Mission accomplished for bike racer Russell Taylor at Brands Hatch


6:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IT was mission accomplished for bike racer Russell Taylor as he achieved his ambition of a podium finish at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

Benfleet biker Mason Law targets improvement after fifth at Oulton Park


2:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MASON Law missed out on the podium he was looking for at Oulton Park but was still satisfied with fifth place.

Motocross star Dylan Woodcock takes positives from Junior World Championships 13th


11:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

TEENAGE motocross rider Dylan Woodcock had a disappointing Junior World Championship weekend but is taking the positives from the experience.

Max Whitlock wants legend status after Commonwealth success


10:44am Thursday 14th August 2014

MAX Whitlock’s main motivation is to become a legend in the world of gymnastics, according to his coach Scott Hann.

Ex-Essex Pirate Myles Hesson up for EuroBasket qualifier


4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Hesson ready to step up for GB FORMER Essex Pirate Myles Hesson knows the spotlight is on him as Great Britain’s men gear up for a must-win game Bosnia in the EuroBasket 2015 qualifying campaign.

Basildon & Phoenix youngsters star at swimming championships

Echo: The Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club team at the Essex Championships

3:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club had six swimmers compete at the National Youth Open Championships and Multi-Classification Disability Championships in Sheffield.

Win and a loss for C&K Basildon


1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

TWO goals in the last five minutes saw Basildon suffer their first defeat in pre-season to a strong Charlton Athletic side, who play in the FA Premiership South.

Connor Van Dal aiming to follow in partner Oliver Dingley's footsteps


1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHEND Diving youngster Connor Van Dal is dreaming of following in the foot-steps of his training partner Oliver Dingley.

'Exceptional' Tyler Humphreys can match Tom Daley, says former Commmonwealth gold medalist


12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A YOUNG Southend diver has been labelled “exceptional” by a former Commonwealth Games gold medalist and backed him to compete at the 2020 Olympics.

Diving star Oliver Dingley backs club mates to secure more success


11:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

OLIVER Dingley is proud to have been Southend Diving Club’s first ever Commonwealth Games medalist.

Toomer celebrates prized 8lb brill


10:04am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A SUPERB 8lb brill was the highlight of a Channel Island trip which saw Basildon angler Mick Toomer also boat tope to 60lb, a cod of 17lb, turbot, bream, pollock, bull huss and a host of smaller species.

Basildon's Commonwealth Games star Sarah Walker excited for World Badminton Championships


9:52am Wednesday 13th August 2014

SARAH Walker will head into the World Badminton Championships with renewed confidence later this month.

Southend Swifts perform against Dutch visitors in international tournament


9:38am Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHEND Swifts’ under-18 team enjoyed a weekend of action against Dutch club HSV and the Sheffield Hatters.

Stuart Bingham beaten in last 16 of Riga Open

Echo: Stuart Bingham

11:30am Monday 11th August 2014

Stuart Bingham reached the last 16 of the first European tour event of the season in Latvia.

Motorsport: Russell Taylor is hungry for podium finish on his return to the track


12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

MOTORBIKE racer Russell Taylor is determined to make up for lost time by securing a podium finish when he returns to the track this weekend.

GB Motocross call for Hadleigh's Dylan Woodcock


5:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TEENAGE motocross rider Dylan Woodcock’s blossoming career has received a massive boost by an invite to represent Britain.

Billericay racer Lewis Plato claims another win at Radical SR3 Challenge


3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

LEWIS Plato had a slice of good luck as he added another win to his tally in the Radical SR3 Challenge.

Hero's welcome back in Basildon for our golden star Max Whitlock


12:23pm Thursday 7th August 2014

HUNDREDS of well-wishers welcomed Max Whitlock back to Basildon’s South Essex Gymnastics Club last night.

Basildon's Jesse Jones hunts for funds in bid to rebuild bike


11:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

JESSE Jones is facing a race against time to raise the funds needed to rebuild his bike ahead of the next round of the Triumph Triple Challenge.

Rayleigh horse rider Bethany secures European silver

10:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

Rayleigh dressage rider Bethany-Rose Horobin helped Britain secure a silver medal in a European competition.

Benfleet bike star Mason Law hopes trouble-free races continue


9:10am Thursday 7th August 2014

BENFLEET bike racer Mason Law is hoping to build on a problem-free race when he heads to Oulton Park this weekend.

Hannah crowned open water champion


5:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

HANNAH McElroy was crowned Essex open water three kilometre champion.

Southend Swifts prepare for international basketball competition

Echo: Champions – the Southend Swifts under-16 girls team lift the title

3:20pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

INTERNATIONAL basketball is coming to south Essex this weekend as Southend Swifts look to make waves overseas.

Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club star Brooke wins medal haul


3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Brooke Frost had an inspired meeting at the national age group swimming championships in Sheffield.

