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10/02/2014 - 10:36
Thursday at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Wirral was a day of upsets, with 3 of the 4 players making it through to the last 4 being un-seeded. First match on court 3 saw Team Gosling training partners, George Coupland and Dave Rice, face each other. Rice, seeded 2, and winner in Sheffield last week, had his work cut out against the big serving opponent, with Coupland edging the 1st set 64. The US College graduate really imposed his aggressive game in the 2nd set for a 64 62 victory. Meanwhile, the...
06/02/2014 - 14:50
Rampworx is pleased to offer organised groups a 50% reduction in the cost of 1 open coaching session (http://rampworx.com/bookings/ - Option 3) at its skatepark in Aintree. You can chose from 1 of 4 sports (BMX, Rollerblading, Skateboard, Scooter) Sessions last for 2 hours with a maximum number of 10 young people in any 1 group. The minimum age is 5 years with no upper limit. All equipment; including safety gear is provided. Cost is £60 instead of £120 and this offer expires on 28th February...
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 £...
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