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Hawks’ Club celebrates Cambridge University Sport

Members of the Hawks' Club came together yesterday evening (Thursday 30 March) to celebrate University of Cambridge sport and raise funds for the Club's Charitable Trust - an endowment devoted to supporting talented sportsmen and sportswomen in the University as they combine academia with their sporting endeavours. MR Sport managed the event which raised over £7,000 for the Clubs' Charitable Trust. Part of a wider calendar of fundraising events,
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Parliament welcomes health benefits of golf

Members of Parliament have hailed the health benefits of golf, following a recently published scientific review by researchers at the University of Edinburgh. A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons welcoming the review, which highlights the considerable physical and mental health benefits of the sport. The review, supported by the World Golf Foundation, found that golfers live longer than non-golfers, playing golf improves cholesterol levels and
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Parliament welcomes UK involvement in Ryder Cup

The Parliamentary Golf Group has wished the European Ryder Cup team well ahead of the forthcoming competition in Minnesota, USA. In a letter to the Captain of Team Europe, Darren Clarke, Group Chairman Karl McCartney MP passed on the best wishes of all Members of the Group, and expressed hope “that the event will help to promote our game across the UK and inspire more people to pick
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Covéa Insurance supports Parliamentary Golf Group Annual Dinner

The All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group has announced Covéa Insurance as the supporter of its Annual Dinner, to be held on the 22 November. The Annual Dinner will serve as an opportunity to bring together Parliamentarians, Honorary and Associate Members, to celebrate the Group’s inaugural year and will be held on the House of Lords Terrace in the Palace of Westminster. The Group has the singular remit to support the
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First Women’s Club joins Parliamentary Rowing Group

Barnes Bridge Ladies Rowing Club has become the first all-female club to join the Parliamentary Rowing Group. The club, based in the constituency of Brentford and Isleworth, is one of only two all-women clubs in the UK; it was renamed from the Civil Service Ladies Rowing Club in 1997 and is still a member of the CSSC. They join a growing number of non-Parliamentary members of the Group and provide
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10th Annual Parliamentary Boat Races raises £10,000 for charity

The 2016 Parliamentary charity boat race took place yesterday (Wednesday 14 September) in front of the Houses of Parliament, raising £10,000 for charity. Supported by the ISPS, the regatta-style event welcomed youth, women and men’s crews who rowed from Lambeth Bridge to the House of Lords, and showcased a display of young athletes on rowing machines adapted to those with special needs. Culminating in a race between the two
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Parliament supports grassroots golf

Yesterday (13 September), the inaugural Parliamentary Sports Fair was held in the Palace of Westminster, and provided an opportunity for MPs and Peers to find out more about golf at the grassroots level. The event was organised by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, as part of their #GetYourKitOn campaign to encourage Members of Parliament to support community sport and recreation. As part of the event, the Parliamentary Golf
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Grassroots rowing showcased at Parliamentary Sports Fair

Yesterday (13 September), the Parliamentary Sports Fair was held in the Palace of Westminster, and provided an opportunity for MPs and Peers to find out more about grassroots rowing. The event was organised by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, as part of their #GetYourKitOn campaign to encourage Members of Parliament to support community sport and recreation. As part of the event, the Parliamentary Rowing Group welcomed representatives of
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Grassroots rugby league showcased in Parliament

Yesterday (13 September), the inaugural Parliamentary Sports Fair was held in the Palace of Westminster, and provided an opportunity for MPs and Peers to find out more about grassroots Rugby League. The event was organised by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, as part of their #GetYourKitOn campaign to encourage Members of Parliament to support community sport and recreation. As part of the event, the Parliamentary Rugby League
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Crews announced for 10th Parliamentary Boat Race

The Captains of the House of Commons and House of Lords boats have selected their crews to race in the 10th annual Parliamentary Boat Race. The charity event, supported by ISPS, is taking place on 14th September in front of the House of Lords and as well as the final race between the two Houses of Parliament, features youth, men’s, and women’s races plus an adaptive rowing display
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