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2019 – a year of world cups

February 21 2019

2019 is a year of world cups with cricket, women’s football, netball and rugby all in the limelight. England, ranked the best one-day team, are home favourites for the ICC Cricket World Cup from May 30 to July 14. Trent Bridge in Nottingham will host five matches including England versus Pakistan on June 3. In...

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The best sports podcasts

November 29 2018

Sports podcasts are becoming increasingly popular so Melton Sports has ridden the airwaves and asked its customers for their favourites. There are plenty of enlightening and entertaining shows available via iTunes, Acast, BBC Sounds or your podcast provider and they are great to listen to pre or post game, in the car, at the gym...

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Closing the gender gap in sport

December 14 2017

There is a gender gap in sport – girls not engaging enough with school sports, women less physically active than men – but efforts are being made in Melton to change this. New research from Women in Sport show girls turn away from school sports in high numbers. It surveyed 25,000 girls and boys from...

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It’s time to roar your support for the Lions

May 24 2017

It’s getting real now, the British & Irish Lions fly out to New Zealand next week and play their first warm-up game on June 3. There will be 10 matches in all on the tour and the heat will definitely be on by the time the first of the three Tests against the All Blacks...

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Highlights of the sporting year ahead

January 17 2017

It’s not a World Cup or Olympic year but there are plenty of top sporting events to watch out for in 2017 and you can catch a number of them live with a bit of foresight. It also promises to be a big breakthrough year for women’s cricket, rugby and football. Personally I’m looking forward...

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Melton Sports’ Twelve Days of Christmas

November 10 2016

As the festive season is fast approaching here is Melton Sports’ version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s packed full of gift ideas for the sporty people and sports fans in your life. All together now, ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . 1 British &...

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Big step forward for Melton Sports Village project

March 31 2016

Melton Council has voted unanimously to push ahead with the Melton Sports Village project. Next stage is to find a commercial partner to design, build, operate and maintain the new facility. The main features of its ‘leisure vision’ are a 500-seater stadium with 3G artificial pitch for football and rugby and a new indoor eight court...

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Six Nations, new promotions and arrivals – your February newsletter

January 29 2016

Ready for kick-off? The RBS Six Nations gets under on February 6 with England hoping to put a disappointing World Cup behind them under new coach Eddie Jones. Wear your colours for less with £5 off our England shirts or get your hands on one of our Home Nations rugby balls. Check out my column...

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My 2016 sporting highlights and predictions

January 20 2016

It’s an Olympic year so it seems right to mark your card with what promise to be 2016’s sporting highlights. Here is my month-by-month guide and a few predictions. January – It’s (another) big year for Andy Murray starting with the Australian Open (now to Jan 31). He ended 2015 as world number two and...

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The best sports books of 2015

October 8 2015

When it comes to sports books I am always drawn to the most thought provoking ones, those which challenge convention or my own preconceptions. In much the same way the sports people who attract my interest are those who transcend their own particular sport. Here are the books which are on my Christmas wish list:-...

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Not sporty? There’s still an activity for you

What do you do if you’re not sporty but want to be fitter and...

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