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Pickleball: The Fast-Paced Game for the Steady and Strategic

In 1965, three dads, Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum from Bainbridge Island in the US, invented the game to keep their bored children active during the summer. Players can enjoy the game indoors or outdoors on a doubles badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Between two and four people can play by using solid wooden paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net...

Undefeated: In Conversation with Lee Cutler

Formerly a speedway rider, it’s safe to say that Lee Cutler made the right decision ditching the oval track for a life between the ropes. The transition from speedway to boxing was brave. At the time, Cutler was a highly-regarded speedway prospect at the Under-15 level, after finishing second in several British tournaments and competing against riders who have gone on to race professionally. But speedway wasn’t cheap, and the financial investment was hard to recoup (even for the elite riders). For that reason, he decided to pursue a career in boxing...

AFC Bournemouth: Supporters Back in the Stands

In the wake of Boris Johnson’s latest announcement, football stadia across the country will welcome fans into the stands from 2nd December. However, the news is subject to regional restrictions via the tier system. Tier One areas will allow up to 4,000 supporters to attend, while Tier Two areas can welcome back up to 2,000. Unfortunately, those in Tier Three areas will have to continue playing games behind closed doors. Thankfully, Bournemouth is in Tier Two...!

Should AFC Bournemouth be Concerned for their Defence?

A big part of Bournemouth’s high goal concession is down to their inability to clear danger in crucial areas. Out of the 11 goals they have conceded this season, nine have been from inside their own 18 yard box. The other three were penalties. Giving the opposition the chance to shoot from close range has been a recurring flaw. If it weren’t for their consistent finishing in front of goal, Bournemouth may have been in a worrying league position...

Tino Anjorin: From Bournemouth to the Bridge

Anjorin showed natural footballing ability from a young age. Passed down from his father Sheriff, who was an academy prospect at Brighton. Tino’s raw talent put him on the books at AFC Bournemouth from the age of four. But it was a volley in a London-based tournament final that caught the attention of Chelsea scout Daniel Castle. And the rest is history…

5 Sports Venues You Should Visit in Bournemouth

Trying new sports can be a great opportunity to meet new people, improve your mental health and have fun. If you've not yet tried these unique sports, add these five spots to your post-lockdown to-do list...

Poole Sailor Sets Off on Round-the-World Voyage

Poole-based sailor Pip Hare is one of 34 sailors competing in one of sport's ultimate endurance challenges. Namely, the Vendée Globe. On 8th November, she set off from Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on a race around the world. Each competitor in the race must sail alone and non-stop around the globe without assistance. They will have to contend with harsh conditions and brutal weather, and cope with being alone at sea for months...

A New Beginning for Poole Pirates

Earlier this year the Pirates, decided to embark on a new voyage, dropping to the Speedway Championship to conquer unfamiliar foes. Living up to their name, with Neil Middleditch at the helm, the Poole Pirates have defended their citadel (otherwise known as Wimborne Road). For the last two decades, Middleditch and his crew have intimidated all visitors coming to the South Coast. And they will look to continue doing so in their new conference...

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