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YOUNG AMBASSADOR’S CONFERENCE: On Friday 18th November Goldie Willett and Dylan Mukeza (Year 11) attended the Young Ambassadors conference at the Kia Oval.


A number of Year 10 Sports Leaders organised and facilitated a Multi Skills Festival on Thursday 15th December for Year 2 and Year 3 students from three local Primary Schools. It was a fantastic event and the sports leaders excelled themselves in communicating, leading and working as a team to ensure these Primary School students got a really positive taste of competitive sport at such a young age.

The two students have been appointed to represent the borough of Enfield as Gold Young Ambassadors. The conference was very informative and the students had a great day. They were introduced to their roles as Young Ambassadors, which entails promoting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including raising awareness of the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Congratulations to Billy Francis (Year 11) who has been newly appointed as a Gold Ambassador. As well as Charne Wright and Taylor Coules (Year 10) who have been selected to be Adistars.

PRIMARY SCHOOL LINKS: Capel Manor School - Sport Leaders have been supporting PE lessons in one of our local Primary Schools - Capel Manor. The PE Coordinator at the school commended our Year 10 Sports Leaders on a fantastic start to their leadership programme.

TAG RUGBY FESTIVAL: A number of our Year 11 Sports Leaders assisted with running our regular Tag Rugby Festival for our local Primary Schools. The Sports Leaders coached the primary school teams, organised the tournament and refereed. It was a very successful event, with all the primary schools saying that they were extremely impressed with the sports leaders involved.

Carterhatch Junior School – a selected group of year 10 Sports Leaders have visited Carterhatch School for two multi-skills sessions this term. The Sports leaders showed excellent organisational skills and leadership qualities.

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everyone’s a WINNER magazine Welcome to the first of our Olympic Year editions for 2012. As the excitement grows for the start of London 2012 we have focused both Gymnastics and Swimming as our first look at the local side of Olympic sport. In this issue we have also featured our first of this years FEELGOOD specials where Health & Fitness takes a front seat. Many of you will be looking at New Year Resolutions in January and what better way to burn off those Christmas pounds by joining a local gym or even appointing a Personal Fitness Trainer to help you. We have also been to the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead to experience skiing and spoke to many local sports and leisure providers. Finally, we would like to congratulate Mr. Henry Jacobs for his 40 years of photography service to sport.

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Anyone can be a Sporting Hero with Sport Makers Sir Steve Redgrave, our greatest Olympian, has launched a new way for people to become sporting heroes in their local community. Sir Steve has joined forces with Sport England to launch Sport Makers, a programme for everyone who’d like to make sport happen for their friends, neighbours or colleagues. The Herts Sports Partnership is responsible for the Sport Makers programme in Hertfordshire. Whether it’s planning the route, finding the pitch or encouraging people to take part – sport doesn’t just happen, it needs people to make it happen. Become a Sport Maker and you’ll not only get the skills, knowledge and opportunities you need to get more people playing sport, you’ll become part of the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy. Why become a Sport Maker? It’s totally flexible. You choose which sports you want to be

involved with and who you want to make sport happen for – friends, colleagues, neighbours or with a local event or club. It’s extremely rewarding. You will meet other people interested in sport; find new ways of getting involved that suit you and obtain information that will help you organise your own activities if that’s what you want. You will also develop new skills that will help enhance your CV as employers love to see outside activities. Or to put it another way , you will become the sort of sporting hero that makes a difference to the lives of other people – and have a good time doing it. You get free kit and the chance to win Olympic tickets. As well as receiving a free Adidas polo shirt and bag when you attend a Sport Makers’ workshop, once you complete 10 hours as a Sport Maker there’ll be chances to win tickets to attend next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

How do I become a Sport Maker? Becoming a Sport Maker is easy and is open to everyone aged 16 and over. Register today at www. or book on one of the FREE workshops at Fletchers Lea, the Priory, Ware on 24th January 2012, 6.30pm or at the Arsenal Training Ground, London Colney on 21st February, 6.30pm to hear about How Sport Makers fits in with the Olympic and Paralympic values.

Does your sports event or club need the help of Sport Makers? Are you organising a sporting event or is your club having an open day to recruit more members? You might need the help of some Sport Makers to help things run smoothly. If you have any queries about Sport Makers contact Peter Simmons at the Herts Sports Partnership, telephone 01707 281004 or email p.j.g.simmons@


Edmonton Eagles get fired up by local firefighter donation

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Then come along to one of our FREE Sport Makers Workshops 6.30 pm, Tues 24th Jan Fletchers Lea, The Priory, Ware

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Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club, Head Coach Dr. Costakis Evangelou was delighted to accept a Peanut Ball for use at the Club donated from the Edmonton Fire Station with money they raised from the successful Punch a Million event held earlier in the year. The presentations were made by Watch Manager Mark Jordan and Firefighter Ed Haines. Dr Evangelou said, “We appreciate this kind donation of equipment by the Edmonton Fire station. It will add to the excellent facilities for the young people to enjoy. This partnership reflects that the club is not just a boxing club but has also become an essential place of community and bridge building between young people, their families and different organisations such as the fire brigade and police”. For further details about the boxing sessions and school

programmes run by the Club please contact Coach Michael on 07961 709166. Watch Manager Jordan said, “There are several members of Edmonton Fire Station that use the Boxing Club on a regular basis and the Punchamillion event gave us a great opportunity to provide a ‘Face’ of the local Fire Station to the community that we serve and protect daily. The London Fire Brigade are committed to reducing accidental fires in the home and the resulting deaths and injuries. One of the main initiatives in place to support this is home fire safety visits. HFSV help to reduce the risk of a fire occurring by educating people in their own homes of the risks that they personally face. This service is completely free of charge and the community of Edmonton and Enfield can request a HFSV to have smoke alarms fitted by contacting 08000 284 428”


First ever Teachercise-ATHON takes place in January Kevin Matthews, director of Fitness for your Future is delighted to announce to eaW readers the first ever Teachercise-ATHON event, taking place on 28th January 2012. Classes including Body Combat, Zumba, Body Attack, Total Toning and Revitalise will be on hand for any teachers, staff and friends who want to take part and raise money by completing 5 hours of non stop workout! The event will feature: Smoothie Bikes, Fantastic Raffle Prizes including a nights stay in a hotel on the coast in Kent. All classes will be delivered by

TOP Presenters from around the UK and will raise money for Kidscape Anti Bullying Charity who will receive 100% of the profits. info/index.asp Kevin is calling on all teachers, staff and friends to sign up and come along to the big day for only £10. Anyone can get sponsored via the Just Giving Page teacherciseathon . Fitness For Your Future is a Specialist Health and Fitness Provider for schools and the community. Their mission objective is to positively transform the lifestyles of people of all ages by

delivering inspirational, motivational health, fitness and educational products and services. Fitness for your Future offer loads of exciting NEW Active Learning Products and Energetic Services, sure

to motivate any group of children and adults! Contact us for more information about the TEACHERCISE -ATHON and Register your interest at or 020 8245 8734

Title of event: Teachercise-ATHON

Venue: Highlands School (Sports Hall) 148 World’s End Lane London N21 1QQ. Time: 11.30am – 4.30pm

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Tae Kwon-Do • For Self-Defence, Fitness, Confidence and Fun • New beginners starting now, first week FREE • Train with World championship medal winners, European and British Champions. • Current students are aged from 4 to 60!

