Category: Dorset sport

Gillian Matthews – the pioneering Paralympian who inspired others for 60 years

Gillian Matthews, who redefined athleticism, leaving an indelible mark on Paralympic history and on grassroots disability sports, has died, aged 87 When Gillian Matthews fell...

Top sportsman, champion seducer | Looking back

Village squire Henry Hastings was one of old Dorset’s greatest country sportsmen – but wild animals were not his only quarry, says Roger Guttridge In...

Sports Teaching Assistant (Cricket) | Clayesmore School

Full time, fixed term contract until July 2024 To commence September 2023 An enthusiastic and committed Graduate Assistant with a Level 2 Cricket Coaching qualification and...

Brad’s back on a bike

In 2021, Brad Jones had a nightmare motorbike crash at Brands Hatch, followed by three weeks in a coma. Now he’s back on two...

The legless marshal and complaints about farmers

We are loving Jenny and Terry's new BV podcast format - the interviews allow for so much more depth and discussion than we have...

The end of an era and a final splash for Abbey Swimming Club

It is with great sadness that the Abbey Swimming Club has had to permanently close after more than 30 years as a community swimming...

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Simon Hoare MP selects hisDorset Island Discs

Sandwiches and Statesmanship: the North Dorset MP’s path from shy child to a voice for pragmatism and local community, via his favourite music ‘I was...

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