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On Thursday night Steph Rawlings was named Young Ambassador of the Year at the HITZ Awards at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf by Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody

Stockwell's Rawlings wins national prize at HITZ Awards

Wycombe coach Gary Fox recorded first AJ Bell National Badminton League win of the season on Monday night.

Wycombe coach records first AJ Bell NBL win of the season

Moody has been impressed with new England head coach Eddie Jones’s reign so far, even if he was disappointed to see the likes of Matt Kvesic and Elliot Daly omitted from the squad to face Scotland

Moody warns England to be wary of Scotland backlash in Six Nations opener

By her own admission, 2015 saw Enfield’s Lina Nielsen go from being a decent sprinter to one of the country’s most promising 400m runners

Nielsen ready to challenge for a podium place

Ronnie O’Sullivan proved he is still the man to beat in the snooker world by cruising to a sixth Masters title earlier this month and world No.3 Neil Robertson admits he is desperate to have his shot at dethroning ‘the Rocket’ in the near future

Robertson desperate to have his shot at dethroning ‘the Rocket’ in the near future

Cole and Croft were speaking at a driving awareness course where they were marked on acceleration, braking and cornering – the three aspects measured by the Aviva Drive app, designed to help drivers save money on their car insurance premium

Cole enjoying revitalised Leicester Tigers

Croft and Cole were speaking at a driving awareness course where they were marked on acceleration, braking and cornering – the three aspects measured by the Aviva Drive app, designed to help drivers save money on their car insurance premium

Croft relishing Aaron Mauger’s return

World Cup winner believes Itoje deserves a chance with England

World Cup winner questions Itoje's best position after England omission

Moody: Daly unfortunate he is a 13

Back row L to R - Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company, Aiden Foley,  Venture Cup Event Director. Front row, L to R - Simon Coveney, Críona Ní Dhálaigh Lord Mayor of Dublin & Anthony Middleton

Powerboating legend Peter Dredge backing venture Cup to deliver thrills

RFU to invest in 100 new artificial pitches before next World Cup

RFU to invest in 100 new artificial pitches before next World Cup

England’s World Cup captain Robshaw admits Itoje and his fellow newcomers in the squad could be the ones to make the biggest impact in the Six Nations

Chris Robshaw excited to see Maro Itoje in an England shirt

Ronnie O'Sullivan clinched a record-equalling sixth Masters triumph at Alexandra Palace. Credit: Action Images

O'Sullivan does it for the oldies with sixth Masters triumph

Ronnie O'Sullivan is adamant he must improve to win the Masters on Sunday. Credit: Action Images

O'Sullivan adamant he must improve in Masters final

Ronnie O'Sullivan is adamant his grudge with Mark Selby is in the past after beating him in the Masters quarter-finals. Credit: Action Images

O'Sullivan adamant Selby grudge behind him after reaching Masters semis

Brown, who was born in Southampton and attended Peter Symonds College and also Wyvern College, started his rugby career in Hampshire playing for Salisbury and Melksham

England star gives back to grassroots rugby

London badminton star Toby Penty has his eyes set on the English National Badminton Championship next month.

London badminton star has eyes set on national title

Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Mark Williams at Alexandra Palace but believes he must improve to win the Masters. Credit: Action Images

O'Sullivan through in thriller but eyeing Masters improvement

Wycombe coach Gary Fox is to partner his girlfriend Lauren Smith at the English National Badminton Championships next month.

Wycombe coach to partner girlfriend at national championships

Speed skating star Olivia Weedon is looking to close the gap on the world's best

Weedon looking to close the gap on the world's best

Islington dog lover Robert Stuhldreer alongside his beloved pet Flora.

Dog lover hoping for Crufts outing with beloved pet

World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio has described former Wallaby George Smith as the Aviva Premiership’s signing of the season so far after a sensational start to his life at Wasps

World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio on signing of the season George Smith at Wasps

Wycombe coach believes side are destined for the play-offs

Wycombe coach believes side are destined for the play-offs

The 18-year-old has returned to action though and two months ago earned a spot in the England Under-21s training squad and has been working with the Hertfordshire Mavericks ahead of the Superleague season starting in January

Summer Artman sets sights on securing a place at the World Youth Championship

Professor Brennan was one of those in attendance and took to the stage after Ulster Sports Outreach was singled out for praise by the judging panel

Deirdre Brennan claims 'Coaching Intervention of the Year' at 2015 UK Coaching Awards

Moody, who faced Jones’ sides on a number of occasions, including the 2003 final, knows what it’s like to take on the Australian, and is confident he will make the most of the emerging talent available to him after replacing Stuart Lancaster

Moody backs Borthwick for England coaching job

Peake, who is running to raise awareness for The Prince’s Trust, will run the 26.2 miles on a treadmill as the ISS orbits the earth.

