Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.
[MEIE- Wednesday 1—Sunday 5
I The Macallan Scottish Championship Final Dewars Rink. Perth. 01738 624188. Start times: Wed 1 3pm, Thurs 2 8.30am. Fri 3 10am. Sat 4 10am. Sun 5 9am. Free entry except Sat £3. Sun £5. The culmination of many a hard-fought playdown is reached this weekend as the country's top curlers battle it out in a display of physical skill and mental stamina.
CRICKET Thursday 9
I Beef and Lamb in a Stew Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £9.70. Ian Botham and Allan Lamb host an evening ofcricket anecdotes and chat.
I Race Days Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Shawﬁeld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting starting at 7.45pm.
FOOTBALL Saturday 25
I Falkirk V llibs Brockville Park. Hope Street, Falkirk. 3pm.
I Aberdeen v Motherwell Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm. I llearts V Celtic Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Dundee United v Partick Thistle Tannadice Park. Dundee. 3pm.
I Rangers v Kilmamock Ibrox. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Hamilton v Clydebank Firhill Park. Firhill Road. 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Dundee Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.
I St Mirren v Airdrle St Mirren Park. Love Street, Paisley. 3pm.
I Ayr United v Dunfennline Somerset Park. Tryﬁeld Place, Ayr. 3pm.
I St Johnstone v Stranraer McDiarmid Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.
I Morton v Stenhousemuir Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street, Greenock. 3pm.
I Berwick Rangers v East Fife Shielﬁeld Park, Tweedmouth. Berwick-upon-Tweed. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v DDS Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.
I Clyde V Meadowbank Broadwood Stadium. Cumbemauld. 3pm.
You’ve seen the movies. Beefy blokes in Sly Stallone headbands and dangerous women in clingy Lycra kickboxing their way through backstreets and alleys in a seedy underworld where only razor sharp reflexes and high kicks can triumph over evil.
flow meet the fitness craze. ‘Kickbox Kid 10’ may sit on the 50p shelves of video stores countrywide, but kickboxing as a sport is still very popular in the UK, and now it seems the rigorous training required to master this most brutal of martial arts is finding a place in the mainstream fitness industry - kickboxercise has arrived.
Sean Jordan has been teaching kickboxercise in and around Lothian Region for four years, and the demand for his classes is now such that he hopes to set up his own training course for kickbox instructors. When the whole boxercise revolution began to take off some years ago, Jordan, who’s been involved with martial arts and boxing since he was a child, saw the potential within kickbox to take boxercise a step further. With the addition of high impact kicks to the usual punching and skipping, Jordan believes participants can achieve a level of ‘total fitness’ that boxercise
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Doof! Mugger’g-eye view of kickboxers alone can’t reach. ‘The adrenaline buzz you get from kickboxercise is amazing,’ says Jordan. ‘You also get a really good laugh, which makes it seem more like fun and less like exercise.’
Those involved in martial arts and boxing proper can be cynical about boxercise. But in Jordan’s classes you get martial arts instructors and boxers training alongside ordinary members of the public. The reason for this is that Jordan has retained the tactical aspects of the sport in his class. ‘In my sessions you’re not just working out,’ says Jordan, ‘you’re learning to tight so the skill is a by-product of the workout.’
And defying the notion that girls can’t punch their way out of a paper bag, a high proportion of those attending the classes are women. Jordan welcomes the trend. ‘Several of the girls in the class have actually been attacked and found they’ve automatically used the skills gained at kickboxercise in self defence,’ he explains. (Ellie Carr)
Sean Jordan teaches kickboxercise at Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre Mon 8—9pm; Bodytalk Wed 3—4pm; Loanhead Leisure Centre Wed 7-8pm. Contact him on 0875 821190 for details.
I Drechtn v Dumbarton Glebe Park. Trinity Road, Brechin. 3pm.
I Celtic v Aberdeen Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Partlck Thistle v Hearts Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Motherwell v Falkirk Firpark. Motherwell. 3pm.
I Illbs V Rangers Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Kilmamock v Dundee United Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Dunfermline v St Johnstone East End Park. Halbeath Road, Dunfermline. 3pm.
I Alrdie v Raith Rovers Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.
'I Clydebank v Ayr United Kilbowie Park.
Arran Place. Clydebank. 3pm.
I Dundee v Hamilton Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.
I Stranraer v St Mirren Stair Park. London Road. Stranraer. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION
I Morton V Clyde Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.
I Derwick Rangers v Meadowbank Shiellield Park. Tweedmouth. Berwick- upon-Tweed. 3 m.
I Brechin v Stirling Albion Glebe Park. Trinity Road. Brechin. 3pm.
I East Fife V Dumbarton Bayview Park. Methil. Fife. 3pm.
I Stenhousemuir v DDS Ochilview Park. Gladstone Road. Stenhousemuir. 3pm.
I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Race Course. Musselburgh. First race 1.15pm. National hunt racing on the wind swept track of Mtissy.
BEE}!— Saturday 25
MCEWAN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE 70/- DIVISION 1
I Currie v Jed Forest Malleny Park. Balerno. 3pm.
I Watsonians v West of Scotland Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Edinburgh Academicals v lleriot’s FP Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Hawick v Stewart Melville FP Mansﬁeld Park. Hawick. 3pm.
I Stirling County v Boroughmuir Ridgehaugh. Causewayhead Road. Stirling. 3pm.
I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v Gala Old Anniesland. Crow Road. Glasgow. 3pm. I Melrose v Dundee HS F? The Greenyards. Melrose. 3pm.
I Preston Lodge F? v Wigtownshire Pennypit Park. Rope Walk. Prestonpans. 3pm.
I Edinburgh Wanderers v Peebles Murrayﬁeld, Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Biggar v Corstorphine Hartree Mill. Biggar. 3pm.
I Grangemouth v lladdington Glensburgh. Glensburin Road. Grangemouth. 3pm.
I Gordonians V Kirkcaldy Countesswells. Countesswells Road. Aberdeen. 3pm.
I Glasgow Academicals v Musselburgh New Anniesland. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Selkirk V Kelso Philiphaugh. Ettn'ckhaugh Road. Selkirk. 3pm. DIVISION 3
I Stewartry V Royal High Greenlaw. Crossmichael Road. Castle Douglas. 3pm. I Portobello F? v Dumfries Cavalry Park. Dundee Road West. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I East Kilbride v Trinity Academicals Torrance House. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 3pm.
I Langholm v Dunfennline Milntown. Langholm. Dumfriesshire. 3pm.
I Rillhead/Jordanhill v Clarkston Hughenden. Hughenden Road. Glasgow.
I Edinburgh University v Kilmamock Peffermill Sports Ground. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Ayr v Nutcheson’s Aloysians Millbrae. Alloway, Ayr. 3pm.
INTERNATIONAL MATCHES Saturday 4
I Scotland v Wales Murrayﬁeld. Edinburgh. 3pm. My gloomy predictions about Scotland‘s performance have been shown to be completely inaccurate of late so I’ll just keep my mouth shut on the outcome of this one.
82 The List 24 Feb-9 Mar 1995