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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 redemption” – University of Gloucestershire men’s volleyball star sends warning call to University of Worcester ahead of Varsity clash

Men’s volleyball outside-hitter Xander Howgate has sent a stern warning to the University of Gloucestershire’s arch-rivals, the University of Worcester ahead of their grudge Varsity match next week. The sides will cross swords on the volleyball court, where UoG are hoping to redeem themselves after last year’s heartache defeat. “I’m buzzing for it, after last […]

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Son of ex-Cheltenham Town striker set to return to England as UEFA Champions League quarter-finals drawn

Mark Bellingham‘s son Jude will return to England for the first time in a Real Madrid shirt when they take on Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final. Cheltenham-born Eric Dier, currently on-loan Bayern Munich will play in England again after leaving Tottenham Hotspur for the German giants in January – Bayern face Arsenal. Dier’s […]

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Former Forest Green manager Ian Burchnall on early career in Scandinavia, managing Rovers at League One level, and getting Wolves call from Gary O’Neil

From Accrington to Antwerp, and Morecambe to Molineux. The journey since leaving Forest Green has had quite the rise for former boss Ian Burchnall. In the space of 12 months, he’s swapped the pressure cooker of first-team manager in Gloucestershire to the coaching staff of one of the Premier League’s most astute sides with Wolves. […]

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How whisper over a table in The Bank House sparked a movement in the University of Gloucestershire’s Tennis club

“I’ve always faced men and their opinions on me. And most of the time it’s underestimation” explained Ella Hollingworth, one of the University of Gloucestershire’s Tennis Club’s latest and most active members. In fact, despite only joining the club in October, it was her idea to launch Women in Tennis as the leading campaign for […]

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Jamie Snowden makes bold Cheltenham Festival prediction as England seek to strike back against Willie Mullins and Ireland in Ryanair

Jamie Snowden says he’s confident that Ga Law can spring a surprise in the Grade One Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival this afternoon. The eight-year-old took fifth in the race last March, but in his preparation run, he fell at the last fence at Doncaster. Ga Law’s preparation has been much smoother this time […]

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“I love playing for this football club – I’ve got so many great memories”- Forest Green Rovers forward Christian Doidge after brace against Bradford City in 2-0 win

Bradford City 0 Forest Green 2 Forest Green striker Christian Doidge scored twice as his side secured a crucial 2-0 away win at in-form Bradford City. Doidge, who re-joined the club in January, headed home inside 60 seconds and hammered home a late spot-kick in a resolute Rovers display. The visitors produced an energetic and […]