Monday, 17 August 2015

Sumatran Tiger arrives in Pembrokeshire!

After much anticipation from those involved with the Manor House Wildlife Park, Terima arrived on Saturday evening following a long journey from France. I was lucky enough to be invited along to the arrival of this endangered big cat.
Anna Ryder Richardson was very excited by the arrival of the one year old, who will soon enter an important breeding programme when they gain a male in the future, as fewer than 400 remain in the wild.
This particular image has been published across the region including the Evening Post & Carmarthen Journal
I was also lucky enough to come into contact with Rebecca Naden, a Reuters photographer who covers all sorts of events, but specialising in Sports, who kindly allowed me to shadow her as she worked at the park and shared a long insightful chat about the industry throughout the day.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

All Golds Rise to the Top! (Of the Southern Teams)

On the weekend the All Golds finally defeated the Hemel Stags 34-38 in dramatic fashion, an achievement that has allured them up until now. This superb result comes off the back of an impressive victory against Newcastle Thunder 26-10 on August the 8th, becoming the first  Southern team since last years All Golds to beat a Northern side in 57 weeks! I wasn't able to be at Hemel on Sunday so here are the Newcastle photos. The All Golds now sit 9th in the Kingstone Press Championship 1 table with three more matches to play against Swinton Lions, Keighley Cougars & Coventry Bears.
Ollie Purslow powers past the Thunder defence.
Steve Parry crosses over from close range..
..And in the second half took advantage of a free play to score the second of his brace!
Alex Davidson & Courtney Davies, who has recently returned from injury celebrate with their captain Steven Parry.
Callum Mulkeen & Jamie Murphy tackle Papa New Guinea international Jason Tali.
Lee Mapals celebrates his try with Callum Mulkeen.
New signing from Belgium Yvan Leroyer converts.
Ryan Pywell races towards the thunder defensive line.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

All Golds Update

Izaak Duffy is halted at Iffley Road.
Oxford 20-12 All Golds
Phil Cowburn celebrates Chris Vitalini's try during his 50th All Golds appearance against the Hemel Stags
All Golds 30-34 Hemel Stags
Steven Parry indicates to the referee that we'll take the penalty kick
Barrow Raiders 26-18 All Golds
Joel Thomas runs with a rip in his shirt towards the Oldham defence
All Golds 30-41 Oldham Roughyeds
An impressive backdrop in South Wales at Mountain Ash RFC
South Wales Scorpions 16-36 All Golds
Alex Davidson crosses over to score against Oxford
All Golds 38-24 Oxford
Joe McClean, Krista Woodman, Andy Pitchford & Lee Greenwood celebrate the new shirt sponsorship with Smith & Williamson
All Golds 10-34 London Skolars
The Barrow fans enjoy their victory away to Oxford, hosted by the All Golds in Cheltenham
Oxford 22-34 Barrow Raiders
New signing from Belgium Yvan Leroyer converts
North Wales Crusaders 38-20 All Golds