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Parklife Sport LIVE: Curtis Davies expected to make decision on future in football and other news from around Gloucestershire

Welcome to Parklife Sport’s official live blog for today. Formerly of Luton Town and Aston Villa, and currently at Cheltenham Town, central defender Curtis Davies is set to make the ultimate decision for the future of his career in football – retirement being the most likely choice. Follow our racing roundup as Willie Mullins becomes […]


“Running is the closest thing to a religion” – Local runner Megan Marchant on new club Western Tempo & rediscovering her love for the sport

Running has never been more popular, with the news that a record 840,000 have applied to compete in next year’s London Marathon. This spells good news for local running clubs including newly founded Western Tempo who are based in Cheltenham and have locations in Gloucester, Charlton Kings and Hereford The club was formed after some […]

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Ex-Cheltenham Town defender suffers Bristol City injury setback after Rotherham victory

Liam Manning has revealed that Bristol City defender Cameron Pring is set to undergo surgery on his hamstring after the Robins’ 2-0 win against Rotherham United on Saturday. Pring was substituted late in the match against the Millers after feeling tightness in his hamstring, which is a problem the ex-Cheltenham Town man has been nursing […]

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Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers & Gloucester City: A season to forget for Gloucestershire football

It’s fair to say that it has been a year to forget for Gloucestershire football’s big three. Cheltenham Town ended their three-year spell in League One. Forest Green Rovers faced back-to-back relegations and have now been dumped out of the football league. Whilst Gloucester City are to play in the seventh tier of English football […]

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“It can be life threatening, people have taken their own lives from it” Gambling Counsellor Abi Howells on the impacts of gambling addictions.

Gambling in sport is one of the most normalised parts of British culture, however so many people are unaware of the dangers it poses. The numbers spent on gambling in the UK are mind boggling, with a reported £3.3 billion spent on gambling between April 2022 and March 2023., according to Finder. Finder also reported […]

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Supertri E World Triathlon Championship reaction: Chase McQueen’s redemption, looking ahead to Paris and River Seine controversy

With the Supertri E World Triathlon Championship commencing in the London Aquatic Centre a few weeks back, the tri-athlete’s competed ahead of their participation in the Paris Olympics this summer. The USA’s Chase McQueen redeemed himself with victory after his nightmate collapse in 2023. The 26-year-old pinned home favourite Max Stapley and complete his redemption […]

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The Premier League’s parachute payment scheme is a failed system and change is needed to prevent an unfair financial advantage

There has been a lot of debate around the subject of parachute payments within the football league and following a tight season at the top end of the Championship, is there evidence to suggest that relegated Premier League teams have an unfair advantage? Every season, the Premier League distributes payments to teams that have been […]

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Ex-Cheltenham Town and QPR defender crowned Player of the Season for Championship club

Former Cheltenham Town defender Rob Dickie has been crowned Bristol City’s 2023/24 Player of the Season. Dickie spent two years at Cheltenham on loan from Reading between 2015 and 2017, where he scored five goals and provided five assists in 54 matches. The defender joined City at the start of the season in a £1m […]

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‘He was our star’ – Racing superstar Shishkin dies in a tragic accident

The multiple Grade One and Cheltenham Festival winner died last night confirmed in a statement by trainer Nicky Henderson. One of racing’s brightest stars, Shishkin, sadly passed away last night in a tragic stable accident. A statement from trainer Nicky Henderson said; ‘Tragically, we have lost Shishkin this evening after he got cast in his […]