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OPINION: The new WXV tournament is exactly what women’s rugby needs

World Rugby recently announced it will be investing £6.4 million into a new tournament for women’s international rugby union which is being called WXV.   The tournament is set to begin in 2023 and will involve 16 teams put into three tiers, offering them consistent matches against stellar opposition in preparation for the 2025 World Cup.   This idea will be […]

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Scrapped relegation “doesn’t change anything” says George Skivington after Gloucester’s narrow defeat to Bristol Bears

Gloucester suffered their eighth loss of the season on Friday as they were narrowly defeated by Gallagher Premiership leaders Bristol Bears 18-17 at Kingsholm. The Cherry and White’s led 17-15 until a high tackle from lock Alex Craig in the 75th minute allowed Bears’ fly-half Ioan Lloyd to convert a penalty from 40 meters which […]

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Parklife Sport Live Blog: Cheltenham’s game called off, Transfer Deadline day deals, and much more

Hello and welcome to the Parklife Sport Live blog for all your sporting news from Gloucestershire and beyond. We’ve got a lot of content coming your way including updates on the cancellation of Cheltenham Town’s next two league games due to positive Covid tests at the club. In case you forgot, it’s also transfer deadline […]


Basketball may not return to Gloucestershire until April

Covid 19 has caused severe problems for grassroots sports around Gloucestershire and the UK with prolonged periods without training or competitive play.   Many clubs have also suffered serious financial losses due to a lack of ticket sales and ongoing matches.  But Basketball in Gloucestershire has taken a particularly bad hit due to the necessity of playing the sport indoors.   Several clubs in […]


“A depressing time for basketball” – Grassroots basketball struggling in Gloucestershire

Many sports have been hit badly by the Covid 19 pandemic across Gloucestershire and the UK with most being unable to compete or even train as they usually would.   But the sport of basketball has been affected more so than sports like football or rugby due to the necessity to play indoors.   Gloucester Knight’s manager and UOG […]


Grassroots basketball ‘decimated’ by Covid says Gloucester Knights manager

Manager of the Gloucester Knight’s and UOG Raiders coach Ian Greaves believes it will be difficult for grassroots basketball to recover after it being ‘decimated’ by Covid 19.  Clubs have not been allowed to play competitively since September with many in the Gloucestershire area losing access to sports halls and leisure centres with little warning.   Greaves thinks the government need to do more to ensure […]


Brockworth runner Olivia Wiles on training during lockdown, the London Marathon and England Athletics’ announcement

Covid-19 has caused a host of problems for sports all over the country, especially those who are part of running clubs and group organisations who have been forced to adhere to social distancing rules. One such person is Brockworth running club’s Olivia Wiles. She has experience running for various clubs and organisations around Gloucestershire but […]