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Moores to be new England coach

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:19 GMT

O'Sullivan 'not in Hendry's league yet'

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:10:18 GMT

'The Rocket' says he needs two more titles.

I deserve more recognition - Toure

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:26 GMT

Moyes who? Martinez magic has charmed Everton

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:53:53 GMT

Man Utd boss David Moyes will not get a warm welcome back at Everton, whose fans have fallen under Roberto Martinez's spell, writes Phil McNulty

Simmonds qualifies for IPC Euros

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:00:23 GMT

Ellie Simmonds, Stephanie Slater and Amy Marren qualify for the European Championships at the British Para-Swimming meet.

Ricciardo fastest in wet practice

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:15:55 GMT

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Harlequins 24-20 Leicester

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:31:42 GMT

I don't know my best team - Sherwood

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:01 GMT

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says he has so many players of a similar standard that he is unsure of his best side.

Man Utd have failed - coach Neville

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:26 GMT

St Helens 14-33 Wigan Warriors

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:22:36 GMT

St Helens' 100% start to the season is ended as reigning Super League champions Wigan win a ferocious derby.

Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:22:35 GMT

Burnley edge closer to Premier League promotion as Michael Kightly's second-half goal seals victory over relegation-threatened Blackpool.

Glasgow Warriors 27-9 Ulster

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:27:41 GMT

Glasgow Warriors illustrate their play-off credentials by beating Ulster and moving up to third in the Pro12.

Liverpool trio on PFA award list

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:01:30 GMT

Grandeur wins Coral Easter Classic

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:51:49 GMT

Grandeur wins the Coral Easter Classic by a head, as British race meetings are held on Good Friday for the first time.

Cavendish to miss Giro d'Italia

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:29:24 GMT

Isle of Man cyclist Mark Cavendish is to miss the Giro d'Italia as he steps up his preparations for the Tour de France.

Brentford 1-0 Preston North End

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:46:24 GMT

Brentford win promotion to the Championship after beating Preston North End thanks to Alan Judge's first-half penalty.

I've had no complaints - Pellegrini

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:07 GMT

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he has had no criticism from the club's owners, despite trailing in the title race.

New Ferrari boss upbeat for future

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:21:46 GMT

Ferrari will do "whatever is needed" to return to the top of Formula 1, according to their new team principal.

Nadal loses to Ferrer in Monte Carlo

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:55:34 GMT

World number one Rafael Nadal is beaten 7-6 6-4 by David Ferrer in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Warrington 44-6 Widnes

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:59:48 GMT

Warrington thrash a sorry Widnes side at the Halliwell Jones to leapfrog the Vikings in the Super League table.

Trott to take break from cricket

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:01:47 GMT

Liverpool Ladies trio on PFA shortlist

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:06:57 GMT

Lucy Bronze, Natasha Dowie and Nicole Rolser receive nominations for the women's PFA player of the year award.

West Ham striker Tombides, 20, dies

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:44:13 GMT

West Ham confirm that their 20-year-old Australian-born striker Dylan Tombides has died of cancer.

Davis may be offered tour reprieve

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:55:05 GMT

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn says six-time world champion Steve Davis could get a professional tour wild card.

Martinez expects warm Moyes reception

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:05:37 GMT

Everton manager Roberto Martinez expects Man Utd boss David Moyes to get a warm reception at Goodison Park on Sunday.

In pictures: London Marathon 2014

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:03:18 GMT

The best images as thousands of runners take part in the London Marathon 2014.

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Beckham sent off

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:42:06 GMT

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

VIDEO: World Snooker: The Crucible in numbers

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:59:13 GMT

BBC Sport looks at key facts and stats from the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

VIDEO: Moyes left 'great memories' - Martinez

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:08 GMT

Everton manager Roberto Martinez praises his predecessor David Moyes, who returns with Manchester United on Sunday.

VIDEO: Neville admits Man Utd have 'failed'

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:17 GMT

Manchester United first-team coach Phil Neville tells Football Focus the team have "failed on the pitch" this season.

VIDEO: History made at Good Friday races

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:51:30 GMT

Joe Wilson reports from Lingfield Park in Surrey on a historic day - as horse racing takes place in Britain for the first time on a Good Friday.

