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Brandon Drew

Islington teenager wins chance to play at Wimbledon

Islington starlet Brandon Drew will be aiming to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

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Asanteni Charles, Islington's secondary school sportswoman of the year for 2014

Holloway trio head honours list at Islington School Sports Awards

Three Holloway students have been acclaimed for their achievements during the past year at the annual Islington School Sports Awards.

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Scott Robinson of Doyles B (right) with former world champion John Lowe

Archway league player defeats former world darts champion

Scott Robinson had a night to remember as he won the Archway & District Darts League singles final – and beat a former world champion as well.

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The Veras Academy squad at the Leicester Wadokai Open Championships

Youngsters lead the way for Veras Academy at Leicester tournament

Veras Academy’s youngest competitors achieved a clean sweep at the Leicester Wadokai Open Championships.

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Jonathan Patel (left), the departing Highbury Fields parkurn event director, and race organiser John Conroy

High turnout as director departs Highbury Fields parkrun

Runners at Highbury Fields waved goodbye to event director Jonathan Patel on Saturday at his final parkrun before moving to Italy.

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Highgate Harriers' Ryan McKinlay. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers are moving up the table in Southern League

Athletics: Highgate Harriers are moving up the table in Southern League Division Two North after beating three of the teams who were above them in Saturday’s meeting.

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James Ward lost to Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets in the first round at Wimbledon today

James Ward suffers Wimbledon defeat against Mikhail Youzhny

Camden’s James Ward will force himself to sit through the video of his Wimbledon defeat after he was soundly beaten by the 17th seed Mikhail Youzhny in one hour and 45 minutes.

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Rohel Bahelbi

Highgate Harriers’ Bahelbi clocks personal best in South of England Championships

Robel Bahelbi continued his successful transition to longer distance with a personal best in the 5,000m in the South of England Championships at Crystal Palace.

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Last year's Wimbledon final at Granary Square - Strawberries and Screen

Wimbledon to be shown on big screen in King’s Cross

Strawberries and cream are coming to King’s Cross next week where a giant screen will show all the tennis from Wimbledon.

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Laura Hirai in action for Great Britain

Hampstead’s London Mets star hopes to be a hit with GB team in Florida

As the school year comes to a close, most 14-year-olds will be looking forward to the summer holidays, and perhaps a trip to Devon or Spain or somewhere further afield.

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James Ward during the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club

Improving Ward eyes a run at Wimbledon

Camden’s James Ward feels his performance at Queen’s is a sign of continuing improvement – and now he’s setting his sights on a good run at Wimbledon.

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The Veras Academy squad in Glasgow

Double gold for Islington brothers at British Championships

Islington brothers Liam and Luca Veras both brought home two gold medals from the BKF British Four Nations Championships in Glasgow.

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St Aloysius U15 basketball team

Islington boys edged out by Leicester team in national finals

St Aloysius’ College Under-15s returned from the English Schools finals in Nottingham with their heads held high after pushing the eventual winners all the way.

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The London Blitz defence (right) against Cambridge Cats

Resurgent London Blitz ready to unseat Dauphins at Finsbury Park

Assistant coach Michael Callan is confident London Blitz can keep their European hopes alive when they take on Dauphins de Nice this weekend, writes Ben Kosky.

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Islington CC members gather for the club's first anniversary

Fast-growing Islington Cycling Club mark first anniversary

Islington Cycling Club are celebrating a highly successful first year in which their membership has rocketed from a base of just seven to 200.

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Timothee Liechti of London BLitz. Pic: Phil Rocker

Stand-in quarterback guides London Blitz to win over South Wales Warriors

Replacement quarterback Timothee Liechti made his first start on Sunday as London Blitz opened their domestic campaign with a 43-0 win over South Wales Warriors.

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Kyle Carey

Islington teenager earns opportunity with junior England squad

Islington teenager Kyle Carey has been selected for a junior England Basketball training camp after catching the eye with his performances this season.

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Left to right: Alfie Little, Kai Ghazi-Timms, Kotaro Yamaguchi-Lam, Zack Genia-Hajithemistou and Dylan Low with the trophy

Islington school secure national boys’ table tennis title

An Islington school are celebrating their first ever national title after their boys’ Under-11 team triumphed at the English Schools’ Table Tennis Association Championships.

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Left to right: Luke Kavanagh, Luan Veras, Luca Veras, Liam Veras

Medal success for Veras brothers at national championships

Brothers Luan and Liam Veras teamed up to win five medals between them at the English Karate Federation National Championships in Sheffield.

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London Blitz's Julian Ikeme (centre) and Tom Shennan (right) in pre-season training

London Blitz chairman aims to bow out by regaining British championship

There should certainly be no lack of motivation for London Blitz as they prepare for the start of their new season next month.

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger before the pre-season friendly at Boreham Wood

Arsenal boss has no plans to follow Sanchez and Debuchy deals by signing striker

Arsene Wenger has indicated that he does not plan to add another centre-forward to his squad ahead of the new season.

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James Harris in action for Middlesex Panthers against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex backing young seamers to step up after Harris loan

Middlesex have faith that their young pace bowlers will provide adequate back-up for the 50-over tournament after allowing James Harris to rejoin Glamorgan on loan.

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Islington BC's new senior captain Jeff Ofori (left) and junior captain Christy McCarthy

New Islington Boxing Club captains among winners at annual awards

Islington BC’s new captains were both included on the honours board as the club rounded off the season with their annual awards on Sunday.

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Brandon Drew

Islington teenager wins chance to play at Wimbledon

Islington starlet Brandon Drew will be aiming to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

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