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Southport FC announce new shirt sponsor

July 21st, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport FC announce new shirt sponsor Southport FC are proud to announce a brand new 1st team shirt sponsor for the forthcoming 2016/2017 season and 2017/2018 season. With Southport FC kicking off their new season at the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Saturday the new home shirt will be launched with new shirt sponsors County Insurance. Southport… Read more »


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Our Chat With Southport’s Paul Howard Ahead Of The Open

July 11th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Paul Howard playing his Monday practice round at Royal Troon Our Chat With Southport’s Paul Howard Ahead Of The Open This week our own Paul Howard faces the biggest test of his young golfing career as he takes on the world’s best golfers in the Open Championship at Royal Troon. We caught up with him… Read more »


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Hesketh Colts U 12 blues are looking to take on new players

July 8th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Hesketh Colts U 12 blues Hesketh Colts U 12 blues are looking to take on new players  Hesketh Colts U 12 blues (2016 / 2017) are looking for two or three experienced players to join us for the forthcoming season, they must currently be in year 6 moving to high school this September, Hesketh Colts train… Read more »


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Southport FC launch a pink kit 2016/17

July 4th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport FC launch a pink kit 2016/17 Andy Bishop’s new-look Southport will begin their pre-season schedule this Saturday by sporting a brand new look of their own. The Sandgrounders kick-off their preparations for the upcoming Vanarama National League campaign away at Bootle this weekend – and the players will be wearing a change of colours… Read more »


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S&B evening with two of the worlds best professional squash players

July 2nd, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Cameron Pilley (left) and Daryl Selby (right) answer questions from the S&B audience S&B evening with two of the worlds best professional squash players Both Cameron Pilley and Darryl Selby entertained members and guests at Southport and Birkdale sports club on Thursday evening (June 30). The two players took time to coach juniors, take on members, play an… Read more »


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2,000 plus runners take on the Southport Half Marathon this weekend

June 30th, 2016 in News, Sports, Whats On

2,000 plus runners take on the Southport Half Marathon this weekend  This coming weekend, Southport will see 2,000 pounding the roads. – including Lord Street, which will close for the first time ever for a running event! Vital Events, organisers of this spectacle, anticipate record numbers this Sunday (July 3 2016) with over 2,000 runners taking part,… Read more »


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Kew Mcdonalds are the new proud sponsor of Hesketh Bank AFC Under 9s

June 29th, 2016 in News, Sports

Kew Mcdonalds (Southport) are the new proud sponsor of Hesketh Bank AFC Under 9s. Hesketh Bank AFC Under 9s team has put there £300 sposorship to good use with much needed new equipment for the kids as pictured above. Alex Chattaway the Kew Mcdonalds Store Manager was on hand to help out at the teams first… Read more »


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Southport & Ainsdale’s Paul Howard books his place at The 145th Open

June 29th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Paul Howard (left) with Caddy Mark Rabone pictured after qualifying for The Open at the 4th extra hole. Southport & Ainsdale’s Paul Howard booked his place at The 145th Open at Royal Troon  Paul Howard secured a place in next months Open Championship after coming through a play-off to claim one of only three spots available,… Read more »


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Connor McCarthy extends Southport FC contract

June 28th, 2016 in News, Sports

Connor McCarthy extends Southport FC contract Connor McCarthy has extended his contract at Southport FC by an extra season. Originally included in the clubs retained list – Southport are today in a position to confirm a new deal has been signed. Connor received glowing reports from his two spells on loan at AFC Telford last… Read more »


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72 Players battle it out at Hillside Open Qualifying

June 28th, 2016 in News, Sports

72 Players battle it out at Hillside Open Qualifying  72 Players are currently grinding it out at Hillside Golf Club in todays British Open Qualifying, Tuesday 28 June 2016. Three qualifying places are available into The 145th Open at Royal Troon from Final Qualifying at Hillside. Southport & Ainsdale’s Paul Howard finished his first round… Read more »


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Europe beat USA to win Arnold Palmer Cup at Formby Golf Club

June 26th, 2016 in News, Sports

Europe beat USA to win Arnold Palmer Cup at Formby Golf Club  Europe defeated the United States 18.5-11.5 to reclaim the Arnold Palmer Cup at Formby Golf Club today. The host side bettered USA for the second day in the singles matches 5.5-4.5. Frenchman Antoine Rozner, who broke the course record at Royal Porthcawl with… Read more »


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Southport Junior Badminton Club

June 23rd, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport Junior Badminton Club  Southport Badminton Club is running junior coaching for ages 7-12yrs every Saturday during term times. It runs from 2-3.30pm at Birkdale High School sports hall and costs £2.50 per child p/w. Equipment is provided. If you require further details you can contact [email protected] or Julia on 07771 943864 to book your… Read more »


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Southport’s Matthew Baldwin underway at USGA Open

June 17th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport’s Matthew Baldwin in the mix at USGA Open Oakmont Country Club bared its teeth as the leaderboard closed up on a weather-interrupted first day of the US Open. Southport‘s Matthew Baldwin who plays out of Royal Birkdale is on +3 after completing 17 holes of round one. Lee slattery, being an afternoon starter has yet… Read more »


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Southport Karate Club Belt Success

June 15th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport Karate Club Belt Success  Southport Karate Club had a grading last night at their YMCA Dojo, Tuesday 14 June 2016. All 16 of the students passed their grades and look forward to wearing their new belts this coming Thursday. Training is at Southport YMCA, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, Juniors 6-7pm and Adults 7-9pm. Everyone is welcome… Read more »


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Cricket meets football in Southport on Sunday for the Churchtown Summer Bash.

