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Master it - How to Cook Today (Paperback): Rory O'Connell Master it - How to Cook Today (Paperback)
Rory O'Connell 1
R514 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R139 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As seen on the RTE TV series. Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award. A personal cookery lesson from one of our finest cookery teachers. Nowadays we seem to know a lot about food, but much less about actual cooking. In Master It, Rory O'Connell will teach you simple but essential skills to make you a truly good cook. At the heart of his approach are good ingredients, carefully prepared, and used in recipes that are tried, tested, carefully measured, and full of the essential tips and details that will make your dishes a success. Each chapter will teach you a particular technique - preparing a soup, roasting meat, making biscuits - and include a collection of fresh, seasonal recipes to use it in, from wild garlic soup, to roast pork with fennel seeds, chilli and garlic, to caramel and almond thins.

Fastpitch Softball - The Windmill Pitcher (Hardcover): Sammons Fastpitch Softball - The Windmill Pitcher (Hardcover)
Sammons
R698 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R155 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The History of The Rugby World Cup (Paperback): Peter Murray The History of The Rugby World Cup (Paperback)
Peter Murray 1
R483 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R88 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Toughest Test - The Official Book of the 2005 British and Irish Lions Tour (Hardcover): Paul Morgan The Toughest Test - The Official Book of the 2005 British and Irish Lions Tour (Hardcover)
Paul Morgan 1
R486 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R109 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tells the story of the British & Irish Lions momentous 2005 tour to New Zealand. From the selection of the players in April through to the final match in Auckland in July, readers will relive the excitement of Rugby's ultimate test. The players' themselves will tell the story of the tour through a series of interviews.

Talking Balls - The Greatest and Funniest Sports Quotes Ever! (Hardcover): Richard Foster Talking Balls - The Greatest and Funniest Sports Quotes Ever! (Hardcover)
Richard Foster
R236 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R62 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From lightning quick wit and side-splitting statements to gormless gaffes and mindless misquotes, this hilarious collection is the ultimate celebration of sport's funniest quotes and greatest quips. Compiled by avid quotation collector Richard Foster, Talking Balls: The Greatest and Funniest Sport's Quotes Ever is packed with an incredible 600 entertaining quotes from and about some the most famous names in sport, including Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Muhammad Ali, Richie Benaud, David Coleman and Brian Clough. Bursting with confused cliches, mangled metaphors, comic cusses and idiotic football insights, this book really is the hilarious last word in funny sports quotations.

Life's a Pitch - A Groundsman's Tale (Paperback): Ian Darler Life's a Pitch - A Groundsman's Tale (Paperback)
Ian Darler
R308 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R89 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Rounders (Paperback, 3Rev ed): National Rounders Association Rounders (Paperback, 3Rev ed)
National Rounders Association
R161 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R28 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format and a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.

Ballparks - A Journey Through the Fields of the Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover): Eric Enders Ballparks - A Journey Through the Fields of the Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover)
Eric Enders
R489 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R78 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
What a Load of Balls - Over 200 Ball Sports Facts (Hardcover): Alf Alderson What a Load of Balls - Over 200 Ball Sports Facts (Hardcover)
Alf Alderson 1
R187 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whether you're a football fan, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer or a basketball nut you'll love this top collection of facts - the must-have miscellany for any sports fan. Featuring obscure, unbelievable, intriguing and engaging facts about some of the world's most popular ball sports, discover fascinating nuggets of information on the sports, the balls, the players, the history and plenty more. All the major ball sports are covered and you can find out why the number of dimples on a golf ball can make you a better player, what the fastest recorded serve is in a tennis match and who is the world's highest-earning ball player.

The Development of Sport in Donegal, 1880-1935 (Hardcover): Conor Curran The Development of Sport in Donegal, 1880-1935 (Hardcover)
Conor Curran
R859 R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Save R200 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During the nineteenth century sport underwent a revolution which was heavily influenced by the social and economic changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution in England. How this sporting 'revolution' affected the development of sport at a micro-level, in a peripheral Irish setting, has received only limited attention. Donegal, a rather isolated county lying in the north-west of Ireland, but at the time part of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, has thus far received little analysis. The development of Gaelic and association football will be given particular emphasis but cricket, hockey and rugby will also be explored in detail. This book is the first comprehensive study of sport in Donegal throughout the period from 1880 until 1935. In assessing developments at a local and national level, it examines how structures for competitions and teams underwent a significant change within the county and throughout Ireland from the late Victorian period until the early years of the Irish Free State.Conor Curran illustrates the incompleteness of the Irish sporting 'revolution' and how the growth of sport in Donegal relied mainly on local individuals' enthusiasm rather than on any national, or even provincial, administrative agencies. Of particular importance in the decision to undertake an examination of sport there is the diversity of the county, socially, culturally and physically, which means that it differed from a number of other Irish counties and many of its clubs lacked a particular unity for the administration of sport to work effectively throughout its area. How the growth of sport in Donegal contrasted with wider developments will be examined in this book, as, despite these failures, by the end of 1934 there were at least sixty-seven Gaelic football teams in operation and at least 103 soccer teams.

