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06/02/2014 - 14:47
British men dominated proceedings at the Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre on Wednesday, (YESTERDAY), with 7 out of the 8 quarter-finalists being British. Only one of the singles matches went to three sets, a match which saw George Coupland overcome former top 200 player Richard Bloomfield 36 63 64, in a contest between two very tall, big serving players. Luke Bambridge, who survived a match point in round one, secured an impressive 2nd round win over 5th seeded German Peter Torebko 64 64. 18...
05/02/2014 - 15:26
Standout match on the first day (yesterday) of main draw at Wirral Tennis & Sport Centre, was an epic battle between eighteen-year old Luke Bambridge, and Merseyside’s 19-year-old Harry Meehan, a wild card into main draw. Left-hander Meehan used his booming serve to good effect in the opening set, and with one break of serve, took the early initiative to capture the set 6-3. Bambridge, a member of the British team which won the junior Davis Cup, rode the barrage and levelled the match with...
04/02/2014 - 15:48
On Friday 31st January, students and staff at Wirral Met College showed The Secretary of State for Education round their new Oval Campus. Principal Sue Higginson, and David Clark, Chair of Governors, toured the campus with staff and students, including Huicong Liu and Will Kell, who are studying programmes in Sports Science and Leading Outdoor and Adventure Sports. Sue Higginson, Principal of Wirral Met College, said, “I am delighted that The Secretary of State for Education has taken time...
04/02/2014 - 12:14
Chinese New Year was celebrated on January 31st with the coming of the year of the Horse! Birkenhead Library is to set to keep the party going with a free community event to continue the celebrations! On Saturday 8th February at 2.15pm the library will welcome people of all ages for a special event marking the coming of the year of the Horse. The event includes a special dance performance by local group China Pearl, as well as a children’s story time and craft activities. Children under the age...
04/02/2014 - 10:52
Monday’s play at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Wirral (see here for further details: http://www.wirral.gov.uk/news/03-02-2014/free-seats-see-tennis-stars-future) saw the completion of qualifying with Scott Clayton, Evan Hoyt, and Adam Thornton-Brown all winning their way through to main draw. It was local player Jordan McCulloch, who was involved in the stand out match at The Wirral Tennis & Sport Centre on Monday. 22-year-old McCulloch, who is currently studying at Stirling University, but is...
03/02/2014 - 16:22
This week, for the third year running, the Aegon Pro Series Wirral will be held at Wirral Tennis and Leisure Centre, Bidston. Players ranked between 200 and 500 in the world will be attending the tournament, competing for a share of the $10,000 prize money. Qualifying for the tournament started on Sunday, with the main draw running throughout the week, culminating in the final this Saturday 8th February at 11.30am. It is totally free of charge for spectators, who are more than welcome to come...
03/02/2014 - 12:56
To celebrate the re-launch of Teen Invigor8, there will be a fantastically fun Onesie Workout! held on Tuesday 18th Feb, 12.30-1.30pm at West Kirby Concourse. Everyone taking part will receive a Teen Fitness Pack (Bag, headphones, water bottle and workout towel). So if you fancy a work out and a bit of a laugh, grab your friends and head on down. There is no need to be a member - but Onesies are A MUST! You can change before the class though if you don't fancy travelling in your 'height of...
30/01/2014 - 10:52
Young people are being sought to take part in test purchasing operations across Wirral. Wirral Council’s Trading Standards are looking for volunteers aged 14 – 16 years old to check whether licensed premises are working within the laws governing the sales of alcohol, cigarettes and fireworks. Test purchasing operations are particularly focused on places where there are suspicions of traders illegally selling restricted products to young people. Volunteers will not be paid, but will receive a £...
22/01/2014 - 15:40
Still remember the dizzy heights of London 2012? Well ‘hold onto your hats’ because 2014 is going to be another big year of occasion and celebration around the UK and especially for us all here on Wirral. As the Centenary of the First World War draws near, events will be stationed all over the country in proud remembrance of the heroes who volunteered and served in a conflict that ended for so many with the ultimate sacrifice. The XX Commonwealth Games, staged in Glasgow in the summer, will...
13/01/2014 - 11:19
It’s that time of year again! Wirral’s brightest and best annual showcase for talented young people has announced auditions for ‘Spotlight On Youth,’ and is appealing to singers, comedians, poets, dancers, bands – anyone with a talent in the performing arts – to come forward. The show, which has been staged every year for more than 30 years, takes place at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, in March, but auditions have just been announced for January 28 and 29. The shows are always a sell-out...
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