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No flagging – but sporty kids can try something new

There’s a new sport for kids in the area and it’s unlike anything they’ve played before.

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The winners of the county pairs title

Martlets marvels pair up for West Sussex wins

West Sussex short-mat bowlers held their annual pairs championship at the weekend and 29 pairs from around the county participated.

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Worthing-born Jess Grimson (right) and partner Victoria Palmer (left) will make history when they compete at the Commonwealth Games later this year. Picture by Sophie Mortimer

Sussex beach volleyball star targeting Commonwealth Games medal

Worthing-born beach volleyball star Jess Grimson is not content with just competing at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

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All Blacks into top four despite defeat to Seaford

Last Saturday the Sussex All Blacks hosted Seaford in the league.

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Tom Ward shots for the hoop in Saturday's top-of-the-table clash with leaders Solent Kestrels. Picture by Kyle Hemsley

VIDEO: Leaders Solent Kestrels leave Thunder facing tall order

Worthing Thunder coach Daniel Gayle admits the National League Division 1 title is now out of their hands following a narrow 90-85 loss to table-toppers Solent Kestrels.
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Horsham suffer crushing defeat to basement boys

Horsham slipped to the bottom of the league table under floodlights at Christ’s Hospital as they suffered a crushing defeat to previous basement boys Henley.

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Action from last year's boxing dinner show

Dickie-bows at the ready for Chichester boxing show

Plans are coming together to make Chichester’s seventh black-tie boxing show the best yet.

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Parking impasse sees major Worthing bowls tournament cancelled

A parking impasse between bowlers and a council has spelled the end of a major bowls tournament in Worthing after nearly 90 years.

Jonathan Collins says his sport has changed his life

Me and My Sport: Fencing changed my life

Welcome to a new Observer series in which we give you the chance to tell readers about your sport and what makes it enjoyable. The first to take part is wheelchair-dependent fencer Jonathan Collins

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Jumps action at Fontwell Park / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell card survives weather - our tips

Despite plenty of rain over the weekend, Fontwell Park's Sunday afternoon card has survived.

Frozen Toe presentations took place at Chichester Yacht Club

Frozen sailors no longer going toe to toe at Chichester

A misty and freezing cold morning with not a breath of wind in the harbour greeted sailors who made up a good turnout for the final date in the Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe open series.

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Chichester Netball League action / Picture by Maximillion Perrin

Netball: College team leave Wolverines feeling Blue

The second week of the Chichester Netball League season began with Chichester College facing newly-formed Wolverine Blue;.

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Sportshall action at Horsham

Girls lead Chichester’s bid for Sportshall success

It was mainly Chichester’s junior girls who were in action at the latest fixture of the Sussex Sportshall League at Tanbridge House School, Horsham.

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The Chichester and Coolhurst teams

Squash: Chichester’s league hopes are Cooled

Chichester’s first match of the second half of the PSL season was played against Coolhurst – and the visitors gained revenge for Chi’s 4-1 win on their courts earlier in the season.

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Horsham Blue Star 0 u17s mens squad

Blue Star u17s just edged into silver medal position

Mud was the order of the day when the Sussex Cross Country Championships took place at Bexhill Down.

Joe Burns helped Bognor give United Services a scare / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Battle of top two is a classic but Bognor are beaten

When Bognor hosted the Hampshire League division-one leaders United Services in their biggest challenge of the season, they were agonisingly beaten 21-20.

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Eddie Jenkinson in action in the defeat to CS / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Rugby: Chichester can hold heads high as CS Rugby hold on

Chichester nearly won an absorbing end-to-end battle against their strong second-placed opponents CS Rugby and can be proud of their performance in a 16-13 defeat.

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Ex-boxers Lee Puddephat, Clint Jones, Bob Edgeworth and Johnny Pincham at Crawley Boxing Club founder John Hillier's funeral

Crowded gathering packs funeral of Crawley boxing legend John Hillier

Family, friends and many former colleagues from Crawley Boxing Club came to pay their last respects to the club's founder and popular trainer John Hillier.
Johanna Konta

Australian Open: Konta blames lack of match fitness after surprise second round exit

Johanna Konta insisted her Australian Open loss to lucky loser Bernarda Pera was not a “massive catastrophe” as she contemplated an early flight home (writes Eleanor Crooks).

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Worthing Thunder coach Daniel Gayle (centre)

Thunder out to avenge defeats to leaders Solent Kestrels

Worthing Thunder coach Daniel Gayle feels that his side owes Solent Kestrels a defeat when the teams meet at Worthing Leisure Centre on Saturday evening.

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