National Football League - A Complete History (Paperback): Peter Murray National Football League - A Complete History (Paperback)
Peter Murray
R483 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R95 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Croquet (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Croquet Association Croquet (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Croquet Association
R162 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R28 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For 50 years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format with a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.

Playing for Overtime - The David Lee Herbert Story (Paperback): Al Ainsworth Playing for Overtime - The David Lee Herbert Story (Paperback)
Al Ainsworth
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Learning How to Play Wiffle Ball (Hardcover): Tammy Gagne Learning How to Play Wiffle Ball (Hardcover)
Tammy Gagne
R474 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R104 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Short Mat Bowling (2nd Edition) - An illustrated guide to this challenging sport (Paperback): Roy Wiggins Short Mat Bowling (2nd Edition) - An illustrated guide to this challenging sport (Paperback)
Roy Wiggins
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Covering the very first stages up to advance level, the objective of this book is to: Introduce Short Mat Bowling to both the new player and the outdoor player who are trying it out; to try and prevent players from developing bad habits and to show ways to get round difficult playing situations. It also provides food for thought for the more experienced players. Add some practice (quite a lot ), and you could enter your local County Championship.

Coach's Guide To Game-Winning Softball Drills - Developing The Essential Skills In Every Player (Paperback, Ed): Michele... Coach's Guide To Game-Winning Softball Drills - Developing The Essential Skills In Every Player (Paperback, Ed)
Michele Smith, Lawrence Hsieh
R389 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mastering these drills will arm your players with one of the biggest intangibles necessary to perform well--confidence.
. --Michele Smith. .

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame pitcher Michele Smith throws one right down the middle with this big collection of more than 250 skill-building drills developed especially for coaches of fast-pitch recreation league, travel ball, and high school softball players, ages eight to eighteen. . .

Straight from the Michele Smith Gold Camps and Clinics, these drills are designed to give you all the tools you need to teach the entire range of offensive and defensive softball skills. With Michele's expert guidance and instruction, you'll coach your players to: . Master the mechanics of footwork for fielding with hustle. Swing for the fences and hit the fastest pitches. Catch the ball proactively and throw it quickly and accurately to its target. Defend the infield and outfield with speed and confidence. Run the bases swiftly and strategically. Refine fast-pitch skills so they can windmill like Michele . And much more

The Softball Coaching Bible (Paperback): National Fastpitch Coaches Association The Softball Coaching Bible (Paperback)
National Fastpitch Coaches Association
R525 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R58 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now, for the first time in the sport of fastpitch softball, you can learn from successful coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In "The Softball Coaching Bible," 28 of the top U.S. coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you enhance the experience and development of your own athletes.

Developed in cooperation with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), "The Softball Coaching Bible" was written by the greatest assembly of college and high school softball coaches ever. The text provides the finer points of coaching softball, presented in an engaging manner that makes the contents easy to apply to your own ball club. The topics range from teaching the best skills and drills to subjects rarely written about, such as developing responsible athletes and building character and loyalty in players.

Find out how Mike Candrea develops productive hitters at the University of Arizona, and follow the advice of Fresno State University's Margie Wright for competing in tournaments and playoffs. This landmark work covers all the bases, from recruiting players to attracting fans. "The Softball Coaching Bible" also contains information on professional development: moving through the coaching ranks, making use of other coaches and professional organizations, avoiding coaching burnout, and attending and running camps and clinics. Chapter after chapter, this book provides the game plan for building a winning program.

"The Softball Coaching Bible" is filled with insights and expert advice to help you learn and grow. Soak it up, enjoy the stories, and discover the wisdom of the sport's finest mentors.

