Village Tennis Star “Feeling Stronger and Fitter” After Lockdown

Ruddington wheelchair tennis star and Tokyo Paralympics hopeful James Shaw believes that he has returned to on-court training stronger and fitter following the COVID-19 Coronavirus ‘lockdown’. Villager James, who turned 25 this week, says this is thanks to support he’s received from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the national governing body of tennis. He’s just resumed training in Loughborough and remains focused on future goals – hopeful of being able to compete in front of home fans in Nottingham later this year. He reveals: “Training is pretty much back to normal now. I’m…

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Ruddington’s Own Gene Kelly!

An award-winning, young performer from Ruddington pays homage to one of the Hollywood greats in a new video – by literally following in his footsteps from the 1952 musical film ‘Singing in’ in the Rain’. Twenty year-old Louis Gaunt from our village is currently appearing in the musical “Gypsy” at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. As a fun, side-project he and fellow cast member Alastair Crosswell learnt the ‘Moses Supposes’ tap dance routine performed in the classic movie by Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. The video production team tracked down clothing and props…

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First Aid Training in Ruddington

A village based creative agency is making a slight departure from its usual activities – by offering local training on First Aid! WigWag is rather better known for offering websites, branding and digital marketing and has recently received plaudits for the design of Ruddington’s new village sign. The company moved to Martindale House on The Green early last year. It’s holding its initial First Aid course this Tuesday November 14th and says there are still spaces left. Founder Steve Ennis explains: “After looking for First Aid courses for our own staff, we quickly…

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‘All Stars Cricket’ for Ruddington

Ruddington Cricket Club has announced a major new initiative to get children in our village to take up the sport. It’s just become one of the first fully accredited centres to offer ‘All Stars Cricket’. It’s a key milestone in the club’s 167 year history. All Stars Cricket is a brand new idea from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. It’s designed to be a fun and active way to develop a child’s skills. Ash Roberts from Ruddington CC told RUDDINGTON.info “Through our eight-week programme…

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