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Bristol City captain helps young fan raise money for operation

It's not everyday that the captain of Bristol City pops round to your house for a cup of tea to chat football but thats exactly what happened to 6 year old Oskar Pycroft.

Oskar suffers from cerebral palsy and Wade Elliott is lending his support as the family try to raise money for an operation in America which could help him walk.

A match to remember for one 6 year-old City fan

A six year-old Bristol City fan will be leading out the team in his wheelchair as they face Preston North End at Ashton Gate tomorrow.

Oskar Pycroft has cerebral palsy and other problems and his family are raising money for an operation in the USA, which could help him walk.

Their campaign has won the backing of the club.

'They're doing a bucket collection for my operation and do you know why I want the operation? So I can walk more.'

– Oskar Pycroft
Oskar at home with Robbins Captain Wade Elliot. Credit: ITV News

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West women recognised at sports awards

Charlotte Dujardin with the gold medal she won for individual dressage at London 2012 Credit: PA

Gloucestershire dressage champion Charlotte DuJardin has been crowned Sportswoman of the Year at a ceremony in London. The double Olympic gold medallist was honoured at the Sunday Times and Sky awards this evening.

Lizzy Yarnold with the gold medal she won in the women's skeleton at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Credit: PA

Team Bath skeleton racer Lizzie Yarnold, who won Great Britain's first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics, came second.

Jo Pavey celebrates winning the Women's 10000m Final at the 2014 European Athletics Championships Credit: PA

And Devon's Jo Pavey - a Bristol University graduate - came third. She became the oldest female European champion in history when she won 10,000m gold in Zurich earlier this year when she was almost 41.

Claudia Fragapane with one of the four gold medals she won at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Credit: PA

Bristol gymnast Claudia Fragapane, who made history by winning four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at the age of 16, was made Young Sportswoman of the Year.

Weston-super-Mare knocked out of FA Cup

Doncaster Rovers players shake hands with the Weston-Super-Mare AFC players during the FA Cup match at Woodspring Stadium, Weston-Super-Mare. Credit: PA

Weston-super-Mare have been knocked out of the FA Cup at home after losing 4-1 to Doncaster Rovers tonight.

18 year-old Liam Monelle scored their only goal in the 90th minute.

Weston-Super-Mare's Bread Ash shoots at the goal past Doncaster Rovers defender Luke McCullough during the FA Cup match at Woodspring Stadium, Weston-Super-Mare. Credit: PA
Doncaster Rovers's Richie Wellens scores the fourth goal against Weston Super Mare AFC during the FA Cup match at Woodspring Stadium, Weston-Super-Mare. Credit: PA

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Bankrupt James auctions football memorabilia

David James declared himself bankrupt in May Credit: Chris Ison/PA

Former England and Bristol City footballer David James will auction off football memorabilia today after falling into financial difficulties.

The goalkeeper declared himself bankrupt in May, despite earning an estimated £20 million during his football career. He will hold an online auction of hundreds of items of football memorabilia to help pay off his debts.

Weston-super-Mare's rescheduled FA cup match will go ahead

Weston-super-Mare have confirmed that their FA cup match tonight against Doncaster Rovers will go ahead.

There has been no rain over night and none is forecast for today, so no pitch inspection will be required before the match can go ahead. Three divisions separate non-league Weston and their League One opponents.

The match had to be rescheduled after referee Tim Robinson called off the game nine days ago after deciding parts of the pitch waterlogged. A team of groundsmen and volunteers have been working to ensure tonight's match can go ahead.

Woman dies at National Diving Centre in Gloucestershire

A woman has died and a man airlifted to hospital with breathing difficulties during a training session at the National Diving and Activity Centre in Gloucestershire.

The two friends were diving with a second woman when they got into difficulties at the 260-ft deep former quarry in Chepstow.

The 30 year old woman suffered a cardiac arrest and was pulled unconscious from the water. She died later in hospital.

A man was flown by air ambulance to a specialist decompression unit at a hospital in Plymouth.

Police said they are not treating the incident as suspicious and it has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive.

Police are investigating the death of a female diver at the National Diving Centre, Chepstow, over the weekend. Police were called just before midday on Saturday after an incident involving a woman and man from Devon who were diving with an instructor. The woman died at the scene, the man was taken to a decompression unit in Plymouth. Officers are working with the Health and Safety Executive to investigate this unexplained death but it's believed not to be suspicious.

– Gloucestershire police

The diving centre was a limestone quarry which was flooded in 1996 and opened in 2003.

It offers inland scuba diving and is popular with technical and free divers due to the depths of up to 80 metres.

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