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Stuart Wood earns Olympics place with world para canoe bronze

Stuart Wood earns Olympics place with world para canoe bronze

Bunbury man Stuart Wood has clinched his place at the Tokyo Paralympics next year after a medal-winning performance in the para canoe world championships.

Wood, who won the European Championship KL2 Var Para Canoe last year, competed in the world finals in Hungary last month.

September 5, 2019
Nantwich swimming star aims to emulate idol Rebecca Adlington

Nantwich swimming star aims to emulate idol Rebecca Adlington

Nantwich swimming star Polly Holden is aiming to emulate her role model Rebecca Adlington’s success as she prepares to embark on a crucial year ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The 19-year-old University of Nottingham student races for Nova Centurion Swimming Club, where the two–time Olympic gold medallist Adlington honed her craft when she was younger.

June 6, 2019
Plea by Nantwich Olympic star Bryony Page after house break-in

Plea by Nantwich Olympic star Bryony Page after house break-in

Nantwich’s Olympic star Bryony Page has issued a plea for help after burglars broke in to her home and stole valuable items.

Among the items taken from the former Brine Leas student was her Olympic edition Samsung Galaxy phone.

December 18, 2018
Young Nantwich swimming star moves closer to 2020 Olympics

Young Nantwich swimming star moves closer to 2020 Olympics

A teenage swimming sensation from Nantwich has secured funding to help her on the path to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Polly Holden, 18, from Stapeley, was awarded £355 from the Everybody Foundation to fund her entry to the British Championships in Edinburgh where she won bronze in the 800m freestyle.

May 19, 2018
Nantwich Olympic heroes granted Freedom of the Borough

Nantwich Olympic heroes granted Freedom of the Borough

Nantwich Olympic heroes Bryony Page and Andy Small have been honoured with Cheshire East’s Freedom of the Borough status.

Also honoured was Sir Philip Craven, now living in Cheshire, who is President of the International Olympic Committee and has played a key role in Team GB’s Paralympics success.

December 19, 2016
Two Olympic stars from Nantwich to switch on Christmas lights

Two Olympic stars from Nantwich to switch on Christmas lights

Nantwich Rio Olympic and Paralympic stars Bryony Page and Andrew Small will be switching on the town’s Christmas lights this year.

Trampolinist silver medalist Page and wheelchair racing bronze medalist Small both went to Brine Leas School in Nantwich.

October 3, 2016
Olympics medal hero Bryony returns to Malbank School in Nantwich

Olympics medal hero Bryony returns to Malbank School in Nantwich

Olympics medallist Bryony Page returned to her roots to show students at Malbank School in Nantwich her Rio gong.

Page, from Wrenbury, won a silver medal at Rio after a stunning trampoline performance.

September 10, 2016
Crewe Vagrants to stage ‘Hockey Fest’ after Olympics success

Crewe Vagrants to stage ‘Hockey Fest’ after Olympics success

A ‘HockeyFest’ fund-raising event takes place this weekend at Crewe Vagrants Sports Club in Willaston.

Local clubs are hoping the gold medal success of Team GB women’s hockey team in Rio will boost the profile of the sport.

August 31, 2016
Sir Bradley Wiggins to ride through Nantwich in Tour of Britain

Sir Bradley Wiggins to ride through Nantwich in Tour of Britain

Team GB star Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed his participation in the Tour of Britain, which passes through Nantwich on September 6.

Wiggins joins Mark Cavendish and other high profile names for the race which starts on September 4.

August 23, 2016
Nantwich trampoline star Bryony Page wins silver at Rio Olympics

Nantwich trampoline star Bryony Page wins silver at Rio Olympics

Nantwich trampolinist Bryony Page has scooped an amazing silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

The former Brine Leas School and Malbank Sixth Form student performed an incredible routine in the women’s final to finish second.

August 12, 2016
Nantwich pupils hit Olympic trail in Run To Rio campaign

Nantwich pupils hit Olympic trail in Run To Rio campaign

Youngsters at a Nantwich primary school are running across five continents and around 6,000 miles – in a special Run to Rio.

More than 200 pupils at Pear Tree School in Stapeley are donning their trainers and jogging each school morning.

April 20, 2016
Nantwich primary schools earn Olympic legacy cash boost

Nantwich primary schools earn Olympic legacy cash boost

Primary schools across Nantwich and Crewe are to share £1.7 million of funding  to boost sports provision. The money is part of a £150 million a year commitment by the Government under the Primary PE and Sport Premium, until 2020.

March 11, 2014
Malbank School pupils in Nantwich study Reaseheath College farm

Malbank School pupils in Nantwich study Reaseheath College farm

Pupils from Malbank School in Nantwich learned about food production and farming during a visit to Reaseheath College. Year 7 pupils studying climate change, food poverty and sustainable communities, looked at Reaseheath’s farm and glasshouses.

April 4, 2013