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.

Former England manager Peter Taylor: Football is killing itself in this country

Echo: Peter Taylor's Gillingham are level on points with the Bantams

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FORMER England manager Peter Taylor feels the number of foreign players in the Premier League must be reduced to stop football “killing itself” in this country.

Our sporting stars predict who will win the World Cup final


3:57pm Friday 11th July 2014

OUR sporting stars predict the outcome of Sunday's World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.

Natty Dodds is crowned World Champion


3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

TEENAGE Thai boxer Natty Dodds has conquered the world at the age of 15.

Abbie Jones can't wait for Danish adventure


1:06pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SEEVIC College basketball star Abbie Jones says visiting Denmark for a national tour will be “unforgettable and inspirational”.

Matt Hamilton chosen to represent Great Britain at World Junior Games


8:56am Thursday 10th July 2014

SPRINTER Matthew Hamilton has been chosen to represent Great Britain at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation World Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville next month.

Will Essex have a Tour de France legacy?


1:30pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

It came and went in the flash of an eye but it would appear the Tour de France has left a lasting impact on Essex. An estimated one million people lined the streets on Monday to welcome the riders to our county, but now the streets have been cleaned and re-opened and life has got back to normal, what effect with the Tour have on cycling in our county. FRAZER CLARK and PAUL ALTON investigate.

Canvey's teen cyclist George Wood sprints to victory in Woodbridge


7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

CANVEY'S teenage cyclist George Wood has continued his excellent season with a sprint win over his team-mates at RAF Woodbridge.

Seeing the Tour de France come through my home county was a dream come true


3:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ECHO reporter Ryan Goad is a massive Tour de France fan. We sent him down to Chelmsford as the Tour passed through Essex on stage three to get his views on the amazing spectacle.

RUSSELL HAMPTON: The Tour de France riders will never forget their time in England


1:49pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

BASILDON professional cyclist Russell Hampton was at Roxwell yesterday to watch the Tour thread through roads he knows like the back of the hand. Having raced with and against some of the riders in this year’s race, Hampton is well placed to give his view on yesterday’s stage.

Essex tennis players prepare for tennis tournament in style


12:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WESTCLIFF Hardcourts player Richard Barham helped Essex men to a 4-0 friendly victory over Hertfordshire.

Great success at Thorpe Bay tennis day


11:09am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE Great British Tennis Weekend was a big hit at Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club.

West Ham United academy legend Tony Carr takes up new ambassador's role after 40 years

Echo: Tony Carr is West Ham's academy director

4:37pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

WEST HAM coaching legend Tony Carr has been replaced as the club’s academy chief after 40 years of service.

Stuart Bingham to cue off against Mark Joyce in Australian Open

Echo: Join the cue - Stuart Bingham in the action at the World Snooker Championships

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Stuart Bingham will play world number 37 Mark Joyce in the second round of the Australian Open.

Canvey youngster, 5, has bright future after BMX success


12:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CYCLING mad youngster Archie Thipthorpe has a bright future ahead of him after success on the BMX track.

Westcliff swimmer eyes national success after regional glory


12:10pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

WESTCLIFF swimmer Amelia Barnetson has national success in her sights after bagging two golds in the regional championships.

Kart driver Euan Johnson, 10, starts well in national championships


11:57am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

BILLERICAY driver Euan Johnson has made a fine start to his National easyKart Championship campaign.

Rayleigh lose first match of season in Beaumont Seymour League South Division

Echo: Cricket: Former Gloucestershire and England star John Mortimore dies

11:16am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

RAYLEIGH’S women’s side lost their first match of the season at the weekend but remain top of the Beaumont Seymour League South Division.

VIDEO: Cyclist Jason White rides the Essex stage of the Tour de France


7:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

CYCLING veteran Jason White has encouraged everyone to get out and support the British riders as the Tour de France comes to Essex.

Southend High School for Boys prepare for Tour de France with town bike ride

Echo: Excited pupils get ready to ride

1:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

HIGH school bike fanatics brought the spirit of the Tour de France to Southend as more than 400 people cycled around the town.

Local favourite Alex Dowsett NOT selected to ride in Tour de France

Echo: Dowsett in time-trial action last week

12:27pm Monday 30th June 2014

MALDON cyclist Alex Dowsett will not be riding the Tour de France this year.

Alex Dowsett and county colleagues fall short in pre-Tour de France cycling championships

Echo: Dowsett couldn't make it four in a row.

12:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

IT was disappointment for Essex cyclists at the British Cycling National Road Race Championships as all of them failed to complete the 117-mile course.

The Tour de France is coming to Essex!

Echo: ON THE WAY: The Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire next month

3:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Essex will host part of the biggest cycling race in the world next Monday and the Echo and Gazette newspapers will be bringing you unrivalled coverage in the run-up to the event.

Disappointment for Essex cyclists in British Road Race Championships

Echo: Alex Dowsett competing in the National Road Race Championships

6:29pm Sunday 29th June 2014

IT was disappointment for Essex cyclists at the British Cycling National Road Race Championships as all of them failed to complete the 117-mile course.

Comedians raise cash for kids at Langdon Hills Golf Club

Echo: Team

3:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

COMICS swapped jokes for golf clubs to raise money at Langdon Hills Golf Club for youngsters.

County Triples woe for South Benfleet and Canvey bowls team

Echo: Lawn bowls club for Coulsdon Families

1:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

South Benfleet & Canvey’s James Fuge, D Starkey and Tony Fuge bowed out of the County Triples competition after losing on the final end.

Leigh Ramblers Blues under-13 team celebrate league treble

Echo: The winning team

5:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

LEIGH Ramblers Blues under 13 team are celebrating after winning the Premier Division of the Southend & District Junior Sunday League for the third season in succession.

Old Southendian & Southchurch want to 'make up for lost time' against Basildon & Pitsea

Echo: Old Southendian & Southchurch skipper Aaron Lucas in action last season

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Old Southendian & Southchurch captain Aaron Lucas is determined to make up for lost time this weekend.

Billericay Cricket skipper looking for response against Horndon

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

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Billericay are looking to bounce back from their derby defeat against Leigh when they travel to winless Horndon-on-the-Hill tomorrow.

Hadleigh & Thundersley look to extend run in Shepherd Neame

Echo: Superb knock – from Hadleigh & Thundersley’s Adam Soilleux

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Hadleigh & Thundersley will be looking to extend their unbeaten run when they host Woodford Wells in Division One this weekend.

Dave Newsham looking for top ten finish at Croft

Echo: Team driver - Dave Newsham

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

DRIVER Dave Newsham is hoping to mark his 100th BTCC race with a top 10 finish at Croft this weekend.

Alex Dowsett dethroned as British time-trial champion with Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins taking mantle

Echo: New champion - Sir Bradley Wiggins rides through torrid conditions

9:01pm Thursday 26th June 2014

ALEX Dowsett's reign as british time-trial champion is over after he was beaten by Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Sam Stokes' pro debut is in sibling's memory

Echo: Packing a punch – Sam Stokes (left) with trainer Frank Greaves

6:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

SAM Stokes says he is fighting for his brother’s memory in his professional boxing career.

Stuart Bingham crashes out of Wuxi Classic after Marco Fu defeat

Echo: Stuart Bingham at the table in the Crucible

5:13pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Basildon’s Stuart Bingham crashed out of the Wuxi Classic in China yesterday after a final frame decider.

Nore Racers’ hunt for summer breeze

Echo: We are sailing – boats taking part in the Nore Race, from Southend Pier to the Kent coast and back

5:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

IDYLLIC sailing conditions greeted the racers for the start of the annual Nore Race on Saturday.

Paralympic medallist Caroline Powell unsure whether she’ll ski with partner again

Echo: Caroline Powell

4:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

LANGDON HILLS Winter Paralympic medallist Caroline Powell admits a decision on whether she will still compete alongside Jade Etherington again will not be made until August.

Billericay Town boss Craig Edwards slams Ryan Charles for move U-turn

Echo: Craig Edwards - looking for nine points from Billericay's last three matches

12:18pm Thursday 26th June 2014

BILLERICAY Town manager Craig Edwards has slammed Ryan Charles’ lack of commitment after he backed out on a move after agreeing terms to sign for Bishop’s Stortford.

AmDTuning driver Dave Newsham aiming for points to mark his 100th race in the British Touring Car Championship

Echo: Dave Newsham will be aiming to score points in the AmDTuning Ford Focus this weekend. Picture: AMSOUL IMAGES

11:15am Thursday 26th June 2014

DRIVER Dave Newsham is hoping to mark his 100th BTCC race with a top 10 finish at Croft this weekend.

St Thomas More School so close to cup finals

Echo: Dwain Chambers meets British sprinter Dwain Chambers

5:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

ST Thomas More School’s junior boys team finished an agonising four points away from reaching the English Schools Track & Field Cup final.



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