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Young Hackney Belles under 12’s starlets kicked off their league season in the Capital Girls league by visiting to the home of table toppers and unbeaten Charlton Athletics. On a brisk morning in south London captain D’Arcy Dixon won the toss.

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Clissold Leisure Centre is hosting a women and girls fun and fitness afternoon on Tuesday 23 rd September from 3:30pm. “For The Girls' is a Sport England funded programme aiming to encourage and motivate young women to participate in sport as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Develop a career in Sports coaching with Let Me Play training courses.

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'For the Girls' is a new female-only sports programme launching at the Copper Box.

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Come join the Wolf Pack. Saracens Sport Foundation present free rugby coaching London Fields, E8 3QN Haggerston Park, E2 8QH Contact Roanne: 0771 5077 909 roannecrouse@saracens. net www. twitter. com/SaracensSportFo www.

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Hackney and City Mind have come up with an all-time epic de-stressing activity.

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By Kenya Mckenzie, fropm the Hackney Insiders We all have a certain taste and maybe sport just isn't to your liking. It may be the sports forced into your PE lessons just didn't do it for you.

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Harlequins Rugby Club played host to a group of young people from Young Hackney, who were able to take a Stadium tour of Twickenham and see a game for the first time. After the event, Elle, (pictured left) said she was interested in joining a local rugby club.

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See the What's On for details of Hurricanes regular sessions For more information: Visit www. hackneyhurricanes. couk Email: info@hackneyhurricanes. couk Call 07895 051 582 www. facebook. com/hackney.

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Former world featherweight champion, Barry McGuigan, dropped in at Young Hackney Woodberry Down (The Edge) as part of his Boxing Academy’s Boxing for Health Initiative. Barry, who has enjoyed a successful career in the media since his retirement, said it was a privilege to be involved in creating a legacy for the Olympics: 'Sport has the power to inspire all to make a real difference to their health and lifestyle and it was great to see so many people taking advantage of the Boxing for Heath Initiative.

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Are you aged 11 – 17 years. Attend school or live in Hackney. Why not enter the Hackney Mini Marathon Trials 2013. YOU could be part of the Hackney team entering the Virgin Mini Marathon on the 21 April 2013.

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Millfields Park in E5 was the venue for the Think Big O2 funded Clapton Sports Competition last week. Over 250 young people aged 8-21 took part. The event was led by 18 year old Zakariya Ahmed from Clapton.

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North London Muslim Football Club are looking for new players.

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Young people from the Suffolk Estate welcomed Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson last week, when he paid a visit to their newly-refurbished pitch in Benjamin Close. The Gunners' star was there to take part in one of the first games on the freshly-laid turf.

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Nearly 800,000 people have swum at the London Fields Lido since it opened in 2007. It is one of Hackney’s most talked about venues and it's London's only heated 50metre outdoor swimming pool.

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Fancy yourself as a leader. Aged 14–21. UnLtd, Nike and Run Dem Crew Youngers are recruiting inspirational young people who’d like to use running & creativity to make a difference in their community.

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As we venture into the year that the Olympics comes to London, why not try out a brand new sport. Come along have fun and get fit by doing some non-contact boxing. Monday nights starting JANUARY 16 St Matthias be running the following sessions: Female-only: 6:30 – 7:30pm Male-only: 7:30 – 8:30pm SIGN UP FOR FREE BEFORE IT GETS FULLY BOOKED St Matthias Club 101 Dalston Lane London – 0208 123 1135 Stmatthiasbc@aol.

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Hackney Council is once again encouraging young sports men and women to apply to the Hackney Youth Sport Fund for financial support to pursue their chosen sport. The annual grant recognises the achievements of Hackney’s talented young people.

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It's all going on in November. job opportunties, volunteering, more news on the BBC BIG Weekender (it's going to be Glastonbury, but in Hackney). Anyway, Fiona (Young Hackney 2012 team) has written out this handy break-down of all the stuff you can get involved in over the next few months and on into 2012.

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Do you know someone who outplayed, outran, outscored, out-performed every competitor. Anyone who ran the extra mile/went the whole nine yards/covered every blade of grass/left it all on the pitch. The Hackney Sports Awards 2011 are taking place on Wednesday 2 November 2011 at the Hackney Empire.

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Congratulations to Tao Geoghegan Hart (pictured), who recently won a silver medal at the British Cycling Championships. Tao rides for Cycling Club Hackney , which runs regular sessions at the Nightingale Estate and at Mabley Green.

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Announcing more free junior sports sessions for 7 –15 year olds @ Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Road, London, N16 9EX Monday – Friday, 1 – 26 August Athletics 1. 00 – 2.

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Join in the biggest FREE youth sports festival this summer. Try out judo, street dance, rowing, tennis and more. Clissold Park, Saturday 30 July 1. 00 - 5. 00pm Event features live music from up-and-coming artists: Griminal Mz Bratt Kozzie Plus free Tinie Tempah tickets on the day .

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A new weekly netball session for women age 16+, every Thursday from 6. 00pm to 7. 00pm Venue: Kings Hall Leisure Centre, 39 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 0NU Cost: £3 per session (1st session is free).

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Probably one for mad sports fans only, Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe aka 'The Thorpedo' talks about swimming, London and life in general (but that IS Kingsmead in the background) http://www. itv

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16-25. Out of work. Love football. Be part of a Street League documentary. Street League are currently recruiting 60 people for their up-and-coming Academy programmes which start on 6 June across L­­ondon.

