The 2019 primary schools girls football league got underway last week with 12 teams involved in this year’s competition. The teams were randomly organised for meeting 1 into two groups and were competing for their place in the top group going into the second meeting. Leechpool A set the bar high after managing to go unbeaten in the first outing, not dropping a single point or conceding a single goal. Tournament two will see them compete in league 1 along with Kingslea and Steyning B who finished second and third in the group.
The ninth annual Swimarathon will run at The Pavilions in the Park Horsham, on Sunday 15 March 2020. Over the last 8 years the Swimarathon has raised more than £56,000 for many deserving causes in the Horsham area. In 2020, we are supporting Horsham Matters, a small charity making a big impact in the Horsham community. Horsham Matters currently provides emergency food for individuals and families through the Horsham District Foodbank, in addition to running the Horsham Night Shelter which provides homeless people with a bed and food in the winter months.
Southwater's two teams made a powerful start in the Horsham District Primary Schools League Division A opening at evening at Collyer's. Southwater A's crew went undefeated and their B team were not far behind just suffering two individual match reverses at the hands of Greenway Lower's Blaise W by the narrowest of margins. Greenway emerged from a double helping of Southwater treatment with a creditable 18 points and look forward to some easier evenings ahead.
The FA’s Shooting Stars initiative has launched in 1,200 primary schools across England to inspire girls to get active and learn the fundamentals of football. There are different levels of the programme to cater for different ages: 4-7 year olds and 7-11 year olds. The FA’s Shooting Stars initiative is available in over 1,200 primary schools in the first year of the programme but has ambitions to increase the number of schools taking part year-on-year. It is an integral part of the FA’s ‘Gameplan for Growth’ strategy for women’s and girls’ football, where they have the ambition of doubling participation by 2020.
The Horsham Primary Schools Netball League got underway for the season at Collyer's tonight with four Division A matches taking place. Southwater A made an impressive start to their campaign putting both Greenway A and B teams to the sword with great ruthlessness, 15-1 and 18-0 respectively. Heron Way also completed a similar Greenway double to get their season up and running successfully but they were far more gentle in their treatment, beating the A team 5-3 and the B team 6-1.
A new £250,000 fund's been launched to provide training and equipment aimed at helping disabled people to become more active. 'Parasport, powered by Toyota' – an online hub to empower disabled people to increase their activity levels – has today launched the fund. It'll see Sport England invest £100,000 of National Lottery funding a year into it. The Toyota Parasport Fund will be delivered by Sport England, and the other respective home sports bodies, in association with the British Paralympic Association (BPA). Activity providers can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to improve the quality and quantity of equipment available to disabled people.