Strawberry Hill golfer out to build on Open experience

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Strawberry Hill golfer Chris Rodgers might not have been completely satisfied with his British Open debut, but he is hoping it is a platform to bigger and better things.

Tiffin schoolgirl Mehmet: I could have won English amateur title

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Tiffin Girls’ School student Inci Mehmet admitted two tee shots cost her English Women’s Amateur Championship title last week.

Cowell: Commonwealth showcase can put tumbling on the map

Croydon Guardian:

11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A Richmond gymnast is hoping a starring role in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony can see her sport become part of the Olympic programme.

Surbiton High ambassador Alcott ready to inspire next generation

Croydon Guardian:

5:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Four-time Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott is no stranger to adversity and, having hung up her skis after Sochi 2014, she is hoping to inspire Surrey’s next generation of budding athletes, writes Chris Bailey.

Britain's men's four confident of gold at World Championships

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Surbiton's Moe Sbihi has warned Team GB men's four has plenty of room for improvement ahead of the World Championships next month.

Smart Inci in English amateur title hunt in Cornwall

Croydon Guardian:

12:22pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Tiffin Girls’ School student Inci Mehmet saw the value in education to lead the English Women’s Amateur Championship after the first round on Tuesday.

Kingston plays part in Surrey's English Schools success

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Kingston & Polytechnic Harrier Mae Thompson secured a 400 metre hurdles silver medal as Surrey lifted the English School Athletics Championships team title on Sunday, writes Stuart Amos.

Contrasting fortunes for Surbiton stars

Croydon Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Surbiton trio Hollie Webb, Georgie Twigg and Giselle Ansley will go to next week’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow full of confidence after lifting the Investec London Cup at the weekend but clubmate will be thinking otherwise, writes Colin Pike.

Weir sets course for Commonwealth gold

Croydon Guardian:

4:01pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir is on course for Commonwealth Games glory should the speed of his outing at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix be replicated on his return to Scotland later this month, writes Joshua Richards.

Kids do Kingston proud at London Youth Games and Kuzuki wants more

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Kingston swimmer Issei Kuzuki admits even he was taken by surprise as he rebounded from last year’s heartache to clinch gold in the pool at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, writes Jonny Green.

Wandsworth crowned champions of London

Croydon Guardian:

9:48pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Wandsworth are champions of London for the second year running after being crowned Balfour Beatty London Youth Games winners on Sunday.

Weir challanges Farah to race at Richmond Running Festival launch

Croydon Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Paralympic hero David Weir CBE launched a new junior wheelchair event this week as part of the Richmond Running Festival on September 21 and then challenged Mo Farah to a race.

Ex-Tolworth student ready for lonely life at sea

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A former Tolworth Girls School student is getting used to a spell of solitary confinement this month as she prepares for a daunting 2015 challenge, writes Pippa Field.

Queensbury king Parsons will bring belt back home to Kingston

Croydon Guardian: Big win: Danny Parsons took on, and beat, Hassan Abdi last weekend

6:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Danny Parsons is confident his big fight experience can bring another boxing belt back to Kingston ahead of his Queensbury Boxing League national lightweight title showdown next month.

New Addington's Gardner is ready to explode

Croydon Guardian: Ready: Gareth Gardner, right

2:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

New Addington’s undefeated champion Gareth Gardner has promised fans an explosive performance when he returns to the Queensbury Boxing League ring next month.

Molesey man have more in the tank

Croydon Guardian: Warming to the task: George Nash, left, is pleased how the Team GB men's four is shaping up

9:22pm Saturday 28th June 2014

Molesey Boat Club’s George Nash has warned men’s four rivals Australia his crew has plenty more in the tank this summer.

Epsom's Richards ready to take on the world

Croydon Guardian: Leaving on a jet plane: Epsom's star of the future Shona Richards, far left

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

When it comes to sporting idols, Ewell Village athlete Shona Richards has two, starting with Dame Kelly Holmes and ending with dad Tony.