Venue: Grange Park School, Worlds End Lane, N21 2AN


Lee Valley White Water Centre to host London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Lee Valley White Water Centre near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire has been named as a host location for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. The centre, where the Olympic Canoe Slalom competition will take place, will provide a dramatic backdrop to the Flame and will mark the countdown to the start of the Games. Details are yet to be finalised but a plan is to have the lucky torchbearer carry the Flame down a section of the course on

Saturday 7 July 2012. Lee Valley White Water Centre is the only brand new Olympic facility that can be used by the public ahead of the Games. A new season of rafting will run from 19 January to 9 April. Prices start at £49 per person for a halfday Winter White Water Rafting Adventure. Information is available at www. or by calling the booking hotline 08456 770 606.

Mixed Beginners Classes: Mondays 7 - 8pm and Wednesdays 8 - 9pm Also: Kingsmead School, Southbury Road, EN1 1YQ (next to Cineworld) on Saturdays, 11am - 12noon Specialist Childrens Only Class: Grange Park, Mondays 6 - 7pm Kingsmead, Saturdays, 10 - 11am • Classes also available in Barnet • Specialist ladies classes also available See website for details

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February 2012 Camps

Rugby Day Camps Camps for ages 6 - 16 unless otherwise stated

8th Feb 13th - 14th Feb 13th Feb 13th Feb 14th Feb 14th Feb 15th Feb 15th Feb 15th Feb 16th - 17th Feb

International Coaching Event 2 Day Skills Camp 1 Day Intensive Skills Clinic 1 Day Intensive Skills Clinic 1 Day Intensive Skills Clinic 1 Day Intensive Skills Clinic 1 Day Intensive Skills Clinic 1 Day Intensive Skills Clinic Kicking Clinic 2 Day Skills Camp

Mini’s: U7 - U12 Juniors: U13 - U16 Old Albanians RFC Old Albanians RFC Luton RFC Barnet RFC Luton RFC Barnet RFC Welwyn RFC Hemel Hempstead RFC Old Albanians RFC Saracens Amateurs RFC

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To book your place or for further information on each camp please visit or call the community team on 01707 285 026 eaW • JAN | FEB | MAR 2012


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FLOOR Artistic Gymnastics Hugely popular with audiences all over the world, Artistic Gymnastics looks set to draw huge crowds to North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Rhythmic Gymnastics During the London 2012 Olympic Games, grace and beauty will be on show throughout the four days of Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Wembley Arena.

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Apollo Gymnastics Club 

                   Apollo is a well established Gymnastics Club formed in 1969 and based in the London     Borough of Enfield. We provide gymnastics training for  boys and girls from 5 years and     upwards. We run beginner and intermediate level gymnastics with an aim to compete in     General Gymnastics competitions within the Greater London region.                    Chace Community School, Sports Hall, Churchbury Lane, Enfield, EN1 3HQ               Saturdays 2 -  5pm (Beginners: 2 - 4pm • Intermediates 2 - 5pm)              Gymnastics Membership  £37 per month club subscription + £25 annual British        

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Now on our fantastic new site offering exceptional educational and recreational facilities

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Cheshunt Rugby Club is looking for new recruits...

on 07814 726 970. See you soon !

For Further Information Contact Donna Knibb St Mary’s CE High School, Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 5FB (Next to Junction 25 of M25) FaCilitiES availablE Tel: 01992 629642 Fax: 01992 643354 Email: Web: Now on our fantastic new site - offering exceptional educational & recreational facilities

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For further information please contact Donna Knibb:

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Tel: 01992 412642 Fax: 01992 643354 Email: On-site parking available for over 200 cars “St. M a ‘Goo ary ’s is d’ Sch ool” OFST ED, 010

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HWAC take top awards at Herts Phoenix Awards

Top Medals for Enfield in the National Championships

HWAC Squad members took THREE of the top five awards at the Herts Phoenix Athletic Club’s Annual Awards in December, with Emily Stevens scooping the top Award of Athlete of the Year, followed Matt Hamilton taking the Male Club Athlete of the Year and Finolla Frederick taking Young Female Athlete of the Year. HWAC Squad members went on to take NINE other awards on the night and in three of the categories scooped both the male and female awards as follows:



Simon Wake and Jenna Hoyte whilst Olivia Ross-Hurst claimed the Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award, and Deborah Willis and Sian Harry respectively took the top female Sprint and Middle Distance Awards.

Late in 2011, Prtisca Awiti and Wesley Greenidge from Enfield Judo Club both took major national medals in the UK age banded Nationals in Sheffield. Gold went to Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz who impressed the crowd and showed why she is the current British number one by beating everyone in her path, all by the maximum score, from the first fight to the final. Prisca, like her brother Philip, is a huge talent she has made the number one spot her own.

Silver went to Wesley Greenidge from Enfield and who attends Enfield Grammar School. On his first time at the nationals Wesley fought brilliantly to eventually come away with the silver. He has now been recruited into the British Squad because of his consistent results throughout the year and George Hyslop, Club Manager, feels sure that we will see even better things from Wesley in the future.

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Herts rafter guides Team GB into world’s top ten As Assistant Manager of Lee Valley White Water Centre, Paskell Blackwell spends much of his time rafting in Hertfordshire. However, as the 2011 World Rafting Championships beckoned, the captain of Team GB’s Men’s Rafting Team was more than happy to swap Waltham Cross for Central America. Costa Rica was the exotic setting for the competition, a four disciplined event with an overall winner and world titles in each of the disciplines. Thirty men’s and nineteen women’s teams from across the

globe took part, all living in a small eco village about one and a half hours from the wild waters of the Pacuare River. Each journey to compete on the river consisted of a thirty minute bus ride followed by a one hour hike. Paskell, who has been competing for the British Rafting Team for seven years and has been their Captain for the last five said: “Team GB had a great start on the first day, recording the competition’s second fastest time on the sprint course. However, the current world champions Brazil won the men’s class with Britain taking the silver medal less than 0.5 of a second down.” Back in the UK and following an immensely successful summer at the only brand new London 2012 venue people can use before the Games, Lee Valley White Water Centre has unveiled a new winter and spring season. Running from 19 January up to 9 April, it welcomes adrenalin fans

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bold enough to brave the 300m long Olympic Standard Competition Course in the middle of winter, plus those who like the water a little warmer who can take on the rapids in March and April.

Prices start at £49 per person for a half-day Winter White Water Rafting Adventure. For more information or to buy gift vouchers, visit or call the booking hotline on 08456 770 606.

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Centenary Open Day 2pm - 4pm, SaturDay 28th January 2012 Southbury road, EnfiEld, En1 1yf exhibition of memorabilia from the schools past. celebrating the success of our school through the last 100 years. take a trip down memory lane. all are welcome for an afternoon of refreshments Chat and lots of reminiscing. please contact the office on 0208 363 1406 if you would like to contribute memorabilia or have any questions.

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Albany Leisure Centre news Issue 1: September 2011

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Housed in a brand new extension to the ground floor, the new gym will be twice its current size with a fantastic mix of the very latest cardio vascular and free weight equipment.