Space race! British ESA astronaut Tim Peake will run the Marathon in Space

The 54-year-old rugby coach was singled out for praise by the judging panel for his work in the development of rugby for young people in the Annan area

Gary Coupland wins 'Children’s Coach of the Year Award' at 2015 UK Coaching Awards

The 19-year-old cycling coach was singled out for praise by the judging panel after dedicating his time over the last year to developing athletes, other coaches and himself in every way possible

Andrew Pink wins 'Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year Award' at 2015 UK Coaching Awards

The 57-year-old triathlon coach was singled out for praise by the judging panel for helping working mums get back into sport after childbirth, making it her goal to help an under-supported group achieve their goals

Penny Rother wins the 'Community Coach of the Year' award

The 53-year-old cycling coach was singled out for praise by the judging panel for his work delivering format coach education both in the UK and overseas in Africa and the Middle East

Richard Shepherd wins 'Coach Developer of the Year Award' at 2015 UK Coaching Awards

The 39-year-old hockey coach was singled out for praise by the judging panel for her work in revolutionizing the way deaf or hard of hearing young people take part in hockey

Wendy Russell wins 'Disability Coach of the Year Award' at 2015 UK Coaching Awards

London badminton duo star in the NBL

London badminton duo star in the NBL

Gary Fox has a heart condition but admits the decision over whether to have another operation is a tough one.

Wycombe coach putting off heart operation due to love of badminton

Holly, who lives in Beedon in Berkshire, was born with the genetic disorder and suffers from learning difficulties, severe leg cramps, heart problems, a weakened immune system and has to have a Tracheostomy tube to help her breath

Holly George urging people to support Wooden Spoon’s fundraising appeal this Christmas

Former Bedford pupils and ex-England internationals Andy Gomarsall and Martin Bayfield were among those in the crowd at Saracens’ Allianz Park on Wednesday as their former school beat Epsom College 28-21 in the final

Burgess believes lifting the Champions Trophy is a fitting reward for his players’ school rugby careers

The 53-year-old, who famously reached six World Championship finals during his prime, rolled back the years to give world No.15 Stephen Maguire a real first-round scare at the Barbican Centre in York

Jimmy White on his early exit from UK Snooker Championship on Thursday evening

David Flatman speaking to some of the brightest sporting talents in the country at the Jaguar Land Rover Academy of Sport unique experience day.

'Saracens are the most complete team in the Premiership'

Ouseph was the skipper in a tense final that saw Derby win 3-2 against Loughborough Sport – the Commonwealth medallist winning his match against Henri Hurskainen en route

Ouseph honoured to be named Team Derby captain for upcoming National Badminton League season

George Nash with his Olympic bronze medal

New season picks up for Nash

Ireland has been selected as the the Venture Cup 2016 host.

Host for the Venture Cup announced

Martinovic feels the success the school has already achieved has been one of the key factors in inspiring the latest generation of Hartpury players

Hartpury College make it a magnificent seven AASE titles

Lewisham-born Alphonsi, playing in her second global tournament, was part of the England side that beat Canada 21-9 in August 2014 to become world champions

Alphonsi adamant that chance for a hat-trick of titles in 2017 is still very much alive

George Skivington is a rugby union player for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership. He plays as a lock

Skivington speaks ahead of Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup event this weekend

A track cycling world champion and Olympic gold medalist in the team pursuit

Geraint Thomas previews Revolution Series 2015

Belgian duo Kenny De Ketele (left) and Moreno De Pauw (right) just pipped British pair Chris Latham and Ollie Wood to the Six Day London title.

Belgian duo just pip Brits to Six Day London title

Six Day London set for thrilling conclusion

Six Day London set for thrilling conclusion

Iljo Keisse (left) is desperate to continue his Six Day success after taking the lead in London.

Keisse desperate to continue his Six Day success

British pair Chris Latham (right) and Ollie Wood (left) stole the show at Six Day London yesterday.

British pair steal the show at Six Day London

Moreno De Pauw (left) stressed it’s not over yet in Six Day London.

De Pauw: 'It’s not over yet, we still have four days to go'

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