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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Bancroft's year nine pupil Yusuf Sheikh won silver at the prestigious Dunlop British Junior Open recently.

Woodford Green had six young athletes at the South of England Indoor Championships at the weekend and returned with two fine silver medals.

Woodford Green may have been missing a whole host of athletes through illness, injury and exams, but such is the strength of their youngsters they still had nearly 30 athletes at the latest Met League race.

Ilford's magnificent youngsters continue to excel in the mud with the county cross-country league race in Colchester the scene of their latest success.

Essex Open made hard work of their 37-25 win over Manor B in the Essex Met League.

East London Runners were out in force in Watford on Sunday for race four of the Cross-Country League.

After the excess of Christmas, Ilford AC youngsters were back in action for what will be a busy January with five races and three championships.

Woodford Green's senior squad collected their first silverware of the new decade at the Essex Cross-Country Championships in Basildon at the weekend.

The prestigious Essex Cross-Country Championships was the main event of the weekend for the East London Runners as a large contingent of men and women braved the mud.

Essex Open began the new year with a 56-40 loss to The Clan in Premier League Division Three.

Ilford athletes dominated at their 10-mile cross-country event in Hainault Forest at the end of 2019.

Athletics clubs mourn Colin Young

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Colin Young, a former Ilford AC and Essex Beagles member, has passed away aged 83.

Ilford AC members flooded the local parkrun scene to get some action on Saturday.

The week before Christmas on the athletics calendar is the signal for the brilliantly named Sikhs in the City races.

Ilford AC youngster Jak Wright was the star of the show at the latest Essex Cross-Country League race at Writtle College at the weekend.

Ronnie O'Sullivan was beaten by Mark Selby in a nine-frame thriller at the Scottish Open but remained upbeat as he heads into an extended break from the sport.

Ronnie O'Sullivan is talking about the General Election - but don't be fooled into thinking he is keeping his cards anywhere but close to his chest.

Essex Open gave a much improved performance in their latest Premier League loss to TFC.

Ronnie O'Sullivan took just 32 minutes to dismantle a hapless James Cahill at the Scottish Open but the five-time world champion refused to be on hand to offer the young player any word of advice.

Ronnie O'Sullivan nearly threw away his first-round clash at the Scottish Open but insisted he was only trying to have a bit of fun at the Emirates Arena.

Gator ABC's Jamal Berleen kept up his winning streak as he wrapped up 2019 with another victory.

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted the better man won on the day after crashing out of the Betway UK Championship at the hands of Ding Junhui.

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted a recurring foot injury was affecting his credentials at the table despite cruising into the Betway UK Championship last 16.

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan isn't convinced former world number one Ding Junhui will ever reach his former glories - and believes the overall Chinese impact on snooker is behind schedule.

Hot-shot table tennis players from Redbridge took top honours in the East London regional final of the Jack Petchey London Schools Team Championships.

It was a case of job done for five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan as he cruised into the second round of the Betway UK Championship at the York Barbican.

Bancroft's School pupils have been celebrating after their under-18 girls' hockey team secured a trip to the National finals for the first time.

Gator ABC hosted a boxing show last Saturday at the North Romford Community Centre to raise funds for the club.

Heart of Oak Judo Club had plenty of success at a two-day event at University of East London's SportsDock.

Old Loughts women extended their lead at the top of the East League One South table to four points with an emphatic 8-0 win over Chelmsford seconds.

Essex Open remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League Division Three table after a 64-38 loss to leaders Charnwood.

The rain fell most of the day, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the Woodford Green youngsters who were in stunning form as usual in the Met League.

Ilford AC members were out in force at the Stebbing 10-miler on Sunday with five Essex medals to show for their efforts.

The second race of the winter in the Chingford League took place at Hog Hill last week and East London Runners showed their strength in depth.

Gator ABC were represented by four boxers in the National ABA Youth Finals held in Hayes last weekend.

Great Britain's men and women secured their places at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with aggregate wins in their qualifying ties at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

Great Britain's men and women took important steps towards qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with first-leg wins in their qualifying ties on Saturday.

Redbridge Sports and Leisure has unveiled eight newly refurbished, international standard indoor tennis courts, open to players from beginners to professional standards

The Los Angeles Rams claimed victory in the third match of this year's NFL International Series in London on Sunday.

A brutal KO stretched Ilford's Conor Benn's unbeaten run at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

Welcome to live coverage of tonight's boxing at the O2 Arena. Dereck Chisora and Lawrence Okolie are in action.

Old Loughts women moved clear at the top of the East Division One South table with a 10-1 demolition of Canterbury 2A at Luxborough Lane.

A Redbridge table tennis player took top honours in the Youth Club Table Tennis Festival run by London Youth in partnership with Table Tennis England and the Jack Petchey Foundation at Morpeth Table Tennis Club.

World record breaking Para swimmer Brock Whiston swam lengths with vlogger Isaac Harvey to promote people with disabilities learning to swim last week.

It's back to the studio for five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan after crashing out of the English Open.


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