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A multi-million-pound nationwide plan has been launched to help “unlock the power of football pitches in England” and allow more people to play the game as well as “improving their physical and mental health, empowering young people and strengthening communities”.

It may be worrying times for many grassroots sports but the East Region Hockey Association has bucked the trend by announcing a new title sponsor for its league.

Many found their normal routine on Remembrance Sunday disrupted this year but one runner from Saffron Striders was still able to take in a number of war memorials – and raise money for charity.

The leaders of Thaxted Rangers Football Club described the vandalism of their venue as a “devastating blow”, but praised the community, who raised nearly £4,000 in six days to help.

The clocks going back may have meant an extra hour in bed for most but some from Saffron Striders opted to use those 60 minutes to run slightly further than normal.

A Saffron Walden man has become the presenter of Cambridge United Football Club’s new matchday content service for the 2020/21 season.

Saffron Striders were out in force at the weekend, taking part in both virtual and real races.

Saffron Walden Community FC and Saffron Walden PSG Girls FC have received a £1,000 donation from Essex Freemasons towards the cost of installing a new £1m all-weather pitch.

There was six of the best for Saffron Walden PSG U14 Girls Blacks as they enjoyed a good trip to Newmarket Town.

The British challenger in the America’s Cup boat race has jetted off from Stansted airport en route to Auckland in New Zealand.

Saffron Walden PSG U15 Girls recorded a fine victory away at Godmanchester on Saturday. PSG were up against it in the first half, playing into the strong wind, and the Godmanchester ‘keeper took full advantage with her massive goal kicks. Despite a very positive start, PSG fell behind when a huge kick fooled the defence and allowed a Godmanchester attacker to win the race for the ball and slot the opponents into the lead.

There have been double celebrations for Swan Netball as not only has full training returned after the lockdown but head coach Julia Kay has taken up a post with Superleague outfit Saracens Mavericks.

Saffron Walden PSG U10 girls carried on their learning curve with a friendly at Trumpington.

Castle Hill Tennis Club in Saffron Walden held its Men’s Final on Tuesday (September 1) on the top grass court.

There was joy for two Saffron Walden golfers as Cambridgeshire retained the Rhea Trophy.

Saffron Walden fell to defeat in their latest East Anglian Premier League South contest – losing by 32 runs at Sawston & Babraham.

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