Category: Sport

Best Carp Fishing In Essex

Carp fishing in Essex

Carp angling is one of the most popular forms of coarse or freshwater fishing and it’s easy to see why, but where are some of the best spots to fish in Essex? Here’s out countywide carp fishing guide.

A Day Out At The Races In Essex

Chelmsford City racecourse

Next week marks the middle of the horse racing season and with it an exciting five days of action as Glorious Goodwood, officially Qatar Goodwood Festival, gets underway. Goodwood hosts some of the most prestigious races, attracting champion jockeys and trainers and fine thoroughbreds. Set in the beautiful Sussex countryside it is a fantastic festival…

Chelmsford City 1 Ebbsfleet United 2

Chelmsford played home to Ebbsfleet United FC and lost 2 – 1. Ebbsfleet scored two goals in six minutes to take the lead and Hughes was sent off, destroying Chelmsford’s hopes of a comeback. Chelmsford were leading but Ebbsfleet United FC scored two goals in the space of six minutes to seize victory from Chelmsford today. Chelmsford’s captain,…

Blind Football In Essex – Hawkwell Athletic FC

Blind football taster session

Hawkwell Athletic FC in association with The Essex FA are holding a taster session for people with visual impairments to try out Blind Football. The event is designed so anyone with a registered visual impairment can come along and try out the beautiful game of football. We are even encouraging the visually impaired to bring…

Essex Football Clubs

Chelmsford City FC Stadium

Essex has some great football clubs. Although there are no Premiership clubs in Essex there are many league clubs around the county with passionate supporters. All of the follow clubs have passionate supporters and many have a social scene too. Two major benefits of supporting your local team are that you spend less money in…

Football In Dagenham

Dagenham Football Stadium

It is the national game that inspires devotion and despair in people through a single kick of the ball. And in Dagenham football is as popular as ever. The area has a rich sporting heritage, with numerous teams competing in cricket, speedway and rugby leagues. However, it’s football that holds pride of place in the…

Chopra Leaves Essex County Cricket Club for Warwickshire

Essex’s opening batsman Varun Chopra just signed a three-year contract with Warwickshire. Chopra, the 22-year-old Ilford lad was offered a new year contract with Essex, but has chosen to transfer to Warwickshire. He is very grateful for his time at Essex Cricket Club and made the following statement today: “I would like to thank everyone…

Basildon Mum Wins Debut National Kickboxing Fight

Helen Robinson-Carey from 5 Elements Martial Arts in Basildon, Essex won her first Full Contact Kickboxing fight at the WAKO show in Doncaster on Sunday 11th of October 2009. Helen dominated the 3 round fight showing great character and determination. Helen joined 5 Elements Martial Arts a year ago after trying out several clubs around…

Essex To Have Olympic Trampolining Centre

Trampolining is coming home to Brentwood with a new state of the art £750,000 centre to be built in time to host the Olympic Games in 2012. Few people are aware that Brentwood is the home of trampolining in the UK. An American inventor and businessman, George Nissen, brought trampolining to Brentwood in 1949 where…

MMA Comes to Essex

Exciting news for martial artists in Essex. 5 Elements Martial Arts, in Basildon, has announced that WAKO GB (the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations) is planning to start organising amateur MMA tournaments. 5 Elements has stated that it is supporting this move and hopes to start training fighters for MMA contests with immediate effect. “After many…

Essex Schools Should Focus on Cricket

Research carried out by Loughborough University, Britain’s leading sports science academy, has shown that cricket is one of the best ways to teach children about the three F’s – Fitness, Friendship and Fair play. Studies have shown that children that have been involved in the Chance to Shine initiative, which encourages cricket to be taught…

Colchester United Football Club

Colchester United play at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and train at Florence Park in Tiptree. Colchester are proud of their family friendly atmosphere and have many young fans (children under 8 years can watch for just £1). Colchester United is now 76 years old (founded in 1937). Colchester United Football Club Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, Essex,…