to play for the we get someone down to play for the first time they love it, it is getting them down for the first time and getting rid of the ridiculous stereotype that is not important. if you are stereotype that is not important. if you a re interested stereotype that is not important. if you are interested in a sport you wa nt you are interested in a sport you want both genders involved, you give your maximum potential for people being interested in it. the knights may be in their infancy but their presence is certainly being embraced. we have been inviting the men's team to come across and play us once every six men's team to come across and play us once every six weeks, and not only is it good for their game but it is good for our game. all our players get very excited, nice team to play, and a lot of banter as well as physicality on court and we need that, we need that in the women's game. while england prepare to welcome the best women's teams to the world cup this summer, these men can dream of their own success at a global tournament with australia set to host a mixed and men's world cup next year. with the single gender status one of the barriers to olympic inclusion, many will hope
the men will continue to thrive. plenty of world cups on the horizon this summer. now, let's have a look at some of the other stories making the sports news today british no 2 katie boulter is one win away from reaching the main draw of the indian wells open, after beating american allie kiick in qualifying. she's due back on court in the next half an hour against viktorija golubic. bolton wanderers' championship match with millwall this saturday is in doubt — they have 2a hours to assure teh local council safety provisions will be in place. money is owed to several parties players as well as full and part—time staff, including matchday stewards, havent been paid their salaries for february. and away from the row in welsh
by, the national team is preparing for their six nations match against scotland this weekend — and adam beard replaces cory hill in the second row — that's their only change. a £70 million centre of excellence that could radically improve the standard of women's football in england has been unveiled in cheshire. winsford's the location and a women's superleague team's already lined up to take up residence there. it's said there'll be opportunities and jobs beyond football in a town that's suffered economically. mark edwardson reports. today just a few youngsters enjoying a game of basketball here, but in two years a game of basketball here, but in two yea rs it a game of basketball here, but in two years it could look like this, a state—of—the—art sports training and leisure centre of excellence. the quality and the standard of pictures will not be like anything else in this country. £70 million project will rival anything in europe, women's football equivalent of saint georges park and that was widely credited with england's progression to the world cup semifinals last summer. to the world cup semifinals last summer. who knows, we get a really young, aspiring, players from this area, in winsford, who comes to this site, plays to the grassroots side, and then straight over to saint georges park. that is the aspiration. let's hope we make it
happen. in a couple of years' time, these football mad youngsters will have access to some of the best facilities in all of europe. —— could have access. after that, who knows, maybe an england call up. could have access. after that, who knows, maybe an england call upm is amazing, no one else has had that opportunity before, we are like one of the first schools to have that. you could be income players. of the first schools to have that. you could be income playerslj of the first schools to have that. you could be income players. i have been playing football for a few yea rs been playing football for a few years and i want to carry it on as a hobby. may be professional? may be, yes. i women's super league team is going to make this their home, in the centre —— and the centre will work alongside the neighbouring wi nsford work alongside the neighbouring winsford academy. one in ten children lives in the bottom 2% nationally. providing job opportunities for youngsters who are not elite athletes. they will get opportunities that no other school will get, it will mean that even if they are not interested in sport, other opportunities for site management, business management, hospitality and catering, it opens up hospitality and catering, it opens upa hospitality and catering, it opens up a world of different pathways for them to choose from. the elite
performance training facilities a 3000 capacity stadium plush hotel and medical centre could see visiting top—flight european and premier league clubs making knights grange there base when they are in the north—west. —— knights grange. it will also be available to the grassroots. we have aspirations around the borough in terms of using football, to get people healthy, so we have a problem for the whole of the borough. —— our girl for the whole of the borough. to improve grassroots football and this will be the jewel in that. the first ball will be kicked in anger in about two yea rs. will be kicked in anger in about two years. —— for the whole of the borough. the scottish city of stirling is playing host to this years wheelchair curling world championships, with scotland among the countries eyeing the title. they re up against defending champions norway, as well as the likes of russia, china canada. but as jane lewis reports, being crowned world champion isnt the only prize on offer this week.
12 countries, eight days of competition, one ambition, to be crowned world champions. and it's all taking place here in stirling, with scotland hoping that home advantage will help their chances of success. and they were looking good in today's early session, with a win over defending champions norway. good to hear the cloud clapping. —— good to hear the crowd clapping. just maintaining the performance, maintaining consistency, that is what is important. consistency at these championships is also key with these championships is also key with the next winter paralympics in mind, the next winter paralympics in mind, the beijing games may be three years away but with two of the current scotla nd away but with two of the current scotland team, bronze medallists from such olympics 2014, they are very much a target. three world championships prior to the world championships prior to the world championships is really important, if you do well this year it takes the pressure for the next of years. —— sochi. at the end of the week we
would definitely love to be playing. at the net medal around your neck. would definitely love to be playing. at the net medal around your necklj still look at it everyday when i go home, absolutely amazing. for now, it is all about these for the world championships and sterling is putting on a show. very beautiful, everyone, everyone has been nice, the country is beautiful. set out in the country is beautiful. set out in the sunshine, backbone, five feet of snow last month! -- stirling. everything is more than perfect, fantastic. —— back home. allthe help we get on the ice, very professional. championships finish on sunday, scotland will be hoping they are among the medals. a reminder that you can listen to commentary of england women against japan, england women againstjapan, in the final match of the shebelieves cup is on bbc four, from ten p m. for now, that is all from sportsday,
goodbye. good evening, whether looking pretty turbulent, quite changeable over the next few days, a lot of energy in the atmosphere, strong jet stream, high up above our head, driving the next area of cloud and rain in from the south—west, you can see it here on the satellite picture, swell of cloud working all the way across the atlantic and it is going to be turning increasingly worked for many of us during tonight. before that, area showery rain, moving into southern scotland, snow over high ground, here is the next lump of wet weather which continues north, enveloping england and wales, then into northern ireland and the south of scotland and again here over high ground, three 400 metres, we will see some snow. —— over 300,
400 metres. ten in plymouth, something mild in the south, whichever way you slice it, no pressure is clearly in charge. bands of rain spiralling around, brisk wind as well, particularly during the first part of the day, wind gust of 50 to 60 mph, parts of the south—west of the uk, this area of rain continuing to drift across southern scotland, some snowfall over high ground, and further south, lots of hefty showers rattling around, some of which will contain rumbles of thunder, the crowd cloud will break up, between the showers, spells of sunshine across the south—east corner, london to norwich to hull, for example, temperatures up to hull, for example, temperatures up to 14, 15 degrees. contrasted with northern ireland, scotland, something significantly more cold, a mixture of rain and sleet and snow over the hills, temperatures more like seven or 8 degrees. that chilly air is going to spread its way further south as we go into thursday. —— further south as we go into thursday. — — the further south as we go into thursday. —— the cloud. when from
the arctic, changing the feel of the weather, and also wintry showers, relatively low across scotland, perhaps over the hills of northern england and northern ireland as well, further south, not as many showers, spells of sunshine, 11 degrees, very much stuck in single digits across the north of the uk. friday gives a chance to draw breath, certainly initially, fine weather, spells of sunshine, next frontal system looks like spreading in from the atlantic, outbreaks of rain arriving, temperatures no great shakes, particularly across northern areas and for the weekend, stays pretty unsettled, some rain, some gale is possible, and some hill snow, and for all of us, feeling rather chilly. more whether throughout the evening, that is all form banned from me for now. —— that is all from me for now.
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