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Whitehaven without head coach for Workington derby

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Whitehaven RLFC will be without head coach James Coyle after the club elected to dismiss him on Wednesday morning.

In statement on their website, a club spokesperson said:

To all concerned. unfortunately the Board of Directors have decided that due to recent circumstances we are left with no option but to relieve the Head Coach of his duties, with immediate effect.

We wish James all the best in the future.

– Whitehaven RL spokesperson

The move comes just days before the West Cumbrian derby, with both Workington and Whitehaven propping up the league table.

Assistant coach Gary Broadbent has also left the club, after resigning for 'personal reasons.'


Border Olympians go for gold in Rio

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Two Carlisle athletes will be hoping to add to Great Britain's success at the Rio Olympics today.

Nick Miller features in the hammer qualifier, while long-distance runner Tom Farrell goes in the 5000m heats.

Both men are member of the Border Harriers club.


Cumbria coppers race across Snowdonia to victory

The Cumbria Police team tackled the 22-mile race across the highest peaks of Snowdonia Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police officers have taken home a stack of trophies at the annual police fell running competition.

The 22-mile race took places in North Wales, climbing almost 9,000 feet across the highest peaks of Snowdonia.

The coppers won best men's team, best veteran's team and best ladies team, with the men setting a new course record.

This was a very, very tough event but an excellent one to be part of with others from all across the country. The surroundings were fantastic and obviously it was a massive achievement for all to do so well and lift the trophies at the end."

– Detective Inspector Craig Smith, Cumbria Police

WATCH: Cumbrian football clubs share £162,500 for post-flood repairs

Keswick football club has finally reopened, after it's pitch and club house were gutted by the floods eight months ago.

After receiving more than £50,000 from the Cumberland FA, they've managed to re-open just in time for the new season.

Keswick is just one of 15 clubs in Cumbria that have received funding from the Cumberland FA and Football Foundation.

Greg Hoare went along to Keswick's first game after re-opening:

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