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Martinez tips Moyes for rapid return

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:48:35 GMT

Everton boss Roberto Martinez backs predecessor David Moyes to make a quick return to management.

Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:10:07 GMT

Wales ready to submit Euro 2020 bid

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:44:08 GMT

Match-fixer arrested in Finland

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:59 GMT

Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

Wiggins & Froome skip Giro d'Italia

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:48:18 GMT

Team Sky will be without Britons Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome for the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Belfast on 9 May.

Khan out to impress against Collazo

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:04:58 GMT

Amir Khan plans to look "sensational" against Luis Collazo, as he tries to secure a fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Weight concerns behind Phelps return

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:11:50 GMT

Mercedes may rethink team order plan

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:22:22 GMT

Ashton wants England place back

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:38:07 GMT

Chris Ashton wants to win back his England place as he looks to guide Saracens to their first Heineken Cup final.

Dyson shares lead in China Open

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:11:07 GMT

England's Simon Dyson shoots a five-under-par 67 to take a share of the lead after the first round of the China Open.

Chelsea clear to name weakened team

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:31:54 GMT

Chelsea are unlikely to face punishment if manager Jose Mourinho names a weakened team at Liverpool on Sunday.

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Daley ready for 'special' competition

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:27:06 GMT

Moores 'owes a lot to Lancashire'

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:07:23 GMT

Peter Moores says he was grateful for the chance to bid a proper farewell to Lancashire before becoming England coach.

Paget stripped of Burghley title

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:37:45 GMT

Jonathan Paget is set to have his Burghley title taken away after his horse Clifton Promise failed a drugs test.

Spurs must show more spirit - Lloris

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:16:27 GMT

Tottenham Hotspur have lacked character in important matches this season, according to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Januzaj elects to play for Belgium

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:13:30 GMT

Newcastle must strengthen - Ameobi

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:18:57 GMT

Striker Shola Ameobi defends Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and says the squad must be strengthened this summer.

Trump 'relieved' by first-round win

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:56 GMT

Judd Trump delivers a scathing assessment of his own form after scraping through the first round of the World Championship.

Robben surprised by Real's approach

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:45:24 GMT

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is surprised by Real Madrid's cautious approach in their 1-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg win.

Armitstead retains World Cup lead

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:21:36 GMT

Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead is second for the third race in a row but remains in first place in the World Cup.

Bolton Wanderers to rebrand stadium

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:46:01 GMT

The home ground of Championship club Bolton Wanderers will be renamed as Macron Stadium in July.

Moyes's Man Utd tenure in pictures

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:12:51 GMT

During his 10 months in charge of Manchester United, David Moyes has endured a handful of highs but plenty more lows

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Baby celebration

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:32:10 GMT

BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

VIDEO: Sarginson finishes stunning team try

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:23:23 GMT

Dan Sarginson of Wigan Warriors scores the Super League's try of the week in his side's 33-14 win at St Helens.

VIDEO: Phelps 'having fun' on pool return

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:42:33 GMT

All-time record Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps says his return to competitive swimming is "for me" and that he is "having fun".

VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT

Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

VIDEO: Five aims for new Man Utd manager

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:52 GMT

BBC Sport's Robbie Savage highlights five key areas the next Manchester United manager must tackle to bring back success.

VIDEO: Where it went wrong for Moyes

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:50:17 GMT

BBC Sport looks back at the key moments that cost David Moyes his job at Manchester United after only 10 months in charge.

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Brilliant Eusebio

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:20:06 GMT

BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

VIDEO: Referee's spillage amuses Higgins

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:26:10 GMT

John Higgins appears amused by an unfortunate moment for Dutch referee Jan Verhaas, after he knocked over a bottle of water during play.

VIDEO: Challenge Cup fifth round preview

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:52:00 GMT

Huddersfield Giants prop Eorl Crabtree and former Salford Red Devils boss Brian Noble preview the fifth round of the Challenge Cup on BBC's Super League Show.

AUDIO: Live - World Championship - Great Britain v Netherlands

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:01:19 GMT

Listen to live commentary of Great Britain v the Netherlands.

VIDEO: Moyes will bounce back - Martinez

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:29:08 GMT

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says David Moyes will bounce back following his dismissal as Manchester United boss.

VIDEO: GB divers set for London return

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:33:54 GMT

Tom Daley and his Great Britain team-mates are set to compete in their first event at the Aquatics Centre in London since the 2012 Olympics.

