Southend Diving Club's youngsters shine at White Rose competition


9:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SOUTHEND Diving youngsters bagged three medals at the White Rose competition in Leeds.

BOXING: Holland Park ABC all set to stage its first home show

Echo: Smith unable to down Beer in London youth final

2:01pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HOLLAND Park ABC will make club history tomorrow when it holds its first show.

Bradley Smith's bid for a hat-trick of titles hinges on Barcelona test


11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

BRADLEY Smith’s bid to achieve a third consecutive driver’s championship could all hinge on the outcome of Saturday in Spain.

Boston Toiny's birthday bonus


3:56pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SHOEBURY based boxer Boston Toiny celebrated his 20th birthday early by winning in front of his home crowd at the AWOL MMA fight night.

Mike Hales not satisfied despite extending winning run


3:52pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MIKE Hales extended his unbeaten record by beating Marious Jarzabek on the judges’verdict, but was still left feeling unhappy.

Comeback king Dan Burzotta frustrated not to get a tougher test


3:49pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DAN Burzotta suffered more stress outside the cage than in it on his return to MMA action at a packed Talk nightclub at the weekend.

Handball star Josh can't wait for his first home Great Britain international


2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BROMFORDS School’s Josh Da Silva has been called up into Great Britain’s under-21 handball squad, just three years after first taking up the sport.

Billericay Town Ladies slip to their first defeat of the season


10:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

BILLERICAY suffered their first league defeat of the season and left manager Kim Coster bemoaning the team's lack of luck.

Sara Sinclair's brace ensures C&K Basildon bounce back from first defeat


9:06am Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO goals from Sara Sinclair saw Basildon return to winning ways and maintain their lead at the top of the table.

South Essex Gym Club girls are in the medals at competitions


8:48am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from the South Essex Gymnastics Club have been wowing spectators at competitions recently.

Hot-shot striker Paul Wignall firing Southfields up the table with 15 goals in five games


9:16pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Each week throughout the football season we will be catching up with the action in one of the many amateur leagues in south Essex. This week we review the first month of the Basildon Sunday League season.

Beachboys are spot on after beating Colchester United on penalties in Essex Senior Cup


9:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Holders Concord Rangers progressed to the Essex Senior Cup fourth round after a penalty shoot-out win over League One side Colchester United.

Mason Law hopes dark nights in Essex will help him under Qatar floodlights


9:50am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BENFLEET’s Mason Law is ready to make his Qatar floodlight debut on Sunday – and he thinks that Essex’s gloomy autumnal evenings may help him out.

Stuart Bingham targeting a hat-trick of Chinese titles


3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

STUART Bingham says he is playing “at a high level” after claiming his second successive event in China.

Stuart Bingham eases to Haining Open title

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

10:53am Friday 24th October 2014

STUART Bingham raced to the Haining Open crown as he defeated underdog Olives Lines in China.

Dan's never felt better as he prepares for his cage return


3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DAN Burzotta feels he is in the best shape of his life ahead of his eagerly anticipated return to action this weekend.

Teenager Connor's superb year is capped by winning Southend Sports Personality of the Year


12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

UP-AND-COMING diver Connor Van Dal is aiming to build on a successful year as he prepares for the new season.

Danny Buchan celebrates title and now lines up British Superbike ride


9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BASILDON-BORN Danny Buchan has lined up a ride in the British Superbike championship in 2015 after winning the National Superstock 1000 crown.

Southend Swifts beaten by battling Hemel Storm


5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE under 18 men saw Swifts welcomed Premier South team Hemel Storm to Seevic College for the first round of the cup.

Heycroft Primary crowned district champions


3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

HEYCROFT Primary School have been crowned the Southend district Year 3 and 4 boys football champions.

Young gymnasts shine in Essex qualifiers


2:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIVE South Essex gymnasts competed at the Regional Out of Age finals after coming through Essex qualification.

Southend High Schools stars to compete in China at World Schools Athletics Championships


1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOUTHEND’S two high schools have been given the chance of a lifetime to represent England at the World Schools Athletics Championships in China.

Regional success for young South Essex Gym Club starlets


12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIX South Essex Gym Club youngsters competed at the Regional Levels Competition at Ipswich.

Basildon gymnastics superstar Max Whitlock dreaming of setting up his own academy


12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MAX Whitlock wants to open his own gymnastics academy once he decides to stop competing himself.

South Essex Gym Club's Brinn Bevan aiming to follow in the footsteps of Nile Wilson


10:03am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BRINN Bevan is keen to follow in the footsteps of the latest young British gymnastics star, Nile Wilson, by making a successful transition in to the senior ranks.

C&K Basildon Ladies taste defeat for the first time after Crystal Palace loss


9:57am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

C&K Basildon Ladies lost their first league match of the season to an impressive Crystal Palace outfit.

