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Cup exit for battling Crown & Anchor

Local side The Crown and Anchor bowed out of the Divisional Trophy after losing to mid-table Seighford FC. The Outlanes based club went down 4-2 after goals from captain Paul Williams and Jon Whalley started a rousing second half revival that didn’t quite get the result it deserved. The sides were battered by gale force winds, which wreaked havoc on ...

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Half-term golf clubs for youngsters

Budding golfers can really get into the swing of the sport with special junior coaching sessions at Stone Driving Range over the half-term break. The driving range is holding fun three-day introductions to golf for boys and girls on Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th October. There are two age groups: six to nine-year-olds between 10am and 12pm, and ...

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Stone youngsters to share Olympics spirit

Youngsters from across Stone’s schools will be promoting the 2012 Olympics and getting their friends into sport after taking part in a special Young Ambassador event. On Tuesday, 100 Young Ambassadors from 30 schools in Stafford and Stone were at Stafford Sports College for a Young Ambassador Conference. The conference was arranged by the Stafford and Stone School Sport Partnership ...

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Socatots class launches in Stone

Children in Stone now have the chance to take part in a special football experience as Socatots launches a class in the town. Socatots South and East Staffordshire run weekly classes every Tuesday afternoon at Manor Hill First School in Walton. Socatots is the world’s first football-specific physical play programme for children from six months to school age, aimed at ...

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Places available for Girls’ Festival of Football

Places are still available for the inaugural Sentinel Girls’ Festival of Football, which will be held at Stone Dominoes on 21st August. The new tournament – the first time female football has been included in 118 years of Sentinel football competitions – will feature under-10s, under-12s and under-14s categories and is open to teams from across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. ...

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Football tournament a huge success

Around 1,000 people watched or took part in Stone Festival’s fifth Junior Football Tournament on Sunday. ‘A really successful day’ was the way that Stone Festival Chairman John Sayer described this year’s tournament, held at the Yarnfield home of Stone Dominoes and which saw teams from across the West Midlands take part. Thirty-two teams of young footballers played in a ...

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Festival football tournament set for kick off

Stone Festival’s junior football tournament takes place at Stone Dominoes’ Springbank Park ground on Sunday 29th May. The seven-a-side tournament is open to boys’ teams at under-10s, 11s, 12s and 13s; girls’ teams at under-10s, 12s and 14s and mixed teams of under-eights and nines. Each team must pay a £35 registration fee and supporters will pay a £1 charity ...

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Stoke City legends at Moddershall Oaks

Heroes from Stoke City’s 1972 League Cup-winning team were at Moddershall Oaks on Monday to record an FA Cup Final preview for satellite sports channel ESPN. Jimmy Greenhoff, Mike Pejic, Denis Smith and Terry Conroy had lunch at the luxury spa in Moddershall and walked around the grounds, all the while being filmed by ESPN reminiscing about the Potters’ teams ...

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Customers hope to dial up FA Cup success

Stone’s M-viron mobile phone shop has pledged to pay back all money spent in its Stone store on Saturday if Stoke City triumph in the FA Cup Final. Managing director Sarah White says she will be rooting for Stoke City – even though she stands to lose thousands of pounds. “I will definitely be celebrating with friends and colleagues if ...

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