In what is quickly becoming my Leeds Knights blog, here is my writeup of their second charity series game of the summer. Last night Leeds Knights took on Sheffield Blazers in the second of a series of charity matches raising funds for Leeds Children’s Hospital. The start of the game was delayed by 30 minutes due to delays on the roads and a thick fog on the ice. The game eventually got underway, however a slight mist remained for most of the game. Sheffield took an early lead with a powerplay goal while Leeds were serving two consecutive two minute
Today I turned my hand to being a sports photographer for what is reputably the most difficult sport to photograph due to the speed its played at. An ice hockey puck can be hit at over 100 miles per hour and while the recreational game is a lot slower, it still isn’t easy to keep up with the puck as it whips across the rink. Leeds Knights is a new ice hockey team based in the city of Leeds, but currently playing their home games in Sheffield and Bradford until a new ice rink is built in the south of
A year ago I wrote about the Global Corporate Challenge, a 100 day challenge that companies across the world sign up for and get their employees to sign up to. The challenge is simple, to be more active and create a fitter, healthier population, the way of achieving it is slightly harder. Participants aim to walk 10,000 steps per day, every day for the duration of the 100 day challenge. 10,000 steps is around 5 miles which adds up to 500 miles of walking over 14 weeks. The challenge begins again this year on 28th May for its 11th year
What a headline to get your excited on a Saturday afternoon: School continuity and disaster recovery planning, doesn’t it move you to the edge of your seat? No, not really, but I’m going write about it anyway. I recently attended my first full governing body meeting since becoming a governor and SFVS was on the agenda. For those who aren’t familiar with the term (I wasn’t until that meeting) it stands for Schools Financial Values Standard. The standard has been designed to “to assist [schools] in managing their finances and to give assurance that they have secure financial management in
I had considered being a school governor for a while and had looked at the School Governors One-Stop Shop website a couple of time and started filling in the application form to become a governor. However, I didn’t submit the application form as other commitments were taking up the majority of my time and I didn’t feel that I could do the role justice at that point. There was a secondary consideration too, ideally I wanted to join the governors at my children’s school where I had already been heavily involved as a volunteer, but there were no vacancies available. Then,
Today my 5 year old daughter Hannah became a singing, dancing cow for her school nativity play and I took the opportunity to grab a few photographs of her in action! As you can see from these two photographs, she’s very happy and proud to be up on stage with her friends taking part in the show, and not concerned in the slightest about having the part of an animal rather than an angel (like last year) or even Mary. She loved every minute of the play, and all of the other children seemed to too judging by the huge
A few pictures from the wedding of Amy and Simon Kirk at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, 7th December 2013. Just one question though; why won’t my children sit for a photo for me, but they’re more than happy to for somebody else? Warning: One of these is rated 18 and definitely not suitable for my five year old daughter who was watching and wondering what on Earth was going on! Here are a few photographs from the official wedding photographer, Sam Waterhouse.
Welsh rock band Stereophonics played at the first direct arena in Leeds on 15 November 2013 to promote their latest album, Graffiti on the Train. As well as the title track and one or two others from the new LP, they also played some of their most popular songs from previous albums, including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow, A Thousand Trees and Have a Nice Day. The 13,500 capacity first direct arena in the centre of Leeds opened in July 2013 with a show by Bruce Springsteen, followed by an ‘official opening’ show in September by Elton John. Below are a few