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  • Football club unveils Massive Attack signing

    Football club unveils Massive Attack signing

    08-10-2020

    So often the subject of rumour, speculation and tall stories – who football clubs sign and don’t has just gone to a whole new level, thanks to Forest Green Rovers.  Fans wishin...

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  • Former Gloucester Rugby fly-half returns to the county as coach

    Former Gloucester Rugby fly-half returns to the county as coach

    06-10-2020

    A name Gloucester Rugby fans will be all too familiar with has returned to the county, but still with his sights set on success in the game.  The fly-half, whose career saw him play almost...

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  • Football fans to attend match! Gloucestershire club chosen as UK pilot

    Football fans to attend match! Gloucestershire club chosen as UK pilot

    17-09-2020

    It comes to something when headline news is that fans will be at a football match on Saturday, but that is what it has come to in a pandemic which has seen all spectators barred from professional fixt...

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  • Who is the woman behind the fast-growing sports clothing brand?

    Who is the woman behind the fast-growing sports clothing brand?

    15-09-2020

    A Gloucestershire independent clothing brand aimed at the women’s fitness market is targeting growth of 300 per cent next year.  The business, which has been running for six years al...

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  • Gold medal Paralympian Andy Lewis MBE hangs up his blade – and goes into business

    Gold medal Paralympian Andy Lewis MBE hangs up his blade – and goes into business

    11-09-2020

    Gold medal-winning Gloucestershire Paralympic champion Andy Lewis has announced his retirement in the face of a cancelled Tokyo 2020, and officially launched his own business.  Four years ...

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  • Time is running out to play a forgotten legend of golf – before the course closes for good

    Time is running out to play a forgotten legend of golf – before the course closes for good

    08-09-2020

    A golf course once described as among the very best in the Kingdom, laid out by the former winner of the British Open himself, is set to close for good.  Tom Morris, a man remembered not just ...

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  • Fans raise £500,000 in four days to save football club from administration

    Fans raise £500,000 in four days to save football club from administration

    01-09-2020

    He is a Cheltenham Town FC fan through and through, but football club Wigan Athletic know his name - with the supporters club declaring him “an absolute legend”.  But, aside fr...

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  • Vote now! Help Longlevens RFC win Gallagher Rugby Club of the Season award

    Vote now! Help Longlevens RFC win Gallagher Rugby Club of the Season award

    28-08-2020

    Gloucester Rugby star Willi Heinz and England World Cup winner Danielle 'Nolli' Waterman were on hand to help Longlevens RFC celebrate being shortlisted in the Gallagher ‘Rugby Club of the Sea...

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  • Partnership opens chance of a shot at goal of elite sport for students

    Partnership opens chance of a shot at goal of elite sport for students

    21-08-2020

    Despite the challenges of the pandemic new announcements just keep coming from Hartpury University - the latest another potential route to elite sport for its students.  The university and...

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  • We're back: Alex Petheram, co-chairman of Gloucester City AFC

    We're back: Alex Petheram, co-chairman of Gloucester City AFC

    18-08-2020

    It’s been a good week at Meadow Park… the pitch “grass” has started to go down … no doubt the recent rain will help it grow ahead of the first home fixture. Joking asi...

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  • Football club and electrical business hope deal will light the way to growth

    Football club and electrical business hope deal will light the way to growth

    17-08-2020

    Commercial partners prepared to commit in the current climate can be found, it seems, with one of Gloucestershire’s biggest football clubs revealing just such a deal.  Forest Green R...

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  • Former international coach to help students enter top-level sports careers

    Former international coach to help students enter top-level sports careers

    17-08-2020

    After a successful career in the upper echelons of professional rugby a specialist coach has now turned his attention to Gloucestershire students.  After a decade and a half it marks a ful...

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  • Hockey chairman embraces the white hot debate of inclusion in sport

    Hockey chairman embraces the white hot debate of inclusion in sport

    13-08-2020

    As hockey returns to the pitches of the county this month for the first time since the pandemic began there is celebration, but at the highest levels of the sport a battle of our times is afoot.&nbs...