VIDEO: Highlights: Hamilton on top in China

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:31:24 GMT

Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.

VIDEO: Highlights: Alonso fastest in first practice

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:45:42 GMT

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to F1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Great snooker finals at the Crucible

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:09:06 GMT

BBC Sport takes a look at some great finals at the World Snooker Championship, as the 2014 tournament approaches.

VIDEO: Chelsea's Ji adapts to English life

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:16 GMT

Chelsea Ladies star signing Ji So-Yun tells BBC London she wants to help the Women's Super League team become "strong".

VIDEO: Magath would take opposition details

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:51:57 GMT

Fulham manager Felix Magath sees no problem in asking anyone for an insight into the opposition and will do so ahead of their game against Tottenham.

VIDEO: Liverpool players read Hillsborough names

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:15:13 GMT

Players and staff from Liverpool Football Club read the names of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy.

VIDEO: O'Sullivan faces old foe at Crucible

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:49:01 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan will face a rival from his youth as he begins the defence of his World Championship title against Robin Hull.

VIDEO: Moyes relishing return to Everton

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:22:45 GMT

Man Utd boss David Moyes is "looking forward" to going back to Goodison Park for Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.

VIDEO: Golfer Larrazabal attacked by hornets

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:07:16 GMT

Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.

VIDEO: Steering wheel distracts Maldonado

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:54:32 GMT

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado nearly crashes after getting distracted making adjustments to his steering wheel during first practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Pulis 'disappointed' with Cardiff

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:33 GMT

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis admits he is "disappointed" Cardiff have been "dropping stuff to the press" over an alleged team-sheet leak.

VIDEO: Title finish line a way out - Rodgers

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:11:31 GMT

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists "the finish line is still a way out" in their bid the Premier League title.

VIDEO: Bobsleigh gold pair return to Innsbruck

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:33:25 GMT

British bobsledders Tony Nash and Robin Dixon make a nostalgic visit to Innsbruck, 50 years after their victory at the Winter Olympics.

VIDEO: Alonso 'surprised' Domenicali resigned

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:49:23 GMT

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says that he was "surprised" by Stefano Domenicali's resignation as Ferrari team principal earlier this week.

VIDEO: Doherty predicts Man Utd victory

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:48:42 GMT

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is up against snooker star and former world champion Ken Doherty in his weekly Premier League predictions.

VIDEO: Highlights: Glasgow 27-9 Ulster

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:32:54 GMT

Highlights from Glasgow's 27-9 win over Ulster in the Pro12 at Scotstoun.

VIDEO: The life of cheeky Charley

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:14:47 GMT

The BBC is given exclusive access to the life of teenage golf sensation Charley Hull as she continues her rise to stardom in the game.

VIDEO: Boston finale for inspirational duo

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:17:54 GMT

As the Boston Marathon approaches, Lee James meets Rick Hoyt and his father Dick as they prepare to take part for the final time together.

VIDEO: Murray sings BBC Sport theme tune

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:14:24 GMT

Watch Andy Murray, Steve Davis, Murray Walker, Johnny Vegas, Hazel Irvine and Gareth Edwards hum along to their favourite BBC Sport theme tune.

VIDEO: Why Moyes should fear 'brave' Everton

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:58:17 GMT

BBC Sport's Pat Nevin looks at the reasons why former Everton manager David Moyes may be in for an uncomfortable return to Goodison Park on Sunday.

VIDEO: Phillips to lead UK team at BMX worlds

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:49:12 GMT

Liam Phillips is preparing to head the Great Britain elite squad in the first round of the UCI BMX supercross World Cup.

VIDEO: Roger Milla wants England revenge

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:37:04 GMT

Cameroon legend Roger Milla hopes the 2014 World Cup final will be England v Cameroon, so his nation can avenge their 1990 defeat.

VIDEO: Sensational Shanghai - Chinese GP preview

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:27:10 GMT

BBC Sport's Ben Edwards previews the 11th Chinese Grand Prix, running at the Shanghai International Circuit this Sunday.

VIDEO: Wellens reflects on Super League record

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:51 GMT

St Helens captain Paul Wellens reflects on his career after setting a new Super League appearance record.

