Sport

Football (Derby County) Rugby, Karate, Judo ,Cycling, Golf etc etc. If I had paid attention to one I might have made it but I just wanted to do everything, and to date still participating in them, if not playing them, at least an armchair fan of - heres my sporting history, documenting my greatest triumphs and indeed most embarrassing failures! 

Note from Legoflife -  This category is a collection of any sports related stories. Participation, following, team or individual, tag your memory with “Sport” if it has relevancy and it will appear here.

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1969

Derby County

First game I can remember playing was Football at the age of 5. Most kids follow their fathers team and because my father wasn't around, I picked mine from a football annual on which kit I liked th...

Age 0 - 5 Sport
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1973

Rugger Bugger

As soon as I moved to Walsall aged approx. 8, I met Tom Andrews at school who asked me to come down to Walsall RUFC. As my mom loves rugby she encouraged me. I said that I had played before at scru...

Age 6 - 10 Sport
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1974

Shotokan Karate

Joined a karate club after being invited to do so by my scout leader Peter Richards . Really enjoyed it but wasn't passionate about it. Shotokan style and I got yellow belt but eventually gave it u...

Sport Age 6 - 10
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1975

judoka

The sport I loved the most. Made national team aged 15-19 AJA. Also National champion aged about 38 but that was BJC MAC

Sport Age 11 - 16
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1984

Dan Grade at Judo

My 1st love in sport. Introduced to by my uncle when I was about 9. I was never all consumed by grades, I was more interested in competition and medals! Running my own club now in Brownhills and pa...

Sport Further Education
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1990

Pamplona Spain

International Judo competition - unfortunately they held it in the evening. I say that because in the afternoon, our hosts took us into town plied us with drink and made us run with the bulls. The ...

Sport Pamplona, Navarre, Spain Places
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1990

Isle of Mann Judo Tour

Visited the Isle of Mann Judo association with the BJC MAC national team. Beat my counterpart in a tough tandoori session

Douglas, Isle of Man Places Sport
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2000

UEFA Championship Charleroi

England game vs Romania with my mate Bill Rogers. Last minute decision saw us travel over business class on swiss air. We lost a terrible game, and ended up sleeping on the luggage travellator in ...

Places Charleroi, Belgium Sport Brussels, Belgium
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2000

Its Not About the Bike

Published in 2000, this factually unsound autobiography by Lance Armstrong tried its best to cover the truth about his drug use. Non the less i found it truly one of the most inspirational sportin...

Sport Books
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2002

BSA Racer

First proper road bike was a BSA bought by my grandparents at the age of 8, I fell off it on my maiden ride infant of a milkman. My Grandparents purchased it for me - as they did all my bikes....

Sport Age 6 - 10
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2003

Eindhoven International Judo

BJC MAC National squad travelled to Eindhoven - I was older than some of the coaches, and although I came away with no silverware, I won 3 fights by clean ippons before being dispatched by highly t...

Sport Places Eindhoven, Netherlands
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2003

Rugby World Cup Final 2003

Spent 24 hours in Sydney - arrived Friday evening flew out early hours of Sunday morning. And in between we saw England's greatest achievement beating the Australians in the dying seconds 20-17 wit...

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Places Sport Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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2007

Qualified Rugby Referee

2 day course. I thought after playing since I was 8 years old, it was about time I learned the Laws. Passed with flying colours (hardly rocket science) and ever since been hassled to fill in on no ...

Sport Further Education
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2011

Edinburgh to London on a bike

The end of the inaugural Ride of Britain, Edinburgh to London 2011 for SSAFA. 500 miles in 5 days was immensely satisfying - all in aid of SAFA, which is an ex forces charity

Places Edinburgh, UK Sport
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2013

Brescia finish for Giro d'Italia

Travelled for a long weekend with my Martha and Karen to see the final day of the Giro. It was here in Brescia that Mark Cavendish needed to win t secure the sprinters red jersey and he did it with...

Sport Brescia, Province of Brescia, Italy Places
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2015

White Collar Boxing

Gave it a go as it was for charity but soon realised that throwing a punch was not my forte. After Graham Alderman beat me on points, I think the only thing I can safely say is I can take a punch, ...

Sport
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2015

Vets Team Skipper

I introduced the ginger socks for all genuine veteran players who represented Cannock over 35s. Had couple of seasons at it and thoroughly enjoyed it, great craic and finished the time undefeated....

Sport
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2016

Cycled Across Ireland

From Dublin to Puk Fair Aug 2016. Bren Purdey Chris Purdey , John Moorston and myself. Chris was driving support van and the rest of us cycling, although Bren and John spent more time in the van th...

Dromavally, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland Places Dublin, Ireland Sport Random
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