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Postby Drehda » Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:27 am

Drehda Domestic SportsWire


This feed is monitored and produced from an aggregate of various sports journalists around Drehda and the official press releases from the governing bodies of the respective sports. All sports and competitions documented in this wire are governed, authorised and commissioned by the Dreha National Athletics Council and the ruling administrative bodies.

National Athletics Council: CEO - Elouise Dubois
National Cricket Board: Chair - Ravi Akram
Football Association of Drehda: President - Alexander McBridge
Professional Boxing Council of Drehda: President - Ellis Barnes

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Postby Drehda » Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:38 am

FIGHT NIGHT FRENZY


There was an electric feel in the air inside the Municipal Indoor Arena last night as hundreds of boxing fans flocked to the nation's capital, Fort Hope, for a stacked card of both men's and women's bouts. The event marked the first showpiece held by the newly founded Professional Boxing Council of Drehda and as such PBCoD President Ellis Barnes was on hand to raise the curtain on no less than thirteen title fights, with gold being handed out in every available weight category and a draft of inaugrial champions being crowned.

All men's bouts were fought over a maxium of ten rounds, each round lasting 3 minutes. All women's bouts were fought over a maximum of eight rounds, each round lasting 3 minutes.

Men's Results

Heavyweight (91+kg) - Jurgen Dierick defeated Simon Burns by 7th round T.K.O. Dierick crowned PBCoD Heavyweight champion.
Cruiserweight (81+kg) - Ian Matthews defeated William Brady by unanimous points decision. Matthews crowned PBCoD Crusierweight champion.
Middleweight (75+kg) - Tom Fitzgerald defeated Pedro Sanchez by 8th round K.O. Fitzgerald crowned PBCoD Middleweight champion.
Welterweight (69+kg) - Kelvin Croft defeated Craig Winchester by unanimous points decision. Croft crowned PBCoD Welterweight champion.
Light Welterweight (64+kg) - Radolph Westcutt defeated Alfredo Mendoza by 9th round K.O. Westcutt crowned PBCoD Light Welterweight champion.
Lightweight (60+kg) - Marcel Ambrose defeated Andre Essien by split points decision. Ambrose crowned PBCoD Lightweight champion.
Featherweight (56+kg) - Christoph Lötzsch defeated DeMarco Walsh by unanonimous points decision
Flyweight (52+kg) - Jon Simmons defeated David Page by 4th round T.K.O. Simmons crowned PBCoD Flyweight champion.

The most controversial result of the night was found in the Lightweight division, where the judges decided that 25 year old Marcel Ambrose's cautious and measured counter punching was enough to give him the title over the more positive but less efficient work of Andre Essien. Essien was on the front foot almost from the first bell, but Ambrose proved an intelligent and resourceful customer and took the openings that presented themselves even if he never caused Essien any signifiant damage. Fight fans in attendance were vocal when the decision was announced, demonstrating their collective preference for a head-hunting, aggressive style over Ambrose's more methodical mode of operation. Expect this one to have a sequel in the near future to settle the score.

The most remarkable performances of the night came in the Heavyweight class where 32 year old Jurgen Dierick (196cm, 101.6kg / 6'4, 224lbs) laid down the gaunlet to all future challengers with a dominant display to best a gutsy but thoroughly out-matched 26 year old Simon Burns (189cm, 98.4kg / 6'2, 217lbs). Burns showed tremendous heart to get up from two early knock downs and he will have earned the affection of many supporters by clinging on until the 7th, but the older and larger fighter picked his opponent apart with long range, crushing hooks to the body and a whiplash inducing jab before the referee was forced to intervene with 20 seconds left in the round.

Women's Results

Middleweight (75+kg) - Jennifer Cook defeated Katie Black by unanimous points decision. Cook crowned PCBoD Middleweight Champion.
Welterweight (69+kg) - Jannisha Hart defeated Emily Foley by 8th round K.O. Hart crowned PCBoD Welterweight Champion.
Lightweight (60+kg) - Nicola Brady defeated Daniella Hewitt by unanimous points decision. Brady crowned PCBoD Lightweight Champion.
Featherweight (56+kg) - Kelly Barksdale defeated Stacey Glennister by 2nd round T.K.O. Barksdale crowned PCBoD Featherweight Champion.
Flyweight (52+kg) - Rosie Wolfe defeated Cecila Martinez by 4th round T.K.O. Wolfe crowned PCBoD Flyweight champion.

