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Gloucester Rugby head coach George Skivington admitted “harsh reality” he’s experienced since his appointment

Ahead of their clash with the Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday George Skivington explained the biggest things he’s learned during his time as head coach: “I’ve learnt a huge amount, I think there is genuinely loads I’ve learnt. The reality of how quickly you can put plans in place, you obviously spend a […]

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Camping on beaches, battling long-term fatigue and completing a world’s first: Remembering Sean Conway’s ultra-triathlon around the GB coastline

“When you’ve been going for so long that long-term fatigue kicks in and your hormones begin to modify themselves, that’s when the real fun starts.”  It’s day 71, Sean Conway has just taken the last of his 1.5 million strides from Scarbrough to Brighton and is ready to swap his running shoes for his swimming hat, goggles and wetsuit to commence […]

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Cheltenham Town’s George Lloyd discusses his “difficult” time with concussion this season

There has been a lot of emphasis recently on identifying and treating concussion in sports in an attempt to limit the lasting damage to the brain when a player sustains a head injury. The dangers of suffering concussion are now being fully realised and more measures are being introduced to ensure players can properly recover […]

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Cheltenham Town join clubs around the country in the FA’s #stoponlineabuse campaign

Cheltenham Town have joined hundreds of sports clubs across the country in the FA’s new #stoponlineabuse campaign on social media. It comes after there was a universal boycott of all social media platforms over the weekend in an attempt to protest against the frequent racism and abuse directed towards sports men and women. Now, clubs […]

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Gloucestershire and Worcestershire Cricket Academy’s Players score big for Dumbleton CC

Gloucestershire’s Tom Borrman and Worcestershire’s Dan Holland are in the academies at their counties and have been doing well for Dumbleton CC the past few weeks. Both cricketers play for Dumbleton CC, located in the outskirts of Cheltenham, who started their 2021 league campaign this weekend, Holland has already scored a century and two other […]

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OPINION: Football needs to do more to protect its players from serious head injuries

Football as we know it has been played in England since 1815 and the fundamentals remain much the same, but the sport has discovered a serious issue with its links to head injuries and they can’t be ignored.  Bobby and Jack Charlton, Martin Peters and Nobby Stiles. Four of England’s 1966 World Cup side who have all died with or are suffering with dementia.   2018 studies show that about two in 100 people aged […]

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Lewis Hamilton battles back to win Portuguese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has won the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen second and Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas finishing in third place. Sergio Perez impressed with fourth place, while McLaren’s Lando Norris continued his fine record of finishing in the top five in every race with fifth, as his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo […]

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LIVE BLOG: Social media blackout ends as Cheltenham Town prepare for a last day battle and Manchester City aim for a place in the Champions League final

Welcome back to the Parklife Sport live blog where you can find all of the latest sports news from Gloucestershire and beyond. We’ll bring you the word from inside the camp as Cheltenham Town prepare to secure League Two glory against Harrogate Town on Saturday. Elsewhere in football, Chelsea set their sights on a Champions […]

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OPINION: What playing at the Cardiff City Stadium did for Newport County

Even in a season where unexpectedness became the new normal, nobody could have predicted Michael Flynn commanding Newport County AFC from the sideline at Cardiff City Stadium. The pitch at Rodney Parade takes a battering throughout the season with three teams playing at the ground, including Dragons Rugby, Newport R.F.C. and, of course, Newport County. […]