Trafford Sport, Altrincham FC, Sale Sharks & Manchester Phoenix

We're on the right track, says Alty boss Lee Sinnott

Messenger Newspapers: Lee Sinnott looking forward to the season opener

2:46pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALTRINCHAM are up and running in the Vanarama Conference after winning their first-ever game against Bristol Rovers with an all-round team effort that Lee Sinnott hailed as 'outstanding'.

Tennis youngsters put through their paces

Messenger Newspapers: Ready for service at the Barclays trial

10:52am Monday 18th August 2014

WITH the tennis season in full swing, Barclays has begun the search for 30 lucky youngsters to fulfil the dream of a lifetime and appear on court with the world’s best tennis players at the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in November.

Alty record their first Premier win of the season

Messenger Newspapers: Alty's Steven Gillespie, a former Bristol Rovers player,  aims a free kick at the Rovers' goal

10:29am Monday 18th August 2014

Altrincham 2 Bristol Rovers 1

Sale Sharks look forward to European games

Messenger Newspapers: Sale Sharks name team for Amlin Challenge Cup game

11:15pm Sunday 17th August 2014

SALE Sharks will be looking to attract a capacity crowd to the AJ Bell Stadium when they entertain Munster in their opening group game in the European Champions Rugby Cup, on Saturday, October 18, kick off 1pm.

Phoenix set to meet the fans

Messenger Newspapers: Champions Manchester Phoenix

10:51pm Sunday 17th August 2014

MANCHESTER Phoenix ice hockey club has invited all members of the public to meet their players and coaches at the Cresta Court Hotel on Wednesday, September 3.

Trafford MV too strong for Windermere

Messenger Newspapers: TRAFFORD MV - YOUTH SHINES THROUGH

9:55pm Sunday 17th August 2014

TRAFFORD MV ramped up their preparations for the coming season when they met Windermere in a pre-season friendly played in the Lake District.

Sale Sharks sign Georgian hooker

Messenger Newspapers: Sharks make another key signing

12:32pm Friday 15th August 2014

SALE Sharks have signed of Georgian hooker Shalva Mamukashvili.

We'll be fine, vows defiant Sinnott

Messenger Newspapers: Lee Sinnott looking forward to the season opener

11:17am Wednesday 13th August 2014

LEE Sinnott refused to be downhearted after a second successive defeat for Altrincham and defiantly declared: ‘We’ll be ok'.

Promising signs as Alty slip to second defeat

Messenger Newspapers: A  Lincoln effort hits the post

11:13am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Altrincham 1 Lincoln city 2

David Silva signs new City deal

Messenger Newspapers:

12:24pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has signed a new five-year contract, the club has announced.

Hart must fight for the gloves at Manchester City

Messenger Newspapers: BAY ’ECK! Joe Hart was widely criticised for his performance against Bayern Munich but his team-mates were just as bad

1:00pm Monday 11th August 2014

Joe Hart faces a fight to convince Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini he should be the English champions' first-choice goalkeeper this season after Willy Caballero was preferred in the Community Shield loss to Arsenal.

Manchester City sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala

Messenger Newspapers:

12:48pm Monday 11th August 2014

Manchester City have completed the protracted signing of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala.

Defender Boyata makes no excuses for City

Messenger Newspapers:

12:41pm Monday 11th August 2014

Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata insists absentees cannot be used as an excuse for the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield.

Impressive Arsenal gun down Man City

Messenger Newspapers:

12:36pm Monday 11th August 2014

Arsenal inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City to lift the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

Abuse from fans does not worry Man City's Nasri

Messenger Newspapers: PAYBACK TIME: Man City midfielder Samir Nasri

12:31pm Monday 11th August 2014

Manchester City's Samir Nasri insists he is not affected by "stupid"abuse from Arsenal fans - and has risked further stoking up the animosity by appearing to dismiss their title hopes.

Bowdon go down to title favourites

Messenger Newspapers:

10:15am Monday 11th August 2014

WITH the sunshine returning – 24 hours before Hurricane Bertha arrived – Saturday’s Cheshire County Cricket League ECB Premier League results mean that only the current top three clubs – Hyde, holders Chester Boughton Hall and Toft – now have realistic chances of winning the title.