VIDEO: Flukes, fluffs and epic snookers

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:03:31 GMT

Englishman Michael Holt takes 10 attempts to hit the ball after being snookered by Northern Ireland's Mark Allen.

VIDEO: Club 'will help Mourinho pick squad'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:35:46 GMT

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he would rest players for Sunday's trip to Liverpool, but he has to "listen to the club".

VIDEO: Moyes will be hurting - Cahill

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:45:18 GMT

Former Everton player Tim Cahill says David Moyes will be "as hurt as anyone" by the outcome of his tenure at Manchester United.

VIDEO: When Giggs speaks, you listen - Savage

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:28 GMT

Robbie Savage tells BBC Sport that Ryan Giggs will command the respect of the Manchester United dressing room.

VIDEO: UAE delight in IPL cricket

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:21:45 GMT

The first part of the 2014 Indian Premier League cricket tournament is being held in the United Arab Emirates, where it has found a captive audience.

VIDEO: Ding defeated by debutant Wasley

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:25:41 GMT

World Championship debutant Michael Wasley causes the shock of the tournament so far by defeating Ding Junhui.

VIDEO: Notts County top Women's Super League

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:38:18 GMT

England forward Jess Clarke scored both goals as Notts County recorded a 2-0 win at Everton.

VIDEO: The family changing judo in the Bahamas

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:36:03 GMT

The Rahming family prepare to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Golf champion, 8, wins Masters tournament

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:23:53 GMT

Harry Callow, 8, tells BBC South Today he was inspired to take up golf after watching the film Happy Gilmore and is being mentored by US Open champion Justin Rose.

VIDEO: 'Brain drain' threat in Rugby Union

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:58:11 GMT

The chairman of Saracens rugby club, Nigel Wray tells BBC Extratime he is worried that players might go elsewhere if English clubs are unable to compete financially with international clubs.

VIDEO: Cycling doping inquiry 'not a circus'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:10 GMT

International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson tells BBC Extratime that he does not want the inquiry into doping in cycling to become a media circus.

VIDEO: Andy Murray's Get Inspired Q&A

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:54:23 GMT

Tennis star Andy Murray reveals his thoughts on everything from sandwiches, shoes and hair to starting a family.

VIDEO: Contenders to replace Moyes at Man Utd

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:48:37 GMT

BBC Sport looks at the potential contenders to replace David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

VIDEO: 'Only Mourinho could follow Sir Alex'

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:11 GMT

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says only Jose Mourinho could have succeeded in following Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss.

VIDEO: Boston runners recall marathon attack

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:00:46 GMT

Doctor Natalie Stavas finished last year's Boston Marathon just as the bombs exploded, and now the runner turned first responder prepares to run again.

Moyes, Woodward and the doomed presentation

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:52:22 GMT

David Moyes 'livid' at Manchester United treatment after 10 months characterised by poor communication and difficult relationships

Q&A: Ecclestone on trial

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:19:12 GMT

What are the big questions and answers as Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's bribery trial begins?

'I will take no prisoners in bettering British tennis'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:08:53 GMT

British tennis' new chief executive, Michael Downey, wants a "tougher" and "hungrier" generation of elite players

Is Louis van Gaal Man Utd's saviour?

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:33:41 GMT

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal once nearly took over at Manchester United - but is he the right man for the job now?

Savage on Man Utd: spend £200m & sell 12 players

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:56:25 GMT

Robbie Savage unveils his action plan to make the Red Devils a domestic and European force once again

Must-not-miss sport on the BBC

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:47:56 GMT

Your guide to the latest sporting events on the BBC, including snooker, football, rugby league, cricket and Formula 1

Fans give £1,000 for player's leg rehab

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:32:09 GMT

Chippenham's Rob Dean receives £1,000 from a supporters' club collection to help pay for his recovery from a serious injury.

Moyes: Powerless as his dream turns sour

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:49:31 GMT

David Moyes failed to meet the challenge of managing at Old Trafford, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

Boston marathon honours bomb victims

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:06:39 GMT

Thousands of runners take to the streets of Boston as it honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon's finish line.

Quigg aiming to unify world titles

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:23:23 GMT

WBA champion Scott Quigg wants to unify the super-bantamweight division with fights against other world title holders.

