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Appreciative Sissoko counts blessings of playing for Reds

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careers10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny mohamed-sissoko in action for Eagles of Mali Sissoko was an important figure in the Rafael Benitez side that won the FA Cup in 2006 after beating West Ham United in the Cardiff final. “This game was amazing and we won the title for Liverpool and for all the supporters,” he reflected. “I think that was the best moment of my time at Liverpool. “A lot of good memories. I won some titles, I played with big, big players like Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Luis Garcia. Just for this, I’m very happy. Read Also Mali’s ex-Juventus star retires Aside from Liverpool Sissoko who made over 33 appearances for the Eagles fo Mali in his 10 years in the naitonal team (2003-2013) also played for other top clubs like Juventus and PSG. He also had a taste of the Chinese Super league playing for Shanghai Shenhua in 2015. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Although he played for over 14 clubs in the course of his close to two decades romance with football, former Mali international Mohamed Sissoko has singled out Liverpool for special praise. Momo Sissoko as he is popularly called played for current table toppers Liverpool between 2005 and 2008 making 87   appearances after joining the Reds from Valencia. The 34-year-old midfielder has announced his retirement from football while underscoring his days in Liverpool as some of the most beautiful moments of his career. “The response is easy: Thanks for all the love, thanks for everything. I’m very proud to be part of the Liverpool family,” Sissoko told the club’s official website. “I came to a family team like Liverpool. I want to thank everyone in Liverpool, all of the supporters over the world. “What they give me every day on social media is amazing. To be honest, for a football player, it’s a very special thing. I’m very happy for all the love of the Liverpool supporters.”last_img read more

Real Madrid get double injury boost ahead of Sevilla clash

first_img Loading… Benzema missed the Supercope de Espana with a bruised leg while Jovic had not been involved in training since Madrid returned from Saudi Arabia.The experienced Frenchman was a big miss for his side in the final as Real beat Atletico on penalties, with neither side able to break the deadlock in normal or extra time. Benzema has scored 18 goals in 24 games in all competitions this season.Jovic took Benzema’s starting position but failed to add to his one goal for Madrid this season. He did not, however, stay on the pitch long enough to take a penalty as the Serbian was substituted in the 83rd minute.A number of key men also featured in this training session ahead of Zidane’s side’s clash with Sevilla, per  the Daily Mail as Bale has fought off an infection to regain his fitness. The Welshman missed the Super Cup but is expected to be fit in time for Madrid’s next match.Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio also trained having previously been sidelined with long-term injuries but both remain far off from returning to first-team action and won’t feature at the weekend. Real Madrid have been boosted by the return of both Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic to training, while Gareth Bale is also set to feature in the La Liga clash with Sevilla on Saturday.Advertisement Read Also: Hazard admits he had less pressure at Chelsea than Real MadridSergio Ramos picked up a foot injury in the final, despite scoring a penalty, and remains a doubt as he has just started gym work and training on grass by himself on Thursday. Federico Valverde received a red card in the 115th minute of the Super Cup final after hacking down a clean-through Alvaro Morata and will be suspended against Sevilla.Real are level on points with current La Liga leaders Barcelona and will be hoping their rivals slip up in the Sunday clash with Granada.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

