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Popular Bantham Swoosh Helping to Teach Kids to Swim

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in In the Water, Sports News | 0 comments

More than 800 wild swimmers took to the waters of the river Avon at Bantham in Devon in late June for the now-annual ‘Swoosh’ event which sold out in record time this year.  Organisers The Outdoor Swimming Society said that 900 tickets sold out in just 90 minutes when they were made available in March. The event also raised over £2,000 for a local pool while over 90 swimmers also raised money for swimming charity Level Water. ‘The Swoosh’ involves swimmers going into the water at Aveton Gifford and swimming downstream for six...

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Jack Arnfield Ordered as Mandatory to Tommy Langford’s British Middleweight Title

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Combat Zone, Sports News | 0 comments

Picture kindly contributed by TR Sports Agency The British Boxing Board of Control have ordered Jack Arnfield (24-2) as Tommy Langford’s (18-1) mandatory opponent for the first defence of his British middleweight title. The stewards decided to put the British Championship contest to purse bids to be submitted by July 12th, with the fight ordered to take place by the end of October 2017. Devon-born Langford was due to defend his British belt for the first time against fellow Birmingham-based rival Craig Cunningham earlier this year but was...

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Success at Local and National Gradings for South Devon Tae Kwon Do Students

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Martial Arts, Sports News | 0 comments

Image (contributed) LtoR: Jenny Pike (1st Dan), Tasha Harding (1st Dan), Shawna Ball (2nd Dan), Jack Baker (1st Dan 2 Star), Master Dew (8th Dan and TAGB Vice Chairman), Hannah Broughton (1st Dan), Abbie Thomas (1st Dan 1 Star), Chloe Pike (1st Dan) and Wyn Thomas (1st Dan)  Seven students from MartialArts4Fun School of Excellence attended the bi-annual black belt grading held at the Tae Kwon Do Association of Great Britain’s (TAGB) national headquarters in Bristol. Over the grading weekend, almost 500 students from the organisation took the...

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Record 800 to Enjoy Third Bantham ‘Swoosh’

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in In the Water, Sports News | 0 comments

An exhilarating wild swimming event in a beautiful South Hams river is into its third year and it’s set to welcome 800 swimmers for a dawn and dusk swim on Saturday 24th June – the largest number of swimmers so far. The Bantham Swoosh takes place in the river Avon with swimmers making their way downstream from Aveton Gifford into the estuary. It is named after the tidal surge at the end which carries them towards the sea at up to four times their usual swimming speed. Already gaining cult status, the swim sold out within 90...

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Six Goals Shared as Bucks Finish Fourth

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Local Football, Sports News | 0 comments

Buckland Athletic finished in a respectable fourth position in the Toolstation Western League, ending their campaign with a 3-3 draw away at last season’s champions Odd Down of Bath. Only 24 people turned out at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground where Jared Lewington underlined his status as this season’s top scorer with the opener within the first quarter of an hour. Around five minutes later, the Yellows were celebrating again as Charlie Johansen found the net to make it 2-0. Odd Down quickly got themselves back into the game when...

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Stoke Seal Title with A Game to Spare

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Local Football, Sports News | 0 comments

Stoke Gabriel were crowned champions of the South West Peninsula Division One East tonight after their 8-2 win at Liverton United put them above Teignmouth who had finished their games. The win means that Saturday’s trip to the University of Exeter can be a relaxed affair in sharp contrast to last season’s final day drama which saw them relegated from the Premier Division. Ollie Critchlow set the Railwaymen on their way with an 8th minute strike, Ollie Booth with the second nine minutes later. Sean Finch’s double in the 30th...

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Can Bucks Pip Melksham to Top Three Finish?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Local Football, Sports News | 0 comments

  Buckland Athletic travel to deposed champions Odd Down of Bath in their final game of the season and a result could mean a second top three finish in three seasons. After finishing runners-up to Melksham Town in 2015, the Yellows were two points shy of third spot last season. This season they are neck-in-neck with Melksham again, only behind the third-placed club on goal difference. While Melksham were at home to lowly Longwell Green Sports last Saturday, a scratch Buckland side faced a tough trip to fifth-placed Bradford Town and the game...

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Four More for Bucks Who Give Final Home Crowd Some Easter Cheer

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Local Football, Sports News | 0 comments

Buckland Athletic first team played their last game at Homers Heath for the season and picked up their 14th home league victory of the season, more than any team bar champions Bristol Manor Farm. Today’s Line-ups vs @BrislingtonFC #COYY pic.twitter.com/kTXHmThTSa — Buckland Athletic (@OfficalBAFC) April 17, 2017 Unlike their last game, which saw Jared Lewington grab all the glory, the quartet against Brislington were spread around the team with four different players finding the net. Richard Groves, who had been named Supporters’...

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Lewington Shines as Buckland Batter Willand

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Local Football, Sports News | 0 comments

This season’s top scorer for Buckland Athletic, Jared Lewington dazzled a sizeable crowd at Homers Heath on Thursday evening, scoring all four of the Yellows’ goals in a convincing 4-0 win. Over 200 people, the highest home attendance this season in the league, turned out swelled no doubt by the offer of a free ticket for early arrival. Lewington headed his first of the evening on 15 minutes and doubled up eight minutes later, leaving the Willand Rovers’ ‘keeper in no-man’s land as he clipped the ball over him...

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Buckland Lean Spell Ends at Cadbury Heath

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Local Football, Sports News | 0 comments

After four successive defeats with only two goals scored, Buckland finally got back to winning ways last Saturday at Cadbury Heath. The home side didn’t go down easily though as they fought back twice before succumbing to a Richard Groves winner. It was Jared Lewington who scored Buckland’s first goal in over three hours of football to give the visitors the advantage but the Bristol side got themselves back on terms just before half-time. Lewington struck again after the interval but Cadbury Heath once more found an equaliser....

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