RUGBY: Club slams ‘thoughtless idiot’ for driving across pitches

RUGBY: Club slams ‘thoughtless idiot’ for driving across pitches

Posted: 20th March 2018
CHARD Rugby Club officials have been left dismayed after a “thoughtless idiot” drove a vehicle across the club’s pitches on the outskirts of town at Crewkerne Road. The club put a message on its social networking Facebook page on Tuesday (March 20, 2018) to lambast the culprit. “Thank you to the thoughtless idiot that has decided to drive on our Crewkerne Road pitch,”…

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RUNNING: Chard runners Slay the Dragon

RUNNING: Chard runners Slay the Dragon

Posted: 27th February 2018
MEMBERS of the Chard Road Runners headed off to nearby Hinton St George on Sunday (February 25, 2018) for the annual Slay the Dragon 10k trail race. The Chard-based club had nine runners taking part with Richard Clifton, having pre-run the course, telling them that the going was “firm to good” with only a small amount of ice on the road. Wayne Loveridge set off from the…

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YOUTH CRICKET: Redstart’s A-team show that catches win matches

YOUTH CRICKET: Redstart’s A-team show that catches win matches

Posted: 8th February 2018
BRILLIANT batting and bowling performances may grab the cricket headlines, but it is fab fielding which can also win matches and so it proved at Holyrood Academy in Chard when it hosted a Primary Indoor Cricket Competition. Four teams from Redstart, Neroche and Chard School of Year 5-6 pupils competed in a round-robin tournament that saw each team play three 12-over…

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YOUTH RUGBY: Redstart are the champions

YOUTH RUGBY: Redstart are the champions

Posted: 8th February 2018
YOUNG rugby players at Redstart Primary School in Chard were crowned champions of a recent tournament held at Holyrood Academy. Holyrood held the Chard primary cluster Years 3-4 Tag Rugby Competition on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, and six schools took part. The teams produced some excellent rugby and Redstart emerged victorious. The matches were very well refereed by…

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RUNNING: Chard Road Runners complete Blackmore Vale Half Marathon

RUNNING: Chard Road Runners complete Blackmore Vale Half Marathon

Posted: 6th February 2018
A TEAM from Chard Road Runners successfully completed the Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon on Sunday (February 4, 2018) at Bishops Caundle in Dorset. Matt Baker and Stevie Potter led the Chard runenrs out on a very cold, but dry morning and they were followed by James Musslewhite, Claire Gibbs and Helen Baxter. Stevie pulled away from Matt, but he was up for a chase…

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RUNNING: Wayne wins Portland Half Marathon for Chard Road Runners

RUNNING: Wayne wins Portland Half Marathon for Chard Road Runners

Posted: 6th February 2018
THERE was a fantastic first place finish for Wayne Loveridge of Chard Road Runners in the Portland Half Marathon. Wayne was soon among the front-runners not long after the start as the pack headed up the steep climb onto the island which is only joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach. He quickly settled into his stride and followed the coastal path with the wind making…

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ATHLETICS: Holyrood Academy’s Year Eight indoor athletes are county medallists

ATHLETICS: Holyrood Academy’s Year Eight indoor athletes are county medallists

Posted: 6th February 2018
THE Year Eight boys’ indoor athletics team from Holyrood Academy in Chard are the second best team in the county – that is official! The team travelled to Richard Huish College in Yeovil on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, to compete in the county Indoor Athletics finals. Tae Wakeling, Harvey Evans, Alec Evans, Connor White, Callum Boyland, Jake Dennis and Joe Peacock competed…

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RUGBY: Flying start for Holyrood Academy’s Under-13s girls

RUGBY: Flying start for Holyrood Academy’s Under-13s girls

Posted: 6th February 2018
THE Holyrood Academy Under-13 girls’ rugby squad in Chard got their season off to a great start by beating Sidmouth College 35pts-10. The match – held on Monday, January 29, 2018 – was played in muddy conditions, but that did not stop the Chard girls from getting stuck in and coming out deserved winners. Player of the match was Heidi Warren, but there were some…

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FUTSAL: Holyrood Academy through to county finals

FUTSAL: Holyrood Academy through to county finals

Posted: 6th February 2018
THE Year Seven boys’ futsal team at Holyrood Academy in Chard have reached the county finals after coming through a play-off. Futsal is a variation of association football and played on a hard court and is a version of five-a-side football. The Chard boys travelled to Buckler’s Mead Academy in Yeovil at the end of last month to play their hosts and Crewkerne’s Maiden…

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BASKETBALL: Holyrood Academy Under-16s hold on for narrow victory

BASKETBALL: Holyrood Academy Under-16s hold on for narrow victory

Posted: 30th January 2018
THE Under-16 boys’ basketball team at Holyrood Academy in Chard had a great start in their recent match against The Park School by scoring early on. Sam Parker led from the front and had a fantastic first quarter scoring the majority of the points for the home side. The energy levels and enthusiasm from the Holyrood boys surprised the opposition and it took them two…

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