Horsham parkrun will be continuing temporarily at Southwater Country Park over the festive break, starting at 9am every Saturday morning. The event is FREE and a great way to keep fit, whether it's for fun or part of a training plan, everyone runs for their own enjoyment! If you'd like to get involved, please register before your first run and remember to bring a printed copy of your bar code after signing up.
The new Warnham Discovery Trail follows the paths and boardwalks that surround the millpond at Warnham Local Nature Reserve. Packed with information about the wildlife, flora and fauna that call Warnham 'home', you'll uncover tales from the site's history and discover a host of fun facts for adults and children alike. Younger visitors can brush up on their wildlife skills and earn themselves a Junior Trail Detective Badge when they complete our special activity sheet.
A number of leisure centres in the Horsham district are offering discounted membership rates for December with no joining fee required, just use the code: PARTY when you sign up for a membership plan. Treat yourself to a premium, gym or swim membership from any of the listed Horsham District leisure centre sites: Pavilions In The Park (Horsham), The Bridge Leisure Centre (Broadbridge Heath), Billingshurst Leisure Centre, Steyning Leisure Centre
We have a great selection of walking routes for you to choose on our website. Each of our 14 walks in the Horsham district capture the beautiful West Sussex countryside, with some using the Downs Link bridleway. Most are between 2 - 3 miles long and all are circular routes. Check out the routes for yourself and get inspired to go outside and enjoy our lovely countryside.
The Horsham and Shipley Community Project has just launched a review of its busy year. It includes sections on walking football, veterans football, Men's Shed, petanque club, health walks, green project, footgolf, men's wellbeing talk and much more!
St Robert Southwell A were in fine form at tonight's opening to netball division B4 at Collyers. They only played two matches against Plaistow/Kirdford and North Heath but managed to amass 26 goals nonetheless, just conceding one in each game. Both vanquished teams picked themselves up well however, P+K beating St Peter's Cowfold 3-1 and North Heath exacting a level of revenge by beating St Rob's second team 4-0. Plaistow/Kirdford also beat St Robert Southwell B 5-3 in an exciting game and go top by one point but having played an extra game.
This year’s Horsham District Primary School Girls Football League was completed on Friday and what an exciting climax it was. After three tournaments, 85 matches and 112 goals, it was Southwater A who walked away as the 2019 champions. Not only did Southwater A win the league but they did so in spectacular fashion, with a 100% win record and not conceding a single goal throughout the tournament.
No surprises, Southwater Junior Academy's A team are the team champions in Division A of the Horsham Primary Schools Table Tennis League. They notched up another two wins at the expense of the lower halves of their own B team's and Holbrook. Well done Chloe R, Dan P, Zaib RF and Sam A you've been consistently fantastic and as well as your skills on the table being responsible for the team finishing 88 points ahead of the nearest team you've played the game in a good spirit.
Children’s activity levels are on the rise, according to Sport England's second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. The report, covering the academic year 2018/19, was published today with figures showing an increase of 3.6% in the number of children in England doing an average of 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day. That means that 46.8% of the nation’s children and young people are meeting the recommended level, with the increase driven by more out of school activity – including increases in active play, team sports and walking.
Jane Ishmael has joined the District Council’s Community Development Team as a Grants and Funding Officer. Local sports organisations that require any support with funding, can get in touch with Jane. Jane says "I can’t promise that I will complete your application forms for you, but I will help you to research what is available and act as a critical friend, providing you with advice and guidance."
Last night's netball Div B3 first meeting was affected by the late withdrawal of both All Saints teams due to a sickness bug sweeping through the north Horsham school and forcing it to close for a couple of days. Get well soon Sainties. This left remaining teams Heron Way B and Warnham a bit isolated but they made the best of it by playing an extended match of four quarters. A great one it turned out to be as well. Tit for tat all the way and finishing at 7-6 in Warnham's favour. Let's hope for better luck and healthier times when this division next comes together again in the New Year.
On a bitterly cold but dry afternoon last Friday 29 November, 13 teams arrived on the Astro pitch at Tanbridge House School to do battle in the first of three Horsham District Primary School Hockey League meetings. Southwater and North Heath A emerged as the only teams to remain undefeated on the night and will be the ones to watch in the remaining two meetings which take place after Christmas.
Week 4 of the Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League Division A brought some more good matches. There’s just no stopping Southwater A. They rattled up another maximum haul of 80 points to ensure they stay way ahead at the top of the tree. Yes they’ve played two matches more than all the other teams but let’s not kid ourselves, nobody’s catching the runaway train represented by the crew of Chloe R, playing with a style that suggests she’s auditioning to be the first female 007, Dan P, Zaib RF and Sam A.