Supporting fans over ticket touts

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I voted against government colleagues in a bid to save sports and music fans from being exploited by unscrupulous ticket touts. The Coalition government voted down an amendment put by the House of Lords to a bill that would force sellers to declare when they are reselling tickets and to disclose the number to the …

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Victory for young boxers at March Braza Club

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All three local boxers won their bouts at a packed Braza Club, for the March ABC fundraiser on Friday night. It was a pleasure to attend what is always a great night and to present the prizes. Despite some late changes due to a flu bug, all the contents were keenly contested bouts and matched …

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VIDEO: backing calls for better football facilities

I am joining forces with Fenland football teams to call for better facilities including new 4G pitches to be provided across the area. The call comes after FA chairman Greg Dyke recently announced the launch of a whopping £230 million 4G revolution in grassroots facilities and coaching. Mr Dyke wants to see trust-run “hubs” filled …

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Boxing club receives £1,000

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I am absolutely delighted with the announcement that March Boxing Club has received £1,000 worth of funding for new equipment. The money comes following an application made during a recent visit to the club by Mark Abberley, the CEO of Boxing England, which followed our meeting in Westminster as part of my on-going campaign for …

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Boost for Fenland Sports Clubs

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I am encouraging local sports clubs and leisure organisations to attend a Sportivate funding event due to be held at the Manor Centre in Whittlesey on June 5 from 7.30-9.30pm. Living Sport’s Sportivate programme gives organisations across the county a chance to get funding to help create sporting and physical activity opportunities for 16-25 year …

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Boxing boss gives added punch to March club

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Above: Steve at March Boxing Club Gala Show with boxing legend Dave Boy Green and local boxer Shane Jones I was delighted that Mark Abberley, the CEO of Boxing England, visited March Boxing Club on Friday night as part of a fact finding mission. This followed our meeting in Westminster which I held as part …

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Video: Wisbech Tennis Club awarded £50,000 Grant

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I am delighted that Wisbech Tennis Club is celebrating today after the National Lottery announced it was serving up a £50,000 grant to provide floodlit all-weather courts. Following a series of meetings including with the Lawn Tennis Association and Sport England I raised the issue of sports funding in rural areas in the House of …

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