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Naturally, a redevelopment of this scale means there will be some temporary reconfiguration of the building to enable you to continue to use all the facilities we offer currently and a little more….

New centre features: •

In the next few weeks we will be constructing:

A ground floor extension to house a new gym, at least twice the size of the current • A new temporary entrance on the left hand side of the Albany Leisure gym. This will be equippedbuilding with brand new,to the state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight as you approach, adjacent car park. A large picture windowCentre will flood the gym floor with natural • A temporary gym larger in size than the current gym. It will light and the contemporary finish will create a much 020 8804 4255 contain all the current equipment and more; equipment • A larger temporary studio offering the same range of enhanced work out Arnos Pool plus, look out fornumber FREE taster sessions through • Two brand new studios to classes, extend the of classes available, with the addition of environment. Our the Autumn as we prepare our class schedule for the new 020 8361 9336 studios in the new year; indoor cycling. fitness instructors • Temporary changing areas offering joined up access to The works set to commence this month will comprise of: the pool, gym and studios. Aspire Sports & Fitness Centre will of course be guration • •A ground A floorreconfi extension to house a new gym at of least the existing changing rooms with contemporary finishings offering a on hand to help 020 8364 2484 twice the size of the current gym. This will be equipped improved environment. with brandmuch new, state-of-the-art cardiovascular and customers get weight equipment. Edmonton to know the new •• Two brandA new studios to you extend the number of to classes separate schools group changing facility will also be provided. Keeping up date Your future studios available, with the addition of indoor cycling. 020 8375 3750 equipment and work • A reconfiguration of the existing changing rooms with The swimming pool and swim programme will be largely •contemporary Brand new café for your post workout refreshments, finishings offering a much improved unaffected during the works. Southbury Leisure Centre towards their health environment. A to separate schools group changing facility We aim complete the temporary facilities in October, and wellbeing goals. orprovided. a place to relax while your friends orSwim family will also be We are pleased to confirm that School willuse continuethe 020 8245 3201 • Brand new café for your post workout unaffected in our pool. and will provide you with suitable notice before asking facilities. refreshments, or a place to relax while Southgate Leisure Centre your friends or family use the facilities. The newpoint Autumn Term Swimwork School programme is currently begin using them. It’s at enabling this that will • Reconfigured reception enabling available and we’reImproved taking bookings now in centre. Details of our •you toReconfi gured reception access for 020 8882 7963 improved all our customers. Winter Swimmain School willbuilding, be available in November 2011. commence on access the forredevelopment ofTermthe • Childcare facilities and meeting room all our customers. facilities One of the membership benefits for those with our Choice *terms and conditions apply. Free member offer however, we will ensure we keepmembership any disruption this may is the open access to 6 other leisure facilities within •causeChildcare facilities and meeting room facilities until 31/01/12. Full terms and conditions see redevelopments areminimum. scheduled for the borough and up to 19 other sport & leisure facilities across to These an absolute In the unlikely event that completion in Spring 2012. Greater London. See for details. the works result in a necessary adjustment to the centre’s opening times, we will endeavour to notify customers well in advance. The studio redevelopments will create four times the For more information call 020 8804 4255 current studio space. The addition of a second studio will latest information on the redevelopment progress at: orGet visitthe enable us to extend our class programme and allow us to introduce popular indoor cycling classes and more. They •; will be adjacent to the new gym. • pick up the latest copy of this newsletter in reception; • visit our ‘Redevelopment Update’ boards in reception where a weekly posting from Ross Parker, General Manager will be available alongside updates from the It’s all about Choice building contractors on progress in the main building. There are also some frequently asked questions on Our Choice membership offers unlimited display here too.

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access to the temporary facilities throughout the works at Albany, plus the wide range of facilities and activities at our six other centres in Enfield and up to 19 other sports & leisure facilities across Greater London. Enjoy use of state of the art gyms, pools, exciting studio programmes, sports halls, racquets, over 50’s activities, water sports, family activities and much more… Our exclusive Family Choice membership includes 2 places on our

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If you enjoy your time in centre and are keen to make it a healthy habit, or want to spend more time with the family for fun or fitness, then speak to a member of our team who can offer you 2 months FREE*, or recommend a Choice membership that best suits your needs.

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I would like to say hownce excited s my team and I are about performa the fabulous re-developments planned for Albany Leisure Centre. After 20 years of valuable local community service and a most loyal customer base I feel that the improved Albany Leisure Centre will go from strength to strength and offer the local community an all-round leisure experience that they deserve.

A large picture window will flood the gym floor with natural Contact the EASS office 020 8807 8881 light and the contemporary finish will create a much

work out by visiting the Find out what’s available for youenhanced and your child environment. Our EASS website Thanks in advance for bearing with us through the works,


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Albany Leisure Centre set for exciting re-development this Autumn We are delighted to be able to confirm the commencement of exciting re-development works at Albany Leisure Centre which will transform this much loved local leisure facility into a modern, purpose built health and fitness leisure centre to rival any other.


If you enjoy it a healthy h the family fo of our team recommend your needs.

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Winter Training Staying Focused!

eaW Limited asked Samuel Rosser of PRISM Fitness to write for the magazine on the subject of Winter Training. With the cold weather setting Samuel tells us how to get motivated in the winter.

Prism Fitness, Broxbourne Sports Club, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Herts, EN10 7BA

• Personal Training • Group Fitness Circuits, Boxing, X Fit, Pilates • Sports Conditioning • Outdoor Training Results Focused Training Programmes Contact: Sam Rosser on 07943 829 768


As the winter nights get colder and longer, the motivation to hit the gym can disappear as quickly as the sunshine and therefore we need to find new ways to stimulate the desire to train. The greatest motivation comes in the form of goal setting, what do we actually want to achieve? Weight loss, core strength, one eye on next Summer’s holiday? Whatever it may be, by setting yourself targets you provide yourself with the motivation to battle through the big freeze and keep training! Goals are entirely individual and it doesn’t matter what they are, but as human beings, we respond to progress, it satisfies and motivates us and drives us forward.

especially one that is important to you, you will give yourself the best chance of success.

Sam Rosser - Prism Fitness

Director, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach

· Performance · Progression · results

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At Prism we set all of our clients individual targets to encourage them to work hard. The new years fitness drive is about to start, but do you really know what you want to achieve? Do you need help in deciding what will work for you? By having that goal,

Performance. Progression. Results

BROXBOURNE SPORTS CLUB ‘ENJOYING SPORT IN BROXBOURNE’ Mill Lane Close, Broxbourne, Herts, EN10 7BA General Manager Wendy Harrison e-mail: Telephone 01992 466 901 for information

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8 x hard-court surface tennis courts with free floodlights - for that all year round playing experience 3 x performance grass courts 2 x ‘Kids Zone tennis courts Coaching available by LTA qualified instructors, who are friendly, encouraging and ready to help you improve your game. Absolute beginners are welcome Excellent social activities Competitive annual membership rates

HOCKEY As one of the largest hockey clubs in the region, Broxbourne HC run 7 mens and 5 ladies sides on a Saturday. Training takes place on a Tuesday for ladies and Wednesday’s for men. Newcomers are welcome of any standard and equipment can be supplied. Summer hockey is available with leagues for men, women and mixed teams running from May - August. Juniors take over the club on Sundays with coaching sessions, leagues and tournaments running on our Astroturf pitch. We pride ourselves on a family friendly club with a great social scene.


