Author: Jordan Marks

Credit: Pixabay Aston Villa Women will face off against local rivals Birmingham City in the Women’s Super League this weekend. Struggling Villa could overtake their opposition with a convincing win in the match. Aston Villa sit 10th in the table, just three points clear of bottom-placed Bristol City. However, Villa have the luxury of having two games in hand over many teams around them. https://twitter.com/AVWFCOfficial/status/1326844289289228289?s=20 Villa manager Gemma Davies anticipates the fiery nature of Saturday’s clash: Credit- Twitter Birmingham City currently lie 7th in the table, three points clear of Villa. Despite trailing them in the league standings, Villa will…

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Parliament will discuss the possibility of crowds returning to football stadiums after a petition reached nearly 200,000 signatures. The issue is set to be debated by MP’s on the 9th November. Football supporters have not been allowed into top-flight grounds since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March. Plans to trial the re-entry of spectators were set for September but were later scrapped due to a rise in cases. This news will be well received in the Midlands, with Aston Villa, West Brom, Wolves, and Birmingham City all suffering from the financial loss that games with no attendance has caused. Earlier…

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Two footballers from Coventry United and Birmingham City have received call-ups for the upcoming women’s international break. Olivia Clark and Hannah Hampton have been selected for the Wales and England squads, respectively. https://twitter.com/Cymru/status/1316693551099641856?s=20 The Wales squad for their matches – Source: @Cymru on Twitter Coventry United keeper Olivia Clark, 18, is recalled to the Welsh squad having missed out on the squad during last months 1-0 defeat to Norway. https://twitter.com/livclark1_/status/1316701174029078529?s=20 Olivia Clark reacts to her call-up – Source @livclark1_ on Twitter Wales face the Faroe Islands and Norway in two crucial Euro 2022 qualifying matches. Elsewhere, Birmingham City goalkeeper, Hannah…

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Credit: Pixabay It was a successful night for Midlands players on international duty. The standout player was West Brom winger Kamil Grosicki, who managed to score a hat-trick in a 5-1 victory for Poland. The 32-year-old had been close to leaving the Baggies on Deadline Day. However, his stellar performance on the international stage may push him firmly into Slaven Bilic’s plans for the season. https://twitter.com/WBA/status/1314128853573537792?s=20 West Brom congratulate their winger – Credit: @WBA Elsewhere, Wolves winger Adama Traore made his international debut for Spain. The 24 year-old came on for the last 30 minutes in the 0-0 draw with…

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View of a bike ride. Credit:Free images A Birmingham City University athlete has discussed the changes in her active lifestyle under the current lockdown. Amy Winchester, 19, explained how she had adapted her workout plans to be able to complete them from home. Winchester, who represents the University rugby team, detailed her home routine in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. She said: “Our rugby coaches have tagged us in some workout videos and challenges to take part in. Other than that I make sure that I make sure I get my one hour a day, everyday. Through running, walking or…

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A COB swimmer at a meet earlier in the season. Photograph Morgan Harlow/ Instagram @cob_swim The head coach of a leading Midlands swimming club has spoken of the “disruption” that Coronavirus has had on his club’s season. Carl Grosvenor, who coaches at the City of Birmingham Swimming Club, explained how the ending of the season came in the wake of Olympic trials. Grosvenor had been preparing his swimmers in vigorous training when the outbreak of Covid-19 disrupted his plans. Speaking of the disruption to the season, Grosvenor said: “ We were pretty close to the Olympic trials, they were meant…

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A runner enjoying the weather. Credit: Pixabay Students are refusing to donate money towards Virgin as part of their “Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5” campaign due to the organisations past dealings with the NHS. The campaign, which has made over £5.1 million for the NHS, urges people to run a 5K and then donate £5 to the “NHS Charities Together”. However, people have taken to social media to complain about the charity event after raising some of the disputes that Virgin owner Richard Branson has had with the NHS in the past. In an open letter to employees posted…

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Ollie Counter during travel in Malaysia – Credit Instagram (@OllieCounter_) A Midlands’ traveller has spoken of his ‘nightmare’ in trying to return to the UK amid Coronavirus restrictions. Ollie Counter, from Gloucestershire, had been travelling in South East Asia and Australia since January, and had been scheduled to travel until the end of April. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 back in Europe, forced the 19-year old to cut his journey short. Counter, who was in in Malaysia at the time Of the outbreak , expressed the “difficulty” of trying top get back home under Home Office guidance. “It was a…

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