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Motherwell fight ace Aqeel Ahmed lands Scottish title again

Motherwell boxer Aqeel Ahmed is targeting Commonwealth Games glory next year after winning the elite male Scottish light flyweight crown for the second time in three years.

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Forgewood ABC stars Troy  Young, Kane Young,  Liam McFarlane, Mark  Johnstone, Kyle  Kerr, Shane Young and Darren Johnstone have been in tremendous form  this year. Fellow stars Sean Coyle, Kieran Burke and Lewis Johnstone are not in the picture (Pic by Les Kingstone)

Forgewood fighters in fine form to mark 30th anniversary

Motherwell’s Forgewood Boxing Club is 30 years old this year and its young fighters are marking the occasion with some exceptional performances.

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Frank Gilluley (back row, first left), coaches and fighters at Fighting Scots Gym are thrilled it has attained amateur status (Submitted pic)

Mossend-based Fighting Scots Gym ‘going places’

In a major boost for Mossend’s Fighting Scots Gym, the club has gained amateur boxing status to supplement its semi professional and professional boxers, Thai boxers and kickboxers.

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Dynamic members excelled at Scottish Championships

Glory for Dynamic acrobats at Scottish Championships

In their very first Scottish Acrobatic Championships, six teams from Motherwell-based Dynamic Gymnastics Academy won medals.

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Alex Dunn and Eleanor O'Donnell are pictured after securing silver medals in the European Junior mixed doubles

Motherwell badminton ace Alex Dunn gets Euro Junior silver

Motherwell badminton star Alex Dunn and partner Eleanor O’Donnell produced a fantastic run of victories to reach the European Junior Championships mixed doubles final in Mulhouse, France, on Sunday.

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Gary Anderson was triumphant in Motherwell (Pic by Lawrence Lustig)

106 average as Ando beat Mike

Two-time PDC World Darts champion Gary Anderson recorded a memorable 13-10 win over current holder and world number one Michael van Gerwen in the Motherwell Masters on Friday night.

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Boxing hero Charlie Flynn looks as if he's keen for a good clean fight this Saturday! (Pic by Michael Gillen)

Charlie Flynn all set to return to boxing ring after injury nightmare

Almost a year since his last professional fight, boxing hero Charlie Flynn will at last return to the ring this Saturday night at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

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Thorniewood United launch an effort on the Darvel goal (Pic by Alan Watson)

Incredible effort sees Thorniewood force shootout with only 10 men available

Despite a selection crisis which meant they only had 10 squad men available, Thorniewood United competed valiantly last Saturday.

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Thorniewood United launch an attack on the Darvel goal (Pic by Alan Watson)

Makeshift Thorniewood United team put out of West Cup on penalties

After a heroic effort to draw 1-1 with Darvel with only 10 recognised players available, Thorniewood United lost 5-3 on penalties in Saturday's West of Scotland Cup tie at Robertson Park, writes Stuart Clelland.

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The home of MK Dons

Quiz: Which teams play at these lower league British football grounds?

While newer all-seater arenas can look mundane and homogeneous, there are still plenty of traditional grounds in Scotland and England to give the football leagues a mixture of variety and modernity.

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Gary Anderson (right) with fellow darts grea Phil Taylor

Gary Anderson sorry fellow darts great Phil Taylor is retiring

Two-time PDC World Darts champion Gary Anderson is sorry that old rival Phil Taylor will be retiring after next year’s World Finals in London.

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Kirsty Gilmour has just added another title to her impressive badminton CV

Badminton ace Kirsty Gilmour wins in France

Bothwell badminton ace Kirsty Gilmour got back on the title trail with a stunning triumph at the weekend.

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Gary Anderson (pic by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

WIN tickets to see Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen

The top two darts players in the world are going head to head in Motherwell next week - and you can have the chance to be there to see it.

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McGinnis with some of the youths who attend his gym

Jamie returns to ring... but in different sport

New Stevenson fighter Jamie McGinnis made his return to the ring years after being told he would never fight again last week... only now in a different sport.

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Search for European Championship volunteers begins

Search for European Championship volunteers begins

People across Scotland are being given the chance to volunteer and be the face of the inaugural European Championships in 2018.

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This group of GMAC Martial Arts members excelled during this months Scottish Taekwon-Do Championships. Chief instructor Chris Dickson is pictured wearing black (back row, centre), with his wife Kerris among the other students pictured. (Submitted pic)

British title glory is next step up for GMAC stars

The chief instructor at Bellshill-based GMAC Martial Arts is targeting glory for his many of his students at the British Taekwon-Do Championships later this year.

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Chris Bungard celebrates his latest victory

Bungard makes mockery of opponent Feenan’s jibe with flying triangle win

Holytown Mixed Martial Arts marvel Chris Bungard produced a sensational flying triangle move to win his latest fight by first round submission in stunning style.

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Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

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John Higgins with his mum Josie next to the Sports Hall of Fame plaque which has been created in his honour at Motherwell's Ravenscraig Sports Facility (Pic by Alan Watson)

John Higgins targets winning a fifth World Snooker Championship

Four-time World Snooker champion John Higgins thinks he has it in him to win a fifth crown in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on May 1.

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