More sports stars from the town are revealed
MACCLESFIELD has proven itself to be a veritable hotbed of sporting talent with countless athletes from the town earning podium places in their sporting disciplines.
fortnight ago we revealed some of the greatest sporting talents to have lived or to have been born in the town, and after readers got in touch with their own suggestions of our best sports people, we have chosen three more athletes to add to our hall of sporting fame.
Stuart Brown is a world record holder in Motocross Sidecar racing.
AThe self-employed joiner, who lives on Hawthorn Way, Hurdsfield, set a new record in motocross history when he won the British Sidecarcross Championship for the 11th time. This summer he also landed his best place in the Sidecarcross World
● Championships when he and partner Luke Peters took the bronze medal.
Stuart, 42, who started racing after being inspired by his dad, said: “To get third in the worlds was amazing, my best standing. Also I picked up Silk FM’s Sports Person on the Year a week or so ago which was a surprise.
“To be honest never set out to win awards, but I’m very proud of everything that I’ve achieved.
“Macclesfield does have a lot of people that have been successful in their sports. In mine it was always hard to find somewhere to train, have to drive for three hours to do so. Maybe Maxonian sports people are more determined to do well.”
One of our most promising youngsters is professional footballer Izzy Christiansen, who headed the goal for Manchester City to clinch the Continental Cup trophy for her team just a fortnight ago.
Izzy, from Rainow, joined Manchester United’s Under-10s as a promising youngster and made the switch to Everton where she broke into the first team and made her Champions League bow.
A move to Birmingham brought more European experience and an FA Cup winner’s medal in 2012.
And as well as club suc- cess, Izzy is still in the mix for international honours, having made her full England debut. She also helped Great Britain win gold in the last year’s Summer Universiade in Russia
Mountain biking World Cup winner Josh Bryceland, also known as Ratboy, started off his sporting journey off-roading around his home town of Poynton.
Josh, 24, was also favourite to become world champion at the competition last month but broke his foot on the last dramatic jump. Coronation Street, Macclesfield, was handed the ban at a sentencing hearing at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court in AAugust after allowing his Staffordshire Bull Terrier Stella and her litter to develop mange because he thought the medication was ‘too expensive’, the court was told.
At that hearing he was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £150 costs.
He had previously been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal after a trial in his absence at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court.
A judge rejected an appeal by Green, who also had Stella and the three pups taken away from him, against his punishment at a hearing at Chester Crown Court on Friday (October 17).
Instead he was told to pay an additional £250 to the court towards the costs of holding the appeal hearing.
In August the sentencing hearing heard that Green failed to pick up antibiotics which were waiting for him at a local vets to treat his . Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s mange.
That meant Stella lost fur and developed painful sores. The puppies also developed the condition within hours of being born, magistrates heard.
Green told the hearing that he had used human medication on the dogs after researching it on the internet.
● Izzy Christiansen