'There's a secret language only us drivers know'

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:07 GMT

In his regular BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton talks about his thrilling Bahrain battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg

'I'll play it out until the song is over'

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:01:03 GMT

Boxing's oldest world champion Bernard Hopkins on metaphysics, prison, chess and delusion - and why he's not ready to quit

Lawro's predictions v Ken Doherty

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:27:25 GMT

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on former snooker world champion Ken Doherty in this week's predictions

Barcelona: End of an era?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:43:58 GMT

Troubles on the pitch and scandals off it mean Barcelona may enter a period of change, says Spanish football writer Andy West

Should gender come into play in sports governance?

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:13 GMT

British Cycling has set the gold standards in recent years, but even it felt change was needed at the top level

Must-not-miss sport on the BBC

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:04:09 GMT

Your guide to the latest sporting events on the BBC, including snooker, Formula 1 and Premier League football

Larrazabal stung by hornets in Malaysia

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:39 GMT

Pablo Larrazabal is repeatedly stung by a swarm of hornets at the Malaysian Open, where Lee Westwood leads by four shots.

Bale finally emerges from Ronaldo's shadow

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:32:04 GMT

Gareth Bale proves he can be a game-changer on the big occasion for Real Madrid with the winner in the Copa del Rey final

Cram accepts British Athletics role

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:21:51 GMT

Former world champion Steve Cram joins British Athletics as an adviser and mentor ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Boxer admits lap-dance club assault

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:43:53 GMT

An Olympic boxing silver medallist admits assaulting a reveller at a lap-dancing club after a row over a reality TV show.

Carberry still hopes for England place

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:28:31 GMT

Michael Carberry says he has not given up hope of keeping his Test place, despite criticising the England management.

Cycling sponsor 'huge' for women

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:46:55 GMT

Triple world champion Dani King says the sponsorship deal for next month's Women's Tour race is "huge" for women's sport.

Changes 'against Paralympic values'

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:22:51 GMT

British Paralympic champion Danielle Brown fears athletes with 'invisible' disabilities will suffer after rule changes.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:18:23 GMT

Atletico Madrid are three wins away from their first La Liga title since 1996 following a tense victory over Elche.

Ferrari have been revived - Hamilton

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:52:57 GMT

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say they face a revived challenge from Ferrari at this weekend's Chinese GP.

Kuchar leads RBC, Spieth in frame

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:25:11 GMT

Matt Kuchar takes a share of the first-round lead at the RBC Heritage as Jordan Spieth sits three shots behind.

Toormore wins Craven at Newmarket

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:14 GMT

Unbeaten Toormore is on track for the 2,000 Guineas after winning the Craven Stakes at Newmarket for trainer Richard Hannon

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.

Daley launches new diving academy

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:01:18 GMT

Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley hopes a new diving academy bearing his name will help unearth future stars.

Wakefield 20-43 Castleford

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:51:09 GMT

Castleford Tigers run in eight tries to defeat Yorkshire rivals Wakefield and consolidate third spot in Super League.

England World Cup contenders - Carter

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:59 GMT

England will be major contenders for World Cup 2015 and a win in New Zealand this summer is possible, says Dan Carter.

Worlds will be lost to China - Selby

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:47 GMT

World number three Mark Selby is convinced Sheffield will eventually lose the World Snooker Championship to China.

Scots reveal largest aquatics team

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:37 GMT

Team Scotland have named their largest aquatics team in Commonwealth Games history for Glasgow 2014.

Robson out of French Open & Wimbledon

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:57 GMT

Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.

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.

Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:02:40 GMT

Steve McClaren's Derby earn a victory at Doncaster to keep alive hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Inverness CT 0-0 Aberdeen

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:50:06 GMT

Inverness and Aberdeen battle out a goalless draw as both pass up the chance to give their European hopes a lift.

Cardiff boss defends Gunnarsson

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:32:04 GMT

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denies that midfielder Aron Gunnarsson was involved in an alleged leak of Cardiff team details.

McMullan returns for Reds title push

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:45:56 GMT

Irish Premiership leaders Cliftonville welcome back captain George McMullan for the Solitude clash with Glenavon.

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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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