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3 Inlaid Line Marking to 3G Sports Surfaces 3Keighley Rugby Union will play on an artificial grass pitch from next season.

The £750,000 Rugby Football Union investment will include powerful floodlights to allow top-flight night games.

In May the First Team pitch will be ripped up and replaced with a new 3G surface, with a shock layer below, as is favoured with great success by European Champions Saracens.

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Paul MarchCougars head coach Paul March will leave the club after Sunday’s final game of this disappointing season against York City Knights.

Former player March, 36, led the club to the iPro Sport Cup title this season but failed to make the top five in League One.

Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett:”Despite the disappointment of this season, I ask all Cougar fans to come down and cheer the team on for the last time this season and say your farewells to Marchy.

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Sam BoatwrightSEndurance athlete Sam Boatwright has announced a world record attempt for cycling non-stop from John O’Groats to Lands End.

Super-fit Sam, 32, aims to break the record for the fastest ‘end to end’ in either direction by bicycle - without stopping.

The record stands at 44hrs 44mins 19secs set by Gethin Butler in 2001.

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Keighley Shamrock Knights put Leeds Maccabi Blues to the sword yesterday.

The U8s travelled to Soldiers Playing Fields, Roundhey, seeking revenge for a home defeat.

And the battling youngsters pulled off a stunning 10 - 2 away victory.

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Live American wrestling is back by popular demand at The Octagon, Sandbeds.
Admission is £5 for Adults & £3 for Children, pay on the door. Doors open 1:30pm & the show starts 2pm
Stars include:
4th generation wrestler Tiger Jr
Fan favourite Ginger the Clown
The Devil's own Lomax
High flying Zak Northern
Teenage sensation Gabriel Kidd
The tag team of Jack Burchill & Stevie Mitchell

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The Keighley BigK coincides with Mothering Sunday this year.

So all mums who cross the finishing line will get a flower.

The 10km race linking four of the town's parks is being held on 15th March.

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tour de yorkshire1Amateur cyclists are invited to join a mass bike ride on the Tour de Yorkshire route just hours before the pros race.

Thousands are expected to take up the offer and local riders are being urged to join.

Nick Rusling, chief executive of Human Race, the organisation delivering the event with partners ASO and Welcome to Yorkshire, said:"We have the ability to deliver something unique for thousands of cyclists on 3rd May by combining the aura of the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France legacy in combination with the hospitality and stunning roads of Yorkshire."

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