Saturday 6th September Hull Bands Kick Off For Leukaemia Research
By Michelle Dee
Midday, outside Inglemire Lane Sports Club on a Saturday is the last place you'd expect to find two dozen or more musicians kitted up and raring to play football. The wind and rain squalled around the dugouts facing the Astroturf pitch, as warm up stretches and exercises began on the sidelines in preparation for the match.
The idea of the inter-bands charity football match was thought up by Bill and Cory
from alt/electro duo TopGun.
The match was intended to bring a bunch of Hull bands together thus reviving a sense of camaraderie in the ranks, whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause.
There was some talk of this sporting occasion also being played to settle the good natured rivalry between the two musicians but that may just be a rumour. However each team lined up, one captained by Cory the other by Bill.
The match kicked off at 1pm with Danny Kill Surf refereeing (Danny had informed me the night before that he had a shelf full of football trophies so would have proved a formidable asset to either team had he played) Someone must have been smiling on us because miraculously the rain stopped and for a while during the second half the sun actually shone down on the teams.
So who looked liked they knew what they were doing on the pitch?
Big surprise was the nimble footwork and ball control from Dave Hargreaves (Kill Surf City), skipping past their defence with ease.
Josh and Marv from The Paddingtons both proved their worth as did, Tom Atkin,
scoring the reds only goal. Other notable performances came from Mark Page
from the Sesh, Cooper from The Cliques, Tom from Holy Orders and Tom from
Cherry Cobb Cartel.
There were many more moments of football brilliance, but it was kind of hard to
see what was going on when I was so far away from the action, usually in the wrong position.
I did have one chance to shine chasing the ball down the right wing I n the second half;
sadly I let it go out and ended up following it over the line, in a crumpled heap on the
The Reds were slightly outclassed; the Yellows had us pinned the whole time by
marking right up to the halfway line so it felt the ball was never out of the danger area.
It's testament to our defence that they only managed to put three past us.
The scorers for the Yellows were two for Paul Farrel from The Rocky Nest (see him
this Friday at Adelphi) and one Ryan from Cherry Cobb Cartel.
So the final score was 3 - 1 but more importantly, we managed to raise £250.00 for
The whole match was played in good spirits and everyone left feeling they had accomplished
something and adjourned to The Haworth for much needed refreshment.
Cory and Bill would like to say thanks to everyone who turned up, took part or
supported the event in anyway, and special thanks to Will AfterGlow for providing
the second set of football shirts.
Team lists as far as we can all remember sincerest apologies if your name isn't mentioned and you played.
Sports, - British Touring Car Championship ... Impressive Pace From Bell At Silverstone Photographs by Bob and Steve Knightley
Barrow-upon-Humber racer Martyn Bell secured two more Independents' points finishes in the penultimate rounds of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone.
Martyn produced one of his strongest weekends of the season at the Northamptonshire circuit as he quickly got to grips with tricky wet conditions at the wheel of his Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch.
Sports, - British Supersport Championship - Westmoreland Chasing Debut Win
By Niall McGlone
Local motorcycle racer James Westmoreland is looking for more success as the
British Superbike paddock heads to Croft, a circuit he calls his 'second local track'.
The 20 year old who resides in Sproatley, finished fifth at what is essentially
his home round at the recent Cadwell Park meeting in Louth.
The result came after the Centurion Racing Honda rider notched up impressive
Sports, - British Touring Car Championship - Refreshed Bell Ready For Silverstone Push Photographs by Bob and Steve Knightley
After a tough weekend last time out at Knockhill, Barrow-upon-Humber racer Martyn Bell will hope for a strong weekend at Silverstone as the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship returns to the Northamptonshire circuit for the penultimate round of the year.
The Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk driver had hoped to add to
Sports, - British Touring Car Championship - Bell Chasing Knockhill Points Photographs by Bob and Steve Knightley
Barrow-upon-Humber racer Martyn Bell will hope to repeat his
previous strong form at Knockhill as the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship
heads to Scotland this weekend for the eighth round of the year.
The Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk driver has scored points at the picturesque
circuit overlooking the Firth of Forth in both of his BTCC seasons to date,
Sports, News - Krav Maga FREE Trial Class for MAY Only
Learn how to defend yourself like Jason Bourne and The Bionic Woman.
Amazed by Jason's fighting prowess? Come and try Krav Maga for yourself
I will be teaching you how to escape from many different holds and locks,
i.e side head locks, bear hugs and a variety of chokes and many more.
