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East Glos Club reveals “Padel has had a great impact” as Cheltenham sports facilities install new courts for Gloucestershire players

Cheltenham’s East Glos Club have recently put in place three floodlit Padel tennis courts, replacing what was a unused grass court, increasing the variety of sports the club has to offer with club manager Darren Morris saying that “there is a new buzz around the club“. Having already offered tennis, hockey and squash as main […]

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The European Super League: Ten local Gloucestershire football teams you can support instead of the ‘top six’

With the news that England’s ‘top six’ are all part of the 12 founding teams that have agreed to join a new European Super League, many football fans have been left feeling disenfranchised. In what would be a gigantic change for European football, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham would join AC […]

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Golf Clubs look to start pandemic recovery as courses’ reopening’s under a fortnight away

Golf clubs and courses across Gloucestershire are set to be relieved of the financial pressures of COVID-19 as they are set to reopen on March 29. Courses have been closed to their members since Tuesday 5 January after prime minister Boris Johnson announced a third UK national lockdown as coronavirus cases began to rise once […]

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OPINION: Investment into Gloucester Knights is an example of why UK Basketball is on the brink of greatness

The co-chairman of Gloucester City AFC, Alex Petheram, has recently invested heavily into the city’s basketball team, Gloucester Knights, marking a major landmark in the future of Gloucestershire sport. The aim of Petheram’s co-ownership and investment is to get the Knights into the top division of Basketball in the UK to the British Basketball League […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]