20th Jun 2017

Enjoy rugby? This Saturday is a must…...

This Saturday, 24th June, is a must if you enjoy a good rugby day out.  The annual 7s tournament, now in its 11th year, includes both Men’s and Ladies events coupled with the celebrated off pitch social occasion. Why not arrive early and watch the Lions 1st Test match live in the clubhouse at 8.35? It will also be repeated again later in the day. From the first 7s games at 10.30 in the morning to the finals at 6.30 pm there will be nonstop rugby on all pitches.   Don’t plan to go home. The post 7s party with a marquee, Hog Roast and live band, GrooveStar, will continue late into the night. Look forward to some quality 7s in the Brakspear Men’s Open. Last year’s finalists Ilkley RFC and Coventry Rugby are back again along with previous winners Sherrards Assassins.   Providing further competition are a number of sides,..

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17th May 2017

Football transfer rumour website wins international technology award

Football Whispers, the world’s first transfer predictor that puts science behind the rumour, last week was awarded with Outstanding Start-Up at the prestigious Sports Technology Awards. Based in Milton Keynes, the 28-strong Football Whispers team have developed the website and app from concept to two million users per month in less than two years. Launched to assess the validity of transfer rumours using a unique algorithm, Football Whispers not only ranks transfer rumours with its FW Index, but also powers content for media giants Sky Sports, ESPN and The Sun. The Sports Technology Awards attract entries from over 30 countries, representing around 70 sports and over 100 brands across 19 award categories. The event was hosted by Mark Chapman, one of the country’s best-known broadcasters and presenter of the BBC’s Match of the Day 2. Against stiff competition across the sports technology sector, Football Whispers was presented with its award..

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09th May 2017

England V Wales Comes To Stadium:MK

Move over Rooney, there’s a new England squad in town!  On Saturday 13 May, England take on Wales at Stadium:MK (over 60s). The sprints up the left flank may be a little slower and an effort like Liverpool’s Emre would certainly put a player in hospital but the game promises to be just as fun.  Kick off is at 2.15pm and is FREE for all to attend just turn up on the day. Entry to the stadium is through gate 7. Although free to watch, énergie would be delighted if you would donate to their nominated charity. Supporters can do this by visiting:  Playing for England is Peter Croney, Head of Franchise recruitment at Milton Keynes based énergie Group, he said: “This is a competitive game and most of the players have played professionally and have continued to play football all of their lives so the crowd can expect..

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29th Mar 2017

David Gets Call Up For G.B. Squad At International Catholic Student Games

David Boakye, a Year 11 pupil at St Paul’s Catholic School, has been selected for the Great Britain athletics squad taking part in the International Catholic Student Games (FISEC) near Venice in July.  The G.B. squad will be competing against teams from Austria, Brazil, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Hungary and Italy. A talented sprinter and 100m specialist, David hopes to compete at this distance and in the 200m too. David said:  “I’m just really grateful for the opportunity to compete, especially after failing to make the team for the past 2 years. It just goes to show that perseverance is so important in sports and life. It is also fantastic that my first international championship will be right next to my hometown, which will make the whole experience so much better.” Ross Knapper, Head of PE at St Paul’s, said:  “This is a fantastic achievement for David,..

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01st Mar 2017

7aside football league starting in Milton Keynes

A new community 7aside football league is starting in Milton Keynes on a Sunday Evening between 3:00pm and 5:00pm at Sir Herbert Leon Academy and is sure to be popular with local residents. Soccersixes are the UK’s leading provider of small sided FA affiliated football leagues so the popularity of this new football league will be very high.  The league is FA affiliated and each game is officiated by qualified officials. Soccersixes also provide all the equipment so teams only need to worry about who’s going to play in their team each week. A flexiable squad system is also used so teams can use as many players as they wish in their squad. Most squads will be made up of players that are friends, family and work colleagues.  Everyone is welcome, whatever standard, whatever age as long as they are over 16 they qualify to play in the Soccersixes. Soccersixes do however..

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12th Jan 2017

A great start to 2017 with all five senior teams winning

1 v Vipers WON 36-23 2 v Bletchley WON 37-0 3 v MK WON 19-0 Colts v Rushden WON 22-7 Ladies v Moseley WON 29-7: Six try haul gives Olney victory over Vipers  Olney took to the M1 North for the first of their return fixtures to take on Leicester Vipers who are sitting at the bottom of their league table. Vipers kicked off and were awarded a penalty from the first play of the game.  Their kicker Robbie Carr gave them the earliest of leads, 3 - 0 after one minute. From the restart the home side counter attacked and Olney got their first touch of the ball, from a line out on their 22. Olney won the ball and scrum half Rich Cowan made a break, taking play to Vipers 5 m. line. Vipers were awarded a scrum but Olney took the ball against the head. Cowan picked..

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02nd Jan 2017

Winkelman: Rewarded for doing it our way

After a thorough and structured search for a new MK Dons manager, chairman Pete Winkelman finally has his man in the form of 36-year-old Robbie Neilson. Winkelman and his board spent just under six weeks whittling through the hundreds of applications, searching for the man to take the reins at Stadium MK and then, last Friday, it was Heart of Midlothian boss Neilson that was unveiled as the man take the Club forward, alongside his assistant Stevie Crawford. The chairman couldn’t be happier. “We aren’t just any old Football Club and I’m pleased we did it the way we did - the Milton Keynes way." Winkelman told MK Dons PlayerHD. "It has been a roller coaster time and we have taken our time at a very difficult time in the season but we made sure we’ve got the right person for the job. “We really thought about it and looked..

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29th Dec 2016

Considerate Cawleys Becomes Sponsor Of Olney RFC

Cawleys, a local Luton-based waste management company, has recently become a sponsor of Olney RFC, through providing a waste management service for the club. Olney RFC is one of the leading community rugby clubs in Buckinghamshire, and one of the oldest; fielding teams since 1877. The club runs three senior sides plus ladies, colts, vets, girls, mini and junior rugby. With over 1,000 members, including over 450 mini and junior players, the club’s site generates waste from its popular bar area and weekly post-match lunches, and is keen to have the best environmental credentials. With Cawleys help it will be able to achieve this. Occasionally, the club holds hugely popular special events, including a biannual ball with 500-600 attendees, and in these instances, Cawleys will provide a skip to deal with the greater amounts of waste generated. Paul James, Chairman of Olney RFC, commented:  “We really value the support Cawleys..

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