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25 Apr

The first ladies rounders session of the year at Collyers took place Wednesday 24th April at 6:30-7:30pm. We welcomed 10 ladies with 9 of them new players. Kimberly Roberts, our Coach worked on showing these new players good throwing and catching techniques and finished with an exciting 7 - 5.5 game.

24 Apr

Horsham District Council is currently in the process of setting up a new community lottery to raise additional funds to support local charities, community and voluntary groups across the Horsham District. The lottery will be launched to the public in September 2019. Lottery ticket buyers can choose from an online list the community group they want their money to go to.

13 Apr

Sport England has invested £275,000 of National Lottery funding to support the Ramblers’ Walking for Health programme. The partnership will commence this month and is set to last 18 months. The programme is England’s largest network of free group health walks, delivered locally in partnership with local authorities, NHS bodies and charities. This award will allow the Ramblers to provide support for the 370 local schemes, delivering over 1,800 short weekly guided walks led by 8,300 trained volunteers across England.

A new guide shares good practice and creative ideas from across the sport and physical activity sector. It aims to inform and educate individuals and organisations so they have a better understanding of dementia and how it affects people. It also provides tools and guidance so that the sector can help more people affected by dementia lead more active lives. The guide highlights the many ways that organisations can better support people affected by dementia, so that they can participate in their local community.

The next Set4Success Sporting Challenge is football. Squad to be maximum of 10 people per team, with six players on the pitch at any one time. Date to be Thursday 2nd May, meet on grass between Horsham Park Rec and the Park pond at 6pm. All teams must be pre-registered. On the night entries can't be accepted. The fee per team will be £60. There will be prizes for the winners as usual plus the results of this competition will contribute to the ‘overall sportiest company in Horsham Trophy’. A reminder that Set4Success is a local charity raising and distributing funds to support talented young sportspeople in the Horsham District to achieve their dreams.

12 Apr

A great first meeting of two for this year's Horsham Primary Schools Basketball League at Collyer's just before the Easter break-up. An entry of 13 teams made for a slightly awkward format. First round groups saw Shelley A, Southwater A, Kingslea A and Southwater B victorious and earning the right to go to the top table for the second round groups. Southwater A were installed as title favourites by winning the top tier with a 12-4 win over Shelley A.

11 Apr

More women, older adults, disabled people and those with long-term health conditions are getting active, according to the latest Sport England Active Lives Adult Survey. Based on data gathered from November 2017-November 2018, a total of 498,100 more people (aged 16+) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week compared to 12 months ago.

10 Apr

Tennis Sussex is keen to support coaches and future coaches who are committed to contributing to Tennis in Britain. Grant Applications are welcomed from a Sussex LTA Accredited Coach and Tennis Sussex LTA Registered Venue for a grant for the value of up to £200. This application form needs to be completed and sent to: nikki.palmer@tennisinsussex.co.uk by 30 May 2019. For more information on the criteria click here or visit their website.

3 Apr

Horsham Cricket Club is starting their Women's and Girl's Summer Training for 2019 at Horsham Cricket Club, Cricketfield Road, RH12 1TE from Thursday 25th April 2019. With the Girls U8-11 (softball) taking place on Wednesdays 6-7pm and the Girls and Women 12+ (Hardball) taking place on Thursdays from 6-8pm.

St Andrew’s Nuthurst are the champion netballing primary school of the Horsham District after winning the A division of the league by the narrowest of margins. My oh my the final instalment of the process in the top tier was dramatic. Heron Way had already indicated their inability to make the last night so the decision was taken to expunge their results from the first two meetings of the second phase. So five became four with Holbrook holding a narrow lead at the start of the evening but St Andrew’s having a game in hand.