Ivanovic: Liverpool game is massive

first_imgBranislav Ivanovic believes Chelsea are a side which relish big matches and has called on his team-mates to show fight in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool and Luis Suarez. “I’m not asking for a big injury. A little injury to stop him playing for four days.” Mourinho and Ivanovic will be boosted by Chelsea’s improved defensive record ahead of the Reds test. The 1-0 Boxing Day defeat of Swansea, following on from Monday’s goalless draw at Arsenal, means for the first time this season the Blues have recorded consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League. “It’s very important for this part of the season to play defensively well,” Ivanovic added. “We have done in the last two games and it’s good for us. We have to keep going. We have to defend as a team. “For us it’s very important to keep on this way and to try to fight as a team.” Mourinho enjoyed a famous rivalry with Rafael Benitez in this fixture during his first spell in charge of Chelsea, with Champions League contests among the most memorable fixtures. In a competitive Premier League, Mourinho knows the old cliche about no easy games rings true, but there are some games which are more difficult than others. Mourinho added: “Every game is hard. The difference is some teams are bigger. Bigger name, bigger impact: Man City-Liverpool, Chelsea-Liverpool, Chelsea-Arsenal. “But every game is difficult. The last two matches we played (at home), Swansea and Crystal Palace: 1-0, 2-1. You have to give everything to win matches.” Eden Hazard scored the only goal against Swansea as Chelsea again failed to add to their advantage. Mourinho felt the Belgium forward should have earned a penalty when tackled by Jordi Amat in the second half and that Hazard’s trickery is deserving of more spot-kicks. “I think that happens a lot, that Eden Hazard beats people, goes into the box and is not getting penalties in situations like that,” Mourinho said. The Portuguese praised Eto’o, despite the striker missing two clear chances to net his third Premier League goal of the season. “He did well,” Mourinho added. “I want that feeling that my strikers are working to have chances. “I want them to shoot, I want the goalkeeper to save, the ball to hit the post.” Chelsea face Liverpool without midfielder Ramires, who is suspended for one match after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season against Swansea. Frank Lampard will almost certainly take his place. Further changes are likely, with the possibility Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill will return in defence in place of Ashley Cole and David Luiz. John Terry is in line to make his 600th Chelsea appearance and Ivanovic will start at right-back, having missed only Capital One Cup matches this season in an illustration of his importance to Chelsea and Mourinho. Ivanovic added: “I try to do my best every game and if the manager selects me for every game, I’m happy.” Ivanovic, a no nonsense, physical defender, moved on from the biting incident swiftly, but Suarez was suspended, although his 10-match ban has done little to halt his remarkable form this season. “It’s going to be a very important game for us, one of the deciding games this season,” Ivanovic told Chelsea TV. “We must be ready for the big fight. Our team likes to play big games and big challenges. “I hope we’re going to be ready for Liverpool, because it’s a massive, massive game for us.” Jose Mourinho has repeatedly bemoaned the shortcomings of his strikers this season and would love someone as prolific as Suarez. The Uruguayan has netted 19 goals in 13 Premier League games; Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba have scored five times between them. Mourinho gave nothing away on how Chelsea would attempt to stop Suarez, but joked he hoped the former Ajax man would not be available to play at Stamford Bridge. “Maybe Suarez (against Manchester City) got a little injury,” Mourinho said. Chelsea’s best performances have come in key contests this season: against Bayern Munich and Manchester City, in particular. In the Blues’ most recent meeting with Liverpool, in April, Suarez bit Ivanovic on the arm before scoring a 97th-minute equaliser. Press Associationlast_img read more

Foxes thrash sorry QPR

first_img Press Association Austin had largely been isolated in the first half but within seconds of the re-start he tested Schmeichel from distance and the Leicester goalkeeper showed safer handling skills than McCarthy did from Vardy. QPR had a clear sight of goal moments later when Phillips’ ball found its way to Reece Grego-Cox at the far post but the Irish teenager making his first senior start fluffed his big chance. And the visitors were punished by two goals in as many minutes as Ulloa first deflected home Wes Morgan’s shot before Richard Dunne headed Albrighton’s cross straight to Cambiasso for Leicester’s player of the year to deliver a fine finish low past McCarthy. There was some consolation for Rangers when Austin met Barton’s free-kick but the striker’s 18th Premier League goal of the season is likely to be his last for the club as others will compete for his summer signature. Leicester had the last word four minutes from time when a loose ball ran to Kramaric and the Croatian made no mistake with an unerring finish. Chris Ramsey was appointed QPR manager on a permanent basis this week with a three-year contract but he has much work to do on this evidence as his side crumbled to finish bottom of the league. Their relegation fate was sealed before this latest embarrassment. Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Leonardo Ulloa, Esteban Cambiasso and substitute Andrej Kramaric were all on target for Leicester with Austin’s glancing header the solitary consolation for the sorry visitors. “England’s number nine” sang the Leicester faithful and Vardy was lively from the start, bursting down the right to set up a second-minute chance for Ulloa which his fellow striker curled inches wide of Alex McCarthy’s far post. Jeffrey Schlupp soon hit the side netting and it was pretty much one-way traffic even if Joey Barton’s speculative free-kick from the touchline had Kasper Schmeichel scrambling back towards his line. Leicester got the goal their play deserved when McCarthy, standing in for concussion victim Rob Green, spilled Riyad Mahrez’s 25-yard shot straight at the feet of the lurking Vardy who, having just stayed onside, was in no mood to waste the final-day present. Ulloa fired over on the half-volley after Albrighton embarrassed Leroy Fer down the right and McCarthy clutched Vardy’s header under his crossbar before QPR briefly stirred. Austin’s shot was deflected to safety by Robert Huth and Matt Phillips’ powerful drive whistled wide but Leicester doubled their lead two minutes before the break. Schlupp’s cross from the left evaded everyone until his fellow wideman Albrighton raced onto it to crash home his second goal of the season from the edge of the area. Jamie Vardy and Charlie Austin both marked their England calls by scoring as Leicester sent QPR back to the Sky Bet Championship with a 5-1 victory at the King Power Stadium. England manager Roy Hodgson raised a few eyebrows when he named the two former non-league strikers in his squad for the friendly away to the Republic of Ireland and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia next month, but both men showed scoring instincts as Leicester wrapped up their Barclays Premier League season in style. There was a real party atmosphere as Leicester celebrated their top-flight survival, secured by a goalless draw at Sunderland last week, with their biggest win of the season and victory made it 22 points from 27 for Nigel Pearson’s escapologists. last_img read more

Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Fatal Stabbing in Port St. Lucie

first_imgPort St. Lucie police have arrested two suspects in connection to the fatal stabbing of a man that occurred early Sunday morning at around 3:55 AM, December 15, 2019.Police arrived to the scene where they found 22-year-old Isaiha Rashaad Andrews in the driveway of the residence with a stab wound to his lower abdomen.The case remains as an open investigation, however, police found the murder weapon and were able to arrest 26-year-old Christopher Deon Murray of Fort Pierce and 20-year-old Ruth Dayanara Marquez.Murray and Marquez were both charged with 2nd degree murder, and tampering with evidence.last_img read more

Caribbean triumph unforgettable, says retiring Misbah

first_imgLAHORE, Pakistan, (CMC) – Retiring Pakistan Test captan Misbah-ul-Haq says the historic 2-1 Test series victory in the Caribbean last Sunday will remain one of the highlights of his career.The 42-year-old, playing in his last international match before quitting the sport, led Pakistan to a dramatic 101-run victory over West Indies in the decisive third Test at Windsor Park.For Pakistan, it marked the first time they had beaten West Indies in a series in the Caribbean since the two teams began their rivalry in 1958.“It’s an honour for me, I’m grateful to the nation for all their prayers and support,” Misbah said on his return here Wednesday as a jubilant crowd gathered at the airport to welcome the team.“I am happy with my performance. Winning in the West Indies will be something I will always remember.“The credit for this accomplishment goes to the Pakistan Cricket Board, the players’ families, and the whole team.”Pakistan won the opening Test in Jamaica last month by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series but then collapsed on the final day of the second Test in Barbados earlier this month, to concede a 106-run defeat.In the third Test that burst to life only over the last two days, Pakistan left it until late as Man-of-the-Series leg-spinner Yasir Shah removed number 11 Shannon Gabriel with the final delivery of the penultimate over of the match, to break the hosts’ stubborn resistance.Misbah said the Test series win needed to be held up as the standard of achievement for future Pakistan sides.“We have accomplished a feat many teams across the world only dream of,” said Misbah, who surpassed 5 000 runs during the series en route to being his side’s leading scorer with 271 runs.“These sorts of victories will help bring fresh talent into the spotlight. It is crucial that we keep succeeding like this.”The tour was a successful one for Pakistan overall as they also beat West Indies in the preceding Twenty20 and one-day series.last_img read more