June 14th, 2016 in News, Sports

Cricket meets football in Southport on Sunday, June 26th for the Churchtown Summer Bash. Churchtown Cricket Club XI will be taking on a Trust in Yellow XI in an all action T20 styled cricket game at The Rookery, Roe Lane, Southport. Up for grabs will be the inaugural Phil Carder Cup Phil, who was Chairman of Churchtown… Read more »


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Fleetwood Hesketh Promoted to Premier League

June 13th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Promoted – Fleetwood Hesketh Fleetwood Hesketh Promoted to Premier League OTSNews.co.uk spoke Southport’s Fleetwood Hesketh football teams player manager Craig Johnson after they secured promotion, Craig said: “We enjoyed a great season in the Mid Lancashire league division 1 going on a run in the new year of 11 straight wins and scoring 107 goals. “We are… Read more »


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Southport sign James Grimes on a free from Barrow

June 11th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport sign James Grimes on a free from Barrow Ashley James Grimes (born 9 December 1986) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Barrow. Born in Swinton, Greater Manchester, he began his career as a youth player with Manchester United. After a spell with Bolton Wanderers, he joined Manchester City in 2003. Grimes went professional in 2006, but struggled to break… Read more »


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Who’s in and who’s out at Southport FC

June 2nd, 2016 in News, Sports

Who’s in and who’s out at Southport FC With Andy Bishop completing all negotiations with last seasons players Southport FC have released a statement who’s has not been retained or left as the exciting squad rebuilding has taken shape early this summer and be ready for the coming seasons relegation battle. Released: Andy Coughlin, Matt… Read more »


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Southport FC Under 10’s – 2016 Season Player Recruitment

June 1st, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport FC Under 10’s – 2016 Season Player Recruitment Southport FC Under 10’s (School Year 5 in September 2016) have a new manager and are recruiting for players for the new Season, starting September 2016.  Training sessions to begin mid-June with friendlies in August for all players. If your child is interested in joining, please… Read more »


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Southport golfers book return ticket to US Open

May 31st, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Matthew Baldwin Southport golfers book return ticket to US Open Southport golfers Matthew Baldwin and Lee Slattery are heading back to one of the biggest events on the international golfing calendar. The pair came through qualifying at Walton Heath to secure places at this year’s US Open – one of the sport’s four Major competitions. For both… Read more »


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Southport’s Andy Wright Returns to WVU as Assistant Coach

May 27th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport’s Andy Wright Returns to WVU as Assistant Coach MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Former West Virginia University men’s soccer All-America standout Andy Wright will return to his alma mater as an assistant coach, WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc announced on Thursday. Wright, a Mountaineer from 2004-07 and one of the best players in program history, returns… Read more »


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It’s roses all the way for Hillside’s Oliver Clarke

May 23rd, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Oliver Clarke By: David Birtill It’s roses all the way for Hillside’s Oliver Clarke Oliver Clarke celebrated his call-up for England Boys in a match in Germany next month when he won the Penwortham Rose Bowl. The Hillside youngster, recently crowned Lancashire Boys’ champion, set a hot pace with a 66 in the first round, having… Read more »


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Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs Fair Play Champions

May 19th, 2016 in News, Sports

Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs Fair Play Champions  Southport &Ainsdale Amateurs Reds attended the annual Craven Minor League presentation on Tuesday 18th May at the floral hall. This annual event sees only league winners attend to receive their championship trophies. Attending the event to receive the under 12’s league championship, Southport & Ainsdale were also winners… Read more »


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Formby’s Paul Kinnear helps England to victory

May 16th, 2016 in News, Sports

WINNING SMILES: England celebrate victory. Image: Leaderboard Photography Formby’s Paul Kinnear helps England to victory  It was was tight, but England came through to win the weekend international against France by 14-10 at Formby. “It was very tense, as we said it would be, and I am so proud of the boys,” said  team captain, Kevin… Read more »


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Hesketh Colts are looking for a goalkeeper (1 & 2 school year)

May 11th, 2016 in News, Sports

Photo: Hesketh Colt Blue (year 1 & 2 school year) Hesketh Colt Blue are looking for a goalkeeper for their side which is taking part in the Sunday Summer League at Russell Road, Southport. Training sessions take place on Meols Park on Tuesday evening 6pm. If your child plays in this position or would like too… Read more »


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