There was a poetic moment as Nicola Brady avenged her brother William's defeat earlier in the night to ensure that their on-looking parents could go home with a smile. Kelly Barksdale threw her hat in the ring to claim the role as face of the women's division with what can only be fairly described as a steamrollering of 19 year old Stacey Glennister. The power and brutality that Barksdale demonstrated has led many to speculate that she could easily hold her own at a higher weight class and it will be interesting to see if any challengers are able to emerge at the sub-60kg category in the coming months. There was intriguing battle in the Middleweight category where southpaw Jannisha Hart managed to avoid what was looking like an inevitable points defeat when she dropped the otherwise imperious Emily Foley in the dying seconds of the final round to go home with the gold. One has to wonder if Foley thought she was home and dry when Hart unleashed a savage flurry of close-range punches, seemingly out of nowhere to completely turn the tables.

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Postby Drehda » Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:19 am

SPORTING HEROES


Head of the National Athletics Council Elouise Dubois held a press conference today alongside Ravi Akram (Chair of the National Cricket Board) and Alexander McBride (President of Football Association of Drehda) to announce that some of Drehda's greatest heroes will be represented in both the upcoming cricket and football competitions.

The National Defence Board XIs will be comprised of serving members of the Drehda's Air Force, Naval Group and Army. Current serving members of the Fire & Rescue Service, Health Service and Provinical Police Services will play under the Combined Services XIs

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Combined Services XI football home shirt - Green for the health service, blue for police service and red for fire & rescue


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National Defence Board XI football home shirt


Dubois said "We're delighted we've been able to ensure that some of the bravest and finest of Drehda's society will get the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents alongside the professional clubs. Both the military and emergency services have fantastic sporting traditions and we really believe they'll be competitive in all forms and do their organisations and the wider population proud out on the pitch.
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Postby Drehda » Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:10 pm

Football Leagues Announced


Football Association of Drehda boss Alexander McBride today announced that the clubs that will comprise the top two national divisions for the upcoming inaugral season.

It's been confirmed by McBride that the First Division will comprise of ten teams playing each other twice, with the top four finishers qualifying for a play off system to crown a league champion. The two leagues will swap teams on a simple "One Up, One Down" basis with the lowest ranking team from the First Division slipping down a tier and being replaced by champions of the Second Division, made up of 12 teams playing a 22 game season. Currently, there are no plans to establish relegation from the Second Division to any lower divisions but McBride told the gathered press that "We're looking at a range of proposals for the wider lower league structure, currently we're favouring the creation of a raft of amatuer county leagues where clubs compete against others from their own geographic region. If we're satisfied there's sufficient quality, competitiveness and fan interest, we'll consider formalising a third tier with relegation and promotion."

First Division

Cadderick Rovers F.C
Currilow F.C
Fort Hope S.C
Fort Hope United F.C
Fortuna Hollenwaard F.C
Hennerton F.C
Metlock Town F.C
Russford Blues F.C
F.C Victoria Shankwell
Wilhelmsbrook Wanderers F.C


The immediate eye-catcher in this league has to be the prospect of a capital city derby between Fort Hope United and Fort Hope Sporting Club. It will also be interesting to watch how any rivalries shape up between the capital's clubs and the side's from other major cities such as Hennerton, Metlock or Wilhelmsbrook.

Second Division

Bay Of Mercy F.C
Combined Services F.C
Cullibrigg F.C
Dennelbridge F.C
F.C Phemway Phoenix
Jexton Rangers F.C
Medikau Glory F.C
National Defence Board F.C
Shankwell Swifts F.C
Sporting Piraz F.C
Tillerbury F.C
Yennet Valley F.C


Plenty of neutral eyes will be drawn to the two representive sides announced earlier this week - National Defence Board F.C made up of active service personnel from Drehda's armed forceds and Combined Services F.C who will field players drawn from across the three branches the country's emergency services. One can expect a keen rivalry between these two clubs.

It's expected that league fixtures will kick off in the coming days with a mid season knock out competition for every team from both divisions, the National Cup, also being scheduled
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Postby Drehda » Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:45 pm

Kit Reveals


The first official images of the home kits to be worn by each of Drehda's top 22 teams for the upcoming football season have been released today.

