Lancashire Telegraph: 2012 grass roots

Lancashire Telegraph: Grass Roots news

Young stars shine in BSSP gymnastics competition

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:15pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

THE next Beth Tweddle or Max Whitlock might just have been competing in Burnley last weekend as the Best Centre played host to the Burnley School Sport Partnership (BSSP) Gymnastics competition.

Lancashire see off Merseyside to stay on course for hat-trick

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

SHOOTING stars Ebony Stinson and Emily Yeoman fired Lancashire in sight of a hat trick of National titles.

Rossendale return to winning ways with bonus point win

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:21pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

BACK to more or less full strength in the pack, Rossendale returned to winning ways with a bonus point home win against Burnage.

Super Blackburn keep up pressure

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

MATT Hughes and Jordan Pearson both scored a hat-trick of tries as Blackburn kept the pressure on North Lancs and Cumbria leaders Leigh with a one-sided win at The Strawberry Grounds.

Blackburn move within touching distance of title

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

TOP scorer David Wieczorek fired another hat trick as Blackburn’s senior side overwhelmed Golborne 5-0.

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Lancashire Telegraph: Awards news

Chorley Ladies return to winning ways

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

CHORLEY Ladies returned to winning ways and maintained their unbeaten run at home in the league with a 2-1 victory over Morecambe.

Amy’s sport price takes pride of place in the family home

Lancashire Telegraph: EYE ON THE PRIZE Amy Stevens, who has played international netball, with her coveted Grass Roots Heroes award

11:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

AMY Stevens has won nearly 50 awards, accolades, trophies and honours in her young but highly successful netball career.

Gallery: Lancashire Telegraph Grassroots Heroes Awards

Lancashire Telegraph: JUNIOR SPORTS PERSONALITY  Lucy-Belle Williamson

2:00am Friday 17th January 2014

THE third annual Lancashire Telegraph Grassroots Heroes Awards took place last night where the great and the good of amateur sport were honoured.

VIDEO: Winners announced in our Grass Roots Heroes Awards

Lancashire Telegraph: Footballers from St Francis Primary School, Blackburn, receive their award from former Rovers star Kevin Gallagher

11:00pm Thursday 6th December 2012

A CELEBRATION of local amateur sport took place last night at the annual Lancashire Telegraph Grass Roots Heroes Awards.

Shortlist drawn up for our Grass Roots Heroes awards

Lancashire Telegraph: Winners will soon be announced

6:07pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

THE search for amateur sporting stars and unsung heroes across East Lancashire is over as the shortlist for the Lancashire Telegraph’s annual Grass Roots Heroes Awards is revealed.

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Lancashire Telegraph: Sports stars

Lancashire Telegraph: Jay Jay Rodriguez, former Burnley FC striker

I attended last year’s awards and was overwhelmed by the hard work and dedication put in to amateur sport. Awards like these are great to highlight that work.

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophie Sophie Hitchon, hammer thrower

It is great to see awards like this, we are able to say thank you to everyone that has helped us to get to where we are, not just awarding the athletes for their success.

Lancashire Telegraph: hlm Holly Lam-Moores, handball star

Whether you go on to perform at the highest level or enjoy sport locally, to have support as a youngster is vital. I’ll always remember those coaches who helped me.

Lancashire Telegraph: Laura Massaro Laura Massaro, squash champ

The importance of local coaches can’t be underestimated. This is when young players learn the importance of discipline, hard work and dedication.

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Gallacher Kevin Gallacher, ex-Rovers

You don’t realise the talent there is and dedication that goes in to amateur sport until you witness it yourself. I was taken aback when I attended last year’s awards.

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Gary Keedy, Lancashire CC ace

I will always be grateful to those coaches who helped me reach the top. It’s important that today’s children get that support and I welcome awards like these.

Lancashire Telegraph: United Utilities

Lancashire Telegraph: MD Steve Fraser ,Managing Director, United Utilities

It gives me great pleasure to support the Lancashire Telegraph’s Grass Roots Heroes Awards again this year.

During our involvement last year, I was struck by the drive, energy and dedication of so many people, young and old, putting sporting achievement firmly on the map in East Lancashire. It was fantastic to be able to give those local heroes the recognition they deserve, and I am looking forward to seeing even more nominations this year.

Sport is a hugely important part of community life and I know these awards couldn’t take place without support from local business. I see United Utilities very much as a local business and it’s right that we get involved in the communities where we work. We’re there from the minute you get up and put the kettle on, to when you brush your teeth last thing at night. Our aim is to keep things flowing smoothly behind the scenes while you get on with your life.

I’m conscious that we’ve been very visible over the last year or so, especially on the streets of Blackburn and Darwen, while we carry out a major upgrade of the sewer systems. The end result will be cleaner water in our rivers and canals, and ultimately cleaner coastal waters.

I’m grateful for the patience local people are showing while we’re such a regular fixture in the community, and for that reason we’re proud to be cheering on this year’s Grass Roots Heroes all the way.


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