The Crew (Paperback): Dougie Brimson The Crew (Paperback)
Dougie Brimson
R211 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The UK's most downloaded sports title of 2012! The prequel to the Movie Top Dog starring Leo Gregory - Directed by Martin Kemp APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE - as As Paul Jarvis of the National Soccer Intelligence Unit is only too well aware. He knows that Billy Evans is no ordinary Cockney lad made good. He's also a thug, a villain and a cop killer. Jarvis just hasn't been able to prove it...Yet. So when Jarvis discovers that Evans is putting together a hooligan 'Super Crew' to follow the England national soccer team to Italy, he feels sure he can finally put Evans behind bars - if only someone can infiltrate the group and get him the proof he needs. But nothing is ever that simple. The Crew believe Evans is just out for a full-on riot. Jarvis thinks he's trafficking drugs. But Billy Evans is always one step ahead. He has another plan. And it will be catastrophic for everyone concerned. EXCEPT HIM.

Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Lacrosse - From Basic Fundamentals To Advanced Player Skills And Team Strategies... Confident Coach's Guide to Teaching Lacrosse - From Basic Fundamentals To Advanced Player Skills And Team Strategies (Paperback)
Daniel Morris, Michael Morris
R313 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R20 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Within the past decade, lacrosse has seen explosive growth on the elementary, junior high and high school, and college levels, rapidly becoming one of America's most popular playing sports. Lifelong lacrosse player and coach Daniel Morris, along with noted author Michael Morris, distills the essence of this exciting, fast-paced game into one compact volume, teaching everything the beginning and intermediate coach needs to know about the rules, equipment, skills, and drills of this venerable game.
Unlike other books on lacrosse, this guide reflects recent important rule changes, as well as the latest techniques in offense and defense, stick-handling, and advances in equipment that have transformed the game as it is played today. Chapters focus on critical elements of individual and team play, conducting practices, skill-building drills, and a playbook of offensive and defensive strategies. A resource list of suppliers, camps, and additional information is included.
This is a book that will find a place on every coach's and player's shelf.

Complete Croquet - A Guide to Skills, Tactics and Strategy (Paperback): James Hawkins Complete Croquet - A Guide to Skills, Tactics and Strategy (Paperback)
James Hawkins 1
R398 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R71 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Providing a comprehensive guide for the aspiring and improving croquet player, this overview deals with basic skills and outlines how to avoid and eradicate common problems. An in-depth coverage of modern tactics is also presented, focusing on the building blocks of break play and examining in detail how each element works before bringing it all together. There is advice on how to repair a bad situation when everything has gone wrong, how to exploit a good situation when everything is going well, and how to regain the initiative when the opponent is storming ahead. Whether your interest is in developing an understanding of top-class, championship-level tactics; in improving your play at handicap level; or even in just playing at home, this is an invaluable handbook for all aficionados.

101 Team Handball (Paperback): Felicia Lidia Radu, Beatrice Aurelia Abalasei 101 Team Handball (Paperback)
Felicia Lidia Radu, Beatrice Aurelia Abalasei
R353 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R69 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

During the last few years, handball - a modern and attractive high-speed game - has been fascinating more and more spectators and fans. 101 Team Handball provides sound practical advice for beginners and introduces advanced techniques and tactics for more experienced players. It focuses on technical and tactical aspects of the game for both defence and attacking situations, including: Handling the ball Dribbling the ball Passing and catching Blocking Shooting It also includes a separate section dedicated to the goalkeeper and their training. Fully illustrated with step-by-step sequence photographs as well as action shots to aid understanding of this fast-paced sport, this is the essential tool for all handball players and coaches.

Running with Wolves (Hardcover): Peter Lansley Running with Wolves (Hardcover)
Peter Lansley
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Peace Love Softball - Notebook, Journal, Diary or Sketchbook with Lined Paper (Paperback): Jolly Pockets Peace Love Softball - Notebook, Journal, Diary or Sketchbook with Lined Paper (Paperback)
Jolly Pockets
R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
I Pitch She Catches - Notebook & Journal or Diary for Softball Enthusiasts & Athletes, College Ruled Paper (120 Pages, 6x9)... I Pitch She Catches - Notebook & Journal or Diary for Softball Enthusiasts & Athletes, College Ruled Paper (120 Pages, 6x9) (Paperback)
Lovely Writings
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Softball Strength and Conditioning Log - Softball Workout Journal and Training Log and Diary for Player and Coach - Softball... Softball Strength and Conditioning Log - Softball Workout Journal and Training Log and Diary for Player and Coach - Softball Notebook Tracker (Paperback)
Elegant Notebooks
R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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