Sports

Local businesses back a new boxing skills course for young people

Hannah Joy, the Youth Worker at Kings Church Heathfield got in touch with us to let us know about a new fitness activity starting up in Heathfield. Working alongside Charlotte Scott, she has been preparing  a Youth Boxing course, which starts on Thursday 10 January at State Hall in Heathfield. The course will focus on fitness... Read more

8th January

Isenhurst Health Club rowers win podium places at national championships

Rowers from Isenhurst Health Club Cross In Hand picked up a series of medals at the weekend at this year’s British Indoor Rowing Championships that took place at the Leigh Valley VeloPark, East London. Two teams, headed up by Personal Trainers Alex Purcell and Louis Chavannes, received silver and bronze in the 4000m mixed relay.... Read more

12th December

Local boxer Brandon Davies squares up for his first professional fight in London

After graduating from Heathfield Community College in 2015, local lad Brandon Davies had only one thing on his mind. His goal was to make it in the world of professional boxing. Brandon lives in Horam and from the age of 14 he began to develop an interest and aptitude for boxing. Encouraged by his Dad... Read more

14th November

Coaching programme at Cross in Hand set to launch

Cross in Hand Tennis Club has welcomed a new partnership with Elevate Tennis Coaching that will see the launch of a new coaching programme for children and adults. The new programme will see three professional, qualified coaches working at the club to offer private and group lessons to all ages and standards. Club Chairman Chris... Read more

4th November

Alissa wins first half marathon

A mother of four from Bodle Street Green has won her first half marathon at the age of 41. Alissa Ellis, a member of Hailsham Harriers, was the first woman over the line at the Bournemouth Half Marathon on 7th October in an incredible time of 1hr 24 minutes and 25 seconds. Alissa admits her... Read more

17th October

Heathfield hosts hilly marathon

Sunday 7th October 2018 saw the 6th Annual Sussex Marathon set off from the Community Centre in Heathfield. Described as ‘possibly the hilliest marathon/half marathon on tarmac’ it attracts top runners who want to conquer the hills of Heathfield and surrounding villages. The course doesn’t pull any punches heading down Ghyll Road, Sandy Cross Lane,... Read more

11th October

Harriers Hellingly 10k road race success

Hailsham Harriers held the 34th John Faulds Hellingly 10k Road race this month which formed part of the Sussex Grand Prix series and included runners from many of the clubs and unattached runners throughout Sussex . The full house entry of 300 runners including 35 Harriers was reached before the day and earlier grey cloudy... Read more

27th September

Shock last minute donation reaches target for new defibrilator!

Team Leader, Theo Parfitt, from the Heathfield and Waldron Responders, set himself a challenge back in February to take part in the 2018 Great North Run to try and raise £1500 to site another Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) in the local community. This is the first time Theo has ever attempted to undertake any form... Read more

13th September

Local athletes to raise the bar for Air Ambulance

Back for its fourth year, Pick It Up Put It Down is set to once again bring tough workouts and live music to Cross in Hand to raise money for the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSS Air Ambulance). Saturday the 11th August sees Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Club re-open the doors to the... Read more

24th July

Horam mum set to bike across India for charity

A mum of three from Horam plans to cycle across India in an effort to raise money for cancer charities. Natalia Price-Cabrera, a Pilates instructor, plans to take part in a 450km ride with ‘Women v Cancer’ through rural Rajasthan. Funds raised by Women V Cancer will be divided equally between three important charities: Breast... Read more

18th July

Race for Life raises over £1,000 for CRUK

A recent fundraiser for Cancer Research UK was held on Friday 29th June at 3.30pm at All Saints’ & St. Richard’s CofE School in Old Heathfield. All the children and some siblings from the school were sponsored to take part in the ‘race’. There was lots of entertainment on the day with a bouncy castle, ice cream... Read more

17th July

Golfing day raises over £1,000 for Heathfield & Waldron Responders

Responders are volunteer members of the community, trained by the Ambulance Service, to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system, in conjunction with the Ambulance Service. They provide immediate care to patients in their area and are mobilised to 999 calls by Ambulance Control. Responders are a part of, and live in, their local... Read more

