PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 May 2018 George Sessions Sporting Bengal players huddle at Hargrave Park (pic: Sporting Bengal United) Archant The east Londoners’ enjoyed a stunning 2017/18 campaign and will finish it with a match against a Bangladesh touring side Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi is honoured the club will be hosting a Bangladesh touring side named Dhaka Akadash RC on Wednesday night and feels it is the perfect way to conclude a memorable 2017/18 season. The Mile End Stadium club will take on the professional side from Bangladesh at the Terence McMillan Stadium in a 6.30pm kick-off. Gazi is hoping two of his players in particular can impress, he said: “It’s a bit of exhibition match I guess and it came from nowhere because I was in holiday mode, but it’s a pleasant surprise. “The task now is to get a decent team out and I’m trying to get all of the lads who finished the season so well. “At the moment it looks like I should … [Read more...] about Sporting Bengal ‘excited’ to host Dhaka Akadash RC
Former Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier has spoken of his pride after returning to club management with Racing Club Lens. The French outfit, currently in Ligue 2 have appointed the ex-Reds chief on a two-year contract with the option to extend it for a third, should the move work out. “It is with great pride that I join the RC Lens institution. "Coming back to this region, where I appreciate the people’s human qualities, was obviously an important element in my decision,” Montanier told the club website. Montanier was sacked by Fawaz Al Hasawi last January after just seven months in charge at the City Ground, before going on to work for the French Football Federation. The 53-year-old was handed the National Technical Directorate role at Clarefontaine, before moving to take on the head coach job at Stade Bollaert-Delelis replacing Eric Sikora after a poor season which saw them finished 14th in the second division. "We wanted to be able to hire an … [Read more...] about Ex-Forest boss Philippe Montanier’s ‘pride’ after getting RC Lens job
The pupils and staff of St Hilda’s RC School, Whitby, have been enjoying some interesting and fun visits during this school year. Earlier in the year, the Foundation and Key stage one pupils visited the RNLI station in the town where they saw a film about sea rescues. Oliver was delighted to have the chance to try on the jackets and helmets which the lifeboat people wear during their rescues. He also saw the big crane which lifts the lifeboat from its shed onto the sea. A particular highlight for the group was when the lifeboat was launched.“It was a bit worrying, though” says Ruben. “The children enjoyed their walk alongside the harbour where they saw a variety of fishing and leisure craft and, of course, the odd lobster pot.”Foundation and Key Stage one children’s recent project, called Land Ahoy led to a visit to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Grape Lane. There, the group was guided round the museum and learnt about local seafarer James … [Read more...] about St Hilda’s RC School: Exciting times for youngsters!
0 Have your say Almost 450 runners gathered at Hose Village Hall on Sunday morning for the Belvoir Half Marathon and Fun Run. The threatened rain held off and in good conditions, Simon Birch (Hinckley Running Club) won in the excellent time of 1hr 11min 17secs, ahead of the Leicester Coritanians pair of Chris Jordan, who was just 17 seconds back, and Ludovic Renou (1.13.01).The first Melton borough runner home was Long Clawson’s Chris Southam, also representing the Coritanians, who crossed the line ninth in 1.16.00 to win the men’s vet 50-59 prize.The first woman home was Lucy Gossage (Cambridge Tri Club) in a time of 1.24.26 for 24th overall.A total of 389 runners completed the 13.1 mile course around the vale, and of the entrants, 55 hailed from Melton, with entries also coming in from as far afield as Inverness, and several from London.A group of 11 Stilton Striders turned out, led home by Mark Ashmore who finished 53rd in 1.30.10. He was followed by Christie … [Read more...] about Belvoir Half Marathon: Birch claims win for Hinckley RC
The inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon saw five Skegness and District RC members complete the 13-plus miles. First back in a great time of 01:57:36 was Robin Harrison, who also completed day 118 of his challenge to run 5k.He also raised £650 for the Alzheimer’s Society.Robin managed a fantastic PB, knocking 10 minutes off his previous time.Next back was Shawn Thomas (01:58:38), clocking a four-minute PB.Jayne Walis was first lady home (02:01:53) with Sarah Thomas clocking 02:17:13, knocking nine minutes off her PB.Rebecca Grice returned from injury, finishing in 02:31:53 , raising £350 for Brain Tumour Research.London also hosted the Hyde Park 10k.Hannah Chapman (1:07) and Stacey Oliver (1:12) both competed.The Gainsborough and Morton 10k saw Sarah Emily, Becky Lee and Sarah Smith compete.Sarah Smith ran a PB of 53.27, Sarah Emily added a 54.43 PB and Becky Lee clocked 54.04.Mark Sands won the inaugural Oundle 20, completing the hilly course in 1:56.At the Hull … [Read more...] about Capital gains for Skegness and District RC, as runners claim great PB times