAYING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS

ROVERS LAYING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS

By Alex Gibbings Doncaster Rovers are putting the foundations in place as they look to develop their young players into first team regulars. Rovers re-entered a side into the Central League North this season, following a season-long absence following their first team’s relegation to League Two in 2016. However, following promotion back to League One at the first attempt last […]

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Redcar Athletic ready for promotion push after giant-killing act in cup

Redcar Athletic FC centre back Jordan Kirk at the ground.
Picture: Tom Reyer

By Tom Reyer Christmas came early for North Yorkshire side Redcar Athletic when they pulled off their biggest victory in the short history of the club. They recently defeated Whitby Town, from the EVO-STIK Premier Division, in the North Riding Senior Cup. Whitby are the current holders of the trophy and entered the tie as huge favourites. Redcar are several […]

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Vandals leave trail of destruction at South Leeds Golf Club

Vandals caused extensive damage to the greens at South Leeds Golf Club.
Picture: Connor Humm

By Connor Humm Leeds golf clubs are being targeted by thugs, with extensive damage to the playing surfaces. South Leeds Golf Club in Middleton has been hit by vandals six times in the last two months alone. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Gotts Park Golf course in Armley recently experienced a similar problem which has rendered certain parts of […]

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