Learn how to defend your self against attacks and how to fight back.
Sports, - Krav Maga Self Defence Classes -7.30pm Every Tuesday in Hull By Paul Riches
Last month I started looking for something different to do in my spare time. I tried the usual suspects, yoga, pilates, spinning classes but they all felt a bit too tame or boring. I was fed up of the gym and all the big guys making me feel inferior. Then I came across Krav Maga, a self defence training seminar being held in Hull.
Sports - Hard (an exploration of sport and masculinity, from the perspective of a recently-retired loose forward)
By Perry Farrell
No more rugby, then. Played me last game. Twenty years of it.
I had some great times - on the field and off. But what was the point?
You can get into the habit of something and let it become so big, that you
can't even remember why you started doing it in the first place.
I think it was all about being macho. Being hard. You didn't know why, but
if you had a certain personality
Sports, News - Report From England Athletics U23 And U20 Championships, Bedford 23rd - 24th June 07 By Jon Mattos
Kingston upon Hull AC's promotion hopes have received a blow after Lee Blaymire suffered a hamstring injury at the England Athletics under-23 Championships.
Blaymire has spearheaded Kingston's fine Northern League Division Three campaign with 12 wins from 12 to date but will have to sit out for 6 weeks following the incident at Bedford.
With Kingston sitting
Sports, News - Reports From KUHAC (Kingston Upon Hull Athletics Club) Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th May 07
Emma Jackson sits proudly at the top of the UK rankings over 200m after a fabulous eight
days for the Kingston upon Hull AC athlete.
The 14-year-old sprinter produced two masterful performances in the
Young Athletes Northern Premier League before swooping for gold at the
Northern Championships a week later.
On home soil at the
Sports, Karting - Fast Track Karting By Julian Thorley
If you have a need for speed, then it could easily be satisfied by going Karting.
Having never experienced it before, I was looking forward to trying it with a
number of work colleagues.
We went to the Fast Track Karting circuit in deepest East Hull straight from work.
First impressions of the place were good.
A new building holding reception, briefing
Sports - Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting By Cilla Photographs by Roland Standaert and Mo
The world of martial arts has always been a mystery to me.
I wouldn't know the difference between a leg block and a karate chop.
When I was presented with the opportunity to go a long to see what happens at a
Kung Fu class, I thought it would be a good idea - it might help to de-mystify the sport.
So one chilly Wednesday evening a couple of weeks ago
Sports, Rally - The Wold Construction North Humberside Forest Rally 2006 - Saturday 25th March 06 By Matt Rudd
The third round of the BTRDA took place last as part of the
Wold Construction North Humberside Forest Rally.
The rally kicked off at the Jarvis Hotel in Willerby then a long road section to
Gale Rigg for the first stage of the event.
The weather of the previous day and night before the event would be decisive
throughout the event with the stages being extremely wet and slippery.
Sports, Rally - Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally - Sunday 5th March 2006 By Matt Rudd
As usual the Robin Hood Rally was split into 2 main categories; the
Robin Hood Historic Forest Stages and the Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally.
As well as having many stages on the Sunday, the Historic event also had 3 night
stages on the Saturday.
The Historic event was the opening round for this year's British Historic Rally Championship
and therefore did
Sports - Sunday 18th September 1.00pm - American Football Returns To Its Roots In Hull!
The new Hull Hornets A.F.T have agreed a deal with the Ennerdale Sports Centre, Sutton Road,
The Hull-City-council-owned centre last staged a competitive American football
game in the late 1980s, when the city's former team the Kingston Liberators played
at the site, although many people still associate the Ennerdale complex with
American football in the city.
Sports, Speedway - Wednesday 13th July - Hull CPD Vikings v Glasgow Tigers KOC 2nd leg By Mark Oliver Photos by Adam Jennison
Hull CPD Vikings: 44 Glasgow Tigers: 46
Heat 1 Re-run after Stancl fell on the first bend of lap 2. In the re-run Branney touched the tape so opted to go off 15m. In the second re-run Leverington won from the gate closely followed by Sanchez. Branney never really made the ground up from 15m back.
Sports, Rally - The 2005 Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally - Saturday 18th June By Matt Rudd
The Dukeries Rally, like the North Humberside which was my last rally,
is a round of the BTRDA rally championship.
The rally took place on June the 18th which was one of the hottest days of the year which meant for the competitors lots of dust. The rally was based at Mansfield while most of the stages were in the Sherwood Forest complex.