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How Hayley's hero Sally Gunnell is now one of her biggest supporters

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HAYLEY McLean may not have been to a Commonwealth Games before, but she knows, should she need any advice, at the other end of the phone there is someone who has been there, seen it and won it.

Jessica Judd has backing from coach and former Canvey Commonwealth champion Rob Denmark

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WHEN Jessica Judd steps out on to the track at Hampden Park for the first time next week she will do so knowing she has a former Commonwealth Games champion in her corner.

Southend-based rhythmic gymnast Vicky to battle the best at Commonwealth Games

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VICKY Clow has been selected for Scotland in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Event at the Commonwealth Games.

A Day in the Life of our Commonwealth Games stars: Amir Williamson - Hammer Throw

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

HAMMER thrower Amir Williamson will, quite literally, step out of the fire and into the Commonwealth Games furnace next week.

Michael Shields: Wait to hear if I'd won English Schools gold was the longest of my life!

Thurrock Gazette:

5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

FITZWIMARC School’s Michael Shields had the most nervous two minutes wait of his life after his intermediate boys 100m hurdles final.

Isobel Ives grateful for her dip finish after she wins bronze at English Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

ISOBEL Ives has never had to dip in an 800m race before, but she was glad she did after winning a bronze medal in the intermediate girls race by the breadth of a vest.

Poppy Lake proud of her English Schools Championships career after she signs off with silver medal

Thurrock Gazette:

4:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT was not quite the perfect English Schools finale for Poppy Lake but the Southend High School for Girls’ pupil still looks back on her championship career with pride.

Castle View teacher Dick Gibbons the man behind English Schools bronze medals for Levi Causton and Victor Adebiyi

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

CANVEY teenage throwers Victor Adebiyi and Levi Causton were both celebrating bronze medals and both can put their successes down to one man.

Kaylee Dodd makes it five medals from five after silver medal at her final English Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

KAYLEE Dodd brought the curtain down on her English Schools career with her fifth medal in as many appearances at the biggest event on the calendar of teenage athletes.

Michelle Hughes not sure of future over long hurdles despite English Schools Championships gold medal

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Girls’ hurdler Michelle Hughes admits she doesn’t know if she’ll continue with the long hurdles despite being crowned English Schools champion.

What a weekend for the Head family as Tom and Katie both win medals at English Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE second day of the English Schools Championships is one the Head family won’t forget in a hurry.

Solo Russell Hampton secures first podium of season

Thurrock Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

BASILDON professional Russell Hampton secured his first podium finish of the season – proving he is more than capable of bloodying the noses of the country’s biggest teams.

Jessica Judd is all set for Commonwealth and European double

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

JESSICA Judd has a Commonwealth Games and European Championships double to look forward to this summer – and the Canvey teenager admits she never would have believed that to have been the case several months ago.

Khai Riley La-Borde celebrates getting World Junior Championships call-up

Thurrock Gazette:

2:24pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

KHAI Riley La-Borde is set for a whirlwind few weeks after he was named in Great Britain’s squad for the World Junior Athletics Championships in the USA.

Seeing the Tour de France come through my home county was a dream come true

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ECHO reporter Ryan Goad is a massive Tour de France fan. We sent him down to Chelmsford as the Tour passed through Essex on stage three to get his views on the amazing spectacle.

Essex multi-eventers prove to be a class apart at East Anglian Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

ESSEX dominated the East Anglian Schools Multi-Event Championships at Corby, winning all the team events and winning 11 individual medals.

12 teams from south Essex schools ready to do battle at the English Schools Track & Field Cup final

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

SOUTH Essex schools have once again proved they are the powerhouses of national athletics with dozens of teams qualifying for tomorrow’s English Schools Track & Field Cup final.

Golf sensation Dulcie Sverdloff aims for big time after USA improvement

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TEENAGE golfing talent Dulcie Sverdloff has come back from her first year at college in the United States believing she can make it as a professional – and her results are proving it.

Southend golfer Matt Southgate set for maiden Open Championship

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

SOUTHEND golf pro Matt Southgate has qualified for The Open Championship for the first time.