Twickenham's Golding falls short of SW19 best

Croydon Guardian: Off form: Twickenham's Oliver Golding

12:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

Twickenham’s Oliver Golding let a one-set lead slip against Swiss opponent Marco Chiudinelli as his dream of claiming wildcard entry for next week’s Wimbledon Championships ended at Roehampton this week.

Renfer & Co lead Kingston's Super Saturday

Croydon Guardian: Rising star: Kingston & Polytechnic Harrier Mollie Renfer sprints home to win the senior women’s 1,500m title at the South of England Championships 	Deadlinepix SP81799

1:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Chris Dack, Mollie Renfer and Mary Iheke led the Kingston & Polytechnic Harriers medal charge at the South of England U20 and senior championships over the weekend.

Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones launches school sports fortnight

Croydon Guardian: Karen Davey, Wyn Pitt, Jo Silvester, Jenny Jones, Emma Bloxsome, Nathalie Bull and Gemma Abrook

5:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

Children at Singlegate and William Morris Primary Schools enjoyed a visit from the bronze medal winner.

Lawrence ends two year Bushy Park parkrun drought

Croydon Guardian: And they are off: The start of Saturday's Bushy Park parkrun

1:00pm Monday 9th June 2014

Thames Hare & Hounds star Andrew Lawrence claimed his first Bushy Park parkrun win for more than two years on Saturday.

Davis geared up for busy summer at Ham Polo Club

Croydon Guardian: Cavaliers star Benjie Davis, light blue, gives chase as Charlie Wood launches an attack for Quadriga in the Ham House Trophy final

7:50am Sunday 8th June 2014

For Benjie Davis polo is in the blood and right now is the Richmond player’s bread and butter.  

Molesey's Sbihi and men's four send out Olympic warning

Croydon Guardian: Golden boys: The Team GB men's four of Alex Gregory, left, George Nash, Andrew Triggs Hodge and Moe Sbihi celebrate at the European Championships      Picture: Intersport Images

11:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Surbiton’s Moe Sbihi and fellow Molesey Boat Club stars Andrew Triggs Hodge and George Nash sent out a warning to their potential  2016 Olympic rivals in Brazil on Sunday, writes Stuart Amos.  

Colets secure 13th national club crown

Croydon Guardian: Not quite there: The Colet's women's team were not able to match the exploits of the club's men

9:12am Wednesday 4th June 2014

The Colets’ Men’s squash stars have European domination in their sights after claiming a 13th National Club Squash Championsahip title on Sunday.  

Surbiton's Sbihi is Moe-tivated for medals

Croydon Guardian: Ready for action: Surbiton's Mioe Sbihi, second from right, is in the Team GB men's four boat this weekend with Molesey Boat Club team-mates Andrew Triggs Hodge and George Nash

12:00pm Saturday 31st May 2014

Surbiton’s Moe Sbihi hopes the experience of finally winning a championship title becomes a habit, having experienced two years of frustration.  

Sam's golden quad leads way for Walton

Croydon Guardian: Second best: Walton Athletics Club's Fiona de Mauny led the senior women's 1,500m at one stage but was forced to settle for silver

12:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Walton Athletics Club’s Sam Mace won a whopping four gold medals at the Surrey  Championships as five other Stompond Lane heroes claimed golden doubles.  

Pippa up Earley to grab Surrey Championship double

Croydon Guardian: Golden girl: Kingston & Polytechnic Harrier Pippa Earley, centre, with her long jump gold alongside clubmate Rhianna Reynolds, right

1:33pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Kingston & Polytechnic Harrier Pippa Earley claimed a golden Surrey Championship double a year early on Saturday.  

Whitton girls face nervous summer wait for England call

Croydon Guardian: Good times: Whitton's U16s celebrate winning gold at the Surrey tournament last week to go with their Surrey League and Nonsuch League titles to complete a unique triple

7:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

Two Whitton Netball club juniors face a nervous summer as they prepare for national trials.  

