Walking football is about pure enjoyment of the beautiful game

Man with football.

A Fitzrovia man is looking for people to play "walking football" at a local sports pitch and is hoping to get enough players together for games that are more about enjoyment than winning. 50-year-old Russell Davies, who has lived and worked in Fitzrovia for around 15 years, wants to get a couple of teams together to …

Reporting on new football pitch attacked by both sides

Astro Turf pitch.

Fitzrovia News has received scathing criticism accusing us of inaccurate and negative reporting on a news story about the opening of a new 5-a-side football pitch at Whitfield Place in January. We reported that Fitzrovia Youth in Action had taken over management of the pitch at The Warren playground in agreement with Camden Council. We stated …

Free summer picnic event at The Warren

Part of poster for summer picnic.

Camden based charity Fitzrovia Youth in Action will be holding a free summer picnic this Saturday at The Warren open space in Whitfield Place. "Organised by a group of young people, the picnic event will feature a free BBQ, bouncy castle, outdoor games, live performances and more," says Fitzrovia Youth in Action. FYA are also using …

‘FIFA approved’ 5-a-side pitch draws a crowd of supporters and opponents

Astro Turf pitch.

A new playing surface at a sports pitch in Fitzrovia will revitalise the public open space says a youth charity but opponents say that football is being favoured over other sports and local children's playtime at the ground is being cut. Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) has taken over the management of The Warren sports pitch under a license from Camden …

Local charity is awarded £100,000 towards new youth club

Young men playing football on 5-aside pitch.

Plans by a local charity to create a new youth club for hundreds of young people were given a boost this month with a £100,000 grant. Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) were awarded the money by LandAid, the property industry charity. In making the grant LandAid recognised the need to fund youth activities because, despite the neighbourhood …

A passion for Napoli in Charlotte Street

Scene from film outside cafe.

In a small cafe in the quieter part of Charlotte Street is a home from home for football fans of Napoli -- the club based in the Italian city of Naples. A short film which was made last year describes the passion for football and features the cafe owner and London's Napoli supporters. http://vimeo.com/83972380 Apparently filmed …

Old school time trialling at cyclists film show

Man on bicycle.

Fans of British cycling could be forgiven for locking their bikes up outside the wrong venue on their way to take part in this year's annual pilgrimage to the Hammersmith Cyclists Film Show. Riverside Studios in Hammersmith is undergoing refurbishment for the next few years and the 2015 screening this Sunday will instead take place in …

The big problem with the Olympics is that one could almost certainly do it better a second time

By Adam Samuel I love Olympic Games. I’ve been watching them since 1972 and the memorial service for the murdered Israeli athletes at Munich. I can recite the winners and their times for the men’s 100, 200 and 400 metres races at Mexico in 1968 and the Brit who won bronze in the 400 metres …

Condor Fratello, Campagnolo Veloce 10 speed, Fulcrum Racing 7, winter road test

Ridden and reviewed by William Rees Condor Cycles offers its Fratello model as an "all round super bike" to be used as commuter, fast tourer, audax bike or winter trainer. It's been a popular model since its release many years ago and several of my friends ride one particularly as a winter bike. I needed …

Get (with) the programme – footie fans gather for new year fair

By Theron Mohamed Hundreds of sports enthusiasts attended the 35th annual Giant New Year Programme Fair in London today (Sunday 8 January). 21 specialist dealers showcased thousands of sports programmes, cards, badges and books at the Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury. Prices ranged from 20p to £2800 for an 1897 Queens Park Rangers v Burton Swifts …