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Bluewater to host televised boxing final

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11:44am Thursday 28th August 2014

British light heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe is set to take on current English title holder Travis Dickinson at Bluewater this autumn for the first ever MaxiNutrition knockout final.

Medals haul exceeds expectations for Dartford gymnast

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2:14pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Dartford gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran insisted he had surpassed all expectations after leaving the Youth Olympic Games with five medals to his name.

Dartford school beat northerners at their own game again

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1:42pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The girls from Dartford’s Leigh Academy rugby league team turned in a superb performance to win the Champion Schools Year 10 title in Richmond on Friday.

Orpington youngster learns vital lessons from Youth Olympics

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3:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A medal might have eluded Henry Choong at the Youth Olympic Games, but the Orpington modern pentathlon starlet insists he will be better for his Nanjing adventure.

Godsell takes European title

7:38am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A week after Blackheath & Bromley celebrated a European gold medal and a National age best courtesy of Adam Gemili and Dina Asher Smith at the European Championships in Zurich, the Club were congratulating another new European champion and age group record holder thanks to the achievements of  Katy Ann McDonald and Helen Godsell. Katy is an under 15 and she improved the National 800 metres record to 2.06.47 in the British Milers Club womens A race which was incorporated into the Cambridge Harriers Open Meeting at Sutcliffe Park. She actually finished 4th in the race against Senior opposition. Her time improved the under 15 record which has stood since 1982. Helen is competing at the European Veterans Athletic Championships at Izmir in Turkey which continue until the end of the month. She got her Championships off to the best possible start by winning the over 60s 100 metres by over half a second in 14.24. Further news next week.

Hartley set to battle it out with Sevenoaks for KCL title

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12:57pm Monday 25th August 2014

The Kent Cricket League Premier Division title race took a significant turn this weekend with Hartley and Sevenoaks Vine overhauling previous leaders Blackheath.

VIDEO: Greenwich basketball player Dan Clark speaks ahead of GB v Iceland

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5:03pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Greenwich basketball player Dan Clark is set to represent Great Britain tonight against Iceland.

Summer stages rally sure to draw Brands Hatch crowds in

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3:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Summer rallying returns to north Kent for the first time since 2012 on Sunday, with more than 80 cars entered for the Brands Hatch summer stages.

Swimmer enjoys national triumph at Sheffield

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3:47pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A young swimmer from Welling recently became the national open water champion in her age group in Sheffield.

Footgolfers flock to Orpington

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3:32pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Orpington Golf Centre staged its second footgolf ranking competition on the venue’s recently opened dedicated nine-hole footgolf course.

Sidcup Ladies Golf Team

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1:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

Having won the coveted Kent Pearson Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal, Sidcup Ladies then went on to win the prestigious Four Counties Final at Muswell Hill Golf Club.

Gemili and Asher Smith star at European Championships

8:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

Two golds for Adam and a British record for Dina

Ball lives up to his name with stunning bowling figures for Bexley

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11:33am Monday 18th August 2014

Adam Ball recorded sensational figures of 6-16 as Bexley defeated fellow relegation fighters Bromley in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday.

O'Dowds flying high

11:56pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The final week of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance summer season and it was still all to play for at the top of Tier Two East, with O'Dowds Flyers just two points ahead of Glenmore Arms A with four to play fo

Gravesend cyclist in top form

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4:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Anthony Westwood is certainly the current man of the moment at Gravesend Cycling Club.

Chislehurst's former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney hints possible return to the sport

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12:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Chislehurst’s Kellie Maloney has reportedly hinted at making a return to boxing after having a sex change.

Bexley get back on track with Blackheath success

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2:07pm Monday 11th August 2014

Bexley bounced back from their painful one run loss to Hartley with an impressive four wicket victory over title contenders Blackheath in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday.

Rebels leave it too late

3:32pm Saturday 9th August 2014

In the last week of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance, Elite League there was a possibility that Pickwick, Foots Cray Social Club Rugrats and Rileys Rebels could all fill the remaining relegation spot, but with all three teams winning this week, Rebels keep the spot and drop into TierTwo.

Crystal Palace weightlifter proud of Commonwealth Games top five finish

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11:49am Thursday 7th August 2014

A member of Crystal Palace Weightlifting Club has spoken of her pride after finishing fifth in the Commonwealth Games.

Lotus Festival set to thrill Brands Hatch enthusiasts

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11:27am Thursday 7th August 2014

Britain’s most charismatic sports car marque will be celebrated at Brands Hatch later this month when the Lotus Festival takes place on August 17.

Top six finish is best yet for Biggin Hill motorcyclist

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5:37pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Biggin Hill motorcycle racer Chris Threadgill headed to Thruxton Motorsport Centre last weekend to compete in the fifth round of the Triumph Triple Challenge.

VIDEO: Greenwich basketball player fighting fit at last for Great Britain

5:18pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Greenwich basketball player Dan Clark admits his preparations for the upcoming EuroBasket qualification matches have been far from ideal.

