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    5 REASONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE 2015 WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS!

18 10, 2015

5 REASONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE 2015 WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS!

By |October 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2015 World Gymnastics Championships are less than a week away and over 600 gymnasts from around the globe are descending on The SSE Hydro in search of world title glory.
10 days of action start on Friday 23rd October culminating on Sunday 1st November, and it’s not too late to snap up a ticket for what promises to be a memorable sporting occasion taking place in the heart of Glasgow.  Here’s our 5 reasons why you’d be mad to miss it!

1.  The Spectacle  Artistic gymnastics in the flesh is guaranteed to thrill.  With the best men and women on the planet pushing themselves to the limit of their physical powers, plenty of jaw-dropping action for spectators is guaranteed.

The women’s event has four disciplines – the Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam and Floor – and was made famous at the 1976 […]

27 08, 2015

2015/2016 – A SCOTTISH RUGBY SEASON TO SAVOUR!

By |August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glasgow Warriors led the way for Scottish rugby last season securing the PRO12 trophy for the first time after a memorable 31-13 victory over Munster in final.

Meanwhile Edinburgh Rugby had a European season to savour making it to the final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup, while Heriot’s won the battle for supremacy in Scottish club rugby beating Melrose in April’s inaugural Grand Final of the BT Premiership.

Expectations are high for the 2015/2016 season and with the added bonus of the Rugby World Cup, now just over three weeks away, Scottish rugby fans are in for a treat over the next 10 months.

We caught up with Colin Gregor – recently retired after a career featuring over a 100 games for the Glasgow Warriors and as a hugely successful player for Scotland 7s scoring over 1000 points […]

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    COMING TO A BEACH NEAR YOU THIS SUMMER … SCOTTISH BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR!

21 06, 2015

COMING TO A BEACH NEAR YOU THIS SUMMER … SCOTTISH BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR!

By |June 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 2015 Beach Volleyball Scotland Tour is underway and after the Grampian Open on Aberdeen Promenade and the Edinburgh Championships, it’s next stop Fife on 27th and 28th June for the St Andrews Championships.  The third of seven tournaments in total taking place at different venues around Scotland throughout the summer.

We caught up with Lynne Beattie – GB captain of the indoor team at London 2012 and now with her eye on beach volleyball qualification for Rio 2016 alongside her role within Scottish Volleyball – for her reflections on the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on volleyball, and exciting times ahead for the sport in Scotland as it goes from strength to strength …

London 2012 left a sporting legacy across Great Britain inspiring people young and old to get active and take up sport.  For 4 […]

  • Womens Football. Scottish Women's Premier League. 2015 season launch at Hampden Park.
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    SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE – SEASON 2015 HAS LIFT OFF!

23 04, 2015

SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE – SEASON 2015 HAS LIFT OFF!

By |April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) launched for its 14th season last month with the nation’s twelve best senior women’s sides set to fight it out for supremacy and top spot in the league table.  

Kierran Allardice takes a look at each of the teams, and players to watch out for, as he savours what promises to be the best ever SWPL season in a blog for the Sport on Spec website.

Aberdeen made a promising start to their league campaign with two consecutive wins before suffering a narrow home defeat at the hands of reigning champions Glasgow City.  The team from the north will be happy with that given they have also progressed to the semi-finals of the League Cup on Sunday 10 May when they will face Hibernian at Ainslie Park, Edinburgh.  This weekend they have […]

20 02, 2015

CENTRAL BELT HERE WE COME. MORE COVERAGE = MORE SPORT!

By |February 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sport on Spec is expanding!

After an amazing year of sport in 2014, we’re delighted to announce as from the beginning of March 2015 our coverage is extending to include spectator sport taking place in Edinburgh and surrounding areas, including Perthshire and the Scottish Borders.

The inclusion of Edinburgh and Perth, boasting popular sports venues such as Bell’s Sports Centre and the Royal Commonwealth Pool, means that together with our existing Glasgow coverage we’ll be bringing you the best possible information on how to attend the vast majority of major events and national championships taking place in Scotland around the 17 Commonwealth Games sports.

