Ports can’t withstand Hellingly barrage

Hellingly II – 31 St Leonards CP – 12 (HT 10-12) Ports had won their last three league games, but travelled to Hellingly knowing that a strong home team would face them. The early exchanges were characterised by a well-organised Ports side in attack and defence. Matt Standen was a willing carrier throughout, he crashed […]

Dogged Ports turn the tide

St Leonards CP – 22 Heathfield & Waldron II – 10 (HT 5-10) Ports hosted a Heathfield team sitting at the top of the league, having already lost the first fixture earlier in the season. Heathfield were slightly short-handed and Ports loaned them veteran Craig Barningham to begin the game in parity. Ports continued to […]

Fury gives White Rock audience a glimpse behind the mask!

Tyson Fury has enjoyed huge success in the boxing ring but his biggest fight has been waged against depression and anxiety, “I’m a normal man who makes mistakes on a daily basis like everybody else..” he says. As part of a nationwide tour, he visited Hastings to tell his story to a packed audience at […]

Fantastic start to the season for Charter Standard Community Club Sedlescombe Rangers

Sedlescombe Rangers Football Club are currently enjoying a fantastic start to the season across many of its age groups, with the senior first team remaining unbeaten in the East Sussex Football League (ESFL) Premier Division this season. The side fell to a narrow defeat last week against Battle Baptists in the Sussex Intermediate Cup, but […]

Thai gold… Marky’s big tick off his bucket list

Martial artist Marky Straughan has fulfilled his long-held ambition of fighting abroad – and even came away with a stunning victory writes Rob Griffin. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, who trains at the Gracie Barra Hastings academy in Earl Street, entered the Copa de Bangkok championship in Thailand. And not only did he win […]

A VERY busy week at HKA and the standards are sky-high

Hastings Kickboxing Academy’s Chief Instructor Carl Denne is over the moon after his club’s latest grading. “A huge congratulations to everybody who passed their grading last week; red, yellow, orange, green, purple and blue,” says Carl. “It was amazing to see how high the standards are, especially with the higher grades but overall the standard […]

Tough match sees Chopbacks victorious despite being down to ten men

South Coast Athletico – 2 Westfield II – 0 After yet more games being called off due to the weather the Chopbacks were finally able to get a game played due to their league fixture being at home against Westfield II. Last time the sides met last month the Chopbacks had probably their worst game of the season resulting in a 2-1 defeat, […]

Mature Ports win case for defence

St Leonards CP – 18 Rye – 7 (HT 10-7) Rugby is often a free-flowing game, but sometimes like today an arm wrestle between two evenly matched sides can provide real spectacle. With both sides evenly matched in the league in the opening seconds Rye strung together a slick set of offloads and support runs […]