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AFC Ely suffer late penalty heartache in high-octane encounter with Oakington Vikings.

With pre-season coming to an end and a brand new league season looming large – AFC Ely have looked to ramp up their preparations by taking on stronger opposition in the hope of a fast start to said league campaign. The Ely-based outfit can take great solace from the two previous games – despite both …

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Ely City Crusaders Awarded Funding to Revamp Football Facilities

People living in Ely are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Ely City Crusaders have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to improve the quality of the grass pitches at Ely City Football Club on Downham Road.  The Football Foundation is the UK’s …

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Defeat for Tigers in Suffolk, missed conversions prove costly

Ely Tigers travelled across to Suffolk to play Thurston, and like many games this season there was changes to the starting 15, in came Jim Storey, Luke Cornwell, Ryan Clark & Luke Turner, while Tom Green was missing due to injury picked up against Thetford the week before. Like previous weeks the current gusting winds …

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Ely Archers Medals Galore at County Championships

Ely Archers managed to collect a total of 18 medals at the annual Jolly Archers competition at St. Ives on Sunday 9th February. This archery competition also incorporates the Cambridgeshire County Indoor Championships. Ely Archers had 9 archers in attendance with 7 of them coming away with at least one medal. Harry Tapp from Ely Archers …

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City of Ely Swimming Club 2020 County Swimming Report

City of Ely Swimming Club has once again produced impressive results at the Cambridgeshire ASA County Swimming Championships held over the last few weeks in Whittlesey and Cambridge. There were individual placings for Maximilian Veiga was crowned Top 13 Year Old Boy and Georgia Holgate came 2nd in Top 13 Year Old Girl and Daniel …

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Scouts Receive Generous Donation from The Archers

Sutton Scout group received over £200 from the Ely Archers after their annual fundraising raffle. Every November Ely Archers hold their annual Portsmouth archery competition; in which archers attend from numerous counties. Every year, the club also hold a prize raffle, with funds being raised for a chosen charity. Sutton Scout Group were proposed as …

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King’s Ely Rugby squad enjoys unbeaten season – and makes school history!

King’s Ely’s 1st XV Rugby team has made school history by winning every single match they played this season.  The squad won all eleven of their games this season, putting them at the top of the UK Schools Rugby League and making them winners of the East Anglia Independent Schools 1st XV Rugby Trophy. Captain …

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Achievements Galore for our Local Sporting Stars!

The Annual Living Sport Sports Awards took place on Thursday 28th November to celebrate the amazing sporting achievements within our local community.  The Awards, now in their 14th year, honour sports men and women, coaches, volunteers, young people in sport, schools and businesses. Finalists and winners were treated to an evening of celebration at Burgess …

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King’s Ely and Norwich City FC RDP partnership scores three-year extension deal

Hundreds more children and young people from across the Ely area are to benefit from the continuation of an exciting partnership between King’s Ely and Norwich City Football Club’s Regional Development Programme (RDP). It was in 2016 that King’s Ely and Norwich City’s RDP joined forces to launch the Cambridgeshire Community Hub Partnership; the first …

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Confusion Reigned as Tigers win, but result recorded as a draw

Confusion reigned at the final whistle as Ely Tigers faced Thurston at the Cambridge Commodities Park on Saturday afternoon. After a week off Tigers were back in action looking to keep pressure on the leaders, and again they were forced to back changes to the starting fifteen, in coming was Lory Martin, while Tom Green …

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Tournament Results for Ely Victoria Badminton Club

Ely Victoria Badminton Club had its best ‘Restricted’ results last weekend. ‘Restricted’ tournaments bring together the counties best players at the beginning of each season. This year was probably our most successful. With the clubs increasing popularity, we also had winners from other counties (Northamptonshire and Norfolk). Results as follows: – Note (players in brackets …

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Littleport Basketball Club opens to Juniors

