Local sport

  • Seaham Red Star in action last season. Picture credit: Jack Jarvis

    Seaham Red Star face out of form Birtley Town

    April 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Seaham Red Star take on 11th placed Birtley Town away from home this weekend, as they look to get back to winning ways after drawing their last two matches. Birtley Town started the season well, going seven matches unbeaten, but recently have lost their last five matches – including a 9-0 […]

  • Lewis Rose and Stuart Robson in action. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Two busy away days for Diamonds

    April 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds are preparing for two competitive away meetings in as many days. Tonight Newcastle Diamonds head to South Yorkshire for a League Cup match against the Sheffield Tigers, and on Friday the Tyneside outfit then travel to current league champions Somerset Rebels to compete in the […]

  • England ran out comfortable winners against San Marino

    Ex-Sunderland player Stokes gets England call-up

    April 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Former Sunderland Ladies left-back Demi Stokes has received an international call-up ahead of England’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 qualifier against Montenegro on Saturday. Stokes made her international debut against Norway in January and the University of South Florida player has given Sunderland credit for her development. “Part of the […]

  • Newcastle crush North East rivals

    Newcastle crush North East rivals

    April 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    The Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds inflicted a heavy 31 point defeat on Teesside based Redcar Bears Sunday night as the Newcastle side won 60-29 Track staff had to pull out all the stops to ensure the meeting went ahead despite a delayed start. Work on the track was carried out from […]

  • Craig sets sights on Eindhoven after big move

    Craig sets sights on Eindhoven after big move

    April 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    By Jennifer Tatters and Sam Bell Seventeen-year-old Paralympian Josef Craig is hopeful that he can put in “the best performances of his life” in the trials for the Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven later this year. Josef has recently completed a big move from South Tyneside Swimming Club to Sunderland […]