Undefeated Women of Troy to play UCLA

first_imgUSC women’s volleyball kicks off Pac-12 play on Wednesday, as the team travels crosstown to take on rival UCLA. The Women of Troy take a perfect 12-0 record into Pauley Pavilion and have dropped just two of their 38 sets so far this season.The team is coming off of another impressive tournament showing in Norman, Oklahoma, to cap off its dominant preseason. Wins over Oklahoma and Maryland boosted USC into      No. 3 in the nation, and the Women of Troy have rocketed up the rankings after starting at No. 22 less than a month ago.Though the squad is undoubtedly talented, not many were expecting USC to be such a force this season. Head coach Mick Haley admitted that he was also a bit surprised — not that he’s complaining.“We really thought it would take a little bit longer for these young kids to get acclimated,” he said. “But they’re pretty volleyball savvy and they’re competitive.”Conference play, however, will pose a new kind of challenge to the Women of Troy. The players will be pitted against opponents they face year in and year out and who are more aware of their tendencies on the court as a result.“They are going to be familiar with you,” Haley said. “They know your coaching styles; [Pac-12 teams] study each other all the time.”While the Women of Troy have been busy studying the Bruins in preparation for the game, Haley knows the Bruins are aware of his team’s weaknesses as well.“They’ll attack any weaknesses that we have, and they’ll attack them ferociously. It’ll be interesting to see how our kids hold up,” he said.The Women of Troy actually find themselves at an advantage in this regard going into their Pac-12 matchups. Since USC overhauled its system after last season, other teams in the conference will have less tape on the squad’s playing style leading up to a match. Coach Haley hoped this would give his team the edge.“[UCLA] really haven’t played against a USC team that has this kind of speed and this kind of scoring potential,” he said.UCLA will aim to prove Haley wrong on Wednesday night. The    No. 13 Bruins have also gotten off to a strong start in their 2015 campaign and have not dropped a match since August. Their last loss came when they fell 0-3 to Loyola Marymount. UCLA responded well to the early season loss, winning its next eight games by a combined score of 24-3.The Bruins will play their first game of the year in the Pauley Pavilion when the Women of Troy visit; they played their first two home games of the season in the John Wooden Center.USC will have extra motivation for Wednesday’s contest, as the Women of Troy fell to the Bruins in both their meetings last year. The Pac-12 opener at the Galen Center finished 0-3, and the team finished its regular season with a 2-3 loss in Westwood.Haley said that he “could not fathom” losing two years in a row to UCLA but was confident that this year’s team would snap the skid.“They have a completely different focus,” he said. “They may be young, but they are certainly hungry.”This 2015 squad looks different from last year’s. At this point in 2014, the Women of Troy limped into their Pac-12 opener against the Bruins having lost three of their last four, and they would go on to start a three-game skid with a loss to UCLA. Now with a new look and newfound confidence, USC will try to turn the tables this season. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. with TV coverage on the Pac-12 Network.last_img read more

Relief for Ryan as Tipp progress

first_imgMichael Ryan admits he was relieved when the final whistle went in Páirc uí Chaoimh yesterday.There’s a south-east derby in the other quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh this afternoon.Wexford, who haven’t been to the semi-finals in a decade, face Waterford at 4pm. Tipperary notched up an impressive tally of 28 points in their All Ireland quarter final win over Clare yesterday.However Tipp manager Michael Ryan isn’t happy that they conceded 3 goals – two of them in the space of a couple of minutes in the opening half.28 points to 3-16 the final score which sees Tipp through to the All Ireland semi-finals.last_img read more

Millennial Esports secure $2 million in investment

first_imgMillennial Esports, the company behind Las Vegas’ first dedicated esports arena has announced that it has secured $2 million in investment. Alex Igelman, Millennial EsportsThe company has revealed that it has raised the $2 million (£1.61 million) through non-brokered private placement of shares at a price of $0.15 (£0.12) per “unit”. The total amount of units allocated is 13,333,333. Each unit is defined as one common share of the company, and half of a common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional share of Millennial, two years from the date of issuance at a price of $0.20 (£0.16).Millennial Esports is best known for “thE Arena”, Las Vegas’ first permanent esports arena and studio. It’s a 15,000 square foot facility located on Fremont Street at the Neonopolis in Downtown Las Vegas. It recently played host to an EA Challenger sanctioned Madden 17 event and opened with the NA Halo World Championship qualifier at the beginning of March.In addition, Millennial provides a broad spectrum of turnkey solutions that cover gaming technology, event management and production and broadcasting to give publishers, brands and partners exposure to the much coveted millennial demographic. The aforementioned non-brokered private placement was arranged on March 20th and has just concluded. As per Reuters figures, the company’s shares are currently valued at 0.16 CAD (£0.10), having hit a 52-week high of 0.36 CAD (£0.22) and a low of 0.10 CAD (£0.06). The market capitalisation stands at $13.64 million with 85.26 million shares outstanding. The additional investment secured is great news for Millennial who have already made bold moves into the esports space. As Downtown Vegas continues its regeneration, esports could yet play a big part and with further investment secured, Millennial look well placed to take advantage. Esports offers a feasible entertainment alternative for younger visitors who have no intent on playing slot machines or gambling in the numerous casinos. With thE Arena offering tournaments with small buy-ins as well as high quality action for spectators, it offers something very different. Esports Insider says: Great news for Alex Igelman and co over at Millennial. We look forward to seeing what they have planned next as the Vegas revolution starts to gather pace.last_img read more

