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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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The sporting year ahead

January 29 2015

The sporting year has got off to a great start with some thrilling FA Cup shocks and Andy Murray reaching the final of the Australian Open. I wonder what the rest of 2015 will bring? Let me mark your card so you don’t miss any of the thrilling action. The ICC Cricket World Cup takes...

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Own a piece of Tigers’ history

November 12 2014

Melton Sports will be hosting a very special event on Friday, December 5 as the town switches on its Christmas lights. Sports fans are invited to join us between 4pm and 7pm for a book signing to celebrate the recent launch of the Leicester Tigers Official History Book. And among those due to put in...

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Eat better, play better and help the planet too!

We all have to take some personal responsibility to limit climate change but what...

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