The Big Interview with Adam Sullivan

York Press: Adam Sullivan  scores a try at the outset of his career

12:45pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

THE curtain has finally fallen on the 11-year playing career of York City Knights star Adam Sullivan – and despite severe injuries he tells PETER MARTINI how much he will miss the cut and thrust of playing.

The Big Interview with Andy Collett

York Press: Andy Collett

12:31pm Wednesday 26th June 2013

New goalkeeper coach Andy Collett is setting new goals for York City’s Michael Ingham, he tells DAVE FLETT.

The Big Interview with Colin Sanderson

York Press: Coach Colin Sanderson

11:17am Wednesday 27th March 2013

ALMOST four decades of guiding youngsters through to York City stardom has ended prematurely for Colin Sanderson as he tells deputy sports editor TONY KELLY.

The Big Interview with Anthony McGrath

York Press: Anthony McGrath has impressed down the order this season

10:13am Wednesday 20th March 2013

THERE is no doubt Yorkshire will miss the retired Anthony McGrath. Whether it be scoring runs on the field or passing on his wisdom to youngsters and playing the odd practical joke off it, last month’s departure will leave a hole at Headingley.

The Big Interview with Paul Davison

York Press: Paul Davison. Picture: Steve Carroll

10:21am Wednesday 23rd January 2013

It’s lights, cameras and action for Pickering snooker player Paul Davison in this weekend’s televised Betfair Snooker Shoot-Out. He tells STEVE CARROLL how he can’t wait to get out on the table.

The Big Interview with John Quinn

York Press: Countrywide Flame, ridden by Denis O’Regan, en route to  winning the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, for Norton trainer John Quinn

11:38am Wednesday 5th December 2012

Countrywide Flame has established himself as a real Champion Hurdle contender for Norton trainer John Quinn. But, as he tells STEVE CARROLL, the four-year-old is by no means the only talented jumper at the historic Highfield stables.

The Big Interview with Craig McCann

York Press: Wheelchair fencer Craig McCann

10:46am Wednesday 5th September 2012

Fencer Craig McCann goes for Paralympics glory on Saturday. He tells STEVE CARROLL how he has been inspired by the London Games.

The Big Interview with Paul Hanagan

York Press: Paul Hanagan shows the winning style that has earned him one of the most coveted posts in the racing world

9:16am Wednesday 4th April 2012

PAUL HANAGAN says leaving Richard Fahey’s Malton yard was the toughest decision of his life. But, as he settles in Newmarket, the dual champion jockey tells STEVE CARROLL that he can’t wait to capitalise on his new job with Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

The Big Interview with Sam Slocombe

10:18am Wednesday 21st March 2012

Proving that studies and football success can go hand in hand, Sam Slocombe tells DAVE FLETT of his route to a pro contract.

The Big Interview with Scott Kerr

York Press: York City midfielder Scott Kerr, centre, watches his header into the net to seal a 1-0 FA Trophy win at Grimsby – ending a personal goal drought lasting 121 games.  Picture: Gordon Clayton

10:58am Wednesday 29th February 2012

Now that he has broken his scoring duck, the race is on for more goals for Scott Kerr as he tells DAVE FLETT.

The Big Interview with Matthew Blinkhorn

York Press: Matthew Blinkhorn battles for possession in Sligo Rovers’ FAI Cup final conquest of Shelbourne,

11:00am Wednesday 18th January 2012

New recruit Matthew Blinkhorn has Wembley in his sights as he reveals to The Press’ York City reporter DAVE FLETT.

The Big Interview with Andy Wilby

York Press: Andy Wilby in full flow

10:48am Wednesday 14th December 2011

AFTER 40 years of combat, York martial arts ace Andy Wilby is to keep on fighting as he tells The Press deputy sports editor TONY KELLY.

The Big Interview with Oliver Dingley

York Press: Oliver Dingley

9:27am Wednesday 26th October 2011

LONDON 2012 is looming large for Harrogate diver Oliver Dingley. But although he would love to compete next summer, he tells STEVE CARROLL his targets are longer term.

The Big Interview with Sean Bass

York Press: Sean Bass  punching holes in a rivals’ defence, as a York player in 2004

10:44am Wednesday 5th October 2011

York RUFC head coach Sean Bass bursts with pride every time he leads his men out to Yorkshire One battle. He tells STEVE CARROLL why the Clifton Parkers are the only club for him.

The Big Interview with Willie Thorne

York Press: Willie Thorne, at the table

10:12am Wednesday 28th September 2011

Gambling brought Willie Thorne to the brink of suicide but the snooker commentator, who returns to York in December for the UK Championship, tells STEVE CARROLL he has no one to blame but himself.

The Big Interview with Chris Smith

York Press: York City Squad 2010/11

10:29am Wednesday 7th September 2011

Painful memories of play-off anguish from last season should fuel York City’s revenge mission against Tamworth as skipper Chris Smith reveals to DAVE FLETT.