Record tumbles but matches are drawn

Messenger Newspapers: Will Turner (bat raised) and Ryan O'Brien return to the pavilion after posting a record unbeaten opening partnership of 260 for Ashton on Mersey 2nd XI at Lymm

10:07am Monday 11th August 2014

Ashton-on-Mersey CC 1st 276-2

Trafford end pre-season in style

Messenger Newspapers: Conference football. Picture: Action Images

9:47am Monday 11th August 2014

New Mills 2 Trafford 4

Alty brought down to earth

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham (in yellow) defending their goal during the second half at Aldershot

9:43am Monday 11th August 2014

Aldershot Town 3 Altrincham 1

Phoenix aim to win War of the Roses

Messenger Newspapers: Champions Manchester Phoenix

9:33am Monday 11th August 2014

THE traditional War of the Roses game between the Manchester Phoenix and the Sheffield steeldogs gives the North West’s premier Ice hockey fans an exciting introduction to the start of the season.

Funding boost for Old Trafford cricket team

Messenger Newspapers: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

6:51pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A TRAFFORD cricket team has been given a financial boost to help it with its running costs

Pellegrini defends City transfers

Messenger Newspapers: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

7:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has declared his happiness with the club's summer transfer window dealings so far - and confidence that they have all been above board.

City will be without eight players for Arsenal clash at Wembley

Messenger Newspapers: Frank Lampard

7:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Manchester City will be without eight players for Sunday's Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley.

Pellegrini rejects Wenger comments

Messenger Newspapers: Manuel Pellegrini

7:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has stressed that he believes the club's summer deals for Frank Lampard and Bacary Sagna were conducted correctly in response to recent comments from Arsene Wenger.

Stuart Pearce reflects on past Man City woes

Messenger Newspapers: Stuart Pearce in his Man City days

6:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce admits the club's current riches are a far cry from his spell in charge.

Nicky Butt forsees a better Man United

Messenger Newspapers: Nicky Butt

5:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Nicky Butt expects Manchester United to be challenging for the Barclays Premier League title this season.

Former Man United stars roll back the years in Salford friendly

Messenger Newspapers:

3:41pm Friday 8th August 2014

Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers rolled back the years on Thursday night as they lined up together in a 'Class of 92 and friends' XI for a friendly against Salford City, the non-league outfit they bought between them this year.

Wenger hints United are after Vermaelen

Messenger Newspapers: Thomas Vermaelen will be out injured tomorrow

2:34pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Arsene Wenger admits Manchester United are one of the clubs trying to sign Thomas Vermaelen but the Arsenal boss would prefer to see the defender move abroad.

Lampard grateful for Man City change

Messenger Newspapers: EARNED PLAUDITS: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard

2:09pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Frank Lampard has expressed his delight at having the opportunity to continue operating at the top level following his move to Manchester City on loan until January.

Trafford 0 Airbus UK Broughton 4

Messenger Newspapers: football generic

9:29am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Trafford 0 Airbus UK Broughton 4

The Commonwealth Games - how Trafford's athletes fared

Messenger Newspapers: Hundreds of children to take part in Commonwealth Games celebration

2:34pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

SAle Harriers had 13 athletes representing their countries at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. R All have recorded hard-earned medals, personal bests and cherished memories.

Sunderland sign Jack Rodwell from Man City on five-year deal

Messenger Newspapers:

2:36pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Manchester City on a five-year deal.

Premier League plans new under-21 tournament involving Man City and Man United

Messenger Newspapers:

11:54am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The Premier League is planning a new under-21 tournament this season involving Manchester City and Manchester United as well as other clubs in Europe.

Phoenix buy British with latest signing

Messenger Newspapers: Phoenix new signing Shaun Thompson shows off the new Cup away shirt

10:24am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Brit forward Shaun Thompson has joined the EPL title defending Manchester Phoenix for the new ice hockey season which starts September 5 at arch rivals Sheffield.

Lampard heads to the Etihad on loan

Messenger Newspapers:

3:41pm Monday 4th August 2014

Frank Lampard will join up with Manchester City this week as he begins a loan spell with the Barclays Premier League champions.

