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Eight-day summer festival ends with family day meeting at Pontefract

THE eight-day Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival starts with today’s (Saturday) meeting at Ripon.

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WIN MMA big fight tickets to see ACB 65 debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, July 22.

WIN: Big fight tickets to see ACB 65 Mixed Martial Arts debut at Sheffield Arena on Saturday

Cage fighting superstar Conor McGregor's forthcoming square up with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has created a huge interest in Mixed Martial Arts, on MMA - and we're giving you the chance to see what all the fuss is about for FREE!
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South Yorkshire cage fighters Ricardo Franco, Sam 'The Hurricane' Halliday and  and Sam Boult on the ACB 65 world title bill at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, July 22.

Yorkshire cage fighters on ACB 65 world title bill at Sheffield Arena on Saturday

Trash talking cage fighter Conor McGregor's forthcoming battle with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has created a huge global interest in MMA and three Yorkshire fighters are hoping to make a knockout impact this weekend.
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What next for Trinity fans as stadium saga continues?

Wakefield Trinity stadium deal in tatters as council tells developer to ‘walk away’

No deal has been reached on plans for a community stadium and new home for Wakefield Trinity after an agreement offered by the developer was rejected.

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Simon Rothwell is working at the 146th British Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Simon chosen to work at British Open

WHITWOOD Golf Club’s senior greenkeeper Simon Rothwell has been chosen to work at the 146th British Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in Southport which starts today.

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Cyril Jones, the club chairman and founder of Pontefract Athletics Club, is pictured with a group of young athletes at the recently completed long jump runway at the King's School, Pontefract.

New £7,300 runway has Pontefract athletes jumping for joy

PONTEFRACT Athletics Club members are jumping for joy after the completion of work on the club’s new long jump facility at the King’s School, Pontefract.

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Chris Joyce and colleagues Giles, Neil and Chris did a 12-hour footgolf marathon.

Charity event at Whitwood raises £1,432

A 12-hour footgolf marathon at Whitwood Golf Club raised £1,432.76 for Cancer Research.

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Castleford Academy prize winners with former Castleford Tigers player Daniel Igbinedion who now plays for Featherstone Rovers. Picture: Sebastian Sternik.

Another highly successful sports year for Castleford Academy students

CASTLEFORD Academy celebrated another magnificent year of sporting achievements at the school’s presentation night.

Pontefract's Sam Todd.

Pontefract squash star beats international field to win Cologne Cup

PONTEFRACT Squash Club’s Sam Todd won the Under 17 Cologne Cup in Germany from an international field, beating players from five different nations.

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Amanda Hagen won the individual championship by beating Val Bradshaw 21-19 in the final.

Hagen wins two trophies at bowls festival finals day

NATHAN Webster won the gents individual title at Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s annual festival finals day at Pontefract Bowling Club on Sunday.

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Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

As a keen tennis fan, I’m all too aware that Wimbledon fortnight represents my best chance to convert casual fans to my favourite sport.
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Jockey Danny Tudhope lands the first of his double at Pontefract on Tuesday by steering 14-1 shot Lincoln Rocks (left) to victory in the  feature race. Picture: Alan Wright.

Tudhope and De Sousa land doubles at rain-soaked Pontefract

IT was a cold, wet day for racegoers who braved poor weather for the second Art of Racing meeting at Pontefract on Tuesday.

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Gareth Gill landed a winning 153lb 3oz.

Gareth lands trophy with masterly display

GARETH Gill lifted the John Tether Memorial Trophy with a winning catch of 153lb 3oz in Fryston Angling Club’s match at Wholsea Grange Fishery, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, near York, on Sunday.

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Avon Breeze  (right), ridden by Lewis Edmunds and trained by Richard Whitaker, squeezed through a wall of runners to win at Pontefract's last meeting. Picture: Alan Wright.

Foundation will hold charity event at Pontefract’s Tuesday meeting

THE second of Pontefract’s Art of Racing meetings this season is on Tuesday.

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Yorck Newrick was in outstanding form on his first appearance for Pontefract Athletics Club.

Five new club records set at Pontefract open meeting

THE PONTEFRACT Track and Field Open Meeting, held at Thornes Park Stadium, Wakefield, attracted 204 athletes from all over the country including the Isle of Man, Liverpool, London and the Midlands.

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Pontefract Bowling Club hosts tomorrow's festival finals.

Top bowlers battle it out at annual festival

A feast of top-class bowls is on the cards when Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association stage their annual festival finals day at Pontefract Bowling Club, Halfpenny Lane tomorrow (Sunday).

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Stuart Thompson (pictured) partnered Rob Lloyd to victory in the final.

Glasshoughton pair retain trophy by beating clubmates in final

GLASSHOUGHTON duo Stuart Thompson and Rob Lloyd won Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s cancer pairs tournament for the second successive year at Ferrybridge BC on Sunday.

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James Willstrop is in Winchester this weekend for an exhibition with England teammate Darly Selby.  Picture: Steve Line/

Willstrop aims for gold in Manchester when he teams up with Massaro

TWO WORLD squash championships will be held at Manchester Sports City this year.

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Jockey William Buick steers 15-8 favourite Zaman (left) to victory in Mondays feature race at Pontefract. Picture: Alan Wright.

Zaman stays on resolutely to win Pontefract’s feature race

A SUNNY, warm day greeted racegoers for the Art of Racing meeting at Pontefract on Monday.

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ACB Light-Heavyweight Champion Thiago Silva defends his belt against undefeated Russian prospect Batraz Agnaev at Sheffield Arena on July 22.

BREAKING: Mixed Martial Arts to debut at Sheffield Arena with Thiago Silva v Batraz Agnaev ACB world title

Fight fans in Sheffield got some knock out news today - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is making its debut at the Arena with a ACB world title fight and world class undercard later this month.
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