10:20am Friday 22nd May 2015
SALESBURY Primary School are to fly the flag for Blackburn Rovers at Wembley this weekend.
2:35pm Tuesday 19th May 2015
THE draw for the George Kay Doubles competition has been made with the event taking place at bowling clubs across East Lancashire on Friday, May 29 from 6.45pm.
2:34pm Tuesday 19th May 2015
PIONEER 79 Swimming Club sent a squad of 40 swimmers to the the Lancashire County Swimming Championships held in Liverpool and Manchester over two weekends.
2:33pm Tuesday 19th May 2015
GLOBE Bullough Park completed the league and cup double in the East Lancashire Football Alliance after beating Rossendale United 2-1 after extra time at AFC Darwen.
2:32pm Tuesday 19th May 2015
IT WAS a busy week for Jonny Hannan with both the CIU singles and doubles championships up for grabs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Laura Massaro, squash champThe importance of local coaches can’t be underestimated. This is when young players learn the importance of discipline, hard work and dedication.
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.
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.
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.