Youth Cricket at Horsham Sports Club – new players welcome! Horsham Cricket Club's junior and young adult cricket teams welcome new players as the pre-season nets get underway. If you know someone who would like to join their thriving young cricket training sessions they’d love to hear from you, boys and girls welcome. All sessions are run by ECB Level 2 coaches. New players are welcome and the first two sessions are free! Contact the Club Office on 01403 254628 to book.
F360 Hub is a West Sussex fitness, well-being and health business who run monthly and weekly sessions in the Horsham district. They specialise in mental wellness through physical activity and exercise, specifically through Pilates, Stretch and Relax and 'My Kind of Yoga'. The classes exist for people of all ability levels. They hold a monthly yoga workshop in Steyning and weekly pilates and yoga classes in Southwater, Ashington and Littlehampton.
The Horsham and Shipley Community project continues to thrive. Their latest newsletter has been released with updates in the petanque section, Men Sheds growth, Christmas lunch, gardening opportunities and the Hills Valley Vets Football League.
Division D of the Horsham Primary Schools Netball League convened for the second time this season at Collyer’s on Wednesday. Leechpool reinforced their dominant first impression of last time with another two big wins over North Heath A and St Robert Southwell B. They’ve now won all five games they’ve played, scored 50 at an average of 10 per game and have not yet conceded.
Chloe Robinson struck a blow for ping pong girl power on Friday at Collyer's as she won the Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis Division A Individual Tournament. The only girl in the process amongst 14 lads she achieved the magic four-in-a-row requirement of wins to gain champion status in the last act of the Division A process, with Division B due to start next Friday.
The latest Friday night TT Matchplay night saw players paired up and each player in a team competing in one of the two round-robin pools. Points were issued by final placings in the pools and then the two scores added for a total. Tat On Man and Charlie P won the event with a total of 10.5 points, ahead of five teams finishing tightly packed on nine points and requiring splitting by total points scored during the evening.
In partnership with Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC), BACA College are starting an exciting new programme from September 2019. Students can choose from a wide range of A-Levels, BTEC and ESOL programs, and then spend the afternoons training and coaching Table Tennis. BTTC are incredibly excited about the huge potential of this new partnership. Students that enrol on the program will receive not only BTTC's top class coaching and coach training, but also the highest level of pastoral care and opportunities, from the Table Tennis Club, as well as the college.
This year Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area to join the race for life. There are events for people of all ages and abilities taking place in Horsham park on the 2nd of June. As an added incentive, there is a 30% reduction on entry fees during January using the code RFL30 .
Active Sussex Education has broken down the Active Lives survey data to produce a report focusing solely on children and young people in Sussex. The report found that "Primary school-age children were more likely to be active outside school than in-school." You can read the Active Sussex report to find more information about what children are doing in your area alongside tips on how to make them more active.
5 teams are lined up to compete in the Horsham Primary Schools Badminton Team competition on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at the Bridge Leisure Centre 12:30- 2:30pm. With 2 schools entering, Warnham and Northolmes are going head to head. May the Best team Win!
The Horsham/Billingshurst Primary Schools Swimming Gala is set to take place on Wednesday 6th February 1:00- 3:00pm at Pavillions in the park . 9 different schools are set to compete.
The Horsham District Primary Schools Indoor Athletics Competition event details have been released. 12 schools are taking place in these events throughout the spring term with Events focused for both years 3+4 and 5+6. This event will consist of many different forms of Athletics From Standing Long Jump to Javelin throw.
On Monday 14th January, British athletics star Sally Gunnell OBE, opened the new all weather running track at St. Peter's CE (Aided) Primary School in Henfield.
Southwater Junior Academy retained its Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League Division A title at Collyer's on Friday with another team win over Billingshurst seeing them home by a whopping margin of 94 points in the table. Holbrook, also predictably, took second place, a full 64 points ahead of third placed Greenway who had managed to get the better of the one placings battle that was truly on the edge going into the final meeting. Greenway had trailed Billingshurst at the start of the night but as the Bills had to contend with Southwater's firepower in their final outing, the Greens had a slightly easier task versus Holbrook and the net result was Greenway overturning the deficit to consign Billingshurst to fourth and bottom place.
The latest Friday TT Matchplay night at Collyers saw four team matches being played on a 2 v 2 basis. In Match 1 Tat On Man combined with Chris Goodier to give opponents James Anderson and Alain Shibu a rough ride. On Man was imperious and only Goodier showed any chink of vulnerability losing a set in both his individual matches. An emphatic doubles win closed the match.
The fixtures have been released for the Horsham District Primary Schools Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Practice Festival that is taking place on Tuesday 22nd January from 1pm – 3pm at Collyers. 16 teams have entered this friendly festival which has been set up to provide the competing boys and girls with the opportunity to play some Tag Rugby fixtures in advance of the main Horsham District Primary Schools Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby Tournament that will be taking place in March at Horsham Rugby Club. No scores will be kept from the matches that are played with the emphasis on children participating, having fun and learning about the game and not on winning.
The Horsham District Primary Schools Table Tennis League resumed at Collyer's on Friday with Week 5 of the team competition. Holbrook were hoping to narrow the gap with leaders Southwater to retain hope of catching them going into the sixth and final meeting of the process next Friday but although they won well against Billingshurst, Southwater ended up extending their cushion with a whitewashing of Greenway.
The Friday TT matchplay welcomed two debutants at Collyer’s this week. Brighton league player James Anderson joined Group 1 and did well, and so Andy Palmer in Group 3. Most matches were played best of five. In Group 3 Steve Ledger was legendary beating all opponents faced and only Harry Llewellyn managing to take a game off him. Andy Palmer made an encouraging start to his TT Matchplay career, winning two and only falling to Leon Lukose who achieved third place with a 60% win ratio. Llewellyn was fourth with two victories but as many losses and the ever plucky Adrika Shibu yet again consigned Bilal Rehman-Furs to bottom spot by winning another basement battle with him.
The Horsham Primary Schools Netball League resumed for 2019 this week at Collyer’s with the final first phase Division B meeting. It was a bit of a hotch-potch affair as two of the teams, All Saints A and Greenway B, were absent for different reasons but Shelley A turning up unexpectedly as a guest team but hey-ho they were welcomed to join in the fun to preview some of the opponents they’ll be playing in Phase 2 of Division B having been relegated from the top echelon before Christmas.
Greenway Academy recently achieved first place out of 69 participating schools from across the country in a dance competition organised by the Royal Opera House. As a result of their success they won tickets to a performance of Romeo and Juliet at the famous venue.
Primary school children will be challenged to go on a nature trail, visit a local landmark or make a treasure map through a new ‘passport’ of activities launched by the Education Secretary to encourage more family time and help build children’s character and resilience.
Slinfold Tennis Club was named Club of the Year at the annual Tennis Sussex awards, held at the Amex Stadium on the 17th of November. In accepting the award, Club Chairman Andrew Gentry explained the devlopment programme at the club, which has seen the completion of a clubhouse, renewed floodlighting, secure car park, replacement of perimeter fencing and the laying of 3 artificial clay courts.
The TT Matchplay process got back underway in good style for 2019 at Collyer’s on Friday. All 10 tables were in constant use for two hours, one of them allowing young coach and high level junior player, Jacob Evans, to provide an individual training service for clients keen to improve with focussed support. First client Zaib Rehman-Furs had a great and beneficial time although was inevitably tired at the end of his endeavours.