Tag : Fiona Tomas

Taking the Fight to Calais

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VINCENT Kompany will tell you that being injured isn’t nice. When the Manchester City centre-back tore his calf last December, it was the start of a long and gruelling recovery process which saw the Belgian international miss out on the remainder of the Premier League season and the European Championships. … Read More

Is British Cycling in danger of losing its gloss?

3 years ago / 0 comments

ON the day that Team GB’s kit for the Rio Games was showcased by some of Britain’s finest medal hopefuls, as the likes of Jessica Ennis-Hill and Tom Daley posed for the cameras, British cyclists who have qualified for the Games might well have been forgiven for not posting any … Read More

Copeland Fighting for a Female Cause

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SITTING down in the Edge café having just lead a women’s boxing taster session for a group of Leeds University students, Stacey Copeland might have looked a bit disappointed that it was all over. For the best part of an hour, the European Silver Medallist and three-time national champion from … Read More

Women’s Rugby edge into the semis

3 years ago / 0 comments

A LATE trio of tries saw Leeds University women’s Rugby Union team storm into the semi-finals of the BUCS Trophy, after overcoming a stubborn Edge Hill side 17-0. It was a bright and sunny day as the Gryphons took to the field and the girls were happy to be back at … Read More

They ken run, but they can't cheat

3 years ago / 0 comments

EVER since twelve FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich in April 2015, the world of sport has been relentlessly plagued with allegations of corruption scandals, betting fraud and cheating. It is unsurprising that the media so viciously scrutinizes the world elites of sport today. Earlier this month, the first elite … Read More

Clinched in the flick of time

3 years ago / 0 comments

LEEDS men hockey first team needed penalty flicks to edge past a tough Newcastle side and book a quarter-final place in the trophy cup on a wet evening at Weetwood Park. The Gryphons were forced to come from behind twice as they battled against their Georgie opponents who, despite currently … Read More

France, Ireland and England excel in opening round of Women's Six Nations

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THERE were convincing wins for three sides this weekend which saw the start of the women’s RBS Six Nations, which, since it’s launch in 2010, has become one of the most emblematic and most watched tournaments for women’s rugby in Europe.  FAVOURITES Ireland started their quest for back-to-back Six Nations titles with a … Read More

Headingley cricket and rugby stadium to be extended

3 years ago / 0 comments

NEW development plans to extend Headingley stadium have been revealed. The iconic West Yorkshire sports ground, home to Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, will undergo a £50 million development project in order to increase stadia capacity. Improvements to the ground will see the construction of a new South … Read More

Johanna Konta – the upcoming star of British Tennis

3 years ago / 0 comments

THE current heat of the Australian Open might seem a far cry from the rain and wind back at home, but British tennis fans watching from their sofas, all eyes have been fixed on one fiery player who has rekindled the excitement for British women’s tennis.    Her name? Johanna … Read More

Evidence of Match-Fixing Revealed in Tennis

3 years ago / 0 comments

NEW corruption scandals hit the sporting world last night as an independent investigation panel revealed that widespread match-fixing was reportedly linked to several high profile tennis matches. The secret files, which flagged up suspected events of match-fixing at Wimbledon back in 2007, were made available to the BBC and BuzzFeed … Read More