10th July

Get your kids on the road to Wimbledon with tennis camps this Summer

We are lucky in Heathfield to be able to easily enjoy the tennis tournament nearby at Eastbourne. Sadly Wimbledon is that bit further, and much more difficult to get tickets for, so most children will only be able to enjoy the TV coverage. But, if this has fired them up with enthusiasm for the sport... Read more

2nd July

Heathfield boy hopes to play for England

A Heathfield teenager is on his way to fulfilling a dream of playing table tennis for England. Fraser Kent, age 15, from Punnetts Town, started playing at Broad Oak Table Tennis Club aged just eight. Nicky, his Mother who represented Devon at table tennis in her youth, took him along to a training session and... Read more

25th June

Dust off your tennis racquets and come to Cross in Hand’s open day

With tennis fever just around the corner Cross in Hand Tennis Club is holding an open afternoon and evening event on Friday 20th July in a bid to encourage more adults to discover the delights of tennis.. The event will run from 4 to 9pm and it’s a chance to meet members and join in... Read more

18th June

Southcoast Badminton comes to Heathfield

South Coast Badminton is here! A newly formed club run by GB Badminton Olympian Heather Olver and conditioning coach David Gover (from Go:vers Gym) is coming to Heathfield. Starting this Friday 15 June, the club will offer an adult club night and a junior eight-week course that will run into a junior club night. ADULT... Read more

12th June

Winning streak for Cross in Hand Tennis Club

Cross in Hand tennis teams are on a winning streak with three convincing victories in the last few days. As part of the Wilson Sandford Tennis Sussex Summer Doubles Leagues 2018, Cross in Hand ladies competed on Sunday at home on the clay courts against Sussex County Lawn Tennis Club winning 4-0. The Cross in... Read more

15th May

Dance school goes from strength to strength

Just four years after taking over the helm at East Sussex Dance Studios former professional dancers Jenna Crescenzo and her sister Carys-Mari Hedges are celebrating some major successes. Several students have been accepted into world-class institutions and the school won an incredible 28 medals in a recent competition and over 300 in three years. Former... Read more

9th March

Mayfield mums run their first half marathon for Cuckoo for Cancer

Mayfield residents Nikki Lee-Billinghurst, Lizzie Young, Lucy Jervis, Alanna Golden and Emma Allchorne raised an incredible £1,300 in sponsorship for running the Brighton half marathon on Sunday 25th February 2018. The ladies have been training together since May last year with short distance runs to fit around busy work schedules and their children’s school hours.... Read more

1st March

Sienna makes her mark in the world of Irish dancing

What started as a hobby when she attended Dallington Primary School has turned into a passion for a local school girl who now aspires to be one of the best Irish dancers in the world. Sienna Cuming, who attends Heathfield Community College, first tried Irish dancing at the tender age of six during an after... Read more

19th February

Heathfield team takes on Monte Carlo rally challenge!

Father and son duo, Mike and Justin Slaughter from Heathfield are taking part in Europe’s largest banger driving challenge this... Read more

11th February

Wins all round for Cross in Hand Tennis Club

Cross in Hand players had a triumphant weekend of tennis with men’s and women’s teams winning their matches and a junior player winning a tournament. On Sunday the ladies’ second team took on Billingshurst at Cross in Hand on the clay. The four ladies from Cross in Hand pulled off a terrific 3-1 victory against... Read more

5th February

Anyone for tennis? Make 2018 the year to give it a try

Cross-in-Hand Tennis Club is calling for people to pick up a racquet and give tennis a go for the first time this year. The club is also appealing for players who once played to a high standard and haven’t played for a while to dust off their racquets. There is no waiting list and players... Read more

18th January

Sussex rowers win medals at indoor rowing championships

Rowers from Sussex picked up a series of medals this weekend at the British Indoor Rowing Championships that took place at the Leigh Valley VeloPark in East London. Personal Trainer Alex Purcell organised 21 teams of four made up from athletes in and around the Heathfield area including members of Isenhurst Health Club Cross In... Read more

15th December

Isenhurst has everything you need for your fitness and wellbeing

Isenhurst Health Club Cross-In-Hand first opened its doors 22 years ago. Local businessman Steve Butler and his father turned what was the Isenhurst Social Club behind the petrol station in Cross In Hand into the health and fitness club is it... Read more

11th December