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50 days to go
Ready to deliver the best Games ever.   With just 50 days to go to the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland is ready to welcome the world to a safe, successful and spectacular Games next month, which will provide lasting legacy benefits that will be felt long after the final medal has been handed out.  
Wick & District Pool League
Suzanne Carter's Camps Bar "1" side defeated the Francis Street Club 8-2 on Monday night to go top of the Wick & District Summer Pool League.   Shane Honeyman's fantastic break & clearance in the opening frame got the Camps Bar team off to a perfect start, and they would win five of the next six frames to secure a well deserved three points.  
Surf's Up for Beginners and Improvers
Coming Soon........  Local Grom sessions aimed at Beginner and Improver surfers at discounted rate.  
Wick & District Pool League - Week OneThumbnail for article : Wick & District Pool League - Week One
The Queens Hotel got their Wick & District Summer Pool League title defense off to a great start on Monday night thanks to an 8-2 away win against the Mountain Dew.   Perry Campbell's side raced into a 6-0 lead to secure all three points in their opening match of the 2014 season.  
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Virgin Active And Leading Organisations Launch Active Inspiration Campaign To Tackle 'Black Hole' Of Youth Inactivity.   Over a third (36%) of young people regularly go at least a week without undertaking moderate or strenuous physical activity, either in or out of school.  
Baton Relay Meetings To Mark Commonwelath Games In Highland
Convener calls for communities to join together to celebrate Commonwealth Queen’s Baton Relay as it travels through the Highlands.   The Convener of The Highland Council, Councillor Jimmy Gray is calling for communities to join together and be part of the celebrations as the Commonwealth Queen’s Baton Relay journeys through the Highlands this summer.  
BT Sport Signs Up 19,000 Commercial Premises in Nine Months
BT Sport has announced that more than 19,000 pubs, clubs, betting shops, hotels and other commercial premises have now signed up to its sports service.   In just nine months since the channels went on air for the first time last August independent research shows that BT Sport has captured 24 per cent of all pubs, including groups and independents, putting BT Sport neck and neck with Sky at 25 per cent.* BT has increased the commercial market for TV sports packages - based on the number of new customers who have not previously subscribed – by around 26 per cent.  
Have You Ever Wanted To Get Into Rally Driving? - Here Is Your Chance To Try ItThumbnail for article : Have You Ever Wanted To Get Into Rally Driving? - Here Is Your Chance To Try It
Experienced local rally driver who has been involvedi n many competition over the years is looking for co-driver.   Bill's usual partner is unable to compete in coming competitions.  
Caithness Classic Motorcycle Club Rally 2014Thumbnail for article : Caithness Classic Motorcycle Club Rally 2014
The annual rally set of for its 80 miles run in 2014.   .  
Yoga Class Times and Venues
Thurso Yoga classes have moved to the youth club on Thursday evenings.  They are still 6.30- 7.30pm at Thurso youth club.  
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association (SLGA) supporting Barnardo’s Scotland.  Annual charity golfing competition.  
Strathspey left reel-ing as Wick do a jig of joyThumbnail for article : Strathspey left reel-ing as Wick do a jig of joy
Wick Academy..........6..........Strathspey Thistle........1 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE Scorries flew high in their seasonal swan song, serving the brand of football that has all to often been absent during the current match card.   While Wick were doubtless keen to demonstrate that they are a cut above a 1-1 draw against lowly Fort William, last week, the home team got an early scare when Thistle marked their card by opening the scoring in just six minutes, John Ross netting.  
Carter/Honyman Pair Second Time Winners of Bfest Pairs ChampionshipsThumbnail for article : Carter/Honyman Pair Second Time Winners of Bfest Pairs Championships
The Blackstairs Lounge hosted a great weekend of 8 ball pool as fourteen teams battled it out for the fourth annual Bfest Pairs Championships.   Teams were drawn into two groups of seven, where two teams from each group would qualify for the semi final stage the next day.  
Academy head-over-heels as Farquhar nods home late deciderThumbnail for article : Academy head-over-heels as Farquhar nods home late decider
Wick Academy 3...........Rothes 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson ROTHES must have felt cheated out of a share of the spoils as Alan Farquhar stole all three points for Academy with an excellent header seconds from the final whistle.   The decider saw the home side return to winning ways a after a frustrating series of games and they appeared at times, more like the team that wowed their fans in the earlier part of the season.  
Mens RBS Shield - Caithness RFC v Preston Lodge RFCThumbnail for article : Mens RBS Shield - Caithness RFC v Preston Lodge RFC
Caithness 6 Preston Lodge 27 Scottish Rugby and QTV Sport present coverage of the final of the mens shield on RBS Cup Finals Day at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld on Saturday 19th April 2014..  
Wick & District Pool League - Captains Cup 2014Thumbnail for article : Wick & District Pool League - Captains Cup 2014
Thirty two participants battled it out last Saturday in the Retro Bar for the 32nd annual Captains Cup event.   After twelve hours of pool, it was George Smith who would win his second Captains Cup title by defeating four time champion Ryan Carter 5-4 in an epic final.  
Star Coaching - Easter Programme
Easter Holiday Programme - Wed 16th – Fri 18th April 3 days coaching and a fantastic goody bag Reduced Price £20 – Application forms available online New 25% sibling discount – check website for details Wick – East End Hut 6-8 YEAR OLDS: 1:00 – 2:15 9-12 YEAR OLDS: 2:30 – 3:45 Thurso – The Dammies 6-8 YEAR OLDS: 9:00 – 10:15 9-12 YEAR OLDS: 10:30 – 11:45 Contacts - Gary: 07793225914 Stewart: 07500017851 e-mail: info[AT] Facebook: starcoaching Twitter: [AT]StarCoachInfo .  
Penalty forces Academy to dig deepThumbnail for article : Penalty forces Academy to dig deep
Wick Academy........1 Formartine United........1 Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick's penalty bogey struck again, in the fifteenth minute and gave the visitors a welcome lead, United's acquisition Cammy Keith making no mistake from the spot.   But any suggestion that the visitors were set for an easy ride was soon dispelled as Academy dug in.  
Get Fitter With Wick Triathlon Club EventsThumbnail for article : Get Fitter With Wick Triathlon Club Events
Wick Triathlon Club are holding several events over the next 3 months:- The Easter 10K race will take place on Sunday 20th April.   The route is from Staxigoe Hall to Noss Head and back.  
New learning opportunities for Caithness in sports industryThumbnail for article : New learning opportunities for Caithness in sports industry
The first of its kind to be available in the Highlands, the National Qualification (NQ) Sport Fitness and Health will be led from The North Highland College UHI.   Delivered by Lecturer and part-time Fitness Instructor Sarah Dunnett, it is one of the newest courses to be added to the college prospectus this year.