Centenary club seeks to inspire 100 girls

first_img “It is great to see a club with such a long and distinguished history taking such a proactive approach to the long-term future not only of their own club, but for the sport in general. A Cheshire club which celebrates its 100th year in 2020 is aiming to introduce 100 girls to the game of golf in the run-up to its centenary. CentenaryCentenary club seeks to inspire 100 girls  The ambitious campaign will first see Sandiway Golf Club take the sport out into local schools and junior girls’ social groups. Caption: Juniors learning to enjoy golf at Sandiway Golf Club in Cheshire Sandiway PGA professional Gareth Jones will coach girls aged from nine to 18 at local schools and groups in how to use junior-sized clubs, which make the game much easier to play and to pick up the skills needed more quickly.  “By bringing girls together in this way, it will help show them how much fun there is to be had from learning and playing golf and how it can help them lead a healthier lifestyle and enjoy the company of new friends.” Alison Lysons, development officer for the Cheshire Golf Development Group which is working to support clubs attract more players, increase membership and develop a stronger future, says: “This is a wonderful idea from Sandiway Golf Club.  The aim is to inspire the girls to take part in taster sessions specially designed to appeal to their sporting ability and sense of fun. From there it is hoped the girls will develop an interest in the sport in a like-minded friendly group and go on to enjoy further lessons and the chance to get out on the course. Alison Lysons, development officer for the Cheshire Golf Development Group which is working to support clubs attract more players, increase membership and develop a stronger future, says: “This is a wonderful idea from Sandiway Golf Club.  Sandiway’s initiative supports England Golf’s strategy to attract more women and girls into golf. This includes providing resources for clubs, such as fact sheets on how to recruit and retain women members. Another set dealing with girls’ golf will soon be available.  “We cannot do that without producing the women players of our future.” The club will then invite the girls to a free session at Sandiway’s newly-refurbished practice ground at its Chester Road home and introduce them to the Golf Foundation’s national Golf Passport scheme, where golfing skills are learned and recorded one at a time until the player becomes proficient. Sandiway PGA professional Gareth Jones will coach girls aged from nine to 18 at local schools and groups in how to use junior-sized clubs, which make the game much easier to play and to pick up the skills needed more quickly.  Among other initiatives is a pilot project, involving 100 clubs, to look at different ways of growing women’s golf. The first Women and Girls’ Conference was held in August and secured pledges from clubs, counties and golf media to support England Golf’s drive to get more women and girls playing the game. England Golf supported the launch the #ThisGirlGolfs video campaign which aims to change the image of the game. Among other initiatives is a pilot project, involving 100 clubs, to look at different ways of growing women’s golf. The first Women and Girls’ Conference was held in August and secured pledges from clubs, counties and golf media to support England Golf’s drive to get more women and girls playing the game. England Golf supported the launch the #ThisGirlGolfs video campaign which aims to change the image of the game. The aim is to inspire the girls to take part in taster sessions specially designed to appeal to their sporting ability and sense of fun. “By bringing girls together in this way, it will help show them how much fun there is to be had from learning and playing golf and how it can help them lead a healthier lifestyle and enjoy the company of new friends.” Centenary club seeks to inspire 100 girls  18 Dec 2015 Centenary club seeks to inspire 100 girls Sandiway’s initiative supports England Golf’s strategy to attract more women and girls into golf. This includes providing resources for clubs, such as fact sheets on how to recruit and retain women members. Another set dealing with girls’ golf will soon be available.  “It is great to see a club with such a long and distinguished history taking such a proactive approach to the long-term future not only of their own club, but for the sport in general. The ambitious campaign will first see Sandiway Golf Club take the sport out into local schools and junior girls’ social groups. “It is our aim to be able to say in our 100th year that we have introduced at least 100 girls to the fabulous game of golf, and encouraged a good percentage of those to take up the game as their sport of choice, hopefully for life.” The club will then invite the girls to a free session at Sandiway’s newly-refurbished practice ground at its Chester Road home and introduce them to the Golf Foundation’s national Golf Passport scheme, where golfing skills are learned and recorded one at a time until the player becomes