YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood Year 11s win first game of the season

YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood Year 11s win first game of the season

Posted: 5th October 2016
THE Year 11s rugby team at Holyrood Academy in Chard had a good start to the season with a 24pts-7 success over the Gryphon School team. Stand out performers in a very competitive game for Holyrood were Niall Crouch with two tries, Sam Foulger and Oliver Lenthal. PHOTO – TOP: Holyrood Academy’s Year 11 rugby team.

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FOOTBALL: Chard Town holds official Groundhoppers Day at Zembard Lane

FOOTBALL: Chard Town holds official Groundhoppers Day at Zembard Lane

Posted: 28th September 2016
CHARD Town FC is inviting all football fans and enthusiasts to its official Groundhoppers Day for the forthcoming local derby clash with newly-promoted Bishops Lydeard. The game takes place at 11am on Sunday, October 9, 2016, with an 11am kick-off and will be Chard’s first-ever Toolstation Western League fixture to be held on a Sunday. Groundhopping is a hobby that…

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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Ilminster Ladies march on in FA Cup

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Ilminster Ladies march on in FA Cup

Posted: 19th September 2016
ILMINSTER Town Ladies kept their nerve to win a tense penalty shoot-out to march into the next round of the Women’s FA Cup. The Blues travelled to Middlezoy, near Bridgwater, on Sunday (September 18, 2016) for the Second Qualifying Round match. Middlezoy started as favourites as they ply their trade in a league above Ilminster and had already beaten The Blues…

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RUNNING: Good luck for the Chard Chaser 10k

RUNNING: Good luck for the Chard Chaser 10k

Posted: 11th September 2016
  PARALYMPIAN athletes are battling it out for honours in Rio but athletes closer to home in Somerset will be hoping to achieve their personal best in the new Chard Chaser 10k which takes place for the first time. The Chard Chaser 10K – being staged today (Sunday, September 11, 2016) from 10am to 12.30pm - is a new event in the 1610 Race series and it is an ideal first…

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CRICKET: Ilminster CC hope for County Ground success

CRICKET: Ilminster CC hope for County Ground success

Posted: 11th September 2016
ILMINSTER Cricket Club will be going for cup final success today (Sunday, September 11, 2016) at the County Ground at Taunton. They take on Lansdown CC in the final of the Somerset Cricket Board’s Major Cup at the home of Somerset County Cricket Club. The game is scheduled to start at 1pm and Ilminster will be backed by a large and noisy contingent of travelling…

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RUNNING: Athletes take part in annual Bridgwater Half Marathon

RUNNING: Athletes take part in annual Bridgwater Half Marathon

Posted: 4th September 2016
RUNNERS of all ages and abilities gathered at Morganians Rugby Football Club on the outskirts of town for the annual Bridgwater Half Marathon. The half marathon started this morning (Sunday, September 4, 2016) at 11am with a 10k run at 11.15am and a 5k setting off at 11.30am. The events were being held to raise money for Cancer Research UK. While the races attracted…

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RUNNING: Athletes take part in annual Bridgwater Half Marathon

RUNNING: Athletes take part in annual Bridgwater Half Marathon

Posted: 4th September 2016
RUNNERS of all ages and abilities gathered at Morganians Rugby Football Club on the outskirts of town for the annual Bridgwater Half Marathon. The half marathon started this morning (Sunday, September 4, 2016) at 11am with a 10k run at 11.15am and a 5k setting off at 11.30am. The events were being held to raise money for Cancer Research UK. While the races attracted…

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TENNIS: Davis Cup coming to Somerset

TENNIS: Davis Cup coming to Somerset

Posted: 23rd August 2016
TENNIS fans will be able to see and be photographed with the actual Davis Cup trophy which will be in Somerset on Friday (August 26, 2016). Following Andy Murray’s continuing success at Wimbledon and most recently the Olympics there is now the chance to see the Davis Cup which Great Britain won for the first time in more than 70 years at Belgium last year. The trophy…

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TABLE TENNIS: Have a go at ping pong

TABLE TENNIS: Have a go at ping pong

Posted: 23rd August 2016
THERE will be free table tennis sessions at Yeovil Recreation Centre this coming week for people wanting to get involved with the sport. The sessions will be held from Thursday, August 25, 2016, until Saturday, August 27, 2016, between 11am and 3pm. They will be held in association with Yeovil Table Tennis Club and equipment will be available from The Galley refreshment…

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GOLF: Seniors action from Cricket St Thomas

GOLF: Seniors action from Cricket St Thomas

Posted: 22nd August 2016
SIXTY members of the Senior section at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club near Chard took part in the August monthly stableford competition on Monday (August 15, 2016). Not withstanding the cross winds, two players managed to score better than par, which was a remarkable achievement. The honours in Division 1 went to Chris Basterfield who carded a four under par, 40 points…

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