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SQUASH A long established club boasting 5 county standard courts, one with seated viewing gallery. We have a thriving junior section coming through the ranks to join our many county and national standard players. Club nights on a Tuesday and Sunday continue to grow, and are a good place for beginners to learn the game. New players of all ages and abilities are sought and encouraged.

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Two brand new re-laid squares Covers Purpose built electronic score box Bowling machine Sight Screens Mobile & Static Nets Excellent changing room, shower and bar facilities

BROXBOURNE RUNNERS The Club boasts a strong running section for over 16 year olds of all abilities. As always new members are very welcome!


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To be eligible you must be aged 18 or over and available for 3 sessions a week for one month. Dates will be chosen after competition closes. Winners will be chosen at random and all entrants will be notified via by email by 5/3/2012. Closing date 28/2/2012.

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Jigsaw brings you the finest Mediterranean cuisine

The taste of India arrives in Hoddesdon High Street

Located in Sun Street in the historic town of Waltham Abbey the recently refurbished restaurant provides a relaxed family atmosphere, modern interior with outstanding food service.

Located in The High Street, Hoddesdon Saffron Indian Restaurant offers the finest Asian Cuisine expertly prepared with carefully blended a fusion of herbs and spices.

All the food is fresh; Omar the new owner regularly visits the London fish and meat markets to personally select the freshest and best produce. The menus are created to incorporate the freshest ingredients and flavours, and the chefs take great pride in preparing every meal to ensure you enjoy your dining experience. Jigsaw is the ideal place for business lunches with Parking nearby, free WIFI, quick service and a special lunchtime set menu at £6.95 which includes a free drink. Private hire is available on Sundays for all occasions including Birthdays, Christenings and Weddings, with options for a sit down meal for up to 54 or a buffet for up to 100.

Established fifteen years ago Jigsaw has a long standing relationship with regular customers. Omar and his team are continuing the tradition by providing customers with “good healthy food at affordable prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere”. From 14th January Jigsaw will be introducing new menus including special menus for Valentines Day and Mothers Day! Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment! To view current menus, keep up to date with latest offers and seasonal specials please visit; or call 01992 710 403


on the small details making your dining experience a memorable and pleasurable one, which is ensuring the restaurant is fast gaining a good reputation for the quality of its food and service.

The restaurant recently opened having been fully refurbished and is finished to a high standard; the modern contemporary style creates a warm and friendly atmosphere. There is spacious booth seating and a central isle of tables which can be arranged to accommodate larger parties.

For specially occasions such as Valentine’s Day & Mothers Day early booking is highly recommended. Feelgood is very happy to recommend Saffron where the warm welcome, quality of food and service will make your dining experience an enjoyable one.

Saffron offers an excellent selection of freshly cooked traditional dishes, House Specialities and Chef’s Recommendations to tempt the more adventurous, plus vegetarian options are available; catering for all. Staff at Saffron focus




The finest Indian Cuisine, made from the freshest ingredients, all at affordable prices OPENING HOURS

Bringing you the finest Mediterranean cuisine fresh from the fish and meat markets 18 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EE 01992 710 403 •


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Friday & Saturday: 5.00pm - 12 Midnight Sunday: 5.00pm - 11.30pm

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Meat for the health conscious at

Marconato Restaurant Are you aware that it is possible to find red meat that allows you the pleasure of a great steak or fillet and yet delivers health benefits? Who said that all red meat poses health risks? If you have considered eliminating red meat from your diet, why not switch to Ostrich, Bison, Kangaroo, Crocodile, Springbok, Impala, Zebra or Llama instead. If you are a health-conscious red meat lover, who does not like to compromise on taste, then these healthy meats are the ideal choice.They boast impressive nutritional qualities and are high in iron whilst being low in fat and cholesterol. At Marconato you can find all these cooked to the highest standard, complimented by our delicious sauces.

Bison Facts •

Bison is the only red meat that is non-allergenic.

40% more protein than beef so you can eat 1/3 less volume still come away satisfied.

Less fat than beef so that you can get much more edible meat for your money.

Bison does NOT taste wild like game meats. It DOES taste like the finest quality beef that you remember from your childhood.

Eating 5oz bison 3-4 times per week can help most people reduce LDL cholesterol by 40 to 45% over a 6-month period.

Bison are the only mammals not to contract cancer.

Marconato’s bison are fed only natural feeds and are NEVER given steroids or hormones.

Bison was the main diet of the Plains Indians: a) never had cancer b) never had heart disease or heart attack c) lived to be 85 or 90 years old AND, scientists speculate would have lived to 125 with adequate dental care.

Fewer calories and less cholesterol than chicken or fish.

Bison meat cooks faster than beef becasue there is so much less fat in the meat to insulate it from the heat.

Why not come along sample these delicious super meats at Marconato Restaurant? Above: Grilled prime bison steak with sweet pineapple sauce, garlic, white wine & butter, served with fries & garnished with rocket & strips of red pepper.

31 High Street, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 8TA Tel: 01992 444336 |


Ditch the workout and

join the party!

Zumba Fitness® is like no other workout you will ever experience! Zumba Fitness® was created in the mid-90s by Colombian native Alberto “Beto” Perez, a celebrity fitness trainer and choreographer for International pop superstars. Inspired by the traditional cumbia, salsa, samba and merengue music he grew up with, Beto paired his favourite pulsating Latin rhythms with the red-hot international dance steps his clients loved and Zumba Fitness® (Spanish slang for “to move fast and have fun”) was born! Since Beto brought Zumba Fitness® to the US in 1999, it has become one of the fastest-growing, dance-based fitness crazes in the country, with people of all ages falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves, and body-beautifying benefits.

What are you waiting for?

Join the Zumba® party today!

Your local

Zumba® directory Sandra - Hoddesdon

• Mon 10am at Roselands Scout Hut • Mon 6.45pm at Wormley Primary School • Tue 9.15am at Roselands Scout Hut • Wed 8pm at TBA, Hoddesdon (Call for information) • Thurs 7.30pm at Westfield School • Fri 1.30pm at Methodist Church (Beginners class) • Sat 1.30pm at Methodist Church


Tamara - Hertfordshire

• Mon 7pm at St. Joseph’s RC School, Hertford • Tues 9.30am at Hatfield Heath Village Hall • Tues 5.30pm at Hertford County Hall, Hertford • Tues 7.15pm at Little Berkhamstead Village Hall • Thurs 9.30am at Hatfield Broad Oak Village Hall • for more info • Price: £5 per session - pay as you go!

Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AJ

• Tues 8pm • Thurs 10.45am • Fri 10.45am Tel: 01992 623345 for details The John Warner Sports Centre

Stanstead Rd, Hoddesdon, EN11 0QG

• Wed 7pm Tel: 01992 445375 for details

Tel: 07738 421 311 for details

• £5.90 each or free to Goldplus members

Vanessa - Enfield

Broxbourne Civic Hall

• Mon 8.30pm at 4th Scouts Hall, Gordon Rd • Tue 9.30am at St. Luke’s Hall, Morley Hill • Wed 8.30pm at 4th Scouts Hall, Gordon Rd • Fri 9.30am at St. Luke’s Hall, Morley Hill • Sat 11.30am at 4th Scouts Hall, Gordon Rd Email

• £5 per session or £32/month for unlimited classes

• Thurs 7.30pm Enfield (call for details) • Tue 8.30pm at Celbic Hall, Lancaster Rd (Toning)

Tel: 07949 295 947 for details

Tel: 07787 116 101 for details

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Grundy Park Leisure Centre

High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8BE • Mon 12noon and 7.15pm

Wolsey Hall

Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AA • Thurs 11.30am & 8.30pm • Sat 10.30am

• £5 per session, £4 for friends of BCH Tel: 01992 441946 for details

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JOKE eaW takes a visit to the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead to experience the fun of indoor skiing and boarding. eaW magazine visited the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead in December of last year with a few young friends to experience the thrills of indoor skiing and snow boarding. After a very smooth booking in service with young Adele on reception, our young winter sport enthusiasts: Beth Harford 11, Emily Harford 18, Molly Neville 13 and Grace Neville 11, joined eaW magazine publisher Mark Neville for a 2 hour session on the slopes.

New Snowboarder Emily

Grace Beth and

With Emily trying Snow Boarding for the first time her pre-booked lesson started on time and along with fellow newbees, Emily proceeded to the bottom of the beginner slope to meet her instructor. We asked Emily what her experience was like. How did you feel the lesson went? I was really excited to try boarding for the first time and although I live over in Essex, I was keen to travel to Hemel to learn on real snow. eaW magazine told us about the Snow Centre and I got my Dad to book the lesson. It was brilliant on the snow and I took to it really well. The people were great and the instructor was really helpful. I will definitely come back and hopefully I can use my experience on holiday this year as I didn’t really want to start as a beginner in Switzerland. I can now do the basics and I will be back at the Snow Centre to learn how to use the lifts before our holiday.

With Emily finding her balance over on the beginners slope the two younger girls were quickly on ski’s and enjoying the runs down. Grace and Beth, who incidentally both play for Arsenal Ladies U13s, are natural athletes and have been skiing since they were younger. We asked both girls what is was like at the top looking down the slope. Grace: I have been here before last year and all you want to do is get to the top and fly off to get to the bottom. Me and Beth followed each other down and we found a little jump that was wicked. Beth: Coming off the drag lift and seeing everyone getting ready to start their runs down was quite exciting. I loved the bumps in the slope and when we found the jump at the bottom we kept heading for it every time. Of course, the girls were careful and certainly not reckless as the Piste Patrol at Hemel is second to none. Overall the party really enjoyed their time at the Snow Centre and as the slopes are well managed and easy to use for beginners and experienced skiers it is a place that eaW recommend to visit during the long winter evenings. Even if a winter holiday is out of the budget this year, what better way to experience the natural conditions of real snow in a real winter sport environment. You can contact the Snow Centre using the detail below.

The Snow Centre St Albans Hill, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 9NH 0845 258 9000 -

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25 year anniversary half price special offer

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HOW TO ENROL: ON THE DAY Simply come along 15 minutes before the lesson starts. Please wear loose clothing. COST: Four week beginners course only £10 payable on enrolment. Juniors (7-16yrs) and adults (all ages) welcome. Tel: 075 3456 3456


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February half

Mondays 8 - 9pm Oasis Academy Hadley, Bell Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5PA


Saturdays 2 - 4pm Community of Christ Church Hall, 49 Lancaster Rd, Enfield, EN2 0BS, (Opp Budgens) Adult training also available. Tel: 07504 586072 to book your place!

11th February - 19th February

31st March to 15th April Additional charge for Facepainting applies

It’s 'Animal Art' Week in Paradise and we have lots of special activities

There are arts and crafts including colouring competitions, sketching and animal mask making, plus everyday there are special events from 2.30pm!


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Come and celebrate Easter and go on our treasure hunt. Once you have found all of the clues you can collect your free Cadbury’s Crème Egg from the Easter Bunny. You can also meet our baby farm yard animals and join in all of the other Easter themed fun. WHEN YOU BRING THIS ADVERT *




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museum service


Enfield Museum Service and Millfield Arts host a weekend of Fun, Films and Family Activities. Sat 18 and Sun 19 February 2012, 10am - 4.30pm Screenings of modern and classic Sci Fi movies Men In Black (PG) @ 10.30am Forbidden Planet (U) @ 2.00pm



As the winter approaches, the need for parents to find something for the kids to do is very important!



Why not try some of our activity or childcare suggestions to get you started? For further information on any of the advertisers on our NEW Child’s Play feature please call us at our head office on 01992 643464.


Remembering FREE exhibition

Star Wars A social history of cinema in Enfield

runs until 4 May 2012

Enfield Museum The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS

Jo Jingles is in Town

Local mother of two, Victoria Byrne has told of her joy at being able to bring a nationally successful music and movement class to the area. Victoria told eaW how excited she is to be bringing the Jo Jingles experience to the Enfield and Waltham Abbey areas. ‘It’s like a dream come true’ Victoria said. ‘I have always had a passion for music so to be able to use it in my career is brilliant. Victoria has been a Jo Jingles Class Teacher in the East Herts area for over 6 years, and decided it was time to start up her own business delivering the classes she loves. ‘I think Jo Jingles is such a wonderful idea, as it allows very small children an opportunity to learn about music while playing and having fun. The parents love it too, as they get to spend precious time with their child in a relaxed, enjoyable environment.’

Jo Jingles is coming to Enfield! Fun Music, Singing & Movement Classes for children aged 3 months to 5 years

Develop your child’s tSocial Skills tListening Skills tLanguage tCo-ordination tConfidence tImagination Children’s Parties & Nursery Sessions also available!


For details on classes in the ENFIELD area Call Victoria on 07801 535146

Victoria will be running classes in Enfield from January 2012 and for full details of new classes visit Jo Jingles is the UK’s largest provider of fun and interactive pre-school music and singing classes with an educational slant, operating in over 700 centres across the UK and Ireland. Launched in 1995, Jo Jingles aims to provide children aged from 3 months - 5 years with a unique learning experience whilst keeping parents entertained too. The company also works closely with the BBC Children in Need Appeal, raising over £480,000 over the last 6 years for the charity.

For more information on Jo Jingles classes, please contact Victoria on 07801 535146 or visit www.jojingles. com/enfieldarea

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Speed, strength and stamina will be key for athletes in the Swimming competition at the London 2012 Games, which features no fewer than 34 medal events.

KEY FACTS The swimming pool for the London 1908 Olympic Games was built on the infield of the Athletics track at White City Stadium, and the competition was held outdoors.

Evidence of people swimming for sport dates all the way back to Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek times. Now hugely popular around the world as a leisure activity and a competitive sport, Swimming has featured at every modern Games and remains a real Olympic crowd-pleaser.

