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The latest set4success sports event has been announced. The S4S inter-business cricket competition will run on Friday 10th August at Roffey CC. If you're going to stage your first S4S cricket competition anywhere why not do it at the home of one of the top club teams in Sussex. The event will run on an 8-a-side basis. Cost of entry per team is £50 with first 8 teams to register getting the places. Only one team per business at this stage but may be scope for more nearer the time. Roffey CC will provide one guest player per team so businesses only need to fill 7 spaces. The competition will start at 6.30pm. Winners will be a trophy and some wine. To enter contact email@example.com
Congratulations to the Places for People for winning the Set4Success Golf Challenge for the second successive year. Thanks go to the My Golf Academy for organising the contest at Horsham Golf and Fitness and especially Lewis who helped everyone and made the evening more entertaining with his personal challenge of whether anyone could beat him.
Sony A are this year’s Set4Success archery champions after coming out top from a field of 16 local business teams of two competing at Collyer’s Sixth Form in Horsham on Thursday night. Monies raised from the entry fees to the event went to the Set4Success charity which raises money to distribute to local talented young sportspeople in the form of bursaries they can apply for in support of achieving their dreams.
A Set4Success Inter-Business Archery Competition is coming up at Collyer's Sixth Form College on Thursday 19th April. This will be the second challenge of 2018 following the table tennis that ran in January. Local businesses and organisations are invited to enter teams of two persons to participate. Players of all archery ability and experience levels are welcome. Read on for more details.
Anderson White Insurance Brokers are the 2018 Set4Success champion table tennis team in the Horsham District after winning out of a field of 11 two-man teams on Friday at Collyer’s Sixth Form in Horsham. The initial stages of the event involved the teams being split into two round-robin groups. Group 1 was dominated by Creative Assembly and ATOM B, both of which acquired the ten maximum points available from each match against all other teams except each other, so everything hinged on the meeting between the two. Hayden Jannels put ATOM B on top with an assured 21-10 display against penholding female Zongyi before Mike brought Creative back into contention with a win over Vic Jannels by exactly the same scoreline.
Durrants are the Set4Success Charity Business 5-a-Side Football Champions after topping a field of four teams in an exciting and well contested tournament held last week in Horsham Park. The local removals company won the round-robin group to qualify for the play-off final and they then proceeded to win out in the final against Sony.
Camilla Parker-Bowls are the latest Set4Success Horsham Inter-Business sporting champions taking the lawn bowls title at Horsham Park Bowls Club. CPB were one of the Assurity Consulting stable of teams, others being Simply the Best, The Rolling Stones, Bowls Movement and The Incredibowls. Thankfully the standard of play and the extent of the competitive enthusiasm exceeded the quality of the puns in an event that was brilliantly supported by the volunteers of the club, providing guidance on the rules and tips to help the players improve. Indeed the general learning curve was there for everyone to see - at the start bowls were spread like stars in the night sky, by the end they were much more condensed in tight-knit constellations.
Northolmes School won the Horsham Schools Staff Rounders Competition on Wednesday evening at Collyer's Sixth Form, retaining the title they won for the first time last summer. However it was a close affair with three of the five attending teams - Northolmes, Horsham Rounders Club and Holbrook School - finishing on the top score of 17 points and thus requiring total scores difference to split them after the round-robin of fixtures was completed. Teams for the event were mixed with a minimum of five women needing to be on pitch in the nine-person teams.
Bowlderdash began the final week of this year’s HDC Bowls League at the top of the table knowing that a victory against bottom team Community Link would see them crowned champions for 2017. They also knew that if they were beaten a victory for Bowlding Control would give them top spot and because of a meeting involving the Bowlderdash players their game against Community Link was pushed back by 30 minutes. This provided an opportunity for Bowlding Control to apply pressure by securing their win and they started well by securing two shots on the first end against The A Team where Steve Astles was playing on his own for the second week running.
Bowlderdash made it four wins out of four following a 10-4 victory against Great Bowls of Fire to move up to 20 points and retain their position at the top of the league going in to the final week of fixtures. The pairing of Paul Miller and Peter Baker came out on top and mean that a victory in their final game against Community Link next Friday will see them crowned HDC Bowls champions for 2017. Leigh Chambers did his best to help his team mate Will who was on work experience from Forest School and had stepped in to fill the void left by normal partner Jack Chalkley, but despite playing some excellent shots he was unable to stop his team slipping to a fourth consecutive defeat that leaves Great Bowls of Fire second bottom of the league table on 6 points.