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ICYMI: The Saturday Six

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:01 12 November 2016

Schools across Havering taking part in a tag rugby competition at the May & Baker grounds

Schools across Havering taking part in a tag rugby competition at the May & Baker grounds

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Our new feature looking at this week’s sporting stories

Former Leyton Orient manager Martin Ling paid a visit to old school St Bonaventure'sFormer Leyton Orient manager Martin Ling paid a visit to old school St Bonaventure's

It has been another busy week of sport across our corner of East London and Essex and, in a new feature, we will look at some of our favourite stories from our editions over the past seven days in The Saturday Six.

A typical week can see our team reporting on anything from athletics, basketball, cricket, darts, football, hockey, ice hockey, karate, rugby, swimming, tennis and volleyball, from West Ham in the Premier League down to under-eights mini rugby in a local park.

But we always like to hear about any kind of sporting stories, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with your news.

Now, in no particular order of preference, but more a case of chronology, here are my picks of the week:

Martin Bowers and Ovill McKenzieMartin Bowers and Ovill McKenzie

1.The Barking & Dagenham Post included a special feature about a schools tag rugby event which took place at the May & Baker club, who received praise for their support and assistance on the day.

2.The Newham Recorder sports pages housed a picture story about a special visit to Canning Town’s St Bonaventure’s School by former Leyton Orient player and manager Martin Ling, who talked to pupils during his stroll down Memory Lane.

Wanstead's Saba Nasim receives her Chance to Shine coach of the year award from former England player James TaylorWanstead's Saba Nasim receives her Chance to Shine coach of the year award from former England player James Taylor

3.The Docklands & East London Advertiser included a full page of boxing news, led by the sad story of Ovill McKenzie’s retirement on medical grounds.

4.The Ilford Recorder brought news of a Chance to Shine coach of the year award for Saba Nasim, who has helped Wanstead’s girls and women to plenty of success and launched a new Redbridge team.

Wapping's Becky Hart in action against Old Loughts (pic Iain McAuslan)Wapping's Becky Hart in action against Old Loughts (pic Iain McAuslan)

5.Our recently-launched Wanstead & Woodford Recorder reported on the hockey win of Old Loughtonians women against rivals Wapping at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

6.And finally, the Romford Recorder included the honest thoughts of Old Cooperians player-coach Pat Reed about his rugby team’s progress this season, following derby success over Romford & Gidea Park.

Barnie Moul scores the winning try for Old Cooperians against Romford & Gidea Park and celebrates with team-mates (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Barnie Moul scores the winning try for Old Cooperians against Romford & Gidea Park and celebrates with team-mates (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

As teams prepare to take to their respective fields once again this weekend, we wonder what stories might make The Saturday Six in seven days time!

*Send your sports news to dagenhampost.sport@archant.co.uk, sport@newhamrecorder.co.uk or sport@ilfordrecorder.co.uk for it to be considered for publication by any of our newspaper titles.

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