Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

County knocked out

Wiltshire were eliminated from the Unicorns 50 over Knock Out Trophy, losing to Devon at Sidmouth on Sunday by 56 runs. Devon won the toss and made first use of a good batting surface, scoring 281 for six wickets in their 50 overs. The innings was dominated by the...

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County wins first round

Wiltshire won their 1st round match in the Unicorns 50 over Knock Out Cup beating Wales at Warminster on Sunday by two wickets.  They play Devon in the second round at Sidmouth on Sunday May 20. Ed Young won the toss and put Wales in bat and they scored 212 for 7...

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Club tops with a triple

Report by Terry Lucas Gillingham Town Football Club returned to the summit of the DPL with a comfortable victory over Swanage at Hardings Lane on April 7. Both sides were depleted  but the Gills started better and dictated the play throughout the game. Wasteful...

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Chalke Valley Challenge returns

By Dominic Parkes It’s time to dig out running shoes and shorts and start preparing for October’s Chalke Valley Challenge, according to the organisers. The race and fun run returns after a year off and are again supporting the village primary school. The...

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Dream England debut for Bea

Making a perfect debut in an England running vest, City of Salisbury athletics club’s young star Bea Wood added further to her already prolific under-15’s credentials by taking first place in the  Home Countries cross country international fixture at Nottingham. She...

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Bea’s first for Wiltshire

Bea Wood, one of the City of Salisbury Athletics Club’s outstanding young prospects reached new heights at the English Schools’ cross country championships in Leeds where she took this year’s national title for junior (under 15) girls. Her 15-second margin in bitterly...

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Wilton Touch Rugby Club – The Bearbarians

The great, fun and social way of working out for free in Wilton is Touch Rugby.  Wilton Touch Rugby Club is open to men and women aged 15 years and above, and is a fantastic way of burning off unwanted calories without costing a penny! Touch rugby suits all ages, guys...

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Football club raises stakes at £1m base

Alderbury Football Club is looking for managers, coaches and players for what will be the U7s, U8s, U9s and U10s squads for next season. The club funds coaching courses for those not currently qualified. The successful and highly- regarded local 'charter standard'...

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Aerial skier Lloyd soars to Winter Olympics high

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace, from Shaftesbury, has already enjoyed one of the biggest wins of his career just by appearing at the Winter Olympic Games. The University of Bath graduate was placed in an induced coma after suffering a severe head injury while training in...

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Running track dispute goes to council

The future of Salisbury ‘s only purpose-built running track could be raised at Wiltshire Council’s meeting on February 20 Two of Labour’s Wiltshire Councillors, Ricky Rogers and John Walsh, have put forward a motion asking for the council to: “endorse the Salisbury...

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Disabled young footballers get team spirit

Salisbury City Council and Salisbury Rovers Football Club have developed a Pan Disability football team for young people aged 12 to 16. Now they want young people aged 12-16 with disabilities and an interest in playing football to get in touch, whether or not they...

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Rugby club tries for £200k

Salisbury Rugby Club is urging local people to join in a public vote to help the club win £200,000. The highly-successful club is a regional finalist for a Persimmon Homes South Coast award, and is through to the final of the housebuilder’s Healthy Communities scheme....

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Sports: weekly summary

Saturday, February 3: Salisbury 6 Yate Town 2 Salisbury returned to winning ways after a disappointing defeat to Barnstaple Town. It looked as if the Whites were in for another misfiring afternoon at the office: Danny Young fired over from point blank, before Stuart...

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New commercial partner for Whites

Salisbury Football Club has a new commercial partner. Jeremy Harwood, club director, said: “It’s great to partner with a global brand, and we look forward to working with Bartercard in the near future.” Salisbury will display the Bartercard branding throughout the...

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Sports: weekly review

SALISBURY 0 BARNSTAPLE TOWN 1 Salisbury’s fine winning run, which stretched back to early December was lost in a shock win at home to struggling Barnstaple Town, a truly terrible day at the office for The Whites. Steve Claridge was forced to make a late change when...

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Sports stars of the future awarded cash grants

POTENTIAL future sports stars received scholarship grants of £500 at a ceremony at County Hall. The grants, awarded by Wiltshire Council in partnership with local businesses are part of the Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians foundation, Gold medal-winning...

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Sports: Weekend preview

A number of local sides enjoyed success last weekend. Salisbury, Amesbury Town, Bemerton Heath Harlequins and Shaftesbury picked up wins. Despite the win not being the desired result for Laverstock & Ford, an away point will still be welcomed in their promotion push....

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Sport – Weekly Review

Salisbury 2 North Leigh 0 Salisbury made it six straight league wins with their first ever win over North Leigh, at the fourth time of trying. The Whites were awarded a penalty in the opening minutes when Aaron Dawson was fouled, Olly Mehew stepped up and slotted home...

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Sport – Weekly Review

Salisbury 2 North Leigh 0 Salisbury made it six straight league wins with their first ever win over North Leigh, at the fourth time of trying. The Whites were awarded a penalty in the opening minutes when Aaron Dawson was fouled, Olly Mehew stepped up and slotted home...

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Join Wilton Touch Rugby Club

Wilton Touch Rugby Club is a wonderful way to keep fit and enjoy playing a sport free of charge. The non-contact sport suits all ages and gender 15 -50+ whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, there is a place for you at Wilton Touch Rugby Club. Touch Rugby...

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Running track dispute

As the dispute that has closed Salisbury’s only all-weather track to the city’s athletes and the wider community enters its third month, the running club called an extraordinary general meeting to update members on its deadlock with track owners South Wilts Grammar...

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SPORT: WEEKEND PREVIEW

Salisbury v North Leigh Second-placed Salisbury will be looking to beat North Leigh for the first time, after losing to the Oxfordshire side on all three occasion so far. They may well have to go into battle without their two form players. Owen Howe and Stuart Green...

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Grant helps Wiltshire athletes

Grant available to help Wiltshire’s talented athletes succeed at elite level Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Elite Athlete grant scheme is open for applications. Working in partnership with local businesses, Wiltshire Council supports rising sports stars...

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