Crayford gymnast aiming to raise the bar in China

3:58pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Giarnni Regini-Moran is determined to make the most of his opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his idols after being selected for this month’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

Orpington competitor targets Youth Olympics success

3:49pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Orpington modern pentathlete Henry Choong insists he heads into the Youth Olympic Games full of confidence thanks to his European title.

Hartley just hold on in Bexley thriller

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12:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

Hartley continued their fine form in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday with an exhilarating one run victory over Bexley at Manor Way.

Gemili stars at Commonwealth Games

7:49am Monday 4th August 2014

Magnificent seven Blackheath & Bromley athletes compete in Glasgow

World Champion

7:40am Monday 4th August 2014

Success for Dina Asher Smith and Cheriece and Shannon Hylton

Blind inspiration leads Rovers to Tier Two West title

1:38pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

With two league games left of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance Tier Two West season, Eltham Terrace Rovers have won the division, with this week's victory, over Lord Clyde being inspired by their own Stevie wonder.

Pakistan legend Saqlain Mushtaq talks cricket ahead of Lashings All Star games in Bromley and Blackheath

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5:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

Cricket's version of the Expendables movie franchise is heading to south east London and we've chatted to one of the big guns.

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili sets sights on Jamaicans after Commonwealth silver

News Shopper: England's Adam Gemili reacts to his silver medal performance in the 100m final

8:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili has Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans in his sights after winning silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last night.

Sikandar fires Blackheath to easy Bromley win

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11:16am Monday 28th July 2014

Superb performances from James Hands (4-36) and Tanweer Sikandar (100no) secured Blackheath a comfortable seven wicket victory against Bromley in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday.

Bellegrove do double over Eltham Terrace

2:01am Sunday 27th July 2014

Both Bellegrove and Bellegrove Social Club B visited Eltham Terrace this week to play the A side and the Nuthouse respectively and both came away with a win in the South London & Kent Pool Alliance.

VIDEO: Keston boxing champion David Haye presents the weather - for dogs

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1:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

When you have been champion of the world like Keston’s David Haye, what’s next? Presenting the world’s first weather forecast for dogs, of course.

Cricket club prepares to welcome international guests

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11:23am Friday 25th July 2014

China’s international women’s team will be star guests during Hayes cricket week.

Orpington sprinter lands world junior 100m crown

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4:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Orpington sprinter Dina Asher-Smith is the new world 100m junior champion.

Boxer still not satisfied despite latest success

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12:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Forest Hill’s Darryll Williams maintained his unbeaten record with a points victory against Danny Brown on Saturday - but believes he could have done even better.

Late Brands Hatch call up for Crayford driver

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3:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Crayford saloon car racer Tom Barley will make his Michelin Clio Cup Race Series debut on home ground at Brands Hatch this weekend.

VIDEO: National glory for Orpington tennis team

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2:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

An Orpington-based tennis academy has won the Aegon team tennis national title for the first time.

Blackheath & Bromley Harrier honoured to take part in Anniversary Games

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kieran Daly admitted it was an honour to compete at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games after the Blackheath & Bromley Harriers sprinter helped the public remember London 2012 on Horse Guards Parade.

Bexley boost survival chances by stunning leaders Sevenoaks

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10:54am Monday 21st July 2014

Relegation strugglers Bexley caused an upset in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday with an 80-run victory over league leaders Sevenoaks Vine.

Glenmore A triumphant in battle of the Glenmore

12:28am Monday 21st July 2014

Both teams from the Glenmore Arms, Glenmore Arms II and A, faced each each other this week,in the South London & Kent Pool Alliance Tier Two East and it was the A side that left with the bragging rights to stay just two points behind the league leaders, O'Dowds Flyers.

Euro stars!

6:45pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Adam and Dina selected for European Championships

Superbikes star has eye on home victory at Brands Hatch

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1:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be fighting a host of international rivals for his seventh race victory of the season this weekend when the popular British Superbike Championship comes to Brands Hatch.

Boxer edges closer to title crack after remarkable comeback

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11:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

Forest Hill’s Darryll Williams believes victory on Saturday will bring him a step closer to challenging for his first title - just 12 months after he was told that he would never box again.

Blackheath rower follows in dad's footsteps with race victory

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11:15am Thursday 17th July 2014

A young Blackheath rower is celebrating victory in one of the oldest sporting events in history.

Lashings heading to Bromley for annual clash

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10:14am Thursday 17th July 2014

Bromley’s cricketers are preparing to face world touring side the Lashings next month.

Bromley tennis youngster has eye on Wimbledon glory

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4:26pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Bromley tennis sensation Thomas Norwood will aim to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

Brands meeting ends in historic thriller

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4:05pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Brands Hatch has played host to two terrific days of historic motor racing at the HSCC Superprix, concluding with thrilling battles on the Grand Prix circuit on Sunday.

VIDEO: Williams on course for Commonwealth Games after Glasgow warm up

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1:11pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Lewisham’s Conrad Williams insists it is all systems go for the Commonwealth Games after declaring his outing at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix as mission accomplished.

SPORT IN BRIEF: Orpington tennis veteran honoured at club finals day

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2:42pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tennis, cricket, footgolf, petanque, diving, boxing and swimming - they all feature in this week's sport in brief bulletin from across the News Shopper area.

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