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

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