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Tributes paid to David Simpson

Friday, September 18, 2020

Tributes have been paid to former Dagenham & Redbridge club photographer and press secretary David Simpson, who has passed away aged 53.

West Ham United boss David Moyes said his side are in ‘a good place’ as they prepare to welcome fellow Premier League strugglers Watford to London Stadium on Friday (8pm).

Barking Road Runners saw 30 participants take on the fifth 5k handicap race in their popular series.

The Shepherd Neame Essex League have confirmed a nine-week season will begin on Saturday July 18.

After a wait of more than six months, Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams will return to playing international fixtures in October.

Goresbrook Cricket Club welcomed news of the return to action for recreational cricket, as announced by the government last week.

Barking Football Club have announced they are to partner with the Jack Leslie Campaign to raise funds.

As a journalist I was fortunate to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games in a working capacity during a never-to-be-forgotten 19-day period eight years ago.

Following a £7million investment towards preparing the country’s football pitches, the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, are making a further £2.19million available through their Football Foundation to help clubs return to football.

Barking Road Runners saw a fourth different winner in the fourth round of their virtual handicap series last week.

London’s gymnastics community is set to receive support from British Gymnastics, with the governing body announcing a number of significant measures to support delivery providers, participants and the wider community to return to the sport safely and with confidence.

The Essex’s Girls Regional Talent Club (RTC) has given an update about plans to prepare for the new campaign, confirming that existing players within the programme will be invited back to participate when football resumes for the 2020/21 season.

Football pitches across Essex are set to be enhanced thanks to £349,350 worth of investment from a new Pitch Preparation Fund scheme set up by the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation.

Matchroom Boxing have announced the full schedule for Fight Camp – an unrivalled summer of elite boxing based at the Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex starting on August 1.

Football is back – and so is the iconic Prostate Cancer UK ‘Man of Men’ pin badge.

Parents are being offered an online ‘sports day at home’ pack thanks to a leading housebuilder’s partnership with Team GB.

Amara Carr, Naomi Dattani and Cordelia Griffith have been awarded professional playing contracts with the London and East regional hub of the new domestic Women’s structure.

Barking Road Runners enjoyed a busy week of virtual racing, including a 10-mile ISO run that saw competitors wearing actual race numbers.

Jeremy Ngakia, Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Sanchez will all leave West Ham United when their contracts expire on June 30.

Team GB will be celebrating Olympic Day on June 23 over five days by encouraging the nation to get active and by promoting the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect.

With the 2020 Shepherd Neame Essex League season on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, Goresbrook have named their all-time best XI.

West Ham United’s Michail Antonio cannot wait to get back to his day job as the club return to Premier League action against Wolves this weekend, before a midweek trip to Tottenham.

Dagenham 88 Runners took part in the virtual Orion Harriers John Clark Memorial Fell Race at the weekend.

After COVID-19 got the year off to a false start, to say the least, golf lovers finally now have reason to be cheerful, with the reopening of UK clubs and the resumption of some professional events.

With the Euro 2020 Championships due to have been starting today, former England international John Barnes has picked his best XI.

A chance to watch the full 120 minutes of England’s 1966 World Cup final success over West Germany was too good to miss on Sunday.

West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers both took positives from their training match at London Stadium on Wednesday.

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

Football clubs in Essex are being asked to nominate grassroots legends during Volunteers Week.

Barking Road Runners have been enjoying plenty of virtual racing recently.

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