First Division


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Cadderick Rovers F.C

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Currilow F.C

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Fort Hope S.C

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Fort Hope United F.C

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Fortuna Hollenwaard F.C

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Hennerton F.C

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Metlock Town F.C

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Russford Blues F.C

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Victoria Shankwell F.C

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Wilhelmsbrook Wanderers F.C


Second Division


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Bay Of Mercy F.C

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Combined Services F.C

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Cullibrigg F.C

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Dennelbridge F.C

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F.C Jexton Rangers

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Medikau Glory F.C

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National Defence Board F.C

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F.C Phemway Phoenix

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Shankwell Swifts F.C

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Sporting Piraz F.C

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Tillerbury F.C

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Yannet Valley F.C


It's been confirmed that replicas have been put on sale (sold at all good sporting goods merchants and some crap ones too) and it's expected that this will help generate buzz and excitement amongst fans ahead of the the first round of fixtures. Which club's colours would you be repping on the terraces on a saturday afternoon?

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Postby Drehda » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:11 pm

Dierick Welcomes All Comers


It was all smiles this afternoon as Ellis Barnes, president of the Professional Boxing Council of Drehda, held a lavish press event to mark the official crowning of the organisation's first Heavyweight champion - Jurgen Dierick.

The 32 year old Dierick, fresh off his comprehensive 7th round demolition of Simon Burns, cut a relaxed and jovial figure as he posed for photos with a select group of fight fans to show off his newly earned strap and took questions from the journos in attendance.

"I'm the first one to get my hands on the belt because this belt belongs with me, it was made for me. I won't be giving it up for a long, long time" Dierick promised. "Bring on anyone, bring them on two at a time. I'll knock the first one out with my right then drop the second bloke with my left. It's my belt until I decide otherwise".

Barnes seemed to be revelling in his champion's confidence "Look, any sporting product needs stars to attract an audience and it's clear that's what we've uncovered in Jurgen. He's got the style, the attitude and he's shown his quality inside the ropes. But there's quality opponents in his weightclass and he'll be tested, he'll have to back the words up. Other fighers will be watching today and this is where they want to be, they want to steal this limelight from him. I look forward to watching those challenges and we're hopefully to announce the next contender soon."

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Postby Drehda » Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:24 pm

Opening Weekend


There was a near-audible sigh of relief shared across the country this weekend from the nation's football fans as the top two divisions of the much anticipated Drehdan National League got underway. There was no shortage of excitement and goals as the attending fans were treated to some pulsating action.


First Division

Currilow F.C 3 - 1 F.C Fortuna Hollenwaard
(Lambert, 22')
(Wiems, 37')
(Duran, 43')
(Hellman, 61')

Russford Blues F.C 2 - 4 Cadderick Rovers F.C
(Mészöly, 33')
(Mészöly, 39')
(Lopez, 52')

(Morris, 81')
(Jacks, 84')
(Gray, 89')

F.C Victoria Shankwell 0 - 3 Hennerton F.C
(McEwan, 17')
(Summers, 51')
(Summers, 77')


Wilhelmsbrook Wanderers F.C 3 - 3 Fort Hope S.C
(Kempton, 45+1')
(Cameron, 50')
(Phipps, 55')
(Bower, 66')
(Buck, 73')
(Briggs, 83')


Metlock Town 1 - 2 Fort Hope United F. C
(Black, 71')
(Halfpenny, 77')
(Appiah, 90+2)


Frankie McEwan. Remember the name, because in five years time you'll be the star of your local pub quiz with the answer to "Who was the first ever National First Division goalscorer?". The 31 year old left midfielder inked his name in the history books in the 17th minute when he broke the deadlock for Hennerton in their away fixture at Victoria Shankwell. A deep free kick for Hennerton was floated over the penalty box and it was McEwan who was alive to the opportunity, popping up unmarked at the backpost to volley home from point blank range.

Things only got worse from there for Victoria, as Hennerton's 30 year old striker Joe Summers bagged two second half goals to crown out a comfortable victory to send the Hens top of the league after week one.

Elsewhere, Currilow, Cadderick Rovers and Fort Hope United all registered wins to start their campaigns off on the right foot. Fort Hope United in particular will look back on this game with a wry smile as they battled back from a goal down to snatch all three points with a last gasp thunderbolt strike by holding midfielder Jean-Louis Appiah.