Griffins Swimming Club of Enfield

For Teaching Contact Linda on 01992 760663 or 07720 400827 For Competitive Contact Mike on 01493 780047 Please quote ‘EAWGRIF1’ during any correspondence



Please contact us using the following details for information, and remember to use the code EAW1 for special offers!: Competitive Swimming Membership Secretary | Sandra king | 0779 900 2243 | Head Coach | Janet Warrington | 0772 989 2729 | Disability Swimming Physical, Learning, Visual, Hearing Membership Secretary | Sandra king | 0779 900 2243 | Triathlon Membership Secretary | Joan McCrohan |


Past Swimming Hero:

IAN THORPE – Australia Olympic Games:

5 Golds, 3 Silvers, 1 Bronze

World Championships: 10 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Commonwealth Games: 10 Golds, 1 Silver

World records set: 13


Family based swimming club All ages and levels of swimmers from ● Learn to swim with our BPSC Swim School through to ● County competitions and beyond ●

Nick Robbins: 07871 161066

EDMONTON PHOENIX S.C F I R E D U P A ND R E A D Y T O GO ! Lessons and coaching available to anyone wishing to take up swimming! So come on, give us a call... Tel: 07948 120 210



HODDESDON team travelled to Hatfield for the final round of the National Arena Swimming League, Division Two (London Region) which took place on Saturday 10th December at the Herts Sports Village. The highest scoring teams from the previous two rounds come together to challenge for the trophy in the final round and the top two teams in the league then gain promotion into Division One. Hoddesdon Team fielded their strongest team with the intention of finishing as high as possible in the League and with the ultimate goal of promotion to Division One.

SPECIAL Olympians (East Herts) each received a trophy of recognition for their achievements within sport at their presentation awards evening on Monday 5th December at Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College, Stanstead Abbotts. Three sports: Athletics, Swimming and Football have thriving clubs who train regularly and their members compete across the country at the Special Olympics events.

Once again it was Hoddesdon’s strength in depth that secured second place overall after a tense and exciting battle with St Pauls. Many other clubs achieved the same number of firsts as Hoddesdon, but no other team came close to the number of second and third placings. Team Manager Mary Wright told eaW “This result underlines how important team effort is in a gala. The Hoddesdon swimmers at every level gave their best. It has been my pleasure to manage such a positive and talented team of swimmers for the Arena League.”


The charity, Special Olympics East Herts (SOEH), wants to develop and grow the opportunities within East Hertfordshire for their members and people with moderate and severe learning difficulties. The club has recently appointed a Disability Sports Development Officer, Janet Warrington. Warrington told eaW “working with the Special Olympians at Hoddesdon swimming club for the past 2 years has been so rewarding. I am now looking forward to working with other sports and local clubs to help set up regular training which will offer more opportunities for people to take part and in more sports. There are some very talented sports people within this group and they need these clubs to be able to take part, enjoy sport and achieve their full potential.” If you are interested in finding out more about Special Olympics East Herts check out their new website

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Professional Qualification 8.30am – 5.30pm For age 16 years + There are big changes afoot for Enfield Swimming with a dream to create a structure that will enable Enfield swimmers to achieve success at the highest level. Edmonton Phoenix and Griffins of Enfield have come together to create a new club called Enfield Swim Squad. The two clubs will act as Houses to support the new club. It is then hoped that, with the co-operation of Fusion Lifestyle, it will be possible to create a swimming set up that will allow all levels of swimming to flourish in the Borough and create the opportunity for the most talented swimmers to go on and achieve success at National Level and beyond, something that was unlikely with the previous arrangements. Edmonton Phoenix have created a platform for success which will be carried forward into the new club. Phoenix have just had their most successful year in the National Arena League with the squad (photo) winning the B Final for the London League, The Essex League squad were crowned Division Four Champions and started their Division Three campaign with a win. We already have three National Championship qualifiers in Harry Jenner (16), Elliot Bertram (13) and Charlotte Newman (15). Twelve year old Mia Hawkes qualified for the British Championships/Olympic Trials in the 50m Freestyle setting the 5th fastest time of all time (for a 12 year old) in the British Rankings. Earlier in the year Meghan Byrne (10) was crowned Age Group Winner at the London Region Championships. These are exciting times for Enfield Swimming and we look forward to seeing the swimmers achieve their potential at every level.

Cost: £210

13 – 18 February 2012 30 July – 4 August 2012 29 October – 3 November 2012 18 – 23 February 2013

First Aid at Work

Course dates: 19 – 21 March 2012 9 – 11 July 2012 19 – 21 November 2012 21 – 23 January 2013 8.30am – 5pm

Cost £185

The HSE Approved First Aid at Work Syllabus includes: • First Aid Priorities • Managing Incidents • Basic Life Support • Examination of a Casualty • Unconsciousness • Control of Bleeding • Fractures • Burns and Scalds • Common Illnesses • Heart Attacks • Eye Injuries • Dressings • Recording and For those aged 16 years + Reporting • Regulations • First Aid Kits Please ask at reception for further details. Grundy Park Leisure Centre Windmill Lane, Cheshunt EN8 9AJ Telephone: 01992 623345


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One competitor said - “The Smoothie Challenge was fun because we could exercise and get a healthy drink at the end. The whole class enjoyed it and it was very exciting”

Records tumbled as Fairfields Primary & Nursery School retained the ‘BIG Smoothie Challenge’ title as they defeated 6 local primary schools in the new and updated virtual competition, which is based around pedalling a bike to create a fruit smoothie and focus’s on living an active and healthy lifestyle. The ‘Big Smoothie Challenge’ is a partnership between WOW Schools of Creativity, The WOW Partnership and EAW Ltd, which allows a completely safe way for children to have fun, and pedal their 5 a day into a juicy healthy scrumptious fruit Smoothie! The project links Exercise and Healthy Eating in a fun and memorable way. The faster the children pedal the further they travel on their bike and the smoother their fruit Smoothie will be! During the 40 minute challenge workshop, each class is split into 3 teams of approximately 10 students. The bikes are static and each team member will be given one minute to pedal as fast and as far as they can. Whilst team members are waiting their turn on the bike, they complete two other stations – the “New” speed bounce challenge station and a Healthy Lifestyle Quiz station to gain extra bonus points for their team, and of course cheer on their team members! At the end of the day, all the team pack scores and bounce challenge scores are combined with the overall distance each team travelled to give a grand total for each class. This then goes towards the overall school score.

One Teacher said ““The additions to the Smoothie Challenge made it even more inclusive enabling all children to participate. The children learnt the value of effort and teamwork.”

Record Breakers Andrew

s Lane - Year 6

Natalie Mills of Wow Schools said – “Once again, the challenge created a fantastic atmosphere and we hope it continues to inspire children to lead a fun healthy lifestyle enjoying physical exercise and a good diet, especially as 2012 is going to be a such a big year in terms of sport for this country. The effort, energy and enthusiasm of the students has been fantastic and along the way we have also been impressed with performances of team songs, raps and poems all about fruit and exercise.” “By adding the new stations and an additional bike, it means that the children were able to be active for longer during the challenge and more points were up for grabs”. Our sponsors eaW limited commented ‘we are delighted to be associated with such an energetic and educational ongoing project and we wish our partners continued success!’.


Fairfields in action!

The challenge is unique, as it enables the children to compete against their own class mates, other years in their school and even other schools within the local area, with lots of prizes up for grabs. The Individual School Winners trophies, Year Group trophies and of course the overall prizes were fiercely contested with Fairfields scoring 14,589 points overall to retain the champions prize, Bonneygrove were second with 12,609 points and Flamstead End finished in third place with 11,542.5 points. In addition to record points scores, Andrews Lane Primary & Nursery School’s Year 6 Class recorded a record distance for an individual class of 14.76 KM, a fantastic achievement.

