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Reading hockey player secures win for Team GB

Goals from Lily Owsley and Alex Danson secure the three points

Reading hockey ace Alex Danson scored the winning goal as Great Britain got their Olympic campaign off to a perfect start.

Danny Kerry's side - who won bronze at London 2012 - beat Australia 2-1 in Rio.

Their next match is against India tomorrow night.

Great Britain beat Australia 2-1 in opening Olympic match

Thousands prepare for action-packed Cowes Week

The event has attracted 8,000 competitors Credit: ITV

Cowes Week gets underway today with an eight-day schedule. There will be 8,000 competitors, watched by 100,000 spectators. The fireworks display will take place, as usual, on the final Friday. Cowes Week is the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the world.


Wheelchair-using supporters being let down by Championship football clubs

The charity says Championship clubs must do more Credit: ITV News Meridian

Brighton and Hove Albion FC is one of only four Championship football clubs meeting the needs of wheelchair-using supporters.

That's according to research carried out by the disability charity 'Revitalise' which found most clubs in the league have failed to meet the decade-old guidelines.

Revitalise say more needs to be done to accommodate disabled supporters. The charity is calling for Championship clubs to meet their obligations set out by the Equality Act by installing more and better facilities for disabled fans.

“This coming weekend the Championship will kick off for another season, but our study shows that for people who rely on wheelchairs, going to the big match might not be the joyful experience they had hoped for and it is down to the clubs to put this right.

Disabled supporters have an absolute right to expect the same enjoyable, socially inclusive experience as every other fan and football clubs have a moral and legal obligation to provide this – so come on, Championship, get on the ball!”

– Chris Simmonds, Chief Executive, Revitalise

GoFest to enjoy Olympic Buzz

Just 3 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. The South's sailors, rowers and athletes are already in Brazil - with the likes of Reading diver Chris Mears and Dorset equestrian star William Fox-Pitt among our medal hopes.

And an event in our region later this month called GoFest, is hoping to capitalise on the buzz surrounding the Olympics. As Andrew Pate found out.

Andrew spoke to double Olympic silver medallist Roger Black, Women's rugby world cup winner Maggie Alphonsi and Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms.

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