Ainsdale YMCA Gym Club under threat due to changes being made by CEO

July 5th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Frank Baines and Dan Purvis Proposals to considerably reduce the contracted hours (by up to 34%) and terms and conditions of coaches, if implemented, will almost certainly result in the club losing its highly qualified and experienced coaches. If this happens Dan Purvis and Frank Baines will be unable to train at their home gymnastics club… Read more »

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Formby golfer Paul Kinnear lands a spot in this month’s Open Championship

July 3rd, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Paul Kinnear ENGLAND international Paul Kinnear is among four amateurs to land a spot in this month’s Open Championship. The Formby player will be joined at St Andrews by his former Lancashire County team-mate Mark Young who turned professional  at the end of last year. Both cleared the final qualifying hurdle at Gailes Links where Young,… Read more »

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Southport’s Peter Cavanagh gets a better offer and leaves of Everton

July 2nd, 2015 in News, Sports

 Photo: Peter Cavanagh Peter Cavanagh will not now appear for Southport FC this coming season after accepting a full time Academy coaching offer from Everton FC. Paul Carden quoted on the clubs website: “Peter has decided to retire from football as he feels this is an offer too good to turn down at this stage of… Read more »

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Daniel Purvis at this years Sports Awards being held at Southport Theatre (July 8)

June 29th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Daniel Purvis Olympic bronze medal winner, Daniel Purvis, will be guest of honour at this year’s Sefton Sports Awards. The annual celebration of local sport is being held at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Wednesday, July 8. The awards champion the fantastic achievements of the borough’s sports people, of all ages and abilities, as well as the volunteers, clubs, schools and… Read more »

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Southport & Ainsdale golf ace wins first professional tournament

June 27th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Paul Howard by David Birtill FORMER England international and Lancashire County star Paul Howard won his first professional title four months after leaving the amateur ranks when he claimed the PGA EuroPro Tour’s Paul Lawrie Foundation Granite City Classic title at Newmachar. The 24-year-old from Southport & Ainsdale carded a final-round 70, two-under-par, to conclude the… Read more »

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Southport FC thank those who attended trust in yellows meeting

June 25th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: The Grandstand Bar Trust in Yellow would like to thank all members who attended Tuesday night’s meeting in the Grandstand Bar. There was an excellent turnout of members and a very good discussion. Full minutes from the meeting will be available on the Trust’s website,, later in the week. The Trust board will… Read more »

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Southport fitness blog: 5 Minute Abs Toning Workout (you can do at home)

June 24th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Mark Poole OTSnews fitness blog: 5 Minute Abs Toning Workout (you can do at home) Transform Fitness Training is a mobile personal training & boot camp service designed specifically for women who are looking to burn fat, shape up and feel great. Transform Fitness Training launched Body Blast Boot Camp in January, (which is already approaching… Read more »

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Richard Brodie takes fans squad training session

June 22nd, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Richard Brodie Richard Brodie took a training session on Sunday morning for the fans’ squad playing at the upcoming 2004/05 championship reunion. It was a great turn out and Richard again put his squad through a rigorous training routine. A big thank you to Richard who has fulfilled a superb role as a community ambassador all season coaching in our… Read more »

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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood in the weekend mix at US Open

June 20th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Tommy Fleetwood A fantastic second round helped secure Tommy fleetwood’s place at the weekend in his first US open. Tommy will tee up at 11.32 local time with past Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen. Below is Tommy’s round two score card. Track Tommy Fleetwood’s progress here   Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport… Read more »

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Southport’s Sean Towndrow fights back in Amateur Championship

June 18th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Sean Towndrow Southport’s Sean Towndrow, who lost in the semi-finals last year, reached the quarter-finals of the  Amateur Championship at Carnoustie after staging a fightback. The Southport & Ainsdale player was three down to Poland’s Mateusz Gradecki by the seventh but clawed his way back into the match, winning the 15th and 16th holes to… Read more »

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Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood Makes US Open Debut Thursday

June 17th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: Tommy Fleetwood Registered maiden European Tour victory at 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in Scotland in a playoff over Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo Gonzalez; owns three other worldwide victories; member of 2009 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team; won 2010 English Amateur; making his U.S. Open debut. The United States Golf Association… Read more »

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Scarisbrick Hall Student Richard Michell Wins Second Adult Medal

June 15th, 2015 in News, Sports

Photo: (Left)Richard Michell On Saturday at the Cumberland Open in Carlisle, Richard Michell, a pupil at Scarisbrick Hall School, won his second bronze medal in an adult tournament. Richard, who has only just finished his GCSEs on Friday, had concerns about his fitness having not fenced for a couple of months due to his exams…. Read more »

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Southport fitness blog: “The number reason one people fail to get into shape!” (

June 14th, 2015 in News, Sports

Transform Fitness Training is a mobile personal training & boot camp service designed specifically for women who are looking to burn fat, shape up and feel great. Transform Fitness Training launched Body Blast Boot Camp in January, (which is already approaching 50 members!) “Body Blast Boot Camp is more than just ‘an exercise class’. Our members… Read more »

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Southport sign Bootle Goalkeeper Andy Coughlin

June 13th, 2015 in News, Sports

Paul Carden completed the signing of goalkeeper Andy Coughlin this morning, Saturday 13 June. Coughlin who played at Wembley in the FA Trophy Final just weeks ago and is the current England C keeper arrives at the Merseyrail Community Stadium as the Port’s new number one. Paul Carden said: “I am delighted to have signed… Read more »

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Southport Swim Stars on national campaign to prevent drowning

June 11th, 2015 in News, Sports, Whats On

Photo: Swim Star Children GB Swim Stars Makes Waves to Save Lives Pupils at GB Swim Stars in Southport are making waves by promoting a national campaign to prevent drowning. Using activities and resources provided by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (the UK’s drowning prevention charity), GB Swim Stars will be running a free… Read more »

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Southport FC looking to arrange coach travel to as many of Southport’s away matches as possible

June 9th, 2015 in News, Sports

Once again next season, The ‘Crazy Gang’ trust in Yellow’s will be looking to arrange coach travel to as many of Southport’s away matches as possible. The Trust is very keen to hear from members and supporters on their views and ideas for improving the service in providing transport to away matches. Last season, although… Read more »

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