Marlow Sports Club
Marlow Sports Club
Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE
Phone   01628 483638
Community Charity No. 1139862

Latest News

Invite a friend to tennis day

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | Category: Marlow Tennis Club, News, Sports Club

To celebrate the start of the new tennis year, Marlow Tennis Club would love for you to join them at their ‘invite a friend tennis day’ on Sunday 29th March between 14:00-16:30. The afternoon – taking place at Pound Lane – will include mini tennis for 6-10 year olds and parents from 14:00 – 15:00 and a round robin tournament for over 10s and adults from 15:00 – 16:30. To reserve your space you can sign up in the clubhouse, email Paul on paul@tennisangels.co.uk or by clicking here.  ...

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Edwards’ 60th Twenty20 international victory as captain

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 | Category: News

A huge congratulations to Charlotte Edwards on her 60th Twenty20 international victory as captain, in just 82 games… Here’s how it happened (words by Martin Davies) It was no fairytale half-century for Charlotte Edwards in her 200th game as captain of England, but it was a victory by five wickets as England chased down the White Ferns’ score of 97 for nine with eight balls to spare. It was Edwards’ 60th Twenty20 international victory as captain in the 82 games she has played. And it was the victory, which sealed the T20 series...

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Shark attack survivor turned medal winning Paralympian

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: News

With a new week comes the discovery of a new, inspirational story…  South African lifeguard Achmat Hassiem lost a leg in a shark attack off the coast of Cape Town. He went on to become a medal-winning Paralympian and a marine conservationist advocating the protection of endangered sharks. “I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a shark with its jaws dislocated. It’s the scariest thing you’ve ever seen. And it’s charging at you.” Hassiem grew up beside the ocean, learning, as he puts it, “to love...

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Final stage of major summer cycle tour will ‘engulf’ Marlow

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | Category: News

A major sporting event will engulf Marlow this summer as the final stage of a cycling tour sets off from the town and snakes its way through the Chilterns. The second edition of the Friends Life Women’s Tour will conclude this June with a stage through the Chiltern Hills between Marlow and Hemel Hempstead on Sunday, June 21. Last year’s Women’s Tour featured stars including London 2012 medallist Lizzie Armitstead, and was won by Dutch rider Marianne Vos. It will mark the first occasion that the tour has visited the area, and build on...

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Can you imagine what it’s like to be a teenage pro cyclist? The Telegraph finds out…

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Marlow Riders, Sports Club

Article by Mark Bailey, The Telegraph Thanks to the national cycling revolution and the success of riders like Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish, it is now possible for young British bike riders to dare to dream big. Tao Geoghegan-Hart, a 19-year-old cyclist from Hackney, is one of the talented new breed chasing the fantasy coveted by every Strava-obsessed commuter: to make a living as a successful pro cyclist. After securing an attention-grabbing 3rd place finish in the prestigious Junior Paris-Roubaix race in 2013,...

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All systems go for £8.5 million Marlow flood scheme

Friday, January 30th, 2015 | Category: News

The final hurdle in Marlow’s long-awaited flood protection scheme has been overcome after the £8.5 million project officially received the green light. Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) announced late last year it would allocate funding, and today formally confirmed it would foot the remaining £4m bill. Work is now set to begin in June on a series of flood walls, pumps and containment lakes to protect around 300 homes between Pound Lane and Fairview and the River Thames. Residents forced from their homes when river levels...

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Doris is coming to Marlow

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 | Category: News

On Saturday 24th January, the Coxless Crew – who will be rowing the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia in a world first expedition – are bringing their boat Doris to Marlow and invite you to come and meet her. The crew and Doris will be based in Higginson Park between 10am and 4pm and will be taking lucky prize winners for a row as well as introducing as many people to her as possible. Ambassador Naomi Riches, British adaptive rower and Paralympic champion will also be attending alongside fellow Olympic champion Heather...

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Guardian’s favourite sporting things this week

Friday, January 16th, 2015 | Category: News, Uncategorized

The Guardian’s favourite sporting things online this week… Iain Macintosh interviews Brian Glanville Not many football writers dictate their match reports to their grandsons, but Brian Glanville is unlike any other journalist in the business. He has been covering the game for 66 years, doesn’t bother with Twitter and can remember the days when he travelled to England matches with Sir Alf Ramsey and his players. In this interview on the setpieces website – a new venture from Iain Macintosh – Glanville recounts a story from the 1954...

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Sports: What motivates athletes?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 | Category: News, Sports Club, Uncategorized

Motivation is the foundation of all sport. To achieve goals you must be motivated to do what it takes to maximise your ability. If one of the things your struggle with is to keep up your motivation, then this blog post by Jim Taylor on Psychology Today- although a little lengthy – is well worth a read. * Motivation, simply defined, is the ability to initiate and persist at a task. To perform your best, you must want to begin the process of developing as an athlete and you must be willing to maintain your efforts until you have achieved...

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2014 What a year it’s been!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 | Category: News, Sports Club

Well, here we are, the end of another fantastic year for Marlow Sports Club and I don’t know where the time’s gone. Thanks to all the amazing volunteers, parents, sportsmen and women who have made 2014 so successful for us and our individual clubs. It seems only fitting, as we creep closer to the end of the year that we look back over some of the highlights. Summer may seem like a distant memory, but the annual mid-summer ball was an absolute corker, raising over £20,000 towards the overall target of £1.2 million towards the development of...

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