7 Dec

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."

5 Dec

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.

3 Dec

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.

1 Dec

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.