proficient. From there it is hoped the girls will develop an interest in the sport in a like-minded friendly group and go on to enjoy further lessons and the chance to get out on the course. “It is great to see a club with such a long and distinguished history taking such a proactive approach to the long-term future not only of their own club, but for the sport in general.center_img Among other initiatives is a pilot project, involving 100 clubs, to look at different ways of growing women’s golf. The first Women and Girls’ Conference was held in August and secured pledges from clubs, counties and golf media to support England Golf’s drive to get more women and girls playing the game. England Golf supported the launch the #ThisGirlGolfs video campaign which aims to change the image of the game. Ruth added: “If girls won’t come to golf, then we’ll take golf to them! We believe many girls who have never even considered golf as a sport will love it as much as we do. The club will then invite the girls to a free session at Sandiway’s newly-refurbished practice ground at its Chester Road home and introduce them to the Golf Foundation’s national Golf Passport scheme, where golfing skills are learned and recorded one at a time until the player becomes proficient. Sandiway’s initiative supports England Golf’s strategy to attract more women and girls into golf. This includes providing resources for clubs, such as fact sheets on how to recruit and retain women members. Another set dealing with girls’ golf will soon be available.  Caption: Juniors learning to enjoy golf at Sandiway Golf Club in Cheshire “We cannot do that without producing the women players of our future.” A Cheshire club which celebrates its 100th year in 2020 is aiming to introduce 100 girls to the game of golf in the run-up to its centenary. Ruth added: “If girls won’t come to golf, then we’ll take golf to them! We believe many girls who have never even considered golf as a sport will love it as much as we do.  club seeks to inspire 100 girls  Ruth added: “If girls won’t come to golf, then we’ll take golf to them! We believe many girls who have never even considered golf as a sport will love it as much as we do. Campaign co-ordinator and Sandiway member, Ruth Elliott-Smith, said: “Sandiway has a strong contingent of junior boys, but we are looking for more junior girl members. The club is taking the opportunity to use its centenary not only to celebrate the last 100 years, but also as a springboard to prepare for the next 100.  Sandiway PGA professional Gareth Jones will coach girls aged from nine to 18 at local schools and groups in how to use junior-sized clubs, which make the game much easier to play and to pick up the skills needed more quickly.  “It is our aim to be able to say in our 100th year that we have introduced at least 100 girls to the fabulous game of golf, and encouraged a good percentage of those to take up the game as their sport of choice, hopefully for life.” Alison Lysons, development officer for the Cheshire Golf Development Group which is working to support clubs attract more players, increase membership and develop a stronger future, says: “This is a wonderful idea from Sandiway Golf Club.  “By bringing girls together in this way, it will help show them how much fun there is to be had from learning and playing golf and how it can help them lead a healthier lifestyle and enjoy the company of new friends.” A Cheshire club which celebrates its 100th year in 2020 is aiming to introduce 100 girls to the game of golf in the run-up to its centenary. The aim is to inspire the girls to take part in taster sessions specially designed to appeal to their sporting ability and sense of fun. “It is our aim to be able to say in our 100th year that we have introduced at least 100 girls to the fabulous game of golf, and encouraged a good percentage of those to take up the game as their sport of choice, hopefully for life.” “We cannot do that without producing the women players of our future.” From there it is hoped the girls will develop an interest in the sport in a like-minded friendly group and go on to enjoy further lessons and the chance to get out on the course. Campaign co-ordinator and Sandiway member, Ruth Elliott-Smith, said: “Sandiway has a strong contingent of junior boys, but we are looking for more junior girl members. The club is taking the opportunity to use its centenary not only to celebrate the last 100 years, but also as a springboard to prepare for the next 100.  The ambitious campaign will first see Sandiway Golf Club take the sport out into local schools and junior girls’ social groups. Campaign co-ordinator and Sandiway member, Ruth Elliott-Smith, said: “Sandiway has a strong contingent of junior boys, but we are looking for more junior girl members. The club is taking the opportunity to use its centenary not only to celebrate the last 100 years, but also as a springboard to prepare for the next 100.  Caption: Juniors learning to enjoy golf at Sandiway Golf Club in Cheshirelast_img read more

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