Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to help their local communities – and find new ways to amuse themselves – during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from May 1.
England and Manchester City Women captain Steph Houghton started her challenge of running 100 kilometres in May to raise awareness and money for her husband’s foundation Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.
— Steph Houghton MBE (@stephhoughton2) May 1, 2020
Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan video called Manchester City fans to keep their spirits up during the lockdown.
Thank you @IlkayGuendogan for giving my Dad a call today, it was so special & made his day. He looks forward to seeing you play at the Etihad soon. Thank you @ManCity & Abbie & Kieran, you are all special people. #Family 💙 @1mancity@MikeHMCFC@cafnad@Mcnally40@bm_barrettpic.twitter.com/JvFZawtV3X
— Steve Hynes (@NWAmb_Steve) May 1, 2020
Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson posted a throwback photograph of his time at Dundee United.
Just 3 flat mates having fun. Great times! pic.twitter.com/N84oMnpnOO
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) May 1, 2020
Robertson’s club captain Jordan Henderson surprised Liverpool season-ticket holder David Kerruish with a video call.
It was a tough end to 2019 for lifelong red, David Kerruish, so with the help of his sister I gave him a little surprise. ❤️ YNWA https://t.co/BX45m4bSby
— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) May 1, 2020
Joseph Parker has been keeping fans entertained with his film-themed videos during the lockdown and he reenacted another classic on Friday.
Keep up your great work NZ! Your efforts are sending us “Back to the Future” 🙏🏼 @twigg_emma@tuivasasheck @katrina_rore @lauramcgoldrick13 @martyguptill31 @davidnyika @nickmowbrayzuru @izzy_dagg@montybetham@beaudenbarrett Dame Noeline Taurau 🎥🎞: #MagicMan @kerryrusselltv 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Hr1IeKtinT
— Joseph Parker (@joeboxerparker) May 1, 2020
IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington was also in reflective mood as he posted a promotional video from 2015.
On old promo from the initial rise ⬆️This from 2015 before Dennis Tubieron, after a world wind 18 months. Leisure centres to arenas, English, British, commonwealth and European titles. Just a young whipper snapper trying to climb the ladder and bring glory to the city! pic.twitter.com/igwGAausud
— Josh Warrington (@J_Warrington) May 1, 2020
Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion, sent one of his fans a message on Twitter to say he would pay for 500 euros for some groceries to be delivered to her.
Former England bowler Matthew Hoggard enjoyed an impressive view with an evening pint.
Surrey’s ex-England all-rounder Rikki Clarke sported some new facial hair and gave an update on what he’s been doing during the lockdown.
Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia was reminiscent about what might have been this week.
Missing Valderrama this week. Obviously it’s one of favorite courses and it’s where we choose to host our event each year. We’re thinking of all the people that make the event come to life, and hope you all are staying safe in Spain. We will be back next year!
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) May 1, 2020