A football-loving 10-year-old has captured the nation’s attention during the coronavirus pandemic by raising money for nine charities as she aims to complete one ‘keepie-uppie’ for all of the nation’s 7.1 million key workers, including members of the NHS.

British Rowing, British Cycling and British Athletics are teaming up with Blue Peter to row, cycle and run the distance between the Blue Peter studio in Salford and the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo in just 30 days.

The 2019-20 Premier League season will restart on Wednesday June 17, with Arsenal visiting Manchester City and Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United.

West Ham United’s Pablo Fornals revealed his relief about the return to training at Rush Green as the Premier League looks to restart next month.

All George Duck ever wanted to do as a footballer was play at Wembley Stadium – and he got to fulfil that dream and more with Dagenham in 1980.

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season, with no play before August 1.

England Boxing is set to launch a series of free 30-minute online mental health awareness sessions called ‘Box In Mind Bitesize’.

Essex grassroots football clubs are being urged to take advantage of online learning videos during the coronavirus pandemic.

It was eight years ago this week that West Ham booked their return to the Premier League with a play-off final win over Blackpool at Wembley.

Ricky Kidd netted eight goals to help Dagenham reach the 1980 Trophy final but left Wembley Stadium a little disappointed after missing out on scoring in their 2-1 win over Mossley.

Essex Cricket have jointly launched ‘Together Through This Test’ – a nationwide campaign to shine a light on how the cricket family has reached out to local communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Football clubs are being urged to register for an easy fundraising competition to win £100.

London charity Greenhouse Sports, which provides free sports coaching and mentoring to thousands of disadvantaged children living in the capital, reopened the Greenhouse Centre as a Food Bank this week in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

British Rowing has today launched a Row to the Moon challenge, following the success of the recent One Minute Challenge.

Dagenham 88 Runners remain active during the lockdown period due to the coronavirus pandemic.

British Gymnastics has launched a #PresentForPounds fundraising campaign to recognise and support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Local grassroots football clubs can download a brand new ‘Covid-19 Club Resource Guide’ at which provides useful links to funding opportunities and support.

Barkingside chairman Jimmy Flanagan led the tributes to club life president Len Llewellyn, also a former committee member at Ilford, who passed away at the weekend.

Sports booking platform Playfinder has seen a huge increase in players trying to make a booking this week.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has released guidelines to players and clubs on steps to take to stay safe when exercising in an outdoor cricket club environment.

In recent years, football shirts from the 1980s and 90s have invoked more and more nostaliga for fans – with jerseys becoming valuable collector’s items.

Dagenham’s Trophy-winning captain Denis Moore would love to organise a reunion with his fellow Wembley Stadium heroes from 40 years ago.

Team managers, club secretaries, players and parents are using the FA Whole Game System to make off-pitch grassroots football faster and more effective, all in one place online.

When Dagenham won the FA Trophy 40 years ago it was a case of fourth time lucky for captain Denis Moore at Wembley Stadium.

Dagenham 88 Runners put up record mileage doing various challenges in week seven of the lockdown due to coronavirus.

The Essex FA are sharing extra opportunities for children to get creative during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Essex FA are looking for more nominations as the deadline for the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards draws closer.

Paul Allen became the youngest player to appear in an FA Cup Final for 101 years when West Ham upset Arsenal in 1980.

The Tokyo Olympic Games might not be happening this year, but Movember’s inaugural Quarantine Games may still satisfy your thirst for competition.

Fans Supporting Foodbanks go cross-country this weekend in solidarity mission to deliver life-saving PPE to the nation’s key workers.


The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

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