Molesey's Triggs Hodge finds fresh motivation from fatherhood and history books

Croydon Guardian: Daddy cool: Andrew Triggs Hodge, left, is ready to medal at the European Championships this week

1:00pm Monday 26th May 2014

Andrew Triggs Hodge has had a decent few years.  

Acers celebrate Surrey triumph

Croydon Guardian: Winners: Acers celebrate with the obligatory selfie shot

9:00am Monday 26th May 2014

Chessington Sports Centre will forever hold fond memories for London Acers women’s basketball team.  

New Malden's Gary makes Marks second time around

Croydon Guardian: Senior pro: World of Golf's Gary Marks

8:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

World of Golf pro Gary Marks is out to make the most of his second chance.  

Molesey's busy boy Foad wants golden boy status

Croydon Guardian: Pulling for you: Molesey Boat Club’s James Foad, far right, is back in the Team GB men’s eight crew for the European Championships next week, and second best will not be good enough

12:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Molesey Boat Club’s James Foad is delighted to be back in the big boat for the new rowing season, having had a difficult year following back surgery.  

ESFA Schools' Cup winners Coombe Boys earn high praise

Croydon Guardian: Get in there: Coombe Boys’ School’s U14 football team celebrate Liam Millar’s third goal in Tuesday’s ESFA Schools’ Cup final with fellow students, who travelled to former Premier League club Reading’s Madejski stadium to cheer them on

9:49am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Coombe Boys’ School U14 boys earned high praise indeed for their English Schools FA Open Schools’ Cup triumph on Tuesday.  

Cavalier spirit not enough as Quadriga claim Ham House Trophy

Croydon Guardian: On the charge: Quadriga's Charlie Wood, right, launches an attack as Cavaliers star Benjie Davis gives chase

7:00am Monday 19th May 2014

Beaten Ham House Trophy finalist Benjie Davis paid tribute to Ham Polo Club's polo manager Will Healy after the experienced star inspired Quadriga to the title on Sunday.

Kingston's Ayinde thinking big ahead of title clash

Croydon Guardian: Remember this: Anthony Ayinde, right, in action against Ashley Dansie on his Queensbury Boxing League debut

7:00am Monday 5th May 2014

Kingston boxer Anthony Ayinde says he is training like a “Spartan” for the biggest fight of his life next month, when he gets his first shot at title glory.

Mace’s third triumph leads the way for Surrey

Croydon Guardian: Jump to it: Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers Rhianna Reynolds takes part in the high jump at the Hercules Wimbledon Young Athlete's open last Sunday

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Sophie Mace’s third national sportshall athletics shot title in as many years helped Surrey U15 girls lift the team title in Manchester last Sunday.  

Richmond's Montagna lines up worlds shot

Croydon Guardian: Golden girl Orleans Park School student Isabella Montagna with her gold medal

7:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

Richmond Gymnastics Association’s Isabella Montagna is targeting a world championship appearance after defending her U19 British Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships mixed pair title with  partner  Lewis Walker.  

Teddington's Leinster sets sights on big things

Croydon Guardian: Back in the ring: Kieran Leinster, right, in action against John Hefford in February

10:00am Monday 24th March 2014

Middleweight boxer Kieran Leinster has set his sights on securing a British title shot later this year, as he continues his meteoric rise up the ranks of the Queensbury Boxing League.

Richmond gymnasts land gold medal in Portugal

Croydon Guardian: Silver service: RGA’s Jennifer Bailey, Cicely Irwin and Josie Russell

6:00am Monday 24th March 2014

Richmond Gymnastics Association returned from a double header tournament in Portugal with a four-medal haul earlier this month.  

