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Banchory Community Courts open day

A Tennis Open Day will be held at Banchory Community Courts between noon and 5pm this Saturday, April 21, reflecting the new arrangement under which Banchory Lawn Tennis Club (BLTC) have agreed with Banchory Bowling Club to sponsor the public tennis courts at the Dee Street Recreation Grounds in the centre of Banchory.

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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15:  Robbie Simpson of Scotland celebrates as he crosses the line to win bronze during the Men's marathon on day 11 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Southport Broadwater Parklands on April 15, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Robbie races to bronze in dramatic marathon

Robbie Simpson battled his way to a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games marathon in a race overshadowed by the collapse of his team-mate Callum Hawkins.

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Rebecca for national finals

Rebecca for national finals

Rebecca-Ann Greig of Alford has qualified to represent the Scottish region in the National Development Programme (NDP) 2 finals at Stoke from May 26-27.

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New running tops for local club

New running tops for local club

A girls running club at Banchory Academy has been kitted out with new training tops thanks to a grant from the Run Balmoral Sports Bursary scheme.

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Snow resorts visited by ace of the slopes

Snow resorts visited by ace of the slopes

Billy Morgan, 2018 Winter Olympic Big Air Snowboard bronze medallist, had a blast during his whistle-stop tour of two of Scotland’s mountain snowsports areas at the weekend.

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Dame Katherine Grainger (pic courtesy of UK Sport)

City’s young sports enthusiasts usher in Commonwealth Games

School pupils across Aberdeen began gearing up this week for another few months of sport as the popular Aberdeen Games returned on Tuesday, ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

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Second competition on the bounce for young gymnasts

Second competition on the bounce for young gymnasts

The recently-formed Aboyne gymnastics and trampoline club has been expanding its experience of the competitive world.

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Justin ‘honoured’ to be new president as Aboyne Golf Club rings the changes

Justin ‘honoured’ to be new president as Aboyne Golf Club rings the changes

The new golf season is fast approaching, and significant changes have occurred in the management team at Aboyne Golf Club.

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Beavers a splash hit with 24 medals in Elgin

Beavers a splash hit with 24 medals in Elgin

Banchory Beavers Amateur Swimming Club were outstanding as they finished in second position at the two-day Elgin Spring Meet last weekend.

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Izzy rises to the big occasion ahead of Commonwealth trip

Izzy rises to the big occasion ahead of Commonwealth trip

Izzy Tolometti of Alford took part in the Senior British Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool recently.

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Maroc orienteers named Team of Year by Aberdeenshire SC

Maroc orienteers named Team of Year by Aberdeenshire SC

Mar Orienteering Club 
(Maroc) are delighted to have been named the Aberdeenshire Sports Council Team of the Year.

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Garioch taking it one game at a time in five-team race for Caley 2 title

Garioch taking it one game at a time in five-team race for Caley 2 title

Garioch RFC may not have been in action since last month but recent results in BT Caledonia League Division 2 North have blown the title race wide open.

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Major boost for Richard with greenkeeping role at The Open

Major boost for Richard with greenkeeping role at The Open

Banchory Golf Club course manager Richard Mullen has been selected to work alongside the Carnoustie Links greenkeeping staff at The Open Championship in July.

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Robbie roars to record time in Inverness Half Marathon win

Robbie roars to record time in Inverness Half Marathon win

Robbie Simpson showed his preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Australia are well on target by setting a record time in the Inverness Half Marathon.

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Organisers geared up for action-packed Speed Festival

Organisers geared up for action-packed Speed Festival

Around 60 cars turned up recently to a Coffee, Cake & Cars breakfast meet at Potarch Café in Banchory, where the 2018 Royal Deeside Speed Festival was unofficially launched.

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Izzy is golden girl again for Garioch in Scottish event

Izzy is golden girl again for Garioch in Scottish event

Alford’s Izzy Tolometti won two gold and two silver medals at the annual Scottish Gymnastics Championships in Perth recently.

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Glenshee, Lecht and CairnGorm reopen after ‘Beastly’ weather

Glenshee, Lecht and CairnGorm reopen after ‘Beastly’ weather

Scottish ski centres, especially Glenshee and the Lecht, were hit by the ‘Beast from the East’ weather system last week and into the start of this.

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Mid Deeside League

Mid Deeside League

The league singles was won by Derek Stephen (Alford B), who beat Alex Simpson (Legion A) 3-2 in the final after being 2-0 down and a match dart against him in third leg.

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Alford Boys team finally have to admit defeat in Schools Cup

Alford Boys team finally have to admit defeat in Schools Cup

Alford Community Campus hosted the Scotland Open Boys Basketball Schools Cup quarter-final recently, with the Alford Academy team playing last year’s cup winners, Stirling High School.

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Young Joe’s all Wright on the night after double success

Young Joe’s all Wright on the night after double success

Banchory Academy pupil Joe Wright capped a very successful week when he won the British Night Orienteering M18 title in Wales.

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