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  • The green, green grass of home... Congratulations to Gloucester City AFC

    The green, green grass of home... Congratulations to Gloucester City AFC

    12-08-2020

    In what must rank as the footballing come back to beat all comebacks, the team banished from its stadium by the floods of 2007 surviving without its own pitch ever since now has one.  In i...

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  • Agriculture student signs for Gloucester Rugby

    Agriculture student signs for Gloucester Rugby

    12-08-2020

    An agricultural student from Gloucestershire is reaping the rewards for his sporting talents – with a contract to play for Gloucester Rugby.  Arthur Clark will not be giving up his s...

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  • Good news for Gloucester Rugby as major name remains committed for another season

    Good news for Gloucester Rugby as major name remains committed for another season

    04-08-2020

    Last week The Raikes Journal reported the shock announcement from car brand Mitsubishi it would no longer be bringing new vehicles into the UK.  It was news that understandably rocked Colt...

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  • New sporting partnership with Bath will develop next generation of professional players

    New sporting partnership with Bath will develop next generation of professional players

    04-08-2020

    An exciting partnership has been unveiled between two of the UK’s leading sporting institutions aimed at supporting the development of professional netball players.  Already recognis...

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  • New football club for Gloucestershire aims to be pathway to professional game

    New football club for Gloucestershire aims to be pathway to professional game

    04-08-2020

    One of the country’s most respected cradles of elite sport has announced it is launching a new football club aimed at bridging the gap to the professional game.  It could, of course,...

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  • Former Gloucester and England rugby player appointed as head of elite county coaching team

    Former Gloucester and England rugby player appointed as head of elite county coaching team

    31-07-2020

    A former Gloucester and England rugby player has been signed to the coaching team of one of the top women’s rugby clubs in the UK - based in Gloucestershire.James Forrester has been appointed as...

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  • Sports facilities and gym made possible by housing developer

    Sports facilities and gym made possible by housing developer

    30-07-2020

    With the Government pushing us all to tackle issues of weight and diet news that new sports and exercise facilities have been opened near Cheltenham could not be better timed.  The ne...

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  • Gloucester City AFC's ground ready for 'testing' this week: Alex Petheram, co-chairman of Gloucester City AFC

    Gloucester City AFC's ground ready for 'testing' this week: Alex Petheram, co-chairman of Gloucester City AFC

    28-07-2020

    Good morning, I hope you’ve enjoyed the little videos I’ve done this week on social media… sorry for the slightly dodgy commentary… I’m not sure I’ll get a gig on...

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  • Hartpury continues to build links with top rugby clubs in Wales

    Hartpury continues to build links with top rugby clubs in Wales

    21-07-2020

    Students looking to enjoy a career in rugby at the highest level as well as gaining an academic qualification will continue to benefit from the increasing collaboration between Hartpury and PRO14 rugb...

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  • The Gloucestershire football club and an African elephant sanctuary

    The Gloucestershire football club and an African elephant sanctuary

    10-07-2020

    This is a curious tale of a football club from Gloucestershire and an elephant sanctuary in Africa which we decided to run not least to continue to spread the good vibes it seems to have starte...

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  • Equestrian championships to be staged in Gloucestershire in 2022

    Equestrian championships to be staged in Gloucestershire in 2022

    07-07-2020

    The 2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors are set to be staged in Gloucestershire.   It is good news for Hartpury, the venue saddled with the a...

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  • Gloucester City AFC is in a great place - but should we expect changes at the very top?

    Gloucester City AFC is in a great place - but should we expect changes at the very top?

    06-07-2020

    Debt-free, a new ground nearing completion, mounting excitement for the new season - you can think of a few other clubs who would trade places to be Gloucester City AFC currently. But as the club gea...