Silver medal winner Matt Hamilton ecstatic at new PB in IWAS World Junior Championships


1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

PROUD 400m silver medal winner Matthew Hamilton has spoken of his delight at making it onto the podium at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports’ World Junior Championships at Stoke Mandeville.

Diving sensation Tyler topples Tom Daley's record


3:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

SOUTHEND diver Tyler Humphreys knocked Tom Daley off his perch after adding more medals to his collection.

Benfleet sprinter Hamilton gears up for Great Britain test


3:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BENFLEET sprinter Matthew Hamilton is just days away from the biggest test of his sporting life.

Robin Womack has medals on his mind for IPC European Championships


10:27am Thursday 31st July 2014

PARALYMPIAN Robin Womack will have medals on his mind when he competes in the IPC European Championships next month.

C&K Basildon Ladies hit 11 in pre-season rout


5:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

C&K BASILDON Ladies geared up for the new football season with an 11-goal thrashing of Norflok’s Acle Ladies.

Bowyer has differing fortunes in Bowls Open showdown


5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BRENDA Bowyer missed out on the double when Southend Ladies’ Open Bowling Tournament reached its climax.

Charlotte takes badminton title at Fitzwimarc tournament

Echo: Image of racket and shuttlecock for badminton for sport

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FITZWIMARC Badminton Club have staged their own junior tournament.

Georgie Smith is back in the ring at Canvey gym


2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

GEORGIE Smith is back in boxing, coaching at Canvey’s SS8 Gym.

Our anglers are sorry to lose pal Steve

9:09am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SOUTH Essex anglers are mourning Steve Woodbine following his sudden death at the weekend.

Samuel passes second dan grading in style


7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

AT the tender age of 15, Thundersley’s karate kid Samuel Campbell took his second dan grading in Egham and passed with flying colours. He was put through his paces by chairman of the Karate Union of Great Britain, sensei Andy Sherry ninth dan, assisted by sensei Bob Rhodes eighth dan.

Six-year-old Amelia Dyer wins bronze karate medal after just six training sessions


9:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A KARATE star of the future was born at the British and European Championships – six-year-old Amelia Dyer.

Bottrill defends Fred Laws Memorial Trophy title

Echo: golf - cxz

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TOM Bottrill has successfully defend-ed the Fred Laws Memorial Trophy he won at Thorpe Hall Golf Club last year.

Friends compete at Garon Park golf competition


12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

DON Cadge and his mates prove every week that age is no bar to sport.

Aldersley wins Rochford Hundred golf meeting


11:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

CHARLES Aldersley won the Rochford Hundred Captain’s Prize on countback after a battle with Gregg Simonovitch.

Jessica Judd has backing from coach and former Canvey Commonwealth champion Rob Denmark


2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WHEN Jessica Judd steps out on to the track at Hampden Park for the first time next week she will do so knowing she has a former Commonwealth Games champion in her corner.

Earls Hall School claim bronze in national rounders finals


10:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EARLS Hall School have finished third in the National Rounders Finals.

Southend youngster wins gold at Italy diving competition


5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOUTHEND Diving youngster Connor Van Dal has won gold at the Bimbingamba international event in Italy.

South Essex Gymnastics Club youngsters compete for county


11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

South Essex Gymnastics Club sent 59 gymnasts to compete in the Essex County Recreational Grades One to Six.

Southend Ladies battle for grand bowls prize


10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Bowlers will be battling it out today to reach the final of the Southend Ladies’ Bowling Tournament ladies’ pairs competition.

Billericay look to bounce back after inconsistent run

Echo: Billericay captain Stewart Rutland - powerless to stop his side losing

12:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

BILLERICAY skipper Stewart Rutland says momentum is the key if his side are to push for promotion this season.

Big derby match for Southend & EMT and Wickford


12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOUTHEND & EMT host Wickford in a crucial Division One clash at Southchurch Park tomorrow.

Old Southendian & Southchurch back in action after Sussex tour

Echo: Aaron Lucas - bowling let Old Southendian down

5:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

OLD Southendian & Southchurch captain Aaron Lucas does not know whether the team’s tour of Sussex will be a blessing or a curse when they return to Division Three action tomorrow.

World Cup predictions winners celebrate their success


1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE German celebrations were echoed in a small primary school in Rochford, with the youngsters of Holt Farm Junior School triumphing in the Echo World Cup predictions competition.

Enjoy the Tour de France? Then you'll love this!


2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Tour de France captured the collective imagination of Britain just over a week ago.

Heard of Footgolf? You soon will have!


11:06am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOOTGOLF’S ever increasing popularity is spreading to south-east Essex.

Solo Russell Hampton secures first podium of season


10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

BASILDON professional Russell Hampton secured his first podium finish of the season – proving he is more than capable of bloodying the noses of the country’s biggest teams.



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