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Sports scheme gets funding boost to help women keep active

Sports scheme gets funding boost to help women keep active

Women in Tower Hamlets are to benefit from a new scheme aiming to boost their participation in sport. Sports4Women has been given almost £262,000 to help women  overcome some of the hurdles that stop them from keeping active. The scheme, which was developed through local consultation, identified cost, timing of…

Relief as Government backtracks on axe for school sports

Relief as Government backtracks on axe for school sports

School sports coordinators expressed relief this week that the  School Sports Partnerships (SSP) will stay in place until the summer . Instead of facing £162 million worth of cuts in March, School Sports Partnerships, which help to co-ordinate sport and P.E. in schools, will now be given £47 million to…

School sports and Olympic legacy under threat due to funding cuts

School sports and Olympic legacy under threat due to funding cuts

Community groups have appealed to Prime Minister to stop 'ill-conceived' changes…

Sports club receives grant to train gymnasts

Sports club receives grant to train gymnasts

A gymnastics club in Croydon has been awarded a generous grant for to fund training for new coaches The Croydon School of Gymnastics, in Thornton Heath, was handed £1000 by the ‘Cash 4 Clubs’ funding scheme, which it will use “to put staff on training courses, to assist in development…

Two more players leave troubled football club

Two more players leave troubled football club

Troubled Croydon Athletic FC has had to release two more players this week, and although a new signing was revealed, the club is still struggling both on and off the pitch.…

Residents split as council scraps local wind turbine

Residents split as council scraps local wind turbine

Controversial plans for a giant wind turbine to be constructed on Hackney Marshes have been abandoned due to a lack of funds. Hackney council proposed that the 120-metre structure could have helped to power the borough’s main council buildings and a large proportion of its streetlights.…

Eagles legend Dougie Freedman talks to supporters

Eagles legend Dougie Freedman talks to supporters

Assistant manager Dougie Freedman gave a question and answer session at Selhurst Park as part of a new series of events introduced by the Supporters’ Trust. Freedman, 36, who spent ten years as a player at the club, scoring one hundred and eight career goals, answered the supporters’ questions at…

Rahman defiant as Coe confirms marathon snub

Rahman defiant as Coe confirms marathon snub

The Olympic marathon row entered a new phase this weekend, after it was confirmed that the mayor of Tower Hamlets intends to defy a final ruling by the International Olympic Committee over the controversial relocation of the flagship event away from the East End.…

Marathon lasts a day, Olympics’ community benefit could last a lifetime

Marathon lasts a day, Olympics’ community benefit could last a lifetime

The highly-publicised, day-long celebration of human potential that is the Olympic marathon would have been a gift to the communities of East London, but hardly the gift that keeps on giving – it’s a perfunctory box of chocolates for temporary and forgettable enjoyment.…

Hackney’s over 50s get into the Olympic spirit

Hackney’s over 50s get into the Olympic spirit

Alberto Fitzgerald may never make the podium when the Olympics come to London in 2012, but he will certainly be part of the winning spirit. The 70-year-old from Hackney attended the New Age Games at Kings Hall Leisure Centre yesterday along with over 150 over-fifties.…