Skinner and Jones triumph at Kingston Breakfast Run

Croydon Guardian: Winner: Blackheath and Bromley athlete Michael Skinner, centre, won the Breakfast Run 16-mile race on Sunday with Ben Shearer in second

2:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Whole Foods Market Breakfast Run winner Michael Skinner revealed local knowledge gave him the edge as he triumphed in Market Square on Sunday.

Teddington swimmers savour gold standard

Croydon Guardian: Golden boys: Teddington’s victorious U11s  relay squad show off their medals at Crystal Palace

12:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Jacob Patterson, Eddie Hunt, Sophie Fussell  and Brandon Sayers were in golden Middlesex Championship form for Teddington Swimming Club at Enfield and Crystal Palace last weekend.  

Twickenham's Thomas eyes up golden Commonwealth show

Croydon Guardian: Building on Indian promise: Twickenham's Alys Thomas

8:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Twickenham swimmer Alys Thomas is setting herself big goals ahead of this summer’s Commonwealth Games, writes Marios Papaloizou.

Breakfast Run: Lovelace teachers inspired for Breakfast battle

Croydon Guardian: The promised land: The Breakfast Run finish line in Kingston's Market Square

1:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

The news eight school teachers from Lovelace Primary School are taking on Sunday's Breakfast Run has given me hope, writes Stuart Amos.  

Jackson turns on the heat in Bushy Park

Croydon Guardian: Leading the way: Anthony Jackson powered home to a personal best time on Saturday in his seven parkrun win in his last seven appearances

5:48pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Strugglers Running Club's Anthony Jackson took two seconds off his personal best at the Bushy Park parkrun last Saturday.

Walton's Mace aces on best behaviour in Swindon

Croydon Guardian: Record breakers: Walton Athletics Club's Sophie and Sam Mace

4:42pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Walton Athletics Club’s Sophie Mace smashed the UK U17 girls throws pentathlon record by more than 1,000 points at Swindon Harriers’ Winter Throws Invitational Series on Saturday.  

Molesey pair enjoy star-studded Masters success on the Thames

Croydon Guardian: Golden girls: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins were among the stars on the river on Saturday

11:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Molesey Boat Club veterans Rachel Stanhope and Philippa Cross helped a star studded eights crew to a Masters pennant at the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the Thames on Saturday.

Pentathlete Yamakawa's silver identfies areas for improvement

Croydon Guardian: Silver lining: Walton Athletics Club's Sawa Yamakawa won javelin silver at the Surrey Championships last year

1:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Walton Athletics Club’s Sawa Yamakawa knows what he needs to work on to become a champion after collecting U15 boys pentathlon silver at the English Indoor Combined Events Championships on Sunday.  

Teddington's Osagie's medal upgrade a bitter sweet moment

Croydon Guardian: Upgrade: St Mary's University based Andrew Osagie was awarded a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships on Saturday

8:51am Tuesday 11th March 2014

St Mary’s University’s Andrew Osagie described his upgrade to bronze medal following the qualification of his friend Marcin Lewandowski after the men’s 800m final at the World Indoor Athletics Championships on Saturday as a bitter sweet moment.

Hamerlaine and Anderson headline for Kingston Royals again

Croydon Guardian: Winning team: (Left to right) Kingston Royals' Tegan Lessey, Paul Hurley (head coach), Lily Anderson, Damien Bryan (coach), Yasmine Hamerlaine and Mark Smith (coach)

7:00am Monday 10th March 2014

Kingston Royals swimmers Yasmine Hamerlaine and Lily Anderson were the club's golden heroes for a second successive week at the Surrey County Championships in Guildford.

Twickenham's Alcott sets sights on World Cup tour after Sochi showing

Croydon Guardian: On her way: Twickenham's Chemmy Alcott will be on the plane to the Sochi Winter Olympics

10:19am Saturday 15th February 2014

Tears of joy turned into tears of frustration for Chemmy Alcott as her Winter Olympic career came to a close – but she insists she isn’t done skiing just yet.








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