The Big Interview with Dede Scott Brown

York Press: Curator Dede Scott Brown as she contemplates retirement

11:36am Wednesday 31st August 2011

Dede Scott Brown, the curator of York Racecourse’s once renowned museum, steps down from her post at the end of the year. She tells STEVE CARROLL about the weird and wonderful artefacts from horse racing’s history.

The Big Interview with Kieren Fallon

York Press: Kieren Fallon is chasing Nunthorpe Stakes glory at York on Hoof It

10:32am Wednesday 17th August 2011

Returning to North Yorkshire feels like coming home for Kieren Fallon. The six-time former champion jockey talks to STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Steve Davis

York Press: Steve Davis

10:39am Wednesday 27th July 2011

YORK has become the UK Snooker Championship’s spiritual home, reckons the man who has won the event more than anyone else. Steve Davis talks to STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Alison Nicholas

York Press: Alison Nicholas, captain of the European Solheim Cup team

10:05am Wednesday 8th June 2011

Yorkshire has played a key role in the glittering career of Alison Nicholas. Now she tells TONY KELLY she wants that true grit to aid Europe’s Solheim Cup bid.

The Big Interview with Barry Hearn

York Press: Barry Hearn revels in the return   of the UK Championship to the Barbican

9:46am Wednesday 1st June 2011

He is transforming the game of snooker and York is a key part of his plans as World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn tells STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Pete Williams

York Press: York cyclist Pete Williams

10:10am Wednesday 25th May 2011

GOING for glory in the Tour of Ireland this week, professional cyclist Pete Williams tells STEVE CARROLL why he likes nothing better than getting on his bike in York.

The Big Interview with Lee Stewart

York Press: Lee Stewart rips into business against Dan Carr in his professional debut at Energise

10:51am Wednesday 18th May 2011

York’s newest boxing professional Lee Stewart outlines his plans to TONY KELLY.

The Big Interview with Eric Sleightholme

York Press: Farmer Eric Sleightholme, pictured at the Ebor in Bishopthorpe, is celebrating 70 years of playing darts in the York area

9:30am Wednesday 20th April 2011

It has been 70 years since farmer Eric Sleightholme first stepped up to the oche to play local league darts in the York area. DAVE FLETT talks to the 84-year-old about his many successes in the sport.

The Big Interview with Duran Fentiman

York Press: Duran Fentiman powers Mirrored  to victory at Doncaster

10:22am Wednesday 6th April 2011

Duran Fentiman wants to make more headlines as the Malton jockey reveals to STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Paul Hanagan

York Press: Champion jockey Paul Hanagan takes the plaudits from his weighing room colleagues at Doncaster Racecourse. Picture: Louise Pollard

10:33am Wednesday 23rd March 2011

Paul Hanagan hopes the new Flat season will fulfil his Classic ambitions. Britain’s champion jockey talks to STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Sean Levey

York Press: Jockey Sean Levey is  pictured, right, walking the Goodwood course with celebrated Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien,  centre, and top jockey Johnny Murtagh, left

11:47am Wednesday 16th March 2011

Jockey Sean Levey has arrived in North Yorkshire with a big reputation. The former Aidan O’Brien protégé talks to STEVE CARROLL about his riding ambitions.

The Big Interview with Joe Baxter

York Press: Heworth Golf Club secretary and club captain  Joe Baxter

1:11pm Wednesday 9th March 2011

Today club secretary Joe Baxter was appointed the new captain of Heworth Golf Club in its centenary year. He tells TONY KELLY just what the club means to him.

The Big Interview with Scott Kerr

York Press: Scott Kerr

11:36am Wednesday 9th February 2011

A red card stymied Scott Kerr’s initial move to Bootham Crescent. Now he is at City he tells DAVE FLETT his aim is promotion.

The Big Interview with Matty Wain

York Press: Matty Wain

10:40am Wednesday 2nd February 2011

Dunnington Football Club boast one of the best-qualified managers in the country in Matty Wain. The York College teacher talks to TONY KELLY about the full-on challenge of achieving the coveted UEFA ‘B’ license.

The Big Interview with Mark Rogers

York Press: Mark Rogers, head  professional at York Golf Club

11:11am Wednesday 26th January 2011

York Golf Club’s forward-thinking head professional, Mark Rogers, is intent on nurturing young talent, as he tells TONY KELLY.

The Big Interview with Sam Orange

York Press: Sam Orange powers away from a tackle for Castleford

11:20am Wednesday 19th January 2011

Battling back from a nasty car accident, York rugby league prospect Sam Orange is on the brink of living his professional dream as he tells The Press’ York City Knights reporter Peter Martini.

