Stoke-on-Trent teenager Seamus Derbyshire won the silver medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games 400 metre hurdles last year, and is now targeting the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Newcastle-under-Lyme triple jumper Ben Williams has expressed plenty of confidence at winning a medal at next year’s Commonwealth Games following his inclusion in the Team England squad.
The championship will be held in Australia next April and Williams is looking for support from sponsors to enhance his chances of success.
A Stoke-on-Trent College health and social care lecturer celebrates after winning Stafford Half Marathon for the fifth time.
Macclesfield Town drew 1-1 in the first leg of the Buildbase FA Trophy semi-final against Tranmere Rovers.
The Silkmen are just one game away from a trip to Wembley in the final, and will need to go to Tranmere and win if they are to do so.
He said: “Jazmin Sawyers, Steph Twell and Lee Emanuel, all European medallists who should be looking to make a statement of intent for 2017 by repeating those performances and finishing on the podium in Belgrade.”
Sawyers herself took to Twitter to speak of her delight about the call up saying: “So happy and excited to be picked for the European indoor champs!! Belgrade, see you soon!”
Staffordshire man Jarryd Dunn will be looking to build on his 400m victory in Sheffield last week as he prepares to run at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday.
The Birchfield Harrier claimed his first indoor title last weekend, but will be looking to beat the time of 46.90s to get into the European Championships in Belgrade, after his effort in Sheffield came up just short.
Olympic gold medallist Joe Clarke believes his personal story is proof that a Stars Squad programme aimed at aiding the next generation of athletes in North Staffordshire can pay off.
Clarke, who won gold in the men’s slalom canoe K1 in Rio, joined Paralympic para-canoeing bronze medallist Ian Marsden as Newcastle-under-Lyme officially launched the scheme on Wednesday.
Newcastle-under-Lyme athlete Ben Williams is just a fudge bar away from his Olympic dream. The triple jumper just needs to leap another 11cm and he’ll be on the plane to Rio for the 2016 Olympics.
StaffsLive’s Matt Davies finds out more.
Fegg Hayes-born Great Britain triathlete Jacqui Slack has held a fundraising event at Fenton Manor to sponsor her Triathlon World Championship Tour ticket.
The 32-year-old is the fourth best in the world and is aiming to raise £6,000 in an attempt to become world champion for the first time.
Stoke-on-Trent’s GB athlete Emma Jackson says she feels her career is just about to begin.
The 25-year-old 800 metre runner is keen to put injury setbacks behind her and hopes 2014 will bring more reward.