Southend High School for Boys retain athletics title

Thurrock Gazette:

1:20pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Boys have retained their Southend Schools Borough Athletics Championships for an amazing 32nd year.

King John School girls triumph at Athletics Champs

Thurrock Gazette:

12:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

KING John School’s girls were crowned district champions at the Castle Point and Rochford Athletics Championships.

Holt Farm Infants ace tennis tournament

Thurrock Gazette:

11:51am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ROCHFORD’S Holt Farm Infants School took a team of eight pupils to compete in the Castle Point & Rochford Year 2 mini-tennis tournament.

Southend High School for Girls athletics team celebrate success

Thurrock Gazette:

12:20pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Girls pupils are celebrating plenty of success.

Stuart Bingham to cue off against Mark Joyce in Australian Open

Thurrock Gazette: Join the cue - Stuart Bingham in the action at the World Snooker Championships

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Stuart Bingham will play world number 37 Mark Joyce in the second round of the Australian Open.

HAYLEY McLean’s magnificent summer continued as she won her first ever medal at the senior British Championships, smashing her personal best in the process.

Thurrock Gazette: Hayley McLean getting her England kit for the Commonwealth Games earlier this week

10:20am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

HAYLEY McLean’s magnificent summer continued as she won her first ever medal at the senior British Championships, smashing her personal best in the process.

Hayley McLean's amazing summer goes on as she wins bronze at the British Championships

Thurrock Gazette: Hayley McLean battling with Meghan Beesley in the final 100m of the 400m hurdles final

5:10pm Monday 30th June 2014

HAYLEY McLean’s magnificent summer continued has she won her first ever medal at the senior British Championships, smashing her personal best in the process.

Jessica Judd gutted not to make grandad's birthday with a medal at British Championships

Thurrock Gazette: Jessica Judd in the 800m final

3:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

JESSICA Judd admitted she was gutted she could not give her grandad some 88th birthday cheer by winning a medal in the 800m at the British Championships yesterday.

Gemma Kersey staying upbeat after British Championships but Adam Hickey is disappointed

Thurrock Gazette: Gemma Kersey

1:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

GEMMA Kersey and Adam Hickey were left slightly disappointed with their weekend’s performances at the British Championships.

Hayley McLean and Jessica Judd book their spots in finals at British Championships

Thurrock Gazette: Jessica Judd on her way to finishing second in her heat in Birmingham

5:35pm Saturday 28th June 2014

IT was a case of job done for both Hayley McLean and Jessica Judd as they safely navigated their way through heats at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

England Championships bronze medallist Liam Yarwood loving life at Loughborough University

Thurrock Gazette: Liam Yarwood

3:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

RAYLEIGH pole vaulter Liam Yarwood admits going to Loughborough University was the best decision he’s made.

UPDATED: Jessica Judd and Hayley McLean looking to show their class at British Championships

Thurrock Gazette: Hayley McLean getting her England kit for the Commonwealth Games earlier this week

6:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

JESSICA Judd and Hayley McLean both have points to prove as they head into the British Championships and European Championships trials this weekend.

Stuart Bingham crashes out of Wuxi Classic after Marco Fu defeat

Thurrock Gazette: Stuart Bingham at the table in the Crucible

5:13pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Basildon’s Stuart Bingham crashed out of the Wuxi Classic in China yesterday after a final frame decider.

Clements Hall host national swimming gala

Thurrock Gazette: n Show us your medals – youngsters at Hawkwell’s Clements Hall

1:46pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

HAWKWELL’S Clements Hall have hosted regional heats of the nation’s biggest swimming gala for children aged between six and 16.

Isobel Moore throws mighty throws

Thurrock Gazette: Stars of the future – Isobel Moore and Emma Bateman

5:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A MIGHTY throw – the length of more than three double decker buses – won St Hilda’s School pupil Isobel Moore a gold medal at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) national finals in Birmingham.

St Thomas More School so close to cup finals

Thurrock Gazette: Dwain Chambers meets British sprinter Dwain Chambers

5:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

ST Thomas More School’s junior boys team finished an agonising four points away from reaching the English Schools Track & Field Cup final.