After over ten years successfully running adult men basketball teams Littleport Basketball Club has decided to start offering children basketball training sessions this year. With some encouragement and support from Littleport Leisure Centre the first training session took place on 18th of September with 11 participants turning up ranging from ages of 5 to 13. Sessions …

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Family Triathlon Raises Money for Teenage Cancer Trust

A 12 year old student from Witchford Village College has raised £1,350 for the East Anglia Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of three Grandparents. For the past 5 years, Oliver Chapman and his family have raised over £4,000 for various charities. Last Saturday the Chapmans completed a sprint triathlon by cycling from Ely to Littleport, …

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Ely Talent at the British Swimming Summer Championships 2019

Ely swimmer Ciara Taylor, who is 14, travelled to Glasgow last week to compete in the British Swimming Summer Championships held at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. Only the top 24 swimmers in each age group in Britain qualify to attend this annual event and Ciara achieved a personal best time in her Heat to …

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Ely Netball Volunteers attend Vitality Netball World Cup

Two members of Ely Netball Club are this week attending as volunteers in Liverpool for the Vitality Netball World Cup. Referred to as Pivoteers, they are helping in all aspects of the tournament from spectator services to VIP interaction, ensuring everyone has an enjoyable time to make this the best Netball World Cup. The club …

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Ely Netball Club – Big Summer of Netball

Ely Netball Club are opening its doors to new members in support of England Netball’s BIGGEST SUMMER OF NETBALL. The national team, England Roses, will be competing in the Netball World Cup, taking place 12th – 22nd July in Liverpool. The tournament welcomes sixteen nations of elite professional netballers and will highlight women’s sport. To …

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City of Ely Swimming Celebrate Four Regional Medals

As the Eastern Regional Swimming Championships drew to a close last weekend, head coach Elaine Hill was able to reflect on the Club’s best regional performance for many years.    Swimming against the top swimmers of their age from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, the club celebrates three medal winners (pictured). Maximilian Veiga …

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Ely Junior Swimmers Wrap up 2019 Eastern Regional Champs with Gold

City of Ely Swimming Club’s 14 years and under qualifiers wrapped up the final weekend of the Eastern Regional Swimming Championships over the three days of the Bank Holiday weekend at the UEA Sportspark, Norwich.   Competing in the 11-12 years age category, Maximilian Veiga swam in 50m &100m Butterfly, 50m & 100m Backstroke, 50m …

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Brand new Pro Wrestling promotion brings UK’s best to Ely Beet Club

Founded by an Ely native and now professional wrestler, the all new Pro Wrestling Ambush brings a new form of live entertainment suitable for all the family to the people of Ely and the surrounding communities at great value. Featuring both UK and international wrestling stars, some of whom you can see now on the …

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King’s Ely Junior swimmers to compete in National IAPS Finals

Seven King’s Ely Junior pupils have qualified for the finals of a fiercely-contested national swimming competition. The Independent Association of Prep Schools’ (IAPS) National Swimming Finals will see prep school-age swimmers from across the country battling it out at the London Aquatics Centre on June 8th. This year, King’s Ely Junior is delighted to have …

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Ely City Hockey Club’s Annual Tournament Raises £1735

Thirteen mixed teams from around East Anglia arrived at Ely Outdoor Sports Association on Friday 17th May 2019 to set up camp in preparation for the start of Ely City Hockey Club’s annual hockey tournament on Saturday morning. Organised by Gemma Neal, Sophie Robb and Natalie Jones, the tournament had a Wild West theme this …

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Daniel ends long distance juniors Regional drought

Congratulations to Daniel Kendall from City of Ely Swimming Club who became the first junior from the club to compete at Swim England’s East Region Long Course Distance Championships since 2009. At the long distance championships swimmers aged 14 years and under achieving the required Eastern Region qualifying times, compete at 800m and 1,500m Freestyle. …

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10is Academy’s Team Tennis clinches 7 wins out of 8 after dominant weekend

