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Have you got a sporty Mum?

17:30 13 March 2015

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Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe celebrates winning the New York Marathon with her daughter Isla in 2007 (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

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Tell us your stories of maternal success and sacrifice

Havering's Emma Isherwood celebrates after winning the Essex Premier Division title in 2009 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)Havering's Emma Isherwood celebrates after winning the Essex Premier Division title in 2009 (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

With it being Mothering Sunday this weekend, we want to pay tribute to all the sporting mums in our part of Essex and East London.

Whatever the sport, be it athletics, boxing, cricket, football, hockey, ice hockey, rugby, swimming or any other, we would like to hear your tales of achievement by inspirational women.

Not only that, we want you to tell us about those mums who sacrifice so much to help their children pursue their own sporting dreams, acting as a taxi service or washing muddy kit without complaint!

And there are no doubt plenty of women out there who take on the thankless tasks of managing or coaching teams to ensure not only their own children, but also others, get the chance to play and enjoy sport.

Redbridge women's second team face the camera (pic: Graham Hodges)Redbridge women's second team face the camera (pic: Graham Hodges)

My own mum was a regular fixture on the touchlines, while I was playing football for Robert Clack School in the late 1980s and had no shortage of shirts, shorts and socks to clean for my brother and I.

To pay your special tributes to sporting mums this weekend, from our boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets, email dagenhampost.sport@archant.co.uk.

And a special Happy Mother’s Day from us!

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