World Junior Championships lates news

7:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

KHAI Riley-La Borde is hoping his second place at the England Under-20 Championships and World Trials will be enough to book himself a seat on the plane to Oregon for the World Junior Championships.

My view on England: 'Roy Hodgson has to stay in charge'

Thurrock Gazette: Roy Hodgson

4:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE national media’s reaction to England going out of the World Cup sums up the problem in this country.

Khai Riley-La Borde hopes he's done enough to earn World Junior Championships selection

Thurrock Gazette: Khai Riley-La Borde and David Omoregie in the under-20 men's 110m hurdles final

9:01pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

KHAI Riley-La Borde is hoping his second place at the England Under-20 Championships and World Trials was enough to book himself a seat on the plane to Oregon for the World Junior Championships.

Middle-distance medal rush for Gemma Kersey and co at Southern Champs

Thurrock Gazette: Gemma Kersey (centre) with her gold medal at the Southern Championships

6:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

GEMMA Kersey goes into this weekend’s national under-23 championships feeling in confident mood after returning to the track to win gold at the Southern Championships.

Southend AC youngster Eleanor Butt wins the Echo's first Athlete of the Month award

Thurrock Gazette: Eleanor Butt receives her winner's Skechers trainers from Mike Whittaker of Runner's Edge

2:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

SOUTHEND AC’s talented all-rounder Eleanor Butt has been named the Echo and Runner’s Edge’s first Athlete of the Month.

Commonwealth Games selection caps a week to remember for Jessica Judd

Thurrock Gazette: Jessica Judd

4:30pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

CANVEY’S middle-distance star Jessica Judd has had a week to remember.

Hayley McLean still can't believe she will be competing at the Commonwealth Games

Thurrock Gazette: Hayley McLean

3:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

TEENAGE hurdles star Hayley McLean is proud to be going to the Commonwealth Games.

Amir Williamson never once gave up on his Commonwealth Games dream

Thurrock Gazette: Amir Williamson

1:46pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

HAMMER thrower Amir Williamson has had a long, hard battle to get to his first Commonwealth Games – but he never once gave up.

Youngsters impress at Essex Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette: Gus Withers and Mason Webb at the front of the junior boys 1500m

5:30pm Friday 13th June 2014

Pupils fought to be crowned Essex Schools champions and to win places on the county team for next month’s English Schools Championships at Melbourne Park, Chelmsford. As usual there were some stunning performances with the Essex Schools selectors facing plenty of headaches when they come to choose their team for the nationals. RYAN GOAD looks at the best of the action.

Shoeburyness High School's pupils' 12-hour charity match

Thurrock Gazette: Taking a break from the action - Jack Allen, who raised more than £254, and organiser Jacquelyn Jobey

12:31pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

MEMBERS of Shoeburyness High School’s successful under-19 basketball team played around the clock for charity.

Jessica Judd has Diamond League date in Oslo

Thurrock Gazette: Jessica Judd

12:09pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

CANVEY’S Jessica Judd will make her debut in one of world athletics most famous meetings tonight.

Jacqui Bratt wins Ballards Gore Peter Rouse competition

Thurrock Gazette: Jacqui Bratt with the winner's cup

12:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Jacqui Bratt emerged triumphant at the club’s Peter Rouse competition with 76 points.

Rochford Hundred Stableford competition sees handicappers perform

Thurrock Gazette: Golf

11:30am Thursday 5th June 2014

Higher scores came to the fore during Rochford Hundred’s weekly Stableford competition with three higher handicappers dominating proceedings.

Garon Park Golf Club raises hundreds of pounds for charity

Thurrock Gazette: Garon Park golfers hand over the charity money to the Breath of Life Fund

11:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

The club held its Memorial Day, raising £611 for the “Breath of Life Fund” which part of the British Lung Foundation.

Jessica Judd and Hayley McLean nervously await news of Commonwealth Games selections

Thurrock Gazette: Jessica Judd

4:30pm Monday 2nd June 2014

TEENAGE track stars Jessica Judd and Hayley McLean are expected to find out today if they have made England’s Commonwealth Games team.

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