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Cameron and Coe join training session at Millwall Rugby Club

Cameron and Coe join training session at Millwall Rugby Club

Rugby balls and rain were on the agenda for Prime Minister David Cameron and Lord Sebastian Coe as they took part in a children’s training session on Saturday. The two political heavyweights joined in with passing drills at Millwall Rugby Club in the Isle of Dogs as part of the…

Club renowned for Premier League talent to quit borough

Club renowned for Premier League talent to quit borough

One of  Tower Hamlets’ most respected and illustrious junior football clubs, Senrab FC, is preparing to move out of the area after being turned down for council funding. The club are known throughout the borough for helping produce international players like Jermain Defoe, John Terry and Ledley King. The team was formed…

ELL’s top picks from the Pig’s Ear Beer and Cider Festival

ELL’s top picks from the Pig’s Ear Beer and Cider Festival

  This year micro-brews, crafted in ELL boroughs, could be making an appearance at your office shindig, as an alternative to  sucking on some punch or cheap lager before spending an explicit five minutes with the Xerox machine. At the Pig’s Ear Beer and Cider Festival, organised by the Campaign…

Lewisham’s Maggie Alphonsi makes World Cup draw

Lewisham’s Maggie Alphonsi makes World Cup draw

A Lewisham-born women’s rugby star took to the stage with Mayor of London Boris Johnson on Monday to make the Rugby World Cup 2015 draw. Maggie Alphonsi appeared at the Tate Modern with Johnson and New Zealand rugby captain Richie McCaw. Debbie Jevons, RWC 2015 CEO, and Bernard Lapasset, chairman…

Football match remembers murdered teenagers

Football match remembers murdered teenagers

An anti-violence charity will take to the pitch before a big Southeast London derby on Saturday, to thank fans for their years of support. Before Millwall play local rivals Charlton Athletic, club managers Kenny Jackett and Chris Powell will welcome the Mizen family on to the pitch. Barry and Margaret…

Athlete who sold himself on eBay renews sponsor search

Athlete who sold himself on eBay renews sponsor search

One of Team GB’s top sprinters is hoping the sales of a new DVD will help to promote himself as he appeals for new sponsorship. Catford’s James Ellington, 27, is one of 12 international athletes to feature in the official London Olympics documentary, First. The 200m-sprinter famously tried to sell…

Basketball stars find new home in Croydon

Basketball stars find new home in Croydon

The newly renamed London Lions basketball franchise has moved into Croydon’s Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. After 15 years of competing in Milton Keynes, the British Basketball League outfit took the decision to move town and change their name, after failing to secure a permanent venue. A deal was struck…

Cycling fatalities and injuries need addressing according to report

Cycling fatalities and injuries need addressing according to report

  Lewisham Cyclists have welcomed calls by the London Assembly’s Transport Committee for Boris Johnson to double spending on cycling. The group’s chair, Roger Stocker, said:  ”It is an interesting report. The recommendation for more spend to go specifically to cyclng is crucial.” The Assembly report, released on November 21, says…

Pudsey bear opens Tower of London ice rink for winter

Pudsey bear opens Tower of London ice rink for winter

Fundraisers, charity workers and children were blessed with the image of a bear on skates as BBC’s Children in Need came live from the Tower of London on Friday night. On the eve of Ice at the Tower opening to the public for the eighth year in a row, Pudsey…

UK Athletics chief calls for Crystal Palace cash boost

UK Athletics chief calls for Crystal Palace cash boost

UK Athletics chief Ed Warner has called for the National Sports Centre at Crystal…

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