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Age 16 - 25. Love football. Got nothing to do all day. Street League runs free weekly football sessions at: Mabley Green Hackney Tuesdays 2 - 4pm YMCA Walthamstow Mondays 1 - 3pm Market Road Islington Thursdays 2 - 4pm Street League is a chance for you to improve your game and get the skills you need to kick on in life.

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Hard on the heels of Newington Rangers double-winning success comes news of another Access to Sports team: A2S under 13s, who recently won the London FA County Cup. The team beat Greenhouse Bethwin 3-1 in a tight game.

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Newington Rangers Team photo by Kriss Lee Newington Rangers, already crowned Echo League A Division Champions with two games reamining in the season, travelled to the home ground of Avely FC, to contest the final of the Echo Junior U15 Football League.

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Thought about going to see the Olympics. Applied for tickets yet. Nah, way too expensive. If you're over 16 you can apply for tickets right now. Some tickets will be available for as little as £20 (£16 for people with disabilities and a free ticket for a carer).

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Premiership Rugby stars Brad Barritt, Hayden Smith and Harry Allen turned up at Hackney Bulls Rugby Club on Sunday to give the team a quality training session. This was after the Springfield-based club won the QBE Rugby Pro competition.

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It is time to announce the winner of the Remix Machine competition. A while back we offered the opportunity for one talented producer’s remix to feature as the background music on the www. younghackney.

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How to get involved in Hackney: Visit the Council site to find out more or to download an application form Download the training schedule . or see The Calendar to see what sports are available, when & where Choose your sport, set your goals, be outstanding.

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If you are a budding athlete or sports person age 9 to 25, you can apply for between £50 and £500 to develop your talent through the Hackney Youth Sports Fund. You can apply for money to cover the cost of entering a specific competition, coaching course, development camp or other similar event, for example: equipment, travel, accommodation, competition fees, specialist coaching fees, other similar expenditure.

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read the full story at: http://tinyurl. com/45cydpo .

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Kayla and Benjamin from Contrast snag an interview with an Olympic legend. read it here. And hear what he had to say about the 2012 Olympic volunteers. Want the chance to meet the celebs and write up some killer copy.

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"The session we had on Thursday 7th February was fun. It was a Personal Best session, which meant we got to participate in various sports and then try to beat our time. the best thing was that none of us were competing against each other.

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Badminton is a very fun sport and Hackney is one of the best places to play it, since there are so many leisure centres in the area it shouldn't be hard to find a place to play. So get your rackets and get smashing.

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Want to start the new year keeping fit and exercising more. Register for the first Street Level 5km Challenge on 26 March at Shoreditch Park. It's a free event for everyone. Sign up and you get: - A free running T-shirt - A free training pack - Free access to nutritional workshops and training sessions - Access to a web page where friends and relatives can sponsor you.

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The Council is giving young women aged 16-25 year old the chance to take part in free swimming, netball, football, volleyball, dance and gym and fitness sessions at local leisure centres across the borough.

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Mercy + Keisha, who are among the new 2012 Ambassadors, sent us a blog describing the first few week in their new roles: 13th Jan 2011 - 2012 Ambassadors - Session 1 Pic: the latest group of 2012 Ambassadors Our first meeting with the 2010 group of Youth Ambassadors and the new Youth Ambassadors was quite good, as the senior Ambassadors explained most of the basics to us and the purpose of our roles as Youth Ambassadors.

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If you are interested in keeping up to date with what's going on with the Olympics in Hackney, join the 2012 Facebook page, where the 2012 unit will be posting details of upcoming events and recaps of past ones, stories of potential Olympic and Paralympic athletes + loads of pictures and video.

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Are you interested in becoming a qualified Sports Coach, Sports Leader, Gym Instructor, referee or qualified first aider. Aged 14-19. If so, The Access to Sports Project is running a number of sports leadership and coaching courses.

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Do you: live or go to school in Hackney. have a passion for sport. want to represent the borough of Hackney. want to compete against the best in London. play your sport to a good standard . Every year, over 20,000 young people from the 32 London boroughs and the City of London compete in over 30 different sports competitions that make up the London Youth Games.

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Helicopter ed in: Lionel Messi visits Hackney Marshes. See the footage at: www. newsbbccouk/sport1/hi/football/9004249. stm

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The soaring Ghanaian international football player, Asamoah Gyan became the latest member of Sunderland’s football team on the 31 st of August 2010. Gyan, signed for £13million is expected to do spectacular things for his new team and fans.

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Newington Rangers Football Club U14s, winners of the Keele International Players Cup. The Keele International Cup offers football teams from across the world the opportunity to play competitive football.

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Last week marked 2 years to go until the start of The Olympic games in 2012. Hackney was represented by the presence of two groups of Young people, the first group made up of seven 2012 Youth Ambassadors: Issy, Grace, Gbenro, Nadir, Alby, Shanience and Fatou.

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Hackney Council's Youth Sports Fund could help you with the cost of equipment and training. To apply for funding, you must be aged between 9 and 25, either live in the borough or attend school/college here, and participate in a sport recognised by Sport England (Aquathlon, ballroom dancing and mountaineering included.

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London Youth Rowing and Mossbourne Academy are launching a groundbreaking new Rowing Academy, offering places in the sixth form to students with the physiological and academic qualifications to succeed.

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