Northants want Pakistan's Tanvir

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:59:07 GMT

Northants hope to bring in Pakistan all-rounder Sohail Tanvir as their first overseas signing of the season.

Valverde wins second Fleche Wallonne

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:28:40 GMT

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde times his attack to perfection to win the Spring Classic Fleche Wallonne for the second time.

Simmonds wins 400m gold in Glasgow

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:29:31 GMT

Ellie Simmonds wins her second medal of the British Para-Swimming International meet in Glasgow with 400m freestyle gold.

Man Utd believe Moyes timing right

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:52:27 GMT

Manchester United reject "unprofessional" claim, insisting they did not want to search for a successor behind David Moyes's back.

Nothing wrong with McLaren - Boullier

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:23:55 GMT

Racing director Eric Boullier calls for calm and insists he will "rebuild a winning McLaren team".

R&A chief executive Dawson to retire

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:29:55 GMT

Peter Dawson is to step down as chief executive of the R&A, golf's governing body, in September 2015.

Our Channel wins to seal Derby spot

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:48:48 GMT

Our Channel earns a place in the Classic line-up with a narrow victory in the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom.

Marquez eases to Texas victory

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:42:59 GMT

World champion Marc Marquez claims victory from Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa in the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.

Olympic medallist Williamson retires

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:05:13 GMT

Alison Williamson will not bid for a record-breaking seventh Olympic appearance in Rio after retiring from archery.

Widnes hand new deal to Carberry

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:53:41 GMT

Hooker Liam Carberry signs a 12-month extension to his contract with Super League club Widnes Vikings.

Newcastle retain scrum-half Fury

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:00 GMT

Wales international scrum-half Warren Fury is to remain with Newcastle Falcons after signing a two-year contract.

World Championship scores and results

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:07:12 GMT

The scores and results for the 2014 World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.

GB defeat world champions Spain

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:54:40 GMT

Great Britain's women's water polo team secure a 9-7 win over world champions Spain in their final World League match.

Seven or eight on Murray's coach list

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:30 GMT

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is considering "seven or eight" candidates in his search for a new coach.

GB coach plays down slopestyle fears

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:46:50 GMT

GB Freeski head coach Pat Sharples plays down fears that ski and snowboard slopestyle could be banned from the Winter Olympics.

Man City project 'will take time'

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:48:12 GMT

Manager Nick Cushing says he is disappointed, but not worried, by Manchester City's start to the Women's Super League season.

Captains return for 1872 Cup decider

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:04:42 GMT

Captains Al Kellock and Greig Laidlaw are back as Glasgow host Edinburgh in Saturday's derby meeting at Scotstoun.

Maccarinelli in talks for rematch

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:33:28 GMT

Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli is in negotiations for a rematch with WBA light-heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer in July.

VIDEO: The Irish League Show - Programme 36

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:19:37 GMT

Joel Taggart presents BBC Sport NI's video review of the Irish Premiership as Cliftonville are crowned champions for the second year in a row.

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Scottish Border Sports Academy 2009


The annual Scottish Borders Sports Academy will take place at the National Sports Centre at Largs from 9-12 August 2009.

The event which is now in its eighth successive year, is an intensive three-day residential training camp aimed at developing region's young elite sporting talent. 

This year, over 100 athletes have been invited to take part and will treated to a unique experience at the Academy where many national squads prepare for major international events.

The youngsters will represent a wide range of sports including football, athletics, hockey, badminton, swimming, tennis and cricket and were specially selected to attend the Academy by the regional sports-specific development groups. 

Neil Renton, Sports Development Officer from Scottish Borders Council said, "The coaching programme of the Borders Sports Academy has been designed to provide its participants with the best possible opportunity to acquire and develop new and existing skills. Due to its success last year, this year’s Academy was once again held at the National Sports Centre in Largs which is an exceptional facility where the youngsters benefit from some of the best facilities and training opportunities in the country.”

During their trip, the athletes will participate in top-class training sessions,  workshops and recreational activities.

Local and national coaches will lead all the training sessions and in previous years have been impressed by the attitude and abilities of the Borders youngsters - several of whom have been identified as potential internationalists of the future.

The athletes returned from their trip on Wednesday 13th August for some well-earned rest after their eventful three days.

The Academy was supported by SBC, the eight regional sports-specific development groups and the National Governing Bodies of Sport.

For more information, please contact the Sports Development Unit 01896 756274.

 


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