The Big Interview with Jonny Bairstow

York Press: Jonny Bairstow

11:06am Wednesday 12th January 2011

Experience is the name of the game for rising Yorkshire cricket star Jonny Bairstow during a winter of tours to Australia and West Indies. Tykes reporter GRAHAM HARDCASTLE talks to the York-based ace.

The Big Interview with Chris Evans

York Press: Chris Evans

10:44am Wednesday 5th January 2011

One-time Minsterman Chris Evans is better placed than most to pass judgement on York City’s chances of FA Cup third round success. DAVE FLETT talks to the former Bolton assistant boss.

The Big Interview with Chris Thompson

York Press: Chris Thompson in action

10:23am Wednesday 22nd December 2010

York’s chairman of the darts board Chris Thompson tells DAVE FLETT he is ready to take on the world’s best.

The Big Interview with Jason Demetriou

York Press: Jason Demetriou

9:54am Wednesday 15th December 2010

From Super League to the Championship is a route Jason Demetriou is relishing with York City Knights as he relates to STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Martial arts champion Tony Dias

York Press: Kick-boxer Tony Dias is pictured with his silver medals from Portugal and Azerbaijan

10:26am Wednesday 24th November 2010

Martial arts champion and instructor Tony Dias talks to TONY KELLY about the pursuit of his sporting passion.

The Big Interview with Leeds Carnegie coach Neil Back

York Press: Leeds Carnegie coach  Neil Back at York Racecourse. Picture: Ashley Nesbitt  Photography

10:34am Wednesday 10th November 2010

Rugby union World Cup winner Neil Back has a dream to make Leeds Carnegie a Yorkshire sporting institution, as he tells STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Andrew Gale

York Press: Andrew Gale

10:41am Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Yorkshire’s youngest skipper revels in the responsibility as Andrew Gale tells The Press’ Yorkshire County Cricket Club reporter GRAHAM HARDCASTLE.

The Big Interview with Tom Ransley

York Press: Tom Ransley

12:02pm Wednesday 27th October 2010

BRITISH oarsmen have cut a swathe through Olympic waters from Seoul to Sydney, Barcelona to Beijing and Atlanta to Athens.

The Big Interview with Malton & Norton RUFC's Richard Webster

York Press: Malton & Norton stalwart Richard Webster

10:36am Wednesday 20th October 2010

Vibrant Malton & Norton RUFC are on the up and Richard Webster tells Stuart MARTEL he thinks there’s no-one to halt the Malt.

The Big Interview with York College basketball coach Dave Smith

York Press: Coach Dave Smith at a coaching centre at York College, which could become the basketball base of power for the whole of Yorkshire

10:51am Wednesday 13th October 2010

Native Liverpudlian Dave Smith is relishing being tasked with developing Yorkshire’s rising basketball talent as he tells TONY KELLY.

The Big Interview with Marco Gabbiadini

York Press: Marco Gabbiadini

10:15am Wednesday 15th September 2010

His playing days may be over but ex-York City and Sunderland striker Marco Gabbiadini is still inspiring people at football’s coalface, as he tells STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with Mitch Cook

York Press: Mitch Cook

10:33am Wednesday 8th September 2010

Pickering Town’s new manager Mitch Cook aims to bring a fresh verve to the task of reviving the Pikes as he tells TONY KELLY.

The Big Interview with goalkeeper Brendan Ledgeway

York Press: The Big Interview with goalkeeper Brendan Ledgeway

10:14am Wednesday 25th August 2010

Goalkeeper Brendan Ledgeway is hoping to rekindle his football dreams in the USA, as he tells DAVE FLETT.

The Big Interview with Dave Woods

York Press: York City Knights coach Dave Woods

11:59am Wednesday 11th August 2010

York City Knights are reaping the benefit of the simple philosophy of new coach Dave Woods as he candidly outlines to The Press Knights reporter PETER MARTINI.

The Big Interview with David McDermott

York Press: New signing David McDermott on red alert for York City

11:26am Wednesday 4th August 2010

Getting games and among the goals is all York City signing David McDermott wants after a difficult campaign last year, as he tells STEVE CARROLL.

The Big Interview with York City goalkeeping coach Andy Leaning

York Press: Andy Leaning

11:36am Wednesday 21st July 2010

The goalkeeper who helped York City to defy the mighty Liverpool of the 1980s in their Anfield fortress is back with the Minstermen as he delightedly tells DAVE FLETT.

The Big Interview with York Cricket Clubs's Simon Mason

York Press: The Big Interview  with York Cricket Clubs's Simon Mason

9:31am Wednesday 14th July 2010

Batting’s simple for York’s Simon Mason. As he tells sports editor STUART MARTEL it’s all about hitting the ball further and further.

The Big Interview with Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth

9:49am Wednesday 7th July 2010

Adam Lyth is cricket’s man of the moment after becoming the first batsman to reach 1,000 County Championship runs for the season. GRAHAM HARDCASTLE talks to the North Yorkshire-born opener about his England ambitions.



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