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Watch youngster get the surprise of his life when he comes face to face with golf champion Henrik Stenson

A young golf fanatic has become an internet sensation after getting the surprise of his life when he came face to face with his hero Henrik Stenson.
Relay for Life at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.

Fundraisers take part in 22-hour Relay for Life cancer charity event

Fundraisers hit the track for a mammoth 22 hours as they generated tens of thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.

Ruben Fellows and Junior Baines in action

South Tyneside karate kids on a high

Karate kids from South Tyneside have been hitting the opposition for six in recent weeks.

Sarah McDonald in action in the women's 1500m final during day two of the British Athletics Indoor Team Trials at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield earlier this year.

Cleadon’s international star Sarah McDonald selected for Britain over 1500m in London World Track & Field Championships

Cleadon’s international star, Sarah McDonald, has been selected to represent Britain over 1500m in the World Track and Field Championships in London next month.

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Sarah McDonald.

Cleadon’s middle distance star Sarah McDonald set to be selected for her country in the World Championships

Cleadon’s international middle distance star, Sarah McDonald, despite finishing third in the British Championships and World Trials, is still set to be selected for her country in the World Championships in London next month.

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Westoe Tennis Club is making the offer.

South Shields-based tennis club offers courts for £1 during Wimbledon

Anyone for tennis?

Petra Kvitova. Picture by Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Women's tennis matches being limited to three sets is 'outdated and degrading', says Sunderland sports expert

Women tennis players should play five-set matches at Wimbledon like the stars of the men's game because playing just three is degrading, a Sunderland academic has argued.

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Members of Jarrow and Hebburn Athletic Club pictured in 2012.

Athletics club to mark 80th birthday with special photograph

An athletics club is calling for members past and present to come together on Thursday to mark its 80th birthday.

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Left to right: Rhys Thompson (Scratch Open winner), Geoff Walsh (Club Captain) and Gavin Nesbit (third place).

Boldon golfer Rhys Thompson proves he’s up to Scratch

Boldon’s hot golfing prospect Rhys Thompson is celebrating after winning Boldon Golf Club’s inaugural 36-hole Scratch Open event last weekend.

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Boxer Tom Whitfield, at  the Harton & Westoe Miners Welfare gym. Picture by TIM RICHARDSON

Josh Kelly-Tom Whitfield: Underdog has nothing to lose against Pretty Boy

Tom Whitfield says he has “nothing to lose” when he climbs into the ring with Josh Kelly.

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Boxer Tom Whitfield with coach Paul Charters, at Harton & Westoe Miners Welfare gym.

Josh Kelly-Tom Whitfield: Underdog ready to cause boxing upset at NXTGEN show

Mal Gates insists Tom Whitfield is not turning up for the proverbial 15 minutes of fame in Newcastle on Friday night.

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Swimming teacher Mary Wilson retires after 40 years.

Popular South Shields swim teacher retires after 40 years

A South Shields swimming coach who has introduced thousands of children across the borough to the water has retired after 40 years.

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Jake Phelan, left, with Rob Grainey, head of commercial services at South Tyneside College.

South Tyneside gymnast all set for World Games

First year South Tyneside College sports student Jake Phelan has a flipside that sets him apart.

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Cheick Tiote

Newcastle boss leads tributes to Cheick Tiote

Tributes from the world of football have been pouring in for former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, who has died after collapsing in training with his Chinese club.

Tom Whitfield, centre, with coaches Mal Gates and Paul Charters at Harton and Westoe Miners Welfare gym. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Tom Whitfield backed to shock former Olympian Josh Kelly

Mal Gates insists Tom Whitfield will go into the ring against Josh Kelly looking to shock the Olympian.

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Jubilant South Shields footballers are due back at tea-time on Monday.

What time are South Shields Football Club expected back in town with the FA Vase?

Four-midable South Shields are due back at their Mariners Park ground at tea-time on Monday.
Happy Shields fans celebrate their team winning trhe FA Vase

Fans loved the ‘best moment in history’ for South Shields FC

What a day. What an atmosphere!

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South Shields fans outside Wembley

Beltin’ result... how Twitter reacted to South Shields Wembley cup win

Mariners fans have taken to social media to speak of their jubilation after South Shields lifted the FA Vase Trophy at Wembley.

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Watch: South Shields players on the Wembley pitch before FA Vase final

Kick-off is approaching as South Shields Football Club get ready to face Cleethorpes Town in the FA Vase final at Wembley.

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