пятница, 14 сентября 2012 г.

Opponent's ailment pulls plug on Norton.(Boxing) - The Birmingham Post (England)

Luckless Stourbridge boxer Rob Norton was once again left on the sidelines last night.

Norton was due to meet Londoner Mark Delaney tonight at West Bromwich Gala Baths but Delaney pulled out with a stomach injury yesterday. Victory would have opened the door for Norton to take on a British title eliminator.

Arden offer

The Marriott Forest of Arden are offering the chance to play the course which staged the Compass Group English Open last month.

The English Open Visitor Package is available for pounds 45 during August, including coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes round the championship course and lunch in the Long Weekend Cafe Bar. For details, call (01676) 522335.

Jackson flying

Henley-in-Arden racing driver Mat Jackson led every lap to win the seventh round of the Elf Clio Renaultsport UK Cup at Croft in Yorkshire.

The 19-year-old's victory moves him up to fourth in the championship and put him in good heart ahead of the next outing, a night race at Snetterton in Norfolk on July 8.

Young guns

Motor racing fans will be able to see Grand Prix drivers of the future when Donington Park hosts the British Formula 3 Championship this weekend.

Series leader Antonio Pizzonia, of Brazil, is already tipped to be a Grand Prix driver next season. His opposition includes Tomas Scheckter, son of the 1979 world champion Jody, and top Briton Ben Collins, who won at Donington in May.

Webster captured

Worcester have continued rebuilding by signing former England Under-21 lock Gavin Webster from Connacht.

Setting sail

Tamworth pharmacist Andrew Magrath is embarking on the expedition of a lifetime as one of the crew for the 2000-1 BT Global Challenge Round The World Yacht Race.

The 26-year-old has been selected among the 17-strong crew for the 72 ft LG Flatron. With 11 other identical yachts, it will set sail from Southampton on September 10, with the journey taking them via Boston, Buenos Aires, Wellington, Sydney, Cape Town and La Rochelle in France before returning to England next June.

Olympic date

The Olympics comes to Tipton next month - the Black Country Millennium Games.

The event will attract around 1,000 youngsters aged between 11 and 15 from Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall competing in eight different sports at Tipton Sports Academy next Saturday.

Sky Blue scheme

Racing Warwick will join forces with Coventry City to help nurture stars of the future.

The Dr Martens Western club will host a series of coaching clinics with the Sky Blues' Community Scheme through the summer at Hampton Road.

The courses, for boys and girls from five to 15, start on July 24 for six weeks. The cost is pounds 6 per day if pre-booked or pounds 24 for a week, or pounds 8 per day and pounds 32 per week if not. Contact Craig Shakespeare on 07967 445462 or Shaun Pierce on 07971 492476.