By Ken McEwan Ask any soccer-mad youngster across the world his ambition and the majority would surely reply: ‘sign for Barcelona.’Eastbourne’s talented Ethan Stapley has done just that, receiving the perfect gift on the eve of his ninth birthday.The confirmation from Nou Camp that Ethan had passed all the Barcelona tests with flying colours meant he had been accepted into the Spanish club’s School of Excellence Academy.Ethan, who first featured on the Herald Sport pages as a mere 17-month-old toddler, displayed a special love for football from the moment he could walk.After his fifth birthday he joined Eastbourne Town under the watchful eye of Dave Piercy. He went on to join the All-Stars Academy before being snapped up by Eastbourne Borough.A the age of six he started a two-year spell with Brighton & Hove Albion’s Elite Centre at Lancing where he became a prominent member of the squad.In May of last year his family decided to move to Spain and there … [Read more...] about Talented young Ethan signs on for Barcelona academy
Pretty much since pop music was invented, musicians have had a love affair with alien life. Not just the songs that reference ET (including, but certainly not limited to, Frank Zappa’s “Alien Orifice”, “Girl from Mars” by Ash, anything by David Bowie, and the highly recommended “The Martians Have Landed in Wigan”, the Bernard Wrigley poem put to music by the Houghton Weavers), but the ongoing fascination – and in some cases devout belief – with the idea that something is out there. Why pop stars should be so obsessed with aliens is up for discussion. Perhaps it’s the long days on the road which gives ample opportunity for staring at the sky through the windows of a tour bus. Maybe it’s the creative soul tapping into an ethereal, otherworldly sphere that forms a connection to the greater universe and its denizens. Or it could just be the drugs. Not casting aspersion, of course, on anyone mentioned in this article, but … [Read more...] about Pop stars and aliens: why would the likes of David Bowie and Olivia Newton-John believe in extraterrestrials?
Sussex have appointed Richard Halsall as Academy Director. Halsall returns to Hove where he has previously worked as fielding coach in the past. Halsall's most recent roles have been with the Bangladesh national side. He was the country’s fielding coach from 2014 before becoming assistant head coach in 2016. Prior to that, the 49-year-old was employed by England as their assistant coach and lead fielding coach. Albion's Jose helps Colombia to comeback win in France Man Utd loss, Albion's international stars and more: All About Albion Dutch have influence in the Albion dressing room Albion could face Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool in last three games Dutch Propper wants to be a key man for Koeman He was with the team when they won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010 and during three Ashes series victories both at home and in Australia. Halsall replaces Carl Hopkinson, who is the new ECB Lead Fielding Coach, and will take up his role on May 1. … [Read more...] about Halsall appointed as Sussex’s Academy Director
PUBLISHED: 15:31 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:31 22 March 2018 Liz Coates Acle Academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2017 Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has given a high school a starring role in his new film - and some of the pupils could be cast as extras. Photographs for roles were due to take place at Acle Academy on Thursday as the big screen beckons for the school and its community. In a statement posted on Facebook the school said it was “absolutely thrilled.” The statement said: “We are very excited to announce that the Oscar winning director Danny Boyle has chosen Acle Academy as a location for a film shoot for his latest film collaboration with Richard Curtis. “Students of Acle Academy have the wonderful opportunity to appear as extras in the scene. “Photographs for casting are taking place on Thursday. “Students must have parental consent in order to be photographed and they must return the consent forms to the office. … [Read more...] about School to take starring role in Beatles film
0 Comments Spencer Matthews visits Boxing Academy in run up to Sport Relief bout BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews got hands on when he visited The Boxing Academy. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/spencer-matthews-visits-boxing-academy-in-run-up-to-sport-relief-bout-36731153.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article36731149.ece/56967/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_00dae399-aa33-4b75-9341-8d0ac1c1673d_1 Email Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews got hands on when he visited The Boxing Academy. The reality TV star, 28, who recently announced that he is expecting his first child with model Vogue Williams, is taking part in Celebrity Boxing For Sport Relief. He will be going head-to-head with ex-footballer Wayne Bridge in the bout. He paid a trip to The Boxing Academy, which is the only government-funded boxing based school in the country. Teenagers, aged between 14 and 16, attend who are at … [Read more...] about Spencer Matthews visits Boxing Academy in run up to Sport Relief bout