SPORTING MEMORIES: 25 amazing photos of sport in Weston from years gone by

Wildcats ; Wildcats Netball Team with their Captain Sarah Becket receiving a trophy from Karen D

Wildcats ; Wildcats Netball Team with their Captain Sarah Becket receiving a trophy from Karen Drake Weston and District Netball League Chairman.4-10-00 Q10-60-00-14 MA - Credit: Archant

The Mercury’s monthly sporting nostalgia feature, Sporting Memories, returns for its second instalment – as chief reporter Sam Frost delves deep into the archives to share some of the best photos from 2000.

Waterpolo ; Weston Water Polo coach Mike Coles with the team receiving new shirts from Ted Manga

Waterpolo ; Weston Water Polo coach Mike Coles with the team receiving new shirts from Ted Mangan Managing Director of Acoustic Air Technology.24-9-00 P26-155-00-2 DK - Credit: Archant

Mercury photographer's Mark Atherton and the now-retired David Kenneford have never failed to capture the action from the pitches, pools and courts around the town - with thousands of brilliant pictures buried in the database from decades gone by.

This month's edition features Hornets Rugby Club, Weston Hockey Club and action from Banwell Football Club's five-a-side tournament.

MORE: 25 more sporting pictures from 2000

Atwell ; Soccer Atwell Shield East Worle V Bournville2-5-00 F29-1

Atwell ; Soccer Atwell Shield East Worle V Bournville2-5-00 F29-174-00-8 DK - Credit: Archant

CongresburyVUphill1 ; Cricket Congresbury V Uphill Castle. Jack Rowan batting for Uphill wi

CongresburyVUphill1 ; Cricket Congresbury V Uphill Castle. Jack Rowan batting for Uphill with Congresbury WK Paul Brean.17-6-00 J11-62-00-20 MA - Credit: Archant

CongresburyVUphill3 ; Cricket Congresbury V Uphill Castle. Stuart Dewer bowling for Congres

CongresburyVUphill3 ; Cricket Congresbury V Uphill Castle. Stuart Dewer bowling for Congresbury watched by Gareth Williams.17-6-00 J11-64-00-10 MA - Credit: Archant

WaterPolo1 ; Water Polo Weston V Bradford on Avon. White cap WestonÕs Phil Tomlinson18-6-00

WaterPolo1 ; Water Polo Weston V Bradford on Avon. White cap WestonÕs Phil Tomlinson18-6-00 J15-85-00-0 MA - Credit: Archant

HornetsVStroud2 ; Rugby Hornets V Stroud14-10-00 Q22-129-00-20

HornetsVStroud2 ; Rugby Hornets V Stroud14-10-00 Q22-129-00-20 MA - Credit: Archant

FiveASide3 ; Banwell Five A Side Soccer Tournament,Kewstoke B(red&black) V Saints (black&yellow)

FiveASide3 ; Banwell Five A Side Soccer Tournament,Kewstoke B(red&black) V Saints (black&yellow)29-7-00 L19-114-00-34a MA - Credit: Archant

LadiesHornets1 ; Hornets Ladies Rugby Team looking for new recruits.28-7-00

LadiesHornets1 ; Hornets Ladies Rugby Team looking for new recruits.28-7-00 L19-109-00-25 MA - Credit: Archant

MidWeekFinal ; Cricket, Mid Week Cricket League final winners, Allerton, with Captain Roger Duck

MidWeekFinal ; Cricket, Mid Week Cricket League final winners, Allerton, with Captain Roger Duckett wearing the Trophy.26-7-00 L15-90-00-2 MA - Credit: Archant

UphillVKeynsham ; Cricket Uphill Castle V Keynsham John Lambert batting for Uphill.17

UphillVKeynsham ; Cricket Uphill Castle V Keynsham John Lambert batting for Uphill.17-7-00 K25-145-00-1 DK - Credit: Archant

WsMSoccer1 ; Weston Football Club, Kit presentation.27-8-00 N7-37-00-22

WsMSoccer1 ; Weston Football Club, Kit presentation.27-8-00 N7-37-00-22 DK - Credit: Archant

VipersVBobbies1 ; Netball Vipers(green) V Bobbie's Girls(white) 7-6-00 H23-1

VipersVBobbies1 ; Netball Vipers(green) V Bobbie's Girls(white) 7-6-00 H23-134-00-12 MA - Credit: Archant

WorleJnrsVCldn2 ; Junior Soccer Worle U14's V Clevedon U14's ( Re

WorleJnrsVCldn2 ; Junior Soccer Worle U14's V Clevedon U14's ( Red ) 9/4/00E17-102-00-20 - Credit: Archant

HornetsVClevedon1 ; Rugby Hornets V Clevedon2-9-00 N15-85-00-19

HornetsVClevedon1 ; Rugby Hornets V Clevedon2-9-00 N15-85-00-19 MA - Credit: Archant

NomadsvCrusaders ; Junior Soccer Weston Crusaders U12s (blue) V Milton Nomads (red) 10-9-00

NomadsvCrusaders ; Junior Soccer Weston Crusaders U12s (blue) V Milton Nomads (red) 10-9-00 P2-9-00-12 MA - Credit: Archant

WsMJnrs ; Junior Rugby Weston U10's V Clevedon8-10-00 Q16-95-00-16a

WsMJnrs ; Junior Rugby Weston U10's V Clevedon8-10-00 Q16-95-00-16a DK - Credit: Archant

HornetsVChelt2 ; Rugby, Hornets V Cheltenham. 18-11-00 S17-98-00-30

HornetsVChelt2 ; Rugby, Hornets V Cheltenham. 18-11-00 S17-98-00-30 MA - Credit: Archant

HennesseyShirts ; Hennessey Honda presentation of shirts to Kingfishers Netball Team.6-12-00

HennesseyShirts ; Hennessey Honda presentation of shirts to Kingfishers Netball Team.6-12-00 T14-84-00-3 DK - Credit: Archant

Waterpolo3 ; Weston Water Polo V Bradford On Avon24-9-00 P26-156-00-11

Waterpolo3 ; Weston Water Polo V Bradford On Avon24-9-00 P26-156-00-11 DK - Credit: Archant

WsMHockey4 ; Hockey Weston V Robinsons. Weston Score14-10-00 Q21

WsMHockey4 ; Hockey Weston V Robinsons. Weston Score14-10-00 Q21-126-00-35 MA - Credit: Archant

NailseaVClevedon1 ; Soccer Nailsea Utd V Clevedon Utd2-12-00 T2-10-00-2

NailseaVClevedon1 ; Soccer Nailsea Utd V Clevedon Utd2-12-00 T2-10-00-23 DK - Credit: Archant

HornetsVMatson3 ; Rugby Hornets v Matson 9-12-00 T21-123-00-31

HornetsVMatson3 ; Rugby Hornets v Matson 9-12-00 T21-123-00-31 MA - Credit: Archant

WsMVCombe2 ; Rugby Weston V Westcombe Park21-10-00 R2-9-00-21

WsMVCombe2 ; Rugby Weston V Westcombe Park21-10-00 R2-9-00-21 DK - Credit: Archant