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.

Archer Alex Body shows class after successful year


1:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ARCHER Alex Body has finished another incredibly successful outdoor season.

Benfleet racer Mason Law to make World Supersport bow


10:40am Thursday 9th October 2014

BENFLEET’S Mason Law will make his World Supersport debut at this weekend’s Magny-Cours WSBK round when he partners former MCE British Superbike star PJ Jacobsen in the Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki team.

Diver Oliver Dingley makes switch to Republic of Ireland


5:18pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

DIVER Oliver Dingley, who won a bronze medal for England at the Commonwealth Games, is to compete for the Republic of Ireland from now on.

Southend & Benfleet Hockey lose in narrow Phoenix defeat


5:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Southend & Benfleet first string fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Phoenix in a battle of the promoted sides in the Essex Premier Division.

Six Billericay Boxing Club fighters prepare for Junior Championships


3:30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

BILLERICAY Boxing Club will be entering six boxers into the National Junior Novice Championships later this month.

Thorpe Bay start strongly in new table tennis season


2:30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE two teams that contested one of the tightest ever Southend & District Table Tennis League Premier Division title races ever last season both started the new campaign with 9-0 wins.

C&K Basildon Ladies ease to seventh straight win


2:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

C&K Basildon Ladies made it seven league wins in a row with a comprehensive 5-0 home win against Ipswich Town Ladies.

Stuart Bingham beaten in Bulgaria Open

Echo: Stuart  Bingham

12:48pm Sunday 5th October 2014

STUART Bingham crashed out of the Bulgaria Open at the first hurdle.

Will Stevens signed as reserve driver by Formula One team Marussia

Echo: FLAT OUT: Marussia driver Max Chilton drives past the Singapore Flyer at the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. Sage Group has worked with the team to provide software for engineers to monitor car parts

9:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

FORMULA One team Marussia have announced that Rochford-born Will Stevens has been signed as a reserve driver.

Phoenix Karate Club compete on international stage


2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

BASILDON’S Phoenix Karate Club represented England in an international meet in Glasgow.

Pre-season badminton tournament sees Roberts and Binstead triumph


12:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Southend & District Badminton Association have held their pre-season tournament for the Reg Harris Shield.

Six South Essex Gymnastics Club gymnasts win at county championships


10:35am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SOUTH Essex Gymnastics Club have been celebrating a hugely successful day at the county championships.

C&K Basildon Ladies storm to sixth successive win


10:25am Thursday 2nd October 2014

TWO goals inside the first 10 minutes sent C & K Basildon Ladies on their way to their sixth straight league win as they triumphed 3-1 at Luton Town to stay top of the FA Womens Premier League South East Division One table.

Stuart Bingham gears up for Bulgaria Open after Shanghai success

Echo: Stuart Bingham at the table in the Crucible

10:21am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Stuart Bingham wants to continue ‘riding the wave of success’ as he gears up for the Bulgaria Open this weekend.

New junior section at Southend & Benfleet Hockey Club


1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SOUTHEND & Benfleet Hockey Club have launched their own junior section.

Southend karate instructor John off to the World Championships


12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SOUTHEND karate instructor has been selected to represent England in the WKF World Championships in November.

Southend Combat Academy treated to USA pro's ju-jitsu masterclass


9:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

YOUNG fighters at Southend Combat Academy were treated to an exhibition of ju-jitsu by master craftsman Ronnie Wuest.

Diving star Tyler Humphreys goes extra mile to achieve dream


1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

HOW far would you go to ensure your child achieved their sporting dream?

Gymnast Max Whitlock ready to take on the world


11:12am Wednesday 24th September 2014

SOUTH Essex Gymnastics Club’s Max Whitlock flies out to China tomorrow hoping to end his terrific but tiring 2014 season with more success at the World Championships.

Trinity teams show class at their own tournament


10:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE Trinity FC Tournament held recently was a great success, with many of the home teams enjoying a profitable day.

Shanghai Masters champion Stuart Bingham gunning for more glory

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

10:10am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEW Shanghai Masters champion Stuart Bingham says he is ‘over the moon’ to win his second ranking event, but insists there is more to come.

Basildon's Stuart Bingham to face Mark Allen in Shanghai Masters final

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

8:06pm Saturday 13th September 2014

STUART Bingham will take on Mark Allen in the final of the Shanghai Masters tomorrow.

Two decades on Graham Tucker is Rayleigh Bowls champion


4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

GRAHAM TUCKER ended a 21-year wait when he finally became Rayleigh Bowls Club's men’s champion on Sunday.

Stuart Bingham to take on Alan McManus for Shanghai Masters semi-final spot

Echo: Stuart  Bingham

3:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

STUART Bingham will face Alan McManus in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

Canvey cyclist George Wood finishes well at the Jef Schils Memorial Race


3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CANVEY cyclist George Wood continued an impressive season at the Jef Schils Memorial Race, narrowly missing out on a win in a tight sprint finish.

Five medal haul for Matthew Hamilton at School Games


2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BENFLEET teenager Matthew Hamilton returned from the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games with an armful of gold and silver medals won on the cycling track.

Southend Bowls club win championship after consecutive promotions


10:05am Thursday 11th September 2014

SOUTHEND Bowls Club have been crowned champions of Group Six of the Essex League just one year after gaining promotion into the top division.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Two decades at the very top but the hunger's still in Stuart Bingham's belly

Echo: Stuart Bingham at the table in the Crucible

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

SOUTH Essex has seen a number of up-andcoming sportsmen and women make names for themselves in the past 12 months, but one of our stars has been at the peak of his profession now for almost two decades.



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