Articles with the tag 'football'

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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What will your This Girl Can story be?

April 18 2017

This Girl Can has become one of the most successful sporting campaigns of recent times, getting women and girls back into fitness or trying something new. It’s back again in 2017 and there will a special timetable of open days and tasters in Melton and the Vale of Belvoir during the week of June 5-11....

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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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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 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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The best sports books of 2014

October 2 2014

Christmas is coming so what better gift for your sports mad nearest and dearest than a top sports book? This year I really enjoyed reading The Climb by Chris Froome, winner of the 100th Tour De France, and Running My Life by Seb Coe, one of my all-time sporting heroes. But which other 2014 sports...

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