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Melton Times Sports Awards are back so send us your nominations

It’s time to get your thinking caps on as we invite nominations for our new-look 2017 Melton Times Sports Awards.

Ben Galbraith (right) makes his mixed martial arts debut EMN-171212-174152002

Melton Thai Boxing Club trio make MMA debut

Melton Thai Boxing Club completed their second successful outing in eight days when three of their fighters competed in a Cancer Research charity mixed martial arts event at the Village Hotel, in Nottingham.

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A selection of Meltons 12-man third team squad EMN-171212-115349002

It’s magnificent seven for Melton Mowbray Tennis Club

Melton Mowbray Tennis Club kept up their fine debut league season when their men’s third Winter League team clinched the Group 10 title.

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Hamilton's promotion-winning team of  Joe Jackson, Andy Douglas, Mike Crane and Andy Stevens EMN-171212-120719002

Hamilton Tennis Club Firsts clinch promotion with Gynsill win

Hamilton Tennis Club’s league schedule was badly hit by the freezing conditions last week, but there was still time for a celebration.

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2017 was still another prolific year for Iman Barlow, pictured with coach and dad Mark and brother Thai, despite a rare defeat EMN-171212-170115002

Melton Thai boxing world champion Iman Barlow suffers rare defeat

World champion Thai boxer Iman Barlow suffered a rare defeat as she was narrowly beaten for the first time in three years in Sweden.

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Holwell centre-half Rob Woodcock, badly missed at Dunkirk, returns for the visit of Radford on Saturday EMN-171213-103510002

Holwell Sports caretaker boss calls for big reaction after 6-0 defeat

Holwell Sports caretaker boss Ryan Peacock would like a little more consistency as his honeymoon period came to an abrupt end at Dunkirk on Saturday.

Watching BBC Sports Personality of the Year is as much a Christmas TV staple as The Great Escape and The Snowman EMN-171212-093300002

Sports Editor’s Blog: Give BBC Sports Personality of the Year back to the anoraks


The latest local golf news

Stoke Rochford Golf Club: Ayto maintains slender winter series lead

Stoke Rochford Golf Club’s seniors section played their annual Other Course competition last week, this year using the pars and stroke indices of Broadstone Golf Club, in Dorset.

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Sophie Hahn was made an MBE in 2017 after winning her maiden Paralympic title in Rio EMN-171212-152845002

Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn to make Commonwealth Games debut.

Sprint star Sophie Hahn has been named in the England para-athletics squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Asfordby and Wymeswold handed home ties in county cup quarter-finals

Wymeswold and Asfordby FC were both handed home quarter-finals against District League Premier opposition as Leicestershire and Rutland FA made their county cup draws last week.

Its all quiet at Hoby Road as Asfordby FCs match with Lutterworth fell victim to the winter chill EMN-171212-101200002

Melton Town and Asfordby FC denied by big freeze

Melton RFC attack in numbers against Wellingborough EMN-171212-083228002

Melton RFC’s fast show blitzes Wellingborough

Melton RFC saw off familiar Northamptonshire foes Wellingborough on a bitterly cold day, with the game in doubt right up until a midday pitch inspection.

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Frisbys cross country squad celebrates EMN-170612-131311002

Frisby and Sherard take school cross country honours

Frisby Primary School once again succeeded at the Leicestershire Primary Schools Cross Country Championships with two trophies and a host of individual medals in the small schools category.

Pictured  with the award and the new floodlights is Matilda Robbie, the 100th player to sign up to the club, with some of her teammates. Also seen is chair Sharon Reason with Tim Barker and Stephen Draisey, trustees of the Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund, and Jade Poyzer, a volunteer who nominated the club for the award.

Asfordby Amateurs see the light thanks to Samworth Brothers grant

The future looks brighter for Asfordby Amateurs Ladies, Girls’ and Inclusive Football Club after receiving almost £5,000 for new floodlights.


Melton Town bids to strengthen committee

Melton Town FC are looking for volunteers to strengthen their committee and help take the ambitious club forward to the next season.

Holwell Sports FC deputy chairman Martin Rooney takes delivery of the club's new defibrillator from Alicja Mogg and Sarah Amos, directors of  Foxwise Accountancy, of Melton EMN-170112-153902001

Football club takes delivery of life-saving device in the wake of a referee’s collapse

A football club has responded to the collapse of a referee during a local cup final to take delivery of a life-saving defibrillator.

Libby Duncan had to undergo LTA training before working at the world wheelchair tennis championships EMN-170612-083253002

Libby shares tennis court with world champion

Libby Duncan rubbed shoulders with international tennis stars after being selected to join the ball crew for the NEC World Wheelchair Masters Finals.

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Melton's in-form Under 10s pairing Gus Hagger and Frazer Jackson EMN-170512-173818002

Melton Mowbray Tennis Club juniors emulate senior success

Melton Mowbray Tennis Club’s juniors continue to emulate their seniors with some fine results of late.

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Mowbray Rangers Girls grab late win in East Goscote derby

Mowbray Rangers Girls climbed to fifth after a deserved derby win over local rivals East Goscote at Asfordby Hill on Sunday.

These toys will be re-distributed to needy children around the borough and county EMN-170512-183106002

Melton Golf Club: Captains give generously to Christmas toy appeal

Melton Mowbray Golf Club were pleased to host the Society of Leicestershire and Rutland Captains Association for their Toys on the Table competition last week.

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