Join In PUBLISHED: 12:28 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:30 06 April 2018 The Pregnancy Club is a new collaboration between four pregnancy, birth and baby service providers. Picture: The Pregnancy Club Archant Four businesswomen working in pregnancy, birth and baby services have come together in Hitchin to create a Pregnancy Club for parents-to-be. Pregnancy Club co-creators Isabelle Maguire, Kerry Fox, Jo Diplock and Ria Olivera (clockwise from top left). Picture: The Pregnancy Club The club – co-founded by Isabelle Maguire, Kerry Fox, Ria Oliver and Jo Diplock – is to launch at the Secret Garden play area and café in Sun Street next Saturday. Isabelle is the owner of the Secret Garden and provider of MamaBabyBliss services, including pregnancy yoga, massage and more. Kerry is a doula and director of Birth And Baby Information, Education, Support – BABIES – which offers support and guidance before and after birth. Ria is a hypnobirthing teacher and Jo is … [Read more...] about Hitchin’s Pregnancy Club to help bring parents-to-be together
Perth Doo’cot Cricket Club will again be welcoming an overseas amateur from South Africa for the season. Twenty-two-year-old Tyler Ridder is jetting in from Cape Town this month ahead of the league start-up in three weeks’ time. Last year’s overseas amateur, South African Emuel Knoesen, endured a stop-start campaign due to an unprecedented number of call-offs. Club secretary Graham Ferguson is hoping that the weather is more favourable this time around as Perth attempt to improve on seventh place. “The overseas amateur will be a young lad from South Africa, Tyler Ridder,” Ferguson confirmed this week. “He has got his flight booked and will arrive on Monday, April 16. “He is from Cape Town and is flying via Doha and into Edinburgh. We will get him picked up and he will be raring to go. “Like Emuel last year, this will be Tyler’s first time out of South Africa. It will be brand new for him and a great experience. “Two years in a … [Read more...] about Perth Doo’cot Cricket Club counting down the days until season opener
By Eoghan CormicanClub footballers in 20 counties have not a single championship game to look forward to this month, making a mockery of April’s status as a club-only month.An Irish Examiner survey has found the majority of county boards have ignored the freeing up of April from inter-county activity to begin their respective county championships.In Ulster, club footballers in all nine counties are being starved of championship fare until late summer and early autumn. In Derry and Donegal, it will be September before their football championships throw-in.Three counties in Connacht and seven in Leinster have also passed up on the opportunity to utilise April to commence their football championships. Clare is the sole Liam MacCarthy county which is waiting until after the provincial round-robin series to begin its hurling championship. Club players in Clare, along with several other counties, have to be content with league action in the weeks and months ahead.This notion of April … [Read more...] about Who’s doing what during this club-only month?
Harborough Rugby Club has handed a £1,000 boost to the Air Ambulance Charity. The club dedicated some of the profits from its 2017 Summer Ball towards its chosen charity.The cheque of £1,000 was recently handed over to Richard Clutterbuck from Air Ambulance Charity – a lifesaving service which receives no government funding - by rugby club representatives Ed Sanderson, Adrian Neal, and Yvonne Copson.Phil Jarvis, club chairman, said: “We are pleased to have the air ambulance as our chosen charity.“We really appreciate the rapid response times to medical emergencies by the crews – with some of these incidents taking place on our local sports grounds.”Mr Jarvis said the club has also recently agreed to support The Wooden Spoon Charity, a national rugby charity which aims to transform the lives of children and young people who live with a disability.For more information about the Air Ambulance Charity, which includes the air ambulance crews which … [Read more...] about Harborough Rugby Club helps keep charity in the air with £1k donation
Tony Pulis isn’t known for pulling his punches and he certainly spoke with commendable frankness at his press conference this week. The big issue, of course, ahead of the Nottingham Forest match is the return of Aitor Karanka. Pulis played it safe by praising the job the Spaniard did at Boro and mentioning the fact that on the two occasions they crossed swords – last season in the Premier League - both games ended in draws. He also expects Karanka to receive a decent reception from the Riverside faithful. Forest are more or less playing for pride now and former West Brom boss Pulis didn’t think that necessarily meant the opposition would be a soft touch. In fact he believes they could play with freedom and a ‘nothing to lose’ spirit because they’re not chasing promotion or in danger of relegation. Pulis revealed that several of his players have been trying to shake off “knocks and niggles” and will be assessed on the training ground … [Read more...] about Boro boss Pulis hoping he gets time to overhaul club