Preston players have been cleared of match-fixing allegations. Preston North End released a statement on Friday to say no further action is being taken against six players. The club said: “In April of this year a number of our players were very publicly arrested in connection with a wider investigation into ‘spot fixing’ in football. “At the time, they were bailed with a date for […]5 months ago by Ed Walker Share
WorldNET is a different take on football. A two-day knockout tournament organised by the Internet Football Association, the umbrella organisation for internet-based supporters’ teams. It’s taking place in Preston this weekend. Over 19 and 20 July 2014 at the UCLan Sports Arena in Cottam, several tournament games will take place. The weekend is a mini-festival of football with teams from all over the country including […]5 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Preston is to be the host for the English table tennis squads final games before heading to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The final warm-up match takes place against Australia at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on the University of Central Lancashire campus. Both the men and womens teams will compete during the game on Sunday 20 July. Manager of the sports centre, Martin […]5 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
A celebration of the Guild City Games has taken place. The event sees thousands of particpants from local businesses and organisations compete in nine sports. The awards night recognised those for fair play and entering into the spirit of the City Games. Mayor of Preston, Councillor Nick Pomfret, said: “It’s an honour to be here today and I’d like to thank all the businesses involved, […]5 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Sporting taster sessions for children and young people in Preston are to be held. Branded as the Summer of Sport, Moor Park is to host free sporting events for 11 to 25 year olds. Throughout the summer on Mondays there will be boxing, hockey and more in the park. Councillor Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “The Summer of Sport programme is […]5 months ago by Ed Walker Share
Korfball came to Preston in the last few days with the club hosting their first tournament. It took place in Freckleton and saw Preston Korfball Club compete against teams from across the North West. Preston unfortunately couldn’t win their own tournament, with Manchester Warriors the victors – beating Manchester City in the final. The tournament was blessed with blazing sunshine. Korfball was started in the […]5 months ago by Ed Walker Share