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Ice skater Robin Cousins to coach next Olympic squad

Robin Cousins at the Winter Olympics in Sochi
Robin Cousins at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Credit: PA

Olympic ice skating champion Robin Cousins has been selected to train the next generation of potential medallists.

The Bristol-born athlete has been appointed as a leading manager for the National Ice Skating Association's World Class Figure Skating Programme. He'll be coaching the British squad for the next Winter Olympic Games.

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Somerset cricket boss resigns

Director of Cricket, Dave Nosworthy is standing down
Director of Cricket, Dave Nosworthy is standing down from the role Credit: Somerset Cricket Club

Somerset County Cricket Club have today announced that Director of Cricket, Dave Nosworthy, will be leaving the Club at the end of the current season.

“With me being the type of character to always put the Club and the team first, I believe I have done as much as I can and that the time is now right to step aside.

“There have been highs and lows, and some tough decisions to have been made along the way, but what has been most pleasing to me has been the emergence of some of the younger players who have flourished and have really come through in recent months.

I have personally learnt a lot over the last two years about people and cricket, and look forward to taking this knowledge and these experiences along with me in to the future.

Lastly, I’ve really enjoyed my time at the Club and it will always have a special place in my heart. I would like to thank the Club, the players, the members and staff for allowing me to be part of Somerset and for your patience and help along the way.”

– Dave Nosworthy

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Somerset vicar abandons 630 mile coast path run

Reverend Haslam has had to abandon his attempt to run the entire 630 miles of the South West Coast Path due to a knee injury
Reverend Haslam has had to abandon his attempt to run the entire 630 miles of the South West Coast Path due to a knee injury

Somerset vicar Mike Haslam has had to abandon his attempt to run the 630 rugged miles of the South West Coast Path, due to a knee injury.

Reverend Haslam was due to run the final leg of his coast path challenge from Weymouth to Poole in Dorset this morning. He says he'll try again in a few weeks. He is raising money for the charity Christian Aid. The plan was to make the route from Minehead on the north coast round to Poole in just 16 days

Triumph for Charlotte Dujardin at World Championships

Charlotte Dujardin
Charlotte Dujardin celebrates winning the Grande Prix Special Credit: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa

Gloucestershire rider Charlotte Dujardin won the dressage Grand Prix Special at the World Equestrian Games in France yesterday

Riding Valegro, she clinched the title with the highest score ever achieved in the event. She will be hoping to add the freestyle gold when she competes tomorrow.

Open top bus tour for West Country athletes

Claudia Fragapane
Claudia Fragapane with her four gold medals. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Bristol gymnast Claudia Fragapane will be among five West Country athletes taking part in an open top bus tour around the city to celebrate their success at the Commonwealth Games.

The 16-year-old won four gold medals in Glasgow this summer.

Bristol City's Baldock joins Brighton

Sam Baldock
Sam Baldock has left Bristol City to join Brighton. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City striker Sam Baldock has joined Championship side Brighton on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of numerous bids from the South Coast club throughout the summer transfer window.

Baldock scored 36 goals in 93 appearances since arriving at Ashton Gate from West Ham in August 2012.

He was League One's top goalscorer last season with 26 goals.

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