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Ribble Valley netballers celebrate successful year

Nearly 300 players, parents and officials gathered at AccringtonTown Hall for Ribble Valley Netball Club annual presentation night.

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Tommi Meadows

Another early retirement for Tommi

Tommi Meadows suffered another early retirement on the DMACK Carlisle Stages, in the treacherous Kielder Forest Complex.

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Matthew Hollingsworth

Triathlete Matthew is a weekend warrior

At the 2017 Blenhiem Palace Bloodwise triathlon, Matthew Hollingsworth took part as one of the weekend warriors.

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Youngsters at Balderstone Primary School battle it out on the  netball court during their sports and fitness week.

Fitness and fun are life lessons for sporty Balderstone students

A school staged a fun packed week in a drive to raise the profile of sport and the importance of keeping fit and active.

Luke Blackledge v Ishmael Tetteh, Commonwealth (British Empire) super middleweight title, Macron Stadium, Bolton, 13th May 2016

Luke upbeat despite points defeat

Luke Blackledge is remaining upbeat despite losing for the fourth time of his professional career.

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Helen Addy with hubby Jason.

Helen’s ‘cross Channel’ swim blows fundraising target out of the water

A Downham mum is on course to blow her fundraising target out of the water as she reaches the final stages of her “cross Channel” swim for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.

Action from the Ribble Valley Netball Club tournament

Netballers come from far and wide for Valley tournament

Ribble Valley Netball Club hosted their annual tournament at St Cecilia’s High School in Longridge.

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Karter Kirk Cattermole

Cattermole wins kart meeting at Donington

Kirk Cattermole was racing at Donington Park the 2.4873 mile circuit last weekend in the 125 open kart class,

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Luke Blackledge  celebrates the win over Ishmael Tetteh. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard

Blackledge is back in Denmark for big bout

Luke Blackledge is back in Denmark and the former Commonwealth champion is intent on causing another upset.

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Julie Stephenson presents the prizes to the winning Mortimers team who are (from left to right) Martin Donnelley, Alister Stones,John Kenyon and Ed Snowden.

Golfers played a round to help raise funds for school

Keen golfers were on course for an annual tournament to raise funds for a Whalley school.

Gisburn Primary School pupils will represent Ribble Valley at mini tennis

Gisburn are Valley tennis champs

Pupils from Gisburn Primary School have clinched a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in a mini tennis competition.

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Russ Thompson in action in Carlisle

Russ extends rally lead

Ribble Valley rally driver Russ Thompson claimed a first Group N win of the season at the DMACK Carlisle Stages last weekend, to extend his lead at the head of the BTRDA Production Cup standings.

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Sarah Ridehalgh shows off the medal she was awarded with for being the second fastest female in the Burnley 10k which she ran to raise money for the charity CARES.

Good cause was the winner after charity challenge run

A charity that raises awareness of how vital it is to spot the early signs of cancer was given a boost at the recent Burnley 10k race.


Heffron moving to next level

Super-middleweight boxer Mark Heffron is confident that he can reach the next level now that former world champion Ricky Hatton is in his corner.

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Cyclists get ready for Ribble Valley Ride

Over 500 cyclists raise £10k for deserving charities

More than 500 cyclists got on their bikes and braved tough weather conditions to complete this year’s Ribble Valley Ride, raising an impressive £10,000 in the process.

Some of the runners, from left to right, Dave Bagot,  Dave Motley, Garry Wilkinson, Russel Clarke, Paul Hesketh, Ryan Wilkinson and Andrew Stubbs.

Runners scale Pendle 22 times for 22 lives lost

A team of running friends went above and beyond at the weekend scaling Pendle Hill 22 times in memory of the 22 victims who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.


Jeff's unbelievable challenge comes to Burnley

Blustery Burnley weather didn't deter sports broadcasting legend Jeff Stelling when he arrived in town for the 11th of his 15 marathon walks for charity.
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School handball team

Handball team to represent area

Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School are celebrating after clinching a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in a boys’ handball competition.

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Women Versus Cancer Ride the Night event team members, from left to right, Hazel Dalton, Jennifer Mitchell, Carole Brown and Sarah Lloyd.

Team rides through the night to raise funds for cancer charities

A four strong group of Ribble Valley ladies rode through the night to raise funds for a trio of cancer charities.

Running4CF's intrepid adventurers Pauline Byers, front left, and Liz Sharples, front right.

Support this inspirational running duo

Two inspirational woman who have already overcome huge obstacles in their lives have set themselves one of their biggest challenges yet.

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