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Coaches’ prestigious academy places

These Sir John Thursby Community College pupils have collectively gained five out of only 30 places available across the county at a reputable coaching academy.
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Jones Homes teams up with Clitheroe Rugby Club in 40th year

Jones Homes builds new partnership with Clitheroe Rugby Club for its 40th season

Swapping building sites for a Ribble Valley rugby pitch, Jones Homes has teamed up with Clitheroe Rugby Club for the 2016/2017 season.

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25/11/2016 Lancashire Sports Awards 2016



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Rounders club strikes gold

Burnley Rounders Club made it past first base when it was honoured at this year’s Lancashire Sports Awards.

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Double Paralympic medallist Tom is in dreamland

Double Paralympic medallist Tom Hamer says that all of his dreams have come true in a whirlwind year.

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Olympian Sophie (right) donating her signed Team GB shirt to Pendleside Hospice fund raiser, Vikki Bazeak.

Olympian launches Pendleside Hospice appeal

Burnley-born Olympic bronze medallist, Sophie Hitchon, has helped launch Inside Spa’s Christmas fundraising appeal for Pendleside Hospice.

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Paralympic GB's Tom Hamer during a media session at the London Aquatics Centre, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 29, 2016. See PA story PARALYMPICS Swimming. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire.

Double Paralympic medallist Tom Hamer has been shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

The former Burnley Bobcat could follow in the footsteps of previous winners Wayne Rooney, Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Amber Hill and Claudia Fragapane if he is presented with the accolade.

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Action from Burnley RUFC's win over Garstang

Burnley batter Garstang

Everything clicked in Burnley’s latest outing as they put Garstang to the sword with a comprehensive 14-try home win.

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Community Club of the Year: Burnley Rounders Club

Trio recognised at the sports awards

A local rounders club, primary school and budding Olympic swimmer have been recognised in this year’s Lancashire Sports Awards.

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Burnley Leisures fitness manager and new Stages Cycling brand ambassador, Elaine Adams-Gilligan.

Burnley Leisure fitness manager appointed cycling ambassador

Burnley Leisure’s fitness manager has taken centre stage as the new brand ambassador for renowned cycling gear company, Stages Cycling.

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More success for Sandygate in Nationals

More success for Sandygate in Nationals

Burnley’s Sandygate Amateur Boxing Club’s National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs (NABGC) Champions drew their Merseyside and Cheshire counterparts in the National pre-quarter-final stages at Croxteth Leisure Centre, Liverpool at the weekend.

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Actors Steve Hannam and Ben Maytham in Living with Luke, taken by Phoenix Theatre Arts. (s)

Play delivered an emotional clout

Living with Luke braved tough opponents - wrestling not only the Autistic Shadow but stereotypes of masculinity - to deliver an emotional knock-out.
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Burnley celebrate 90th anniversary in style

Burnley celebrate 90th anniversary in style

Burnley Rugby Club celebrated their 90th season with a special game against invitational side the Anti Assassins last Sunday.

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From Budapest to Burnley for young wrestler David

A talented young wrestler who has made a momentous journey from Budapest to Burnley is getting to grips with life in his new home.

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Prairie Sports Village, in Windermere Avenue, has hit the two million golf ball milestone in just 12 months (s)

Driving range's striking first year

Burnley’s multi-million pound sports village is celebrating a ball-striking bonanza on its first birthday.

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The Met Office have issued an Amber warning for Lancashire

SNOW ALERT: Met office issues Yellow warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a Yellow alert for ice and snow in Lancashire on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday in the Northwest.
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Pump up the volume – new BMX track for borough

Pump up the volume – new BMX track for borough

A true team effort has put the wheels in motion on a new BMX pump track for the borough.

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Maximum 147 break for Ighten Leigh ace Chris

Maximum 147 break for Ighten Leigh ace Chris

Chris Lawson of Ighten Leigh recorded a maximum 147 break on Hallow’een against Colne SC’s Jamie Lingard.

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Sandygate show a success

Sandygate show a success

Burnley’s Sandygate Amateur Boxing Club held their first show of the season at The Mechanics, in what turned out to be another sell-out success.

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Orienteers search for new members

Orienteers search for new members

An orienteering club is on the hunt for new members.

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Boxer Shayne Singleton

Pain for Shayne after title bid is put on ice

Shayne Singleton confessed that he’s “devastated beyond belief” after the welterweight fighter sustained an injury that obliterated his hopes of challenging Bradley Skeete for the British title later this month.

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