Pebsham routed by Chopbacks team that takes no prisoners

East Sussex Football League Division 3 Pebsham Sibex 0  South Coast Athletico 7 South Coast Athletic got its season underway in emphatic style at the weekend routing Pebsham Sibex seven goals to nil. The game got off to a fierce start as Pebsham looked to put a physical authority on the game with some hard early challenges taking man […]

Coaches plan to build on solid win

South Coast Athletico 4 Polegate Town 0 William Parker School On a scorching Saturday afternoon, South Coast Athletico welcomed Polegate Town to William Parker for the first pre-season friendly. Polegate started the stronger of the two teams as they looked to take the initiative early on but solid backline work from the Chopbacks frustrated Polegate Town […]

Gracie Barra students are moving on up the grades

Martial artists have taken another step towards their coveted black belts at the Gracie Barra Hastings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy writes Rob Griffin. Four members received their next coloured belts from head instructor Paul Bridges in a grading ceremony held at the school’s permanent home in Earl Street. A further ten were awarded ‘degree stripes’ […]

A chance to shine – spotlight falls on next generation of wrestling talent

Top young wrestling talent from in and around Hastings will get its chance to shine when Extreme World Wrestling (EWW) stages a unique event in Battle Memorial Hall later this month. Stu Allen, the man behind EWW, calls the event his ‘academy show’ because it’s the night when the young wrestlers who train week-in week-out […]

Dan’s the man – he takes just 45 seconds to dispose of his opponent

It was a big weekend for Hastings kickboxer Dan Brown who scored a knockout win in his first full-contact fight. Hastings Kickboxing Academy instructor Carl Denne says: “Dan has been training very hard over the last few months and this showed in his performance.” After winning a few light contact fights over the last year, […]

Chopbacks plan summer tour in preparation for new season

Hastings newest senior football team is planning a pre-season tour. After their successful debut season South Coast Athletico is heading to Essex in August for the first of what team boss Neil Sutcliffe hopes will be a number of pre-season matches to get his squad match fit for its 2018/19 campaign. The Chopbacks will be facing […]

Securing the silverware! Triumphant weekend for the Lions!

It was a nail biting season finale for Hollington United FC’s first team on Saturday as the Lions went in to their final match needing a win to secure the top spot in the league. What a season it had been and a remarkable achievement against the odds. It’s the players who deserve the credit, […]

Cinque Ports RFC celebrates successful season

St Leonards Cinque Ports RFC held its annual awards dinner at the Sussex Exchange on Saturday night celebrating a season where they had finished fifth after promotion to Sussex Division 3. Forty players, partners and family members were present to see a number of key awards being presented.   Chairman Paul Smart spoke about the development […]

Chopbacks make their mark in dazzling debut season.

It’s ben an amazing debut year for Hastings’ newest senior football team South Coast Athletico – The Chopbacks! Team chief executive Tony Cook says: “As the 2017/18 season comes to a close the club can look back on a very encouraging first season with a third place finish in the league and a good cup […]


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