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A big hand for Garstang at Carr Hill

The sport of handball takes centre stage for Wyre and Fylde secondary schools over this half-term with a series of competitions at Carr Hill High School and Cardinal Allen.

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Simon Thomas of Blackpool

Blackpool and Rossall hockey review

Blackpool Men’s senior hockey team  were edged out 5-4 in a thriller at Wigan, where the ill Dave Morgan was replaced by fellow 46-year-old Pete Latimer, who last played for the first team five years ago.

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Chorley FC 1954-55 season: Roy Hatsell is on front row second on left. On his right is Harry McShane player manager whose son is Lovejoy actor Ian McShane

Roy recalls playing for Chorley against Fleetwood – and winning

In the wake of last week’s dramatic FA Cup clash between Chorley and Fleetwood, Guardian reader Roy Hatsell can recall the last time they played against each other – 62 years earlier!

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Brad Sim caught this spurdog

A fishing first for the Fylde coast?

The picture above is a certainly a rarity and may even be unique in Fylde coast angling history.

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Dan Whiston, ice dancer

Is Dan sliding back into TV role?

Blackpool's own ice star Dan Whiston has dropped a heavy hint he's back in boots for the new series of Dancing On Ice.
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Fleetwood Cricket Club head coach Liam Castellas

Castellas takes Fleetwood CC coaching role

Fleetwood Cricket Club have appointed Liam Castellas as their first dedicated head coach overseeing senior and junior cricket at Broadwaters.

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Connie Fagioli-Douglas of St John's Poulton

Hambleton master the multi-skills school sport challenge

Seven primary schools showed their sporting versatility in an all-action Multi-Skills day organised by the Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership at Cardinal Allen High School.

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Lytham's Amie Knighton

Fylde coast hockey review: Lytham St Annes, Blackpool, Rossall

League leaders Lytham Ladies kept their 100 per cent record alive with a 3-0 win against Leyland and Chorley in North Hockey division two.

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Lytham's Alex Beauchamp

Fylde coast hockey review: Blackpool, Lytham St Annes, Rossall, Garstang

Blackpool Men were beaten 7-2 in North West division one away to a City of Manchester team relegated last season.

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Sam Bury in action for Blackpool

Fylde coast hockey review: Blackpool, Lytham, Rossall

Blackpool Men got off the mark in North West Division 1 with a 5-2 victory over Bowdon 3 at Stanley Park.

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Lucia Stefani of Rossall and Lytham's Malley Parsons

Fylde coast hockey review: Blackpool, Lytham, Rossall

A much changed Blackpool Men’s first team found it tough going as they went down 7-1 away to Didsbury Northern Men’s seconds in their opening fixture of the season.

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Children taking part in a sports programme at school delivered by Fleetwood Town Community Trust.

Trust co-ordinates great sports programme for schools

In the first of a new Weekly News feature focusing on the roles of officers at Fleetwood Town Community Trust, Jordan Wood writes about his task of co-ordinating PE with primary schools

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Fleetwood Triathlon

Gruelling battle against the elements in Fleetwood Triathlon

The annual endurance test that is the Fleetwood Triathlon was made all the more gruelling by torrential rain.

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Matt Grindley

Fylde coast cricket review: St Annes are NPL runners-up and Garstang look sure to lift Palace Shield

St Annes are runners-up in the Northern Premier League despite losing their final match by six wickets at Lancaster.

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Nathan Armstrong

St Annes skipper so pleased with first campaign: final weekend for Northern League cricket

St Annes Cricket Club are already sure to finish highest among the Fylde coast’s three Northern League clubs and can secure runners-up spot with victory at bottom club Lancaster in tomorrow’s final round of fixtures.

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Josh on the Tough Mudder course

Brave Josh aiming for global awards honour

Sir Bobby Charlton, Andy Murray, Usain Bolt...Josh Landmann?

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A let-off for Blackpool's Luis Reece against St Annes

St Annes finish first among Fylde’s NPL clubs: cricket round-up

St Annes Cricket Club secured double bragging rights with Saturday’s win over Blackpool on the penultimate weekend of the Northern Premier League season.

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Ben Howarth batting for Blackpool at Fleetwood

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Northern League, Lytham, Palace Shield

Blackpool CC’s derby win over Fleetwood has given them the edge in the race for runners-up spot in cricket’s Northern Premier League afterNetherfield inevitably sealed the title on Saturday.

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Fleetwood Bowls Festival at Marine Gardens, Fleetwood.
Ladies final. Julie Gardner (bowling) on her way to defeating Claire Williams.

Bowls fest hope after meeting

Fleetwood Town Council could offer assistance to help keep the town’s under-threat bowls festival rolling in Fleetwood.

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Danny Edwards, batting against Southport and Birkdale last year, was in fine form against them over the weekend

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Northern League, Lytham and Palace Shield

Netherfield are on the brink of being crowned Northern League champions after their 48-run win at St Annes on a day Blackpool also lost heavily.

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