YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood girls start league well with Amy hitting four

YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood girls start league well with Amy hitting four

Posted: 18th October 2017
THE Year Eight hockey girls from Holyrood Academy in Chard travelled to Huish Episcopi for their first league match of the season. The girls were apprehensive as they knew the 3G surface was going to be different to what they were used to. But Holyrood started the match on Tuesday (October 17, 2017) brilliantly with Amy Bristow hitting the back of the net five minutes…

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YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood team reaches next round of NatWest National Schools Cup

YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood team reaches next round of NatWest National Schools Cup

Posted: 27th September 2017
HOLYROOD Academy’s Year Ten rugby squad in Chard has progressed to the Second Round of the prestigious NatWest National Schools Cup. The team triumphed 17pts-nil against Crispin School, of Street, in wet and windy conditions. Tries were scored by Harry Clifford, Nathan Fowler and Lewis Hole with James Salaman kicking one conversion. PHOTO - TOP: Player of the match Seb…

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YOUTH RUGBY: Resounding win for Holyrood’s new Year Seven team

YOUTH RUGBY: Resounding win for Holyrood’s new Year Seven team

Posted: 22nd September 2017
THE new Holyrood Academy’s Year Seven boys rugby squad in Chard got off to a flying start to the season with a resounding 40pts-nil over Sherborne’s Gryphon School. Standout players for the day were captain William Lees, William Reid and Harvi Gardiner with two tries apiece, and Archie Spokes. Miller Broom was awarded man of the match for his work rate and tackling. Head…

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YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood’s Year Eight girls get off to a winning start

YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood’s Year Eight girls get off to a winning start

Posted: 22nd September 2017
THE Year Eight girls from Holyrood Academy travelled to Yeovil on Tuesday (September 19, 2017) for their first hockey match of the season. The girls were looking for a strong start at the Yeovil Recreation Ground where they came up against a team from The Park School – in a bid to ensure they hit the ground running for the up-and-coming league fixtures. The first half…

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GOLF: Seniors at Cricket St Thomas battle against bad weather

GOLF: Seniors at Cricket St Thomas battle against the elements

Posted: 13th August 2017
  THIRTY-SEVEN senior golfers from Cricket St Thomas Golf Club braved the elements last Monday (August 7, 2017) to enter the August qualifying medal competition. Steady rain made the conditions difficult, and praise must go to the three players who returned below par scores. In Division One, Martin Leigh just held off a challenge from Frank Martin to take the honours by…

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SAILING: Climb aboard and push the boat out at Sutton Bingham Sailing Club

SAILING: Climb aboard and push the boat out at Sutton Bingham Sailing Club

Posted: 13th May 2017
THE Sutton Bingham Sailing Club is holding an open day on Saturday (May 13, 2017) for people to go along and take to the water. Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Sutton Bingham Sailing Club could hold the answers! Whether you are completely new to the sport or looking…

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RUGBY: Ouch! There’s no such thing as a friendly!

RUGBY: Ouch! There’s no such thing as a friendly!

Posted: 15th April 2017
RUGBY player Andrew McKerrow got more than he bargained for when he lined-up for the start of an Easter Saturday friendly match. Andrew turned out for the Chard Veterans XV in their traditional Easter match with their Crewkerne counterparts at Chard’s Essex Close ground on Saturday (April 15, 2017). But things took a painful turn for the worse for Andrew when he ended up…

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HORSE RACING: Vicente for the Grand National!

HORSE RACING: Vicente for the Grand National!

Posted: 8th April 2017
THE Chard Press tipster has been looking into his crystal ball to see which horse will win the 2017 Grand National being held on Saturday (April 8, 2017). Forty horses will line-up at the start of the famous old race at 5.15pm at Aintree – but which one will triumph come the end of the four miles and 514 yards course over 30 fences. The Grand National is wide open and…

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YOUTH FOOTBALL: Avishayes Combe to appear at Yeovil Town FC in cup final

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Avishayes Combe to appear at Yeovil Town FC in cup final

Posted: 8th March 2017
YOUNG footballers from Avishayes Combe will have the opportunity to show off their skills on the main pitch of Yeovil Town FC next month. The Avishayes Combe Under-12s – based at Combe St Nicholas near Chard – will face their Somerton Town counterparts in the final of the prestigious High Holborne Shield competition at Huish Park, home of Yeovil Town. The match is to be…

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GLOVERS NEWS: Supporters’ Trust meeting with Yeovil Town bosses

GLOVERS NEWS: Supporters’ Trust meeting with Yeovil Town bosses

Posted: 22nd February 2017
MEMBERS of the Glovers’ Trust supporters’ group will be meeting with Yeovil Town bosses on Wednesday (February 22, 2017) to continue discussions on how to improve the match day experience at Huish Park. An initial meeting between the club and the Glovers’ Trust was held in November 2016 following a survey of supporters carried out by the Trust. “The Trust is pleased to…

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