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Motor racing star Tom Oliphant signs for champions West Surrey Racing

Motor racing star Tom Oliphant signs for champions West Surrey Racing

Tarporley motor racing star Tom Oliphant has secured one of the most coveted seats on the British Touring Car Championship grid for 2019.

Oliphant has signed with reigning champions West Surrey Racing for his second season in the biggest race series in the UK.

December 12, 2018
Young sports stars in South Cheshire honoured at Everybody Junior Awards

Young sports stars in South Cheshire honoured at Everybody Junior Awards

South Cheshire sporting youngsters have been honoured at the annual Everybody Junior Awards.

Children aged 5 to 11 were awarded for their inspirational efforts and contributions to local sporting success in seven award categories.

December 9, 2018
Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith realises dream of BTCC signing

Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith realises dream of BTCC signing

Nantwich racer Rob Smith has realised his lifelong dream after being signed to drive in the 2019 British Touring Car Championships (BTCC).

The Bentley Motors worker was today confirmed as the first driver for Excelr8 motorsport squad for the 2019 season.

November 21, 2018
Crewe & Nantwich athletes awarded Everybody Foundation grants

Crewe & Nantwich athletes awarded Everybody Foundation grants

Crewe and Nantwich athletes and organisations have been awarded grants of up to £500 by the Everybody Foundation.

The second round of grant awards saw 12 dished out, including supporting local athletes to represent their country in competitions and sporting clubs to have new equipment.

November 12, 2018
Two Cheshire College students compete for GB at European TeamGym Championships

Two Cheshire College students compete for GB at European TeamGym Championships

Two Cheshire College – South & West students represented Great Britain in the European TeamGym Championships in Portugal.

Sharni Jones, 17, and Kyle Everall, also 17, both former students at The Oaks Academy, competed for their country at the event last weekend (October 17-20).

October 24, 2018
Nantwich boxer Nathan Gorman powers up for latest bout

Nantwich boxer Nathan Gorman powers up for latest bout

Nantwich heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman will be slimmed down by trainer Ricky Hatton to help him add even more power to his armoury.

Gorman, who is undefeated 13-0 as a professional, goes for his fifth consecutive knockout win at the Brentwood Centre this Saturday (October 20).

October 16, 2018
Nantwich teenager achieves Cheshire first at national swimming event

Nantwich teenager achieves Cheshire first at national swimming event

A Nantwich Seals swimmer has become the club’s first girl to compete for Cheshire in a national competition.

Laura Kirby, from Stapeley, was one of 20 swimmers to represent the county at the Inter County National Competition held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

October 14, 2018
Tarporley racer Oliphant ends Dunlop BTCC season with points finish

Tarporley racer Oliphant ends Dunlop BTCC season with points finish

Tom Oliphant ended his maiden Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign with a first ever fastest lap in the series and a hard-fought points finish at Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

Tarporley-born Oliphant, who was crowned the Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion at the circuit in 2015, built up his confidence in his Ciceley Motorsport prepared Mercedes A-Class in two fine practice sessions.

October 3, 2018
Oliphant looks to end Dunlop BTCC season in style at Brands Hatch

Oliphant looks to end Dunlop BTCC season in style at Brands Hatch

Tarporley racing driver Tom Oliphant is looking to finish his first Dunlop BTCC season in style this weekend.

Oliphant has his sights set on the Brands Hatch GP after another strong performance in his Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes at Silverstone.

September 24, 2018
Winners crowned at Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club finals

Winners crowned at Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club finals

By Jonathan White
Winners were crowned at the Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club (WJTC) Finals Day.

Bill Heath (WJTC Chairman) introduced the presentation of trophies inside the Memorial Hall.

September 21, 2018
Crewe Vagrants Squash Club secures homebuilder sponsorship deal

Crewe Vagrants Squash Club secures homebuilder sponsorship deal

Crewe Vagrants Squash Club has landed a second year of sponsorship from homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey North West.

The £500 contribution will be used to fund professional players to coach and train alongside the team, which plays in the North West Counties Squash League Division 1, one of the largest leagues in the world.

September 12, 2018
MINI Challenge racer Rob Smith struggles at Brands Hatch

MINI Challenge racer Rob Smith struggles at Brands Hatch

Front-running MINI Challenge racer Rob Smith’s bid for a top three championship finish was dealt a major blow in the penultimate event of the season at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit.

Nantwich-based Smith was the victim of an unfortunate set of circumstances in race two which led to a galling retirement.

August 28, 2018
Nantwich dad is World Cup winner after stunning hockey success

Nantwich dad is World Cup winner after stunning hockey success

A Nantwich dad has shown England football stars how it’s done – by winning a World Cup Final medal!

Dave Holland, 39, was a key member of the veterans team taking part in the Masters Hockey World Cup 2018 in Barcelona.

August 21, 2018