Paris Smith strike gives Billericay Town Ladies a point


9:54am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

BILLERICAY Town Ladies made it back-to-back draws as they took a point against struggling Haringey Borough.

Vange snooker ace Stuart Bingham not fazed at busy schedule

Echo: Stuart Bingham’s tournament ended in a 6-4 defeat  to Ali Carter

2:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STUART Bingham says his busy schedule will stand him in good stead as he bids to achieve back-to-back ranking tour successes.

Canvey Island cyclist George Wood reflects on superb breakthrough season in the saddle


1:24pm Monday 20th October 2014

TEENAGE cycling star George Wood has backed himself to come back bigger and better than ever after a successful first season with his new team.

Coach Scott Hann on Max Whitlock's ups and downs at the World Gymnastics Championships


12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

MAX Whitlock may have grabbed a stunning silver medal in the all around final at the World Gymnastics Championships, but he will still be holding talks with coach Scott Hann to review what went wrong now the pair are back in Basildon.

Opening home win for Westcliff badminton team


2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Westcliff’s Mixed Firsts started their Premier Division season with a home victory against Eastwood Seconds.

Southend teenage MMA talent aiming for world title


11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A YOUNG MMA star from Great Wakering says she has one goal in the sport – to become world champion.

Southend Diving coach Damian Ball on his move to Ireland and trying to make Olympic dream come true


10:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

DAMIAN Ball insists a desire to coach at the Olympics led to his decision to leave Southend Diving.

Southend school girls take part in sports football competition


5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

MORE than 200 girls from schools across Southend took part in the Southend Primary School Sports Association football competition at Hamstel Junior School.

Crowestone Preparatory School impress at triathlon


4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FIVE pupils from Crowstone Preparatory School have got the triathlon bug after competing in the Independent Schools Championships.

Lewis Plato title hopes dashed at Cadwell Park


3:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

BILLERICAY driver Lewis Plato’s hopes of snatching the Radical SR3 title at Cadwell Park have been dashed.

Ex-Olympic star Jo Mersh inspires St Thomas More High School students


3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FORMER Olympic runner Jo Mersh paid a visit to St Thomas More High School to offer some words of inspiration to pupils.

Rayleigh Girls draw first ever match under watchful eye of ex-Southend United star Neil Harris


2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RAYLEIGH Girls have played their first ever match, drawing 3-3 against Hullbridge at Rayleigh Town Sports & Social Club.

Sarah Conway helps Southend & Benfleet to impressive win at Brentwood


1:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

SOUTHEND & Benfleet thrashed Brentwood’s second team 9-1, thanks to five-star display from Sarah Conway.

Southend United legend Adam Barrett backing young academy stars to come good


12:40pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

SOUTHEND United legend Adam Barrett hopes to be able to produce future stars for the Shrimpers from his Players Football Academy.

C&K Basildon upset QPR Ladies in cup


10:59am Wednesday 15th October 2014

C&K BASILDON Ladies upset the odds when they beat Queens Park Rangers in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup second round in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

Thundersley-based karate stars enjoy success


10:35am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ELEVEN members of the Thundersley-based Stock Shotokan Karate Club competed at the seventh Winter Open Karate Championships held at the Deanes Sport Centre.

Horndon boxing supremo Wayne Hibbert crushes Gonzalez in 02 bout


10:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

HORNDON-ON-THE-HILL’S Wayne Hibbert was better than his word at the O2 Arena at the weekend when he stopped Leonardo Esteban Gonzalez in the fifth round.

Southend Spartans' lad Owen Young given 'Man of Steel' award


10:05am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Southend Spartans full-back Owen Young’s season has been capped off by him winning London Junior Leagues prestigious “Man of Steel Award” at the Emirates Stadium in London.

FA Cup: Fourth Qualifying Round Draw


11:50am Monday 13th October 2014

CONCORD Rangers, Canvey Island and East Thurrock United have been handed tough draws as they bid to reach the first round of the FA Cup.

Stuart Bingham up for China triumph after Bulgaria disappointment

Echo: Stuart Bingham

9:41am Monday 13th October 2014

STUART Bingham admits he is more confident about challenging at major tournaments after a fresh approach to snooker resulted in his second ranking title this year.

Max Whitlock wins silver in all around final at World Gymnastics Championships


5:46pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BASILDON based Max Whitlock has ended a ‘roller coaster’ few days at the World Gymnastics Championships by winning a superb silver medal in the all around final in China.

Eastwood start well in badminton league


5:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

EASTWOOD Seconds opened their Southend & District Badminton Association season with two wins in Mens Division One.

Basildon racer Danny Buchan crowned national champion after eighth conescutive win


3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BASILDON’S Danny Buchan took his eighth win of the season at Silverstone to become the 2014 Pirelli National Superstock 1000cc champion.

Southend High Schools break records with fastest ever continuous marathon


1:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A COMBINATION of pupils from Southend’s two High Schools ran Europe’s fastest ever continuous marathon.



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