Sponsorship boost for AFC Partington

Messenger Newspapers: Partington AFC team players and trainers with Tony Wilson (second from left), Alstom and Julio Rodriguez (third from right), DF.

2:15pm Monday 4th August 2014

AFC Partington received a boost to their funds with a donation of £1,000 from Carrington Power Station construction partners Alstom and DF.

Ronaldo coy over United return

Messenger Newspapers: WORLD'S BEST: Portugal midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo

1:40pm Monday 4th August 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he could one day make a sensational return to Manchester United.

Trafford rowers making a splash

Messenger Newspapers: rowing image close up of oars and rowers arms

1:09pm Monday 4th August 2014

CREWS from Trafford Rowing Club have been waving the flag for the borough in the north west and down as far as the south west this summer, scoring a string of victories.

Finals date for two Trafford bowlers

Messenger Newspapers: TABLE-TOPPERS: Gwaun cae Gurwen extended their lead at the top of the Neath and District Bowls League with a win over Ystradgynlais.

12:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

TIMPERLEY'S David Lockhart and Altrincham's Nigel Williams form part of Lancashire's eight man Balcomb Trophy side through to the National Bowls Finals.

The girls done good - Sale school reaches national final

Messenger Newspapers: So close - the St Joseph's girls in cup action

11:22am Monday 4th August 2014

THE England World Cup campaign may have been a flop - but the girls from St Joseph's RC Primary School have given us something to cheer.

Ashton on Mersey CC Aug 7

10:54am Monday 4th August 2014

The TACS Partnership Cheshire Cricket League - Division 1

Urmston FC get backed for success

Messenger Newspapers: Urmston FC all set for the new season

12:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE of Trafford’s largest community football club is chasing its fourth consecutive promotion after receiving sponsorship from a logistics company.

Bowdon's batting woes continue

Messenger Newspapers:

12:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

SATURDAY’S Cheshire County Cricket League results complicated the relegation issue in the ECB Premier League with only 34 points now separating the clubs currently in seventh and 12 places.

Trafford 0 Manchester United U18s

Messenger Newspapers:

12:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

Trafford 0 Manchester United Under 18’s 1

Davyhulme karate students make the grade

Messenger Newspapers: Successful students, from left,  Jack Tatham, Emily Roberts, Milley Carey, Harvey Larkin, Jack Mulligan, Harry Bradshaw, Jacob Hamey and James Goode. Adults: Vicky Goode and Mark Larkin. They are pictured with Sensei Shipton and Sensei Tarrant

11:55am Monday 28th July 2014

Eleven Gendai Martial Arts students recently made Davyhulme club history by successfully grading and getting their new belts at a grading event.

Manchester Phoenix hot shot re-signs

Messenger Newspapers: Phoenix hotshot forward Michal Psurny - by Richard Amor Allan

10:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HOT shot sniper Michal Psurny has re-signed for the Manchester Phoenix for a third campaign after being the EPL leading points scorer last season.

Brooklands seal under 15s title

Messenger Newspapers: Standing, from left : Joe Horsfall, Raj Singh, James Agnew, Tom Lett, James Beck, Ross Dunleavy, Gordon Cunliffe (coach). Front: Cameron Buchan, Ethan Brookes, David Cunliffe, Will Sarwar, Jarrod Townson

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BRROKLANDS under 15s cricket team won their final away game of the season against Neston to clinch the Cheshire County Cricket League title.

Trafford says well done to Altrincham FC

Messenger Newspapers: Altrincham FC's Chairman Grahame Rowley receives a small gift from the Mayor of Trafford Cllr Ejaz Malik and leader of the council Cllr Sean Anstee

6:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MAYORAL reception was held at Trafford Town Hall on Thursday to congratulate Altrincham Football Club on their successful promotion to the Conference Premier League.

'Old boy' Magnus returns to Sale Sharks

Messenger Newspapers: Sale Sharks name team for Amlin Challenge Cup game

5:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

SALE Sharks have signed 'old boy' Magnus Lund from Biarritz.

Bowdon lose to fellow strugglers

5:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Cheshire County Cricket League was badly hit by the weekend’s wet weather.



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