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  • Club sheds light on new football stadium build

    Club sheds light on new football stadium build

    29-06-2020

    While many of us have been hunkered down at home work has continued apace on a new football stadium in Gloucestershire.  Seats are now in at the new Gloucester City AFC Meadown Park ground...

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  • Five graduates from Gloucestershire university sign for RFU Championship club

    Five graduates from Gloucestershire university sign for RFU Championship club

    26-06-2020

    Five rugby players have become the latest graduates from to sign for its RFU Championship club Hartpury University RFC.  Will Crane, Tom Everard, Harry Wilson, Jack Johnson and Ervin Muric...

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  • Gloucester sporting giant joins forces with Rugby Australia

    Gloucester sporting giant joins forces with Rugby Australia

    25-06-2020

    Rugby Australia has appointed Sports Travel & Hospitality Group (STH) as its exclusive travel provider, which sees the creation of new brand, Wallabies Travel.  The six-year agreement,...

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  • Could Gloucester Hockey get its own ground and club house?

    Could Gloucester Hockey get its own ground and club house?

    19-06-2020

    In a county fixated on rugby and starved of live action through coronavirus it can be difficult to see beyond the oval ball – but there is another sport with great ambitions. Streamlining of med...

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  • Could your business be the new sponsor of one of Gloucestershire’s biggest football clubs?

    Could your business be the new sponsor of one of Gloucestershire’s biggest football clubs?

    19-06-2020

    One of the biggest football clubs in Gloucestershire is appealing for support from business as it seeks to attract a new sponsor to supports its nine – yes nine – squads.  Tuff...

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  • Hartpury saddles up for UK equine conference

    Hartpury saddles up for UK equine conference

    17-06-2020

    Hartpury University is supporting the UK Equine Student Conference 2020 to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with an opportunity to present research during the coronavirus pandemi...

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  • Golf firm hits 1,898 per cent year-on-year sales increase amid COVID uncertainty

    Golf firm hits 1,898 per cent year-on-year sales increase amid COVID uncertainty

    12-06-2020

    Premium trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has reported “an extraordinary surge in sales in the USA” as American golfers start walking the course as a result of social distancing measures...

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  • Leading rugby clubs team up to help students play at the highest level

    Leading rugby clubs team up to help students play at the highest level

    05-06-2020

    Students in Gloucestershire will have more opportunity to play at the highest level thanks to the coming together of two top rugby teams.  Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC and Chelten...

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  • Gloucester legend returns to city club - as backroom pack reshuffles

    Gloucester legend returns to city club - as backroom pack reshuffles

    04-06-2020

    A city club has announced the appointment of a Gloucester legend as its new director of rugby for 2020/2021.It is Andrew Deacon's (Deacs) first appointment since leaving Cirencester RFC, a club he ser...

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  • Football club's skills nutmeg social distancing to get 500-plus supporters into its stadium

    Football club's skills nutmeg social distancing to get 500-plus supporters into its stadium

    01-06-2020

    At the start of the year the idea of a sports club part-filling its stadium for a play-off with cut outs of its supporters instead of the real thing would have been laughed out of town.  B...

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  • Hope dashed for runners holding out for Gloucester 10k

    Hope dashed for runners holding out for Gloucester 10k

    22-05-2020

    Accepted it no doubt will be, but runners who have been holding out hope this summer’s Gloucester 10k might still go ahead have now had the news they feared.  Organisers of the res...

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  • Plans for Olympic standard climbing centre left hanging by coronavirus

    Plans for Olympic standard climbing centre left hanging by coronavirus

    28-04-2020

    Plans for a new Olympic standard climbing and high ropes centre between Gloucester and Cheltenham are in among those in a holding position due to the coronavirus pandemic.  How precarious ...

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  • New sports masters degree will put students at top of their game

    New sports masters degree will put students at top of their game

    21-04-2020

    A Gloucestershire university has launched a masters degree to prepare students for careers as sports analysts in high-level performance sports settings.  The MSc Applied Performance Anal...

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