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Rugby Results

Sometime in 2015, roundabout early October if I recall correctly, I was bombarded with unsympathetic messages from everyone who knew I loved rugby. Many of the messages had a distinctly gloating quality to them. Some were downright nasty, suggesting that English rugby was, and I quote, “Dead and buried mate, no hope whatsoever, may as […]

Gloucestershire Playing Field Association Awards

Russell Grimshaw and Pat Baillie-Lane (our Sports & Maintenance Manager) popped over to Kings Stanley yesterday for the hand over of a cheque and plaque for the Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association competition. King Stanley won first prize and North Nibley the runner up.   Related articles Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association Awards ( Gloucestershire Secondary Schools […]

QEII Fields Challenge

Just one week left for Save a Space For Me! Voting closes to save your favourite parks on 18 November. Make sure your special space has the support it deserves! Related articles Hands Off Our Land: Prince William calls for parkland to be protected from developers (

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Winchcombe 3G Artificial Pitch

Great news for the 3G Artificial Pitch at Winchcombe School as it has now been approved for use for hockey as well as football. There had been some controversy over the pitch which met the top specifications for football but the local Hockey team were concerned that they could not use the site for competitive […]

The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge

With the support of Prince William, national charity Fields in Trust are proud to be leading The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge which aims to permanently protect 2012 outdoor recreational spaces for 2012 as a tribute to both the Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics. Playing fields and outdoor spaces are the green hearts […]

Gloucestershire Playing Field and Playground of the Year Competition 2011 DEADLINE 6th September

Grimshaw is pleased to be sponsoring the competition again this year. Entries can now be made in the following categories: – Playing Field of the Year: a public playing field where organised team sports such as cricket, football etc are played. – Playground of the Year: an area consisting of play equipment and/or informal sports […]

Free Sports Sessions

Sporting Chance is Asda’s community sports initiative that gives kids the opportunity to take part in sport sessions for free, whilst supporting up-and-coming sporting talent by providing grants to some of the UK’s best up-and-coming young athletes. The sessions will be available nationwide during the following school holidays: February half term, Easter, May Spring Bank, […]

Womens Super League Football Roadshow

As part of its support for the new FA Women’s Super League Teams (FAWSL), The FA will be bringing a new interactive Road Show ‘The Continental Shot Stoppers’ to Doncaster Rovers Belles on Sunday 28th August. Aimed at girls between the age of eight and 16 the programme encourages football participation and, more specifically, shows […]

Funding available for grassroots sport facilities

Sport England has launched an ‘Inspired Facilities’ scheme which is focused on making it easier for local community and volunteer groups to improve and refurbish sports clubs or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities. The Inspired Facilities fund could help you refurbish or upgrade your sports facility; or convert an existing building into […]