Second Division

Yennet Valley F.C 0 - 0 Sporting Piraz F.C
Tillerbury F.C 0 - 4 F.C Phemway Phoenix
Snow, 33'
Snow, 45+3'
Snow, 67'
Zunygia, 90+1'

Combined Services F.C 0 - 1 Dennelbridge F.C
Mendoza, 52'
Cullibrigg F.C 0 - 2 Medikau Glory F.C
Morgan, 40'
Molina, 78'

Jexton Rangers 1 - 2 Shankwell Swifts F.C
McKinney, 46'
Gaines, 70'

Mills, 83'
National Defence Board FC 1 - 1 Bay Of Mercy F.C
Flgt Sgt Watts, 20'
Alfrado, 57'


Phemway Phoenix have set the pace to mark themselves as early favourites for promotion as they dishes out a drubbing of Tillerbury thanks to a hattrick from young striker Fergus Snow, while Yennet Valley came away from their no-score draw feeling aggrieved after having not one but two goals controversially chalked off for offside against a Sporting Piraz side who never really got out of first gear.
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Postby Drehda » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:51 am

New heros emerged as the King of the Jungle walks tall


Boxing fans across Drehda had their eyes glued to the Shankwell University Athletics Centre last night,where a stacked card of eight fights across both the male and female divisions saw wounded heros avenge past defeats, new contenders pitch their bid for supremecy and a reigning giant mark himself out as the stand out titan of the national scene.

All men's bouts were fought over a maxium of ten rounds, each round lasting 3 minutes. All women's bouts were fought over a maximum of eight rounds, each round lasting 3 minutes.

Men's Results

Heavyweight (91+kg) - Jurgen Dierick defeated Alan Patterson by 3rd round T.K.O. Dierick retains PBCoD Heavyweight championship.
Cruiserweight (81+kg) - Ian Matthews defeated Jason Hodgkinson by 9th round T.K.O. Matthews retains PBCoD Cruiserweight championship.
Welterweight (69+kg) - Antonio Castillo defeated Craig Winchester by 8th round K.O. Castillo becomes #1 Welterweight contender.
Lightweight (60+kg) - Marcel Ambrose defeated Andre Essien by 7th round K.O. Ambrose retains PBCoD Lightweight championship.
Featherweight (56+kg) - Samuel Page defeated Aziz Lakmal by unananimous points decisions. Page becomes #1 Featherweight contender.

It was a busy night in the men's division. Ian Matthews enhanced his credentials as Cruiserweight champ by recording a late stoppage to defend his strap against 20 year old Jason Hodgkinson, improving his reputation after a competent but unremarkable win over William Brady in his first outing. Craig Winchester sunk to his second successive defeat when southpaw Antonio Castillo knocked him out in the 8th round. Winchester will have to regroup and rebuild his career from this point, while Castillo has marked his card to challenge reigning Welterweight champion Kelvin Croft in the near future.

In the Lightweight class, Marcel Ambrose cut a much more impressive figure in his rematch against Andre Essien. Ambrose only just edged out Essien in their first clash, but this time Ambrose showed much more rhythm and great timing to pull apart the wild and overly aggressive Essien. All eyes will be on if Ambrose chooses to entertain a third fight between the two. It's undeniable that they match up for a great rivalry, but Ambrose has an argument to make that he has proven himself too good and deserves to move on to the new challenges.

In the lightest Men's class, two debutants squared off as 21 year old Samuel Page cruised to a comfortable judge's decision win over Aziz Lakmal.

The true attention grabber though was, again, National Heavyweight Champion Jurgen Dierick who backed up plenty of press chatter with a crushing win over the challenger Alan Patterson. This latest outing, with Dierick hardly breaking sweat before opening up a vicious cut over Patterson's left eye that warranted the referee's deceisive intervention, he has only fueled speculation that maybe there really is nobody within Drehda who can match his combination of footwork, punching power and shark-like ability to exploit defensive openings. If the 6'4, 16 stone champ continues to bulldoze his way through the division, he may be forced to cast his eyes abroad in search of serious competition.

Women's Results

Welterweight (67+kg) - Emily Foley defeated Jannisha Hart by split points decision. Foley crowned PCBoD Welterweight Champion.
Lightweight (60+kg) - Jo-Jo Weston defeated Daniella Hewitt by 5th round T.K.O. Weston becomes #1 Lightweight contender.
Featherweight (55+kg) - Kelly Barksdale defeated Katrina Robins unanimous points decision.

Kelly Barksdale continued her hot streak with a professional although unspectacular decision win over Katrina Robins, who showed good heart and technical skills but lacked the power to sting the champion. Jo-Jo Weston stood out a possible star of the future by sinking Daniella Hewitt to her second straight loss. Weston sets up a title shot in her future, earning the right to square off with belt holder Nicola Brady in her next outing. The most intriguing fight was Foley-Hart II, fresh off a last-gasp, shocking knock out victory for Hart in the first installment. Foley cut a focused and determined figure, hungry for revenge as she was on the front foot from the first bell. Despite her energy, Foley was only able to record a split decision win and although she went home with the gold, it seems a near certainty that we will see Foley-Hart III in the near future for all the marbles and to settle the argument once and for all.


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