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The finale of the 2014 Horsham Junior Golf Challenge was conducted at Foxbridge Golf Club where the winners of both the mixed under nine and mixed under thirteen age groups were decided following an exciting last tournament.
Stoolball England is running a Safeguarding and Protecting Children: A Guide to Sportspeople course at Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club on Wednesday 10th September from 7-10pm. It is a Sports Coach UK recognised course with one of their authorised tutors and will cost £15 per person.
Cottesmore golf course was the venue for the fifth tournament of the 2014 Junior Golf Challenge and Ryan Chilton became the fourth different winner in the under 13 age category this year showing how even all the players are this year. In a tightly contested competition, Ryan played a solid round and finished his nine holes in 43 shots which was one shot better than Kai Stevens who came second. Ryan’s success was mainly down to the consistent quality of his tee shots and he gained ten points for his victory which has moved him up to 32 points and means he is now only two points behind Ben Powell who is at the top of the leaderboard on 34 points. Kai, who went round in 44 shots, made a very impressive ten shot improvement on his last effort at Cottesmore in tournament four and his second place finish secured him a valuable eight points which means he is now in third place on 24 points.
Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre is organising a charity 5-a-side football competition on its astroturf pitch on Sunday 28 September, 10am-4pm in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Further information and booking via 01403 211311.
Horsham Table Tennis Club and the MMJ Table Tennis Agency are working together to provide a range of table tennis opportunities for the local community in Horsham. There are various junior coaching programmes running in the autumn term as part of one of the best junior progression pathways in the county and the club welcomes more youngsters to join its growing ranks of rising stars. The MMJ Agency will also be running the Horsham Central League again at Collyers with the intention of building on a great first season.
The Anchorage care home in Pulborough edged their way to glory in the first round of the newly formatted Residential Sports Challenge. The Residential Sports Challenge was put in place to give older people in residential care homes the chance to compete in some fun games without having to travel. The challenge consists of players taking part in three different low intensity games and seven teams have been involved since the start of 2014.
With youth triathlons running locally and succerssfully recently in Horsham and Steyning and with one to come in September in Billingshurst it can certainly be said that the Horsham District is becoming a bit of a hotbed for the growth of the sport. Swim 1st Tri run a term-time club at Handcross Park School just outside the district which a number of youngsters are now training within and to to stimulate more interest they are running another summer camp this holiday to stimulate more interest.
The latest leg of the 2014 Junior Golf Challenge took place at Cottesmore Golf Club on Wednesday 30th July 2014. This was arguably one of the most challenging tournaments of this year’s Challenge taking into account the length of the course and the temporary greens that were in play for this event.
The Great Britain Junior (U19) National Baseball Team qualified for next summer's European Championships by finishing second in the European Qualifier held in Varazdin, Croatia last month. Four of the players involved - Joe Taylor, Callum Vinall, Jacob Dean and Miguel Rodriguez - are all products of Horsham Junior Baseball Club's development system.
Sparks in the Park in Horsham Park was a great success this year with thousands of people turning out to enjoy the wide range of activities and entertainments on offer. The weather forecast in the lead up to the day did not inspire full confidence but in the event the elements behaved impeccably to adorn proceedings with beautiful sunshine. The sports zone that Leisure Link staff coordinated presented itself in fabulous fashion bringing together over 20 local sports groups to promote their wares in a variety of ways ranging from a mini golf-parc, tennis serving speed gun, cycling ramps, nordic walking practice area, exhibitions, bowling rinks and opportunities to have a go at various martial arts.