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Leisure Link staff member Dom Evans is a basketball nut, both for playing and coaching in the sport. His enthusiasm is being put to good use in growing the sport in the Horsham area and Millais and Forest are the latest schools to engage Big Dom's services in getting their kids playing and improving. He's also involved in the coaching team at Horsham Hawks, is involved in running regional teams and has been instrumental in expanding the Horsham District Primary Schools League.
There was an abortive start to the new Horsham Primary Schools Netball League last Wednesday as the first meeting of its Division A was rained off. Draws will be awarded for all scheduled matches. Everyone will be hoping for better weather this coming Wednesday (22nd October) at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre as Division B is planned to get underway.
A level 1 coaching course for baseball and softball is taking place on the 1st and 8th November at Collyer's Sixth Form College in Horsham. Fuller details and how to apply via
This year’s Horsham Primary Schools Table Tennis League is underway with 10 A teams convening at Collyer’s for the first of nine weeks to prove who has got the top schools team in the area.Last year’s champions, Southwater, retain most of that squad and start as clear favourites for repeating that feat. They opened with an 8-0 win over Warnham but the result masked the fact that the smaller village school look much improved from last year as a result of some good work in practice.
A new, extended format for the Horsham District Primary Schools League has been well received, fully recruiting for all 24 team slots available in four divisions (A, B, C, D) of six. The league will run on two multicourts at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre and at the midway point there will be promotion and relegation between the divisions. Following the league matches a new Horsham Community Netball Club will run on the courts, initially for children aged 9-11 years, to take advantage of the evident enthusiasm for the sport in the area. The plan will be to establish a club platform to build on more substantially in future years.
Pennthorpe School, Rudgwick won three of the six school team event categories in the virtual competition that ran off the back of the three youth triathlons - Horsham (June), Steyning (July) and Billingshurst (September) - that ran in the Horsham District in 2014. The events generated a total of around 700 entries and around 60% of them were from youngsters in the Horsham District so there were plenty of results to analyse for the purpose of comparing local schools.
The Horsham Central League returned to action with a bang on Friday night in the sports hall at Collyer's Sixth Form in Horsham. 14 teams have assembled for battle, initially in two divisions of seven teams so another great season is in prospect. One table was set aside for practice and four players availed themselves of the opportunity to put that to good use alongside the matchplayers.
Eleven sports and arts activities for young disabled people restarted last week as part of Horsham District Council’s Reaching Higher project that has been made possible following funding from West Sussex County Council’s Short Breaks programme. Activities that are currently running include dance, trampolining, badminton, athletics, rebound therapy, cricket, wheelchair basketball, percussion, DJ’ing, archery and video production.
Children from Ashurst Primary School recently enjoyed a great day of football fun at a taster day at Steyning Grammar School for schools in the STARS catchment of schools. Coaching was led by teachers and students from the secondary school and the STARS' area PE and sports coordinator, Lisa Fudge, was delighted by the success of the event and everyone is looking forward to more following over the course of the year.
The third of this year's youth triathlon events in the Horsham District ran at Billingshurst on Sunday and provided a fitting climax to the series. Over 180 youngsters did battle across six race categories in glorious weather. Many of the competitors had travelled from wider Sussex and beyond but it was great to also see lots of novices coming from a more localised catchment. Hopefully a number will be hooked into doing more and progressing through the talent pathway.
Mini Badminton Club
It's All About Men
Horsham Go Tri
Woods for Learning
Badminton Gold Academy
University of Third Age Table Tennis
Tatty Bumpkins Yoga