Burnley return to action at bottom side West Brom on Saturday after hitting their first target for the season. And Clarets boss Sean Dyche is open-minded as to what his players can go on and achieve in the remainder of what has been a remarkable campaign.Burnley have set a new Premier League points best, having reached 43 with the 3-0 win at West Ham last time out.With their Premier League status secured for a third-successive season, and fourth in five, Dyche’s men lie seventh – which looks increasingly like being enough to earn Europa League qualification.Should one of semi-finalists Manchester United, Spurs or Chelsea win the Emirates FA Cup, seventh place will secure European football for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League and UEFA Cup’s forerunner, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in the 1966-67 season, when they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Eintracht Frankfurt in the last eight.Dyche is looking for his players to continue their … [Read more...] about First target is achieved – now push for Europe?
Denis Devlin received his 3rd Dan black belt in Manchester. DEVLIN Martial Arts’ co-founder, Denis Devlin travelled to Manchester on St Patrick’s Day to participate in a black belt grading run by the Cobra Martial Arts Association (CMAA). Denis was attempting his 3rd Dan in Shotokan Karate and after hours of extensive testing, which included several katas, full contact sparring and technical combinations, he finally achieved his aim. The grading panel remarked on Denis’s performance during the grading, about how well he performed and how impressive he was technically. “We would like to thank Thomas Roulston as well for training and travelling with Denis as his sparring partner. Denis’s family and everyone at Devlin Martial Arts would like to congratulate Denis on his achievement,” said a club spokesperson. Posted: 8:47 am March 25, 2018 … [Read more...] about Denis achieves 3rd Dan status
YOUNG golfing superstar Olivia Pearson is hoping to be given the opportunity to turn professional by Birmingham University, having applied to study a Golf Management course there in September. The 18-year-old from Bingley has already won a hatful of junior titles and looks to be well on the way to achieving her dreams. Her successes so far include securing the Junior Captain’s Trophy at her club, Cookridge Hall in Leeds, where she won a 36-hole competition. She has also played an under par round from an 11 handicap and successfully reduced it to seven. In addition, Pearson has played for Yorkshire Girls where she triumphed against Cheshire and competed against other regions. The conscientious sixth-former has even set up her own lunchtime school club at Hipperholme Grammar School, teaching junior school pupils twice a week at the Bramley Lane site in Halifax. Pearson, who discovered her love of golf by visiting the local driving range with her dad, is quite clear about … [Read more...] about Sixth-form star has the drive to achieve her golfing goals
PUBLISHED: 14:18 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:40 21 March 2018 The Alderman Peel High School�s annual sports awards evening saw a large number of students celebrated for their commitment to sport. Photo: Alderman Peel High School Archant Pupils at a school in Wells-next-the-Sea have been recognised for their sporting achievements. The Alderman Peel High School�s annual sports awards evening saw a large number of students celebrated for their commitment to sport. Photo: Alderman Peel High School The Alderman Peel High School’s annual sports awards evening saw a large number of students celebrated for their commitment to sport. The event, held on March 8, was attended by students, parents, staff and governors from the school. Year nine students opened the evening with a gymnastics performance, before six sports young ambassadors gave an opening address. World karate champion Matthew Broadhead also gave a talk on his journey to reach the top of his sport. Earlier … [Read more...] about Alderman Peel High School students celebrated for sporting achievements
On Wednesday, Unicef released the results of its examination into the state of children's well-being across the "rich" world, titled Report Card 11. While Sweden performed well overall, when it came to educational achievement by the age of 15, the Nordic nation posted its worst results of all areas measured in the study. Unicef looked at students' knowledge in reading, maths, and science literacy, and concluded that Swedish teens ranked 18th out of the 29 countries included in the report, far behind its Noric neighbours. Finland claimed the top spot, with Canada and the Netherlands rounding out the top three. The UK placed 11th, sandwiched between Norway and Denmark. The United States, meanwhile, placed 16th. "Sweden's education results are way too low. They've been sinking almost uninterrupted for the past 25 years," Education Minister Jan Björklund told the TT news agency. "That's why we're introducing a number of reforms to Swedish schools' policy." He added that teachers … [Read more...] about Swedish teens achieve less in school: study