By way of a reminder that’s aquatics (swimming and diving), athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, judo, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby 7s, shooting, squash, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling.  Trust us when we say […]

3 10, 2014

WHAT NEXT FOR THE STARS & SPORTS OF GLASGOW 2014?

By |October 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

They came, they saw, they conquered.   17 sports, 14 venues and 11 days of thrilling action that captivated a global audience.  Not to mention a nation transfixed by the record-breaking haul of 53 Commonwealth Games medals for Team Scotland to smash the previous best of 33.  Glasgow 2014, also known as the best Commonwealth Games ever, will live long in the memory.  But what next for the sports and stars who made the summer of 2014 so special?

The answer, we are delighted to say, is plenty!

There are lots of opportunities to see the 17 sports on show during the Games, not to mention many of the 310 athletes who made up Team Scotland – if you know where to look that is.  Which fortunately we do!  So sit back, relax and read on for your indispensable […]

19 07, 2014

GLASGOW 2014 & BEYOND: ARE YOU READY? YOUR LAST MINUTE SPECTATOR GUIDE!

By |July 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The time is almost nigh. With just a few days to go the stadiums are ready, the competitors are ready, the city of Glasgow signage is up and the action is within touching distance!

Expectations for home glory are running high with Commonwealth Games Scotland targeting a record 34 medals or more, to eclipse the tally of 33 from the 1986 Games held in Edinburgh.  So while Team Scotland (meet them all here!) fine tune their preparations we offer some spectator tips to help maximise your enjoyment of what promises to be a memorable festival of sport.  Ticketed events first, followed by free to watch events in triathlon, marathon and cycling. 

TICKETED EVENTS

There are still plenty of opportunities to purchase tickets across a range of sports via the Glasgow 2014 website.  A check over the last 24 hours […]

6 05, 2014

NORTH AMERICAN & SCOTTISH SPORT – A SHARED PASSION

By |May 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It won’t have escaped your attention one of the year’s sporting highlights involves an American invasion this September, as Team USA arrive at Gleneagles for an eagerly awaited Ryder Cup encounter.  Their mission to try and wrest back the trophy at the Home of Golf that Europe so memorably retained at Medinah in 2012.

Golf is but one sport Scotland and North America share a love for, and as spring meets summer we take a look at the major sports played across the pond that are flourishing in Scotland, and just as importantly how you can get your spectator fix.  Team sports dominate the American landscape and in particular the  ‘Big 4’ in the shape of American Football, Baseball, Basketball and Ice Hockey, so where better place to start.

The BAFA is the UK’s American Football equivalent to […]

2 04, 2014

APRIL’S ACTION ON THE ROAD TO GLASGOW 2014

By |April 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here it is … your #RoadtoGlasgow2014 April spectator update!

March’s highlights included shooting as Scottish star Jen McIntosh secured her 5th national title in 6 years at the Scottish Air Rifle Championships to put her in good stead for Glasgow 2014 qualification.  Likewise in boxing a night of high drama saw the Boxing Scotland Championship Finals take place at the Emirates Arena for the first time, with Lewis Benson, Joe Ham and Josh Taylor among the winners staking their claim for Team Scotland selection due to finalised at the end of May.

The action shows no signs of letting up in April.  No less than six Commonwealth Games sports are featured with gymnastics, swimming, rugby sevens, netball, weightlifting and hockey on the sporting menu … and you can be there to see them!

NETBALL

Scottish Thistles v Trinidad & Tobago. […]

9 02, 2014

NETBALL. IN AT THE DEEP END

By |February 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A sporting case of sink of swim. That was the stark challenge laid down to the Scottish Thistles in January when they took on the reigning Commonwealth Games champions, New Zealand’s Silver Ferns, in two exhibition matches.

A high risk strategy maybe, but one that paid dividends when having been soundly beaten 18-72 in the first match the Thistles showed a tremendous resilience and strength of character to go down by a much improved 26-63 scoreline in the second. This against the No.1 ranked team in the world.

The Thistles’ performance bodes well for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in relation to which netball’s undoubted appeal has already been proven; the tournament a sell-out with some 60,000 tickets being snapped up for 11 days of action. The sport received a further boost recently with the news that the […]

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