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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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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 […]

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Park Life Sport Live Blog: Cheltenham Festival build-up, EFL reaction and Lineker updates

Hello and welcome to Monday’s Park Life Sport live blog, where we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest sports news across Gloucestershire and the wider sporting world. It’s the biggest week in Cheltenham’s sporting calendar as tomorrow sees the first day of the Cheltenham Festival so we’ll have plenty of previews, updates, […]

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Gloucester Rugby: The season

Covid has put a premature end to Gloucester Rugby’s season after Northampton Saints had to pull out yesterdays game due to a COVID outbreak. After Northampton Saints forfeit the match, Gloucester go away with a 20-0 bonus point win, and five league points. Despite the automatic win for the cherry and whites, it seems a […]