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Cumbria School Games kicks off in Carlisle

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The final of Cumbria School Games kicks off in Carlisle today.

650 children from schools across the county will be competing in nine different sports, including hockey, boccia, orienteering and golf, to become county champions.

The World's number one female inline skater, Jenna Downing, will be opening the games at the Sands Centre.

Support for the Lions at Steve Borthwick's old Carlisle club

Lion's supporters came out early to watch The Lions take on the All Blacks at Steve Borthwick's hometown club in Carlisle.

His old club hosted the crowd who watched the game on giant TV's in the clubhouse.

The game finished in a draw meaning the series, held in New Zealand, was also a draw.

Carlisle born Steve Borthwick is now the assistant coach to The Lions.

Steve Borthwick's hometown club in Carlisle this morning as supporters watched England take on the All Blacks Credit: ITV Border

Steve's proud Uncle spoke to our ITV Border reporter:

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Centre-back Tom Parkes joins CUFC

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Carlisle United have signed central defender Tom Parkes on a two-year deal, which keeps him at Brunton Park until the summer of 2019.

The 25-year-old joined Leicester City as a scholar and had loan spells with Burton Albion, Yeovil Town and Bristol Rovers during his time at the Walkers Stadium.

Tom is a very combative centre back who has a great left foot. He can step in and play football and he can help us to build our play from the back. "Ultimately he likes to defend and there are parts of his game we know we can benefit from greatly."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager
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