Parkour………….or just a walk in the park?

Urban Sport!

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Young footballers score with Mini Kicks

For the past month or so i’ve been busily working on a video project for the enthusiastic and professional Ben Hunter of Mini Kicks.

His brief was to produce a 2/3 minute video for his website showing the vibrancy and energy of his football academy and nursery sessions with children aged between 2 years 6 months and 5 years.

I spent several hours with Ben and his team at the Keepmoat Stadium and Loversall Farm Day Nursery before finally having enough material to work with.

Check out Ben’s website  http://minikicks.org

If your looking to commission a video for your website etc please drop me an email or give me a call on 07778 315553 to discuss your requirements.

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Poetic Journey Around Ancient Sherwood Forest

Poet Dave looks for inspiration

A rambling poet is re-tracing an epic journey last made 350 years ago around the ancient boundaries of Sherwood Forest.

Dave Wood, 45, has won National Lottery/Arts Council England funding to encourage people to wax lyrical during a 90 mile trek taking in leafy glades and once forested areas.

The northern section of his odyssey will take him from south of Worksop and through Clumber Park towards Ollerton.

Now to celebrate International Year of the Forest on 11 September he’ll make a detour to Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Edwinstowe, to take part in a Forestry Commission free Discovery Day.

There he will inspire folk to contribute a poetic line and combine everyone’s creative ideas into a modern day saga of Sherwood Forest.

Dave explained:

“The perambulation of Sherwood Forest was last carried out in 1662 by officials to check the boundary was being respected and ensure venison were not being taken.  I want to replicate the original journey as far as possible and see how the landscape has changed and the threats posed to the remaining ancient woodland.  I’m doing the walk in sections and the idea is to inspire and talk to people about the environment, see what it means to them and host creative workshops.  Most of the walking should be done by Guy Fawkes Night and I aim to produce the results in the New Year.  Like any adventure, you never quite know what is going to happen.”

The Sherwood Pines Discovery Day runs between 10am and 4pm.  As well as poetry there’ll be axe racing, Nordic walking, bike rides, wildlife displays, a mass tree hug and shelter building – all to celebrate the wonder of the woods.

Pam Warhurst, Forestry Commission Chair, said:

“We have fantastic woodlands and we want to get everyone involved helping us celebrate in Sherwood Pines.”

More information on 01623 822447, or at www.forestry.gov.uk/EastMidlands

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A ‘fascinating’ football team!

Sprotbrough FC, a 'fascinating' team!

Spectators to the last game of the season in the Doncaster & District Sunday Alliance Football League were treated to a fascinating sight when one team donned a spectacular array of head gear!

New team sponsor, Exquisite Boutique, managed to persuade Sprotbrough FC to wear the striking fascinators prior to the League Cup Final.

Kettle Calling The Pot?

“I am really pleased to be able to support such a successful team that grows from strength to strength with each season,” commented Clare Dent owner of Exquisite Boutique.  “The team enjoyed wearing the fascinators. They really got into the spirit of what ultimately a fascinator is for, a fun and stylish accessory for any outfit!”

Exquisite Boutique, based at Markham Grange Garden Centre, Brodsworth offers a bespoke fascinator service, handbags and jewellery, and is looking forward to the new football season when the team will be proudly displaying the company’s logo.

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Come On United! England Captain helps King Ecgbert School on the road to Wembley

Faye White, Arsenal and England Ladies Football Captain

With the npower Football League U13 Girls Cup North Regional Finals just around the corner, team members of King Ecgbert School will be bending it even better than Beckham after a surprise coaching session from England captain Faye White.

Competing against Middlesbrough, Stockport County and Walsall and in the North Regional Final to be held at Huddersfield on 9th February, Faye will try to coach King Ecgbert School to victory with her experienced words of wisdom.

A defensive rock and Arsenal Ladies Football captain, Faye is a role model to all female footballers and knows exactly what it takes to succeed having won twenty-two illustrious trophies and achieved 84 international caps for her country.

Faye White pictured with girls captain Daisy Hope and trophy.

Representing Sheffield United, King Ecgbert School is one of the last eight teams vying for a place in the Grand Final which is due to be played prior to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 3rd April.

Faye White, Arsenal and England Ladies Football Captain, commented: ‘It’s great to be supporting grassroots football and an absolute privilege to be working alongside these extremely talented young girls. The npower Football League U13 Girls Cup really champions the future of women’s football and the opportunity to play in front of a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium is an absolute dream for any footballer.’

Faye White puts the girls through their paces.

Clare McDougall, head of community & education at npower, said; ‘Faye is one of the world’s finest women’s footballers and an inspiration for all young girls. With a wealth of experience and a personal trophy cabinet to match, we believe she can help coach King Ecgbert School on their road to Wembley and motivate these fine young players to become the country’s future talent.’

Sponsored by npower, The npower Football League Girls Cup is a national six-a-side tournament for U13 girls. One of 72 teams participating in the competition, King Ecgbert School won the right to represent Sheffield United, progressing through to the Regional Final, after beating other rival schools in the Local Club and Area Finals stage of the knockout competition.

The 09/10 season saw more than 2,500 schools take part in The npower Football League junior tournaments with a school representing Crystal Palace being crowned champions and lifting The npower Football League U13 Girls Cup.

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First edit with the GoPro HD Camera – Paradiski

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Well, having made the decision I opted to buy the GoPro HD over the Countour 1080p and finally had the chance to put the camera through it’s paces during our Christmas ski trip to Vallandry in the French Alps.

The camera it is not much bigger than a matchbox with 2 buttons, shutter release and menu. The lens is a very compact piece of convex glass of about 10mm in diameter, I had to ask myself ‘could this tiny unit produce the kind of images that GoPro show on their website?

Well, the answer is yes!

My movie was shot using the r3 setting on the camera which shoots HD video at 1280×720 resolution with a frame rate of 50 frames per second. A little conversion of the clips was required to take advantage of the 50 fps setting (Cinema Tools) along with changing the mp4 files (MPEG Streamclip) shot in camera to Quicktime files (.mov) in order for them to be recognised and edited in Final Cut Pro.

I came home with 60gb of clips, here’s the first edit of these, make sure you select the 720p HD setting to get the most from the stunning quality!

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Disruption and ‘fun’ during the recent snowfall!

Snow Jump!

After 10 day’s of cold, snowy & icy weather  check out the latest editions to my image archive. The library includes photograph’s of drivers struggling to cope with road conditions as well as young people enjoying ‘snow days’ on their sledges.

All images are available for sale as prints or for commercial licensing.

View the gallery.

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