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TGSPhoto's founder, Gavin Ellis, is a member of the Sports Journalists' Association and the BPPA. Gavin also holds a UK Press Card, AIPS Card, Premier League ID Card and an enhanced CRB check via the Football Association.
"Wha'ppen TGS?" I hear you ask! It's high time for a rapid roundup of recent snapping activities!
I mentioned in an earlier blog post - Back to the Marshes - that a brand new dressing room block was being built at Hackney Marshes. The South Marsh construction work forms part of the London 2012 redevelopment plan as part of the Marshes is handed over for use as a coach park for the Olympics.
Hackney & Leyton Sunday League players were able to use the changing facilities for the first time on Sunday 14th November. The new block certainly seems to be a big improvement over the building it replaced. It also means that teams will no longer have to change in the shipping containers that were being used as a stopgap solution!
Here's a general view of the entrance foyer as players make their inaugural visit...
Click HERE for a more comprehensive gallery of the new structure.
While on the subject of the Marshes, it won't have escaped your notice that the weather hasn't been too kind to outdoor sports recently. Winter has certainly come early to East London and other parts of the UK.
Here's how the South Marsh pitches were looking a couple of days ago. The layer of snow prevented any matches going ahead last yesterday (Sunday)...
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Shortly before the big freeze hit the south of the UK, I took a trip out to Northampton to cover England's Under-19s Women's team as they took on France in a well-attended friendly.
England gained a modicum of revenge for their defeat by the same nation in the last European Championships Final with a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win. Everton's 16-year-old prolific goalscorer, Nikita Parris, made certain of victory with the powerful strike pictured below...
To see the rest of the images from this match, click HERE. Also, read the latest Women's Football news by visiting our good friends at SheKicks. Keep an eye out for our images in the next issue of SheKicks magazine which is due out early in the New Year.
One way of staying warm is to indulge in some indoor sports photography. Fortunately our clients demand boxing coverage from time and time and I've yet to encounter a frozen ring at York Hall.
The last televised show at the home of boxing was another very welcome installment of Barry Hearn's PrizeFighter series: The Super-Featherweights.
I was there to capture Cardiff's Gary Buckland picking up the coveted trophy after he sent Derry Mathews to the canvas for the second time midway through the round two of a frantic Final...
For a full gallery of the evening's fights, click HERE. Keep an eye out for our boxing images in the Boxing News, the national press and local newspapers in East London.
As sub-zero temperatures persist, I Confess that our TGS plans may well be subject to change over the next few weeks... but you can keep up to date with our whereabouts by visiting our online SCHEDULE and via our popular FACEBOOK PAGE.
As for the next blog post, yep, I'm going to Save It For Later!
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