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Horsham secondary school teams dominated this year's Central Sussex area qualifying competition that feeds into the national Center Parcs national process at U13 and U16 levels. Forest School took both boys' age group competitions by the scruff of the neck, their A team pipping their B team in the younger category and beating Tanbridge into second spot in the older age group. In the girls events Mihurst Rother College teams were runners up to Tanbridge and Millais teams at U13 and U16 levels respectively.
The first meeting of the Horsham District Primary Schools Hockey League took place on Friday 22November on the Astroturf at the BBH Leisure Centre. 14 teams from across the district came together to play inter school matches following successful autumn term hockey training programmes in their respective schools.
The first of three Primary School Girls Football League meetings at Broadbridge Heath took place on Friday 15th November. The first tournament ‘kicked it off’ with loads of skills on display from all eight teams, which impressed many spectators watching in chilly conditions. Four sport students from Collyer's College - Abi Pavey, Joe Clissold, Henry Lowis, and James Rogers - took the lead in the organisation with support from Leisure Link staff member Kim Roberts. Another six Collyer's sport students refereed the matches.
Wheelchair Basketball for 11-25 year olds is being launched at Collyer's Sixth Form College, Horsham in February 2014 with the aid of Sportivate funding. No previous experience is necessary and all abilities will be catered for. The course will last an initial six weeks and if successful the possibilities for forming a club will be looked into.
The Horsham District Wellbeing team is providing FREE of charge, 12-week 'It's All About Men' courses to help adult males improve their health and wellbeing. Men experiencing issues like coronary heart disease, diabetes, joint and mobility problems, high cholesterol and blood pressure, cancers and sleep apnoea may wish to consider attending with a view to aspiring to more positive health states such as better toned muscles, greater confidence and energy, increased strength and vitality, strengthened immune system and reduced disease risk.
Calling all adults involved in Horsham area sports clubs. Angela Barber is a student practitioner in sports massage (level 4 OCR/Cardiff Metropolitan University) and for a limited period is offering FREE massage sessions to sports clubs and/or individuals. Sports massage is a type of Swedish massage designed to increase sports performance and maintain the body in a healthy condition.
Tanbridge House School, Horsham will go forward to represent the North Sussex area in the West Sussex Schools under 16 team finals on Friday 6th December at Collyer's for both boys and girls. In the boys semi-finals of the North Sussex Championships they brushed aside the challenge of Midhurst Rother College without dropping a set. In the other semi Forest School, Horsham made similarly light work of St Wilfrid's, Crawley to set up the much anticipated encounter of Horsham's big two TT schools.
18 young cyclists attended Horsham Youth Cycling Club’s latest competition venture, mountain bike racing through the woods at the Middle Hill Outdoor Centre, Colgate. Some travelled from Brighton and Redhill and were not disappointed by what the organisers had to offer with a winding track that incorporated dirt jumps built the week before, mud and puddles, and even a small wooden ladder bridge option at one section of bend. So it was not a challenge for the faint hearted.
Forest Boys School, Horsham retained their status as top dogs on the boys side of the recent North Sussex Schools Table Tennis U13 Team Championships run at Collyer's Sixth Form in Horsham. The team of Ben Worley, Kieron Bonner, Tom Danahay and Sam Shoubridge will now go forward to represent the area at the West Sussex Team Finals at Collyer's on the 6th December. On the girls side St Wilfrid's team of Megan Mackey, Holly Robinson, Nicole Winsbury and Kelsey Norris will be the area's representative for the finals event.
The Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership has moved to a new office on Langhurst Wood Road that has a dance studio attached. Their plan is to run breakfast, lunchtime and after work exercise, movement and dance classes for employees in the nearby businesses and also open to the wider community. They will also be running instructor training courses at the venue.