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Park Life Sport live blog: Cheltenham Festival starts, Champions League build-up and other sporting updates

Welcome to the Park Life Sport live blog! The Cheltenham Festival finally gets underway. Join us for build-up and reaction from the races that take place throughout the day, with the featured meet, The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, starting at 15:30. In football, we’ll have previews for the second legs of the UEFA Champions […]

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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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‘First in Europe’ – The pioneers using Cheltenham Festival-winning racehorses to educate and inspire young minds

Greatwood Charity’s head of communications, Sasha Thorbek, says the charity were the trailblazers in using retired racehorses to educate young people. Founded in 1998, Greatwood initially sought to rescue and rehabilitate former racehorses that had fallen into neglect due to a lack of support from the industry. Based in Marlborough, the charity now aims to […]

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“It’s going to be an emotional one if we win Varsity” – UOG’S volleyball men’s captain Marshal Rahman ahead of next week’s varsity clash

More than 20 teams from the University will showcase their abilities over three days of sporting action as they go head-to-head with the University of Worcester in April From football to netball, the winning team from each individual sport will come away with a crucial point against their rival universities.  The first day will be […]

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Kim Bailey makes emotional admission after Chianti Classico win in hectic race at Cheltenham Festival

Kim Bailey admitted he didn’t watch the first half of Chianti Classico’s Ultima Handicap Chase after his other horse, Trelawne, fell in the early stages. There was some initial concern about his wellbeing after the fall, but thankfully he was up and able to walk away unscathed. “It was not a great race to watch, […]

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Willie Mullins immediate reaction after incredible Gaelic Warrior win at Cheltenham Festival

Willie Mullins says he’s relieved to get a first 2024 Cheltenham Festival win out of the way after Gaelic Warrior earned the Irish master his first win of this year’s meeting. The six-year-old defeated stablemate Il Etait Temps, Quilixios and Found A Fifty on his way to the line as he won in impressive style. […]

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Parklife Sport Live Blog: Gloucestershire football clubs relegation battles and Cheltenham Festival build-up

Keep up to date with all the latest as we look forward to the beginning of the Cheltenham Festival, as well as all the action from the sporting world! Correspondents from Cheltenham Racecourse will be bringing you all the latest as we also deliver you the latest from Cheltenham Town, Bristol City, Bath Rugby and […]

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Phil Jones: Cheltenham’s very own aquatic virtuoso who was integral in the birth of the British Water Polo League

This August one of Cheltenham’s oldest sports clubs lost an integral member, it was with great sadness that Cheltenham Swimming and Water Polo Club announced the passing of 90-year-old Phil Jones. At the age of eight, Gloucestershire-born Phil Jones followed a simple family tradition by joining the CSWPC, eight decades later he would end his […]

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“I was suffering for 360km” – Former British Junior National Champion Jacob Vaughan after gruelling Traka event

Tekkerz Cycling Club rider Jacob Vaughan admits his 2023 season hasn’t started as he’d hoped after “suffering for 360 kilometres” at The Traka event in Girona as the cycling season begins to take shape. The Brit secured a top-40 finish at the multi-surface event, which takes place on the streets around Girona in Spain, but […]

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Bristol City Women are prepared for the “huge jump” to the Women’s Super League after their title winning season

Former Bristol City Women’s general manager Grace Williams has admitted that the Robins have had to “plan to run two different clubs” while preparing for their promotion to the Women’s Super League.  City had fallen out of England’s top flight in 2021 and after two seasons in the Championship won promotion back to the WSL, […]

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Gloucestershire all-rounder Ollie Price signs contract extension until 2025

All-rounder Ollie Price has agreed to extend his stay with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club until 2025 having impressed across the formats in the 2022 season. Price scored the fourth most runs for Gloucester in List A cricket, averaging 26.63 across eight games at a strike rate of 92. The best of his performances coming against […]