Suffolk Rockets Netball Club

As Christmas approaches, Suffolk Rockets NC gets ready to finish their first part of the season. They still can’t believe how popular and successful the club has been since it started in August. In November, Suffolk Rockets hosted their first netball tournament at Hadleigh High Leisure Centre for ‘Back to Netball’ teams. Altogether five teams took part, two from Suffolk Rockets. It was a brilliant day, the sun was shining, but there was a slight chill in the air! Everyone played amazingly and there was so much enthusiasm, passion and…

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Neptune Sailing

It’s now very much the end of the season for most dinghy sailing on the River Orwell, though there are still a few racing series taking place for those able to manage the cold, and it is very important to be well prepared for this. At Neptune, all of their craft are now ashore and have been scrubbed and washed to prepare them for the winter. Preparations for next season are well underway and the trustees will be reviewing the facts and figures from this season in order to plan…

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Needham Market Bowls Club

Words by David Hindley After a very successful outdoor season, many our bowlers are enjoying indoor bowling at the Meadlands. Any member wanting information about indoor bowling can contact me on 01449 613 144. I would also like to say that not only have we achieved success on the green this year, but that the atmosphere in the club and the camaraderie between teams and bowlers has been excellent which makes for a welcoming and very happy bowls club. The green was successfully put to bed and the green team…

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Simply Brass Give Thanks At Christmas

It’s been a busy Christmas period for Simply Brass Stowmarket with performances in Needham Market, local primary schools, the Scouts Christmas Carol Service as well as their own festive concert. They hope you managed to catch them and enjoyed the performances as much as they enjoyed giving them! The band had some fantastic news in December. They’re extremely pleased to announce that Stowmarket Town Councillors, serving on the district council, have got together to support the work they are doing. They’re really pleased to have your continued support that will…

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Tennis A Big Hit With Little Smashers

Woodbridge Tennis Club has welcomed a new face to its growing coaching team, with Martyn Bullingham hitting the ground running by coaching a group of budding young tennis players. The new coach is currently holding Mini Red Tennis sessions every Sunday morning at the club, designed to encourage children aged four to seven to get into tennis. Martyn explains: “With smaller courts, nets and rackets, and lower bouncing balls, Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing. Players can…

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Outstanding OFSTED Results In Rendlesham

Rendlesham Out-of-School Club is celebrating an ‘outstanding’ grade in its most recent Ofsted inspection. The club joins its sister nurseries, Rendlesham Day Nursery and Bridge Farm Day Nursery in Martlesham in gaining the highest grade possible. The report stated that, “Staff are highly knowledgeable about how young children learn. Children relish the interesting and exciting experiences on offer. The whole environment is stimulating and the activities capture children’s natural curiosity.” The manager of the setting, Joanne Dervish, has worked for the company for 10 years. The Ofsted report had this…

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Jack Sheppard

It is appropriate to look back at 2017 and forward to what 2018 might hold for Sproughton’s trials motorcyclist. The main focus has been the British Senior Championships, which comprised eight events in various parts of the United Kingdom, but none of course in East Anglia where there are no venues capable of hosting such events. In fact, Jack’s nearest suitably challenging practice areas are located in wilder parts of Derbyshire and Yorkshire, rather a long way to go just for a few hours. The series went well until the…

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Stowmarket Tennis Club

Words by Chris Cunningham Strange things are happening in the world of sport: Ipswich Town seem to be producing some football, Formula 1 is attracting Alfa Romeo and Aston Martin, and Andy Murray is forming a sports management company! This last element is the one which raises the most eyebrows because usually top athletes wait until they’ve reached their peak before distracting themselves with too much off-court business. The Williams sisters are well known to have created future careers in fashion to continue after their playing days are over, but…

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Woodbridge Flower Club

Woodbridge Flower Club held a workshop meeting in December, so that members would all have a chance to make their own Christmas decoration. Rosemary began the meeting by welcoming everyone ,especially guests and new members. She then introduced Debbie Buckles, who was their demonstrator and teacher for the afternoon. They were all given their foliage, materials and flowers for the design and then Debbie gave theam instructions on how to fix their candle and oasis before putting in the conifer foliage. Next, they added red carnations and roses to the…

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Vacancy At Hall Farm

Hall Farm are currently looking for a chef de partie to join the team in the hall farm kitchen. It is a busy kitchen, which means experience required, with any experience in pastry being an advantage! They advertise great working hours with evenings off and a chance to be a part of their wonderful expanding local business! Please contact Head Chef Lee with a CV by emailing: Café@hallfarmshop.com

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