The ‘BIG Smoothie Challenge’ will be off to other local schools this year as it branches out in to Bishop’s Stortford, Harpenden and Stevenage.

For more information please call 0845 5192488 or 07920 055996


HRC Students get the chance of a lifetime Full-time students at Hertford Regional College (HRC) have been given the opportunity to gain an extra qualification to the courses they are on, one which will give them the chance of working at the 2012 Olympics! Over 400 students rushed to sign up for the Level 2 award in Door Supervision. The course

will be held in January at both of HRC’s campuses and all those who pass will be interviewed by global security company G4S, the main providers of security for the 2012 Olympics. Over 100,000 people will be paid to work at the games next year; HRC have encouraged their students to be part of that team and provided them with the 30 hours training that leads to the qualification to apply. Students that pass the course will also be able to use this qualification after the 2012 Olympics to get paid work at music festivals, football matches, community events etc HRC are hoping to be involved in the Olympic Torch relay when it travels around the country.

As the relay will pass through Ware, where one of HRC’s campuses are situated, it is another opportunity not to be missed. Hertford Regional College See the huge range of courses available; Full-time, Part-time, January Starts, as well as news, videos and image galleries.

Editor’s note: HRC students signing up for the short course and trying on the security jackets they will be wearing if successfully interviewed for the security work at the 2012 Olympics

Be part of a winning team

Hertford Regional College offers hundreds of full and part-time courses, including Apprenticeships, across our campuses at Ware and Broxbourne.

Find out more about our courses at both campuses. See our photo and video gallery and hear what our students have to say at Call 01992 411576 for more information.


Join us on our Open Evenings on Tuesday 6th March and Wednesday 9th May 5.30 - 8pm. Meet tutors and get the best advice for you.

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Haringey recognise sporting achievement CELEBRATING SP RT H A R I N G E Y

Haringey Leisure Services hosted an evening of sporting recognition in November as the council’s annual Celebrating Sport Awards took place at the Bill Nicholson Suite at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane Stadium. With a strong contingent of local sporting connoisseurs as well as excited nominees and supporters the evening was excellently hosted by Leisure Services and special guest Younès Kaboul of Tottenham. Olympic Fencing hopeful JamesAndrew Anthony Davis gave an inspirational speech and Master of Ceremonies Richard Sumray held

the evening to a tight schedule. The winners of each category were as follows: Coach of the Year Eric Fraikue Volunteer of the Year Adam Coffman Junior Volunteer of the Year Chinice Oliver Disabled Volunteer of the Year Alfie Russell Club of the Year London Skolars Rugby League Club Sports Performer of the Year Enoch Hankombo Junior Sports Performer of the Year

Kieran Nunkoo & Paulos Asgodom

Adult Team of the Year London Blitz American Football Club – Senior Team Junior Team of the Year White Hart Lane Tennis Club – Under 14 Girls Disabled Team of the Year Sanjuro Martial Arts Team Sporting School of the Year Rhodes Avenue Primary School Outstanding Contribution to Sport Glenn Weaver and June Clarke Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Football Club & Frank Adams from Enfield and Haringey Athletics Club.

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Photos from Henry Jacobs. See next page for Henry’s 40 years in the sports photography industry.


London Skolars - Haringey’s Community Club London Skolars Rugby is one of only two professional rugby league clubs in London, competing in the Co-operative Championship 1 league and playing their home games at the White Hart Lane Community Sports centre in Wood Green, N22. As well as fielding a 1st team Skolars run a hugely successful


junior set up with teams ranging from under 12s to under 18s. Many junior players have come through the tanks to play for the Skolars as professional RL players. The Skolars community coaches are highly qualified and experienced and make sure that players of all abilities are welcomed to the club.

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The club’s junior set up was rewarded in 2011 when they picked up two prestigious awards. The first was from London Rugby League and was for “Youth & Junior Club of the Year” and the second was “Club of the Year” from Haringey Celebrating Sport Awards.

Skolars community team now engage with over 5,000 children a year in Haringey and surrounding boroughs, introducing them to a whole new ball game, played in a safe and friendly environment. For more information on playing junior rugby contact London Skolars on 020 8888 8488 or e-mail

More Active, More Value, More Often


White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London N22 5QW 020 8881 2323

Broadwater Farm Community Centre Adams Road, Tottenham London N17 6HE 020 8801 4115

Flash, Bang, Wallop! eaW interviews Henry Jacobs, the successful Press & Publicity photographer from Haringey, who is celebrating 40 years in the business.

Henry at the Tottenham Royal Dance Hall with Suzanne Dando, left (former Olympic gymnast) and Brian Jacks, right (former Olympic Judo star).

What was the industry like when you started? When I started work everybody found a job. They ranged from darkroom printers, trainee and assistant photographers up to very senior positions across the field of social, commercial, industrial, advertising, medical, government and cruise liner work Compared with today it is hard to imagine how much work there was. Who was your first main employer? I got my job through the schools’ job advisory service. I was asked what I was interested in, and when I said photography, I was told there was a job as a trainee in the photographic department of Harris Lebus furniture factory in Ferry Lane, Tottenham (now the site of the Ferry Lane Estate). I luckily came under the care of an outstanding photographer and born teacher Bill Turner, who taught me almost as much as I later learned at the Regent Street Polytechnic. I stayed there for 4 years until I was made redundant, as the factory closed down. I was sorry to leave.

Tag Rugby at the London Youth Games, Crystal Palace

What was your most memorable shoot? I was fortunate to be selected as one of the ‘Royal Rota’ photographers when Diana Princess of Wales opened a Centre for in Markfield Park, Tottenham for disabled children and their families. I remember Diana speaking to me, which I was quite unprepared for. I have also photographed the Queen and was a press photographer at Wimbledon in 1992. I shot Joe Bugner beating John Dino Denis at Alexandra Palace in 1983. I was that close that I could practically feel the knockout punch, and to be not just ringside, but shooting under the ropes, is very memorable. What do you put the success of your 40 years in the business down to? Right from the start I prided myself on not simply doing the best work I could, but listening to the client and making sure to cover the assignment as they wanted. I may make suggestions, but I pay the closest attention to what I am asked to do. Reliability, speed of delivery, discretion at events, being friendly and outgoing, and my CRB certification have all been crucial. What was your worst moment? At the indoor Cricket Centre in Bruce Grove Tottenham, I was hit by a cricket ball batted by Ian Botham. Luckily it hit the top of my flashgun, inches from my head, but the impact knocked me flying. Also I asked for the Head Boy and Head Girl at a prestigious boys only school founders day event. The Headmaster and ermine clad Governers were not impressed!

Daley Thompson, two time Decathlon Olympic Gold Medallist and four time World Record holder

How has sports photography changed over the years? The big difference came with the change over from film to digital. In the days of film you had 36 shots on a roll of 35mm film, and that was it. Modern cameras can also take superb low-light photos, where at one time it was tough to get any sort of decent image. I think it is getting much harder for the average photographer to make a living out of sports photography. There are many more photographers all chasing a shrinking market. Budgets have been slashed due to the recession. Those at the top of their game are better placed, but the economy problems are felt throughout the industry. What is your favourite part of sports photography? Working with young people, in particular at the London Youth Games, is a rewarding job. There is excitement coupled with good sportsmanship and some remarkably good performances. Boys and girls basketball is a joy to watch.