The rain did something this weekend that not many opponents could slow down 10is Academy’s players. The 10is Academy players had a busy weekend with 8 matches to be played over the weekend. It all started on Saturday with the 8U playing at David Lloyd (DL) Cambridge against Peterborough and DL Cambridge. The 10is players …

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Ely Runners beginners and parkrun

The latest beginners’ course delivered by Ely Runners has concluded, resulting in a group of local people running great 5K times.  The course focussed on sound form and posture, pacing, breathing and interval work, among other aspects of running for beginners and those returning to running.  Many of the course participants shaved minutes off their …

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Ely Netball Club Comic Relief Fundraiser

Ely Netball Club held its annual fun tournament for Comic Relief yesterday.    Teams played a round robin tournament, and ran a cake stall and raffle. Despite the windy conditions there was an excellent turnout and raised almost £200 for charity during the evening. Anyone interested in joining Ely Netball Club please contact elynetball@hotmail.co.uk. Press releases …

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Gold medal for King’s Ely Junior Judo star, Lucas

King’s Ely Junior pupil Lucas Hilcenko won a Gold medal at a national Judo competition. Lucas, 12, who lives with his family in Sutton, represented the school at the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) Independent School Boys’ Judo Tournament. The competition took place at High Wycombe Judo Centre in Buckinghamshire. Lucas, who has been a …

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Tanya Ffitch - BHF Shop Assistant in Ely recieves a cheques from Zoe Habbin, Bar & Catering Manager at Ely On-Par Golf Course

Ely On-Par Golf Day Raises £500 for British Heart Foundation

September last year saw a charity golf day between members of Ely’s On Par who raised over £500 through generous donations, auction and green fees. Shop Assistant Tanya Ffitch from Ely’s British Heart Foundation came to collect the cheque from Zoe Habbin, Catering & Bar Manager for On-Par. Owner of On-Par, Graham Mawe said “It …

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The Tigers scored eight unanswered tries in a better defensive display than the previous week

Ely crossed the whitewash within the first few minutes of the game. Charlie Coupland darted through the opposition defence, similar to last week’s score, and dotted down for a converted try. The Tigers crossed again moments later when Matt McCarthy dived over in the corner from a clever counterattack. The Tigers began to concede penalties …

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Ely Tigers hold out for victory in a tough physical encounter with Crusaders

The Tigers crossed the line first when the ball was shipped wide to Jacob Muncey who ran through the opposition defence to touch down under the posts. Ely then conceded a penalty in their twenty-two and the opposition opted for the three points. The Tigers conceded more penalties which gave the Crusaders the upper hand. …

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Ely just missed out on a bonus point win against West Norfolk

It was a back and forth first ten minutes with neither side conceding. Finally, the deadlock was broken when Ely gained a penalty in the opposition twenty-two. Man of the match Mitchell Kennett opted for the quick-tap penalty and rumbled his way over the line for a converted try. The Tigers crossed again a few …

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Gold Rush for Ely at British Rowing Indoor Championships

Members of Isle of Ely Rowing Club brought home a fantastic 14 Gold medals from the British Rowing Indoor Championships in last Saturday. Ely’s Captain, Duncan McCulloch, congratulated all who took part and said the performances from club rowers “did us all proud”. The Indoor Championships take place each year at the 2012 Olympic velodrome …

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Ely Tigers with another runaway win against bottom of the league Ipswich YM

On the second week running Ely didn’t concede a try. The Tigers crossed the line eight times. Matt McCarthy scored four with winger Paul Dewey slightly behind him with a brace. Thomas Jackson also scored in his return to the first XV from injury. Ever-present Jim Storey also crossed from the back of a dominant …

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A tough and physical encounter with Wisbech saw the Tigers end up on top.

The opposition started off the stronger side. Consistent possession led to Ely conceding two penalties early on with Wisbech converting both. Ely came back with a penalty of their own and just before the end of the half Charlie Coupland ran a storming line and slipped straight through the opposition defence, danced round three would …

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