Princess Diana

Henry Jacobs Factfile DOB 3/7/1946 Lived in Tottenham until 1975 Living in Lower Edmonton since 1975 1 Son: Barrie. Daughter-in-Law: Caroline and 2 grandaughters: Abigail & Evie • Member of the National Union of Journalists • Licentiate of the Master Photographers Association • • • •


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Who has been the hardest to shoot? Steve (Hurricane) Higgins. Although I was invited (as were other members of the press) to a snooker club in North London, his minder thought otherwise, and I came close to being ejected after about 2 minutes. I never found out why! What events have stuck in your memory? Photographing the Chinese Table Tennis Team at the former Picketts Lock Centre, Edmonton. The ball was repeatedly thrown up about 20 foot in the air, and the skill of the players was breathtaking. And what now? Another 40 years? While the work is available and people want me, bring it on!



Celebrating Success at Barnet and Southgate College Students from the newlymerged Barnet and Southgate College have been celebrating their successes at two ceremonies – one held in Southgate and one at the artsdepot in Finchley. Both events marked exceptional successes, whether in simple academic terms or in behaviour, hard work, commitment to training or even

overcoming adversity. Both evenings boasted a sporty theme, with visitors to the Southgate ceremony treated to a gymnastics display from BTEC Science student Jana Rudova. Jana, 17, is an international Latvian champion who has competed in both the World Gymnastics and the European Championships. Students from the Grahame Park and Wood Street campuses enjoyed an inspirational speech from Paralympian Dervis Konuralp. Pictured are some of the performing arts students from Barnet and Southgate College who were a big hit on the night. For your opportunity to visit Barnet and Southgate College you can register online to attend one of the College’s forthcoming Open Days and Evenings: • Southgate Campus, High Street, Southgate, Tuesday 7

winners come in all shapes and sizes.

February, 3.00pm-8.30pm • Wood Street Campus, High Barnet, Wednesday 14 March, 5.00pm-7.00pm and Saturday 17 March 10.00am-2.00pm. • Grahame Park Campus, Hendon, Wednesday 21 March, 5.00pm-7.00pm and Saturday

24 March 10.00am-2.00pm. Those that register online at have the chance to win a salon beauty treatment for two, or one of the £20 retail gift vouchers that are up for grabs.

Mayhem Theatre Arts Celebrate 5th Birthday Mayhem Theatre Arts in Hoddesdon Hertfordshire celebrate their 5th Birthday in January with a great offer for both children and adults. After starting out as a new performing arts company 5 years ago Mayhem have built up a reputation of being a local household name in the world of dance, drama and singing. With success in their dances shows and musical productions even the X FACTOR team used the

companies studios in October/ November for rehearsals. Both Little Mix and Marcus regularly spent time at the Barn in Brewery Road where Mayhem have their purpose built studios. During January Mayhem are offering EVERY child and adult a chance to experience any single class once FREE OF CHARGE. For more information call the team on 01992 465100 or email



Nominations are now open for the 4th Annual Active Broxbourne Sport Awards 2012.


There are 3 ways to nominate: • Contact ACTIVE BROXBOURNE by emailing your request to: • Tel: 01992 785555 ex 5909 • Visit the website at: and search Sport Awards.

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Throughout the month of January 2012, to celebrate our 5th birthday, we are offering Mayhem students and their friends the chance to try as many different classes they like, once*, for free!

Sponsorship Packages available from eaW Events on 01992 643464.


30th May 2012 at Herts Regional College.

ON YOUR MARKS! Active Broxbourne Sport Awards 2012 Deadline for Nominations: 27th APRIL 2012 Sport Awards are presented in association with

everyone’s a WINNER magazine

Yes that’s right! Pick a class that you do not already attend, and try it once for free throughout January 2012. Then pick pick another class and try that once for free and so on . . . !

For information or to take up this fantastic offercall 01992 465 100

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Have you ever experienced

Irish Dancing? New class starting

14th January 2012 10.15 - 11.15am Boys and girls of all levels welcome The MacLaren O’Brien Academy of Irish Dance is based in Hertfordshire. All dance classes are taught under the tuition of Sue O’Brien MacLaren TCRG, who is a qualified Irish Dance teacher. The main goal of the Academy is to provide a fun and friendly environment in which all dancers are encouraged to achieve their individual potential while being provided with the opportunities required to both learn and be successful. Irish dancing is great exercise, it also increases balance, co-ordination and rhythm while enhancing both confidence and concentration. At the Academy dancers will learn to Irish Dance in a positive environment while mantaining good health and fitness.

Say hello to MacLaren O’Brien Academy of Irish Dancing The MacLaren O’Brien Academy of Irish Dance is based in Hertfordshire. All dance classes are taught under the tuition of Sue O’Brien MacLaren TCRG, who is a qualified Irish Dance teacher and is registered with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (CLRG) - Worldwide governing body of Irish dancing based in Dublin. The main goal of the Academy is to provide a fun and friendly environment in which all dancers are encouraged to achieve their individual potential while being provided with the opportunities required to both learn and be successful. Classes are available to both boys and girls from age 4 onwards and from beginner level upwards. Irish Dancing is not only a great source of exercise but also increases balance, coordination and rhythm while enhancing both confidence and concentration.

Mayhem Theatre Arts

Brewery Yard, Brewery Road, Hoddesdon EN11 8HF Contact Sue: 07958 467696

at Cheshunt Dance School Tap | Ballet | Adult Tap | Adult Ballet Jazz | Modern | Singing | Street Dance

Classes held 6 days a w eek, For ages 3 to ad - Enrol n ults ow!

At the Academy dancers will learn to Irish Dance in a positive environment while maintaining good health and fitness. The Academy strives to install each child with confidence and creativity while encouraging team work, and promoting posture and discipline. Skills that the children will take with them throughout later life.

To advertise in our new look magazine please call: 01992 643464 or email:

PLUS! Brand new online magazine coming early 2012

Your first choice for street dance classes

• 1 hour Sessions available for ages 3 - adult • Please contact us or check our website for times and venues

free TASTer clASSeS AvAilABle now! For more information on our courses please contact us on 01992 634 668 or 07947 646 505 or email us at


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Contact Andy on 07986 306 380 or at


A Dance company that’s Absolutely fantastic! eaW magazine visited Absolute Dance in December to see what goes on behind the doors of the new premises in Bush Hill Park. We posed several questions at Owner and Principle teacher Joanne Mason. Here’s what Joanne had to say. After visiting you in December I was impressed with the venue. Why did you choose to open Absolute Dance in Bush Hill Park? To be honest, an opportunity came up to take on a new office in a great location next to the train station and bus stop in Bush Hill Park, so it grabbed it with both hands! What makes you so proud about Absolute Dance and what you have achieved? I am extremely proud of what I have achieved in the last 4 terms. Having worked for other dance schools since 2003 I knew what worked and what didn’t. Parents would often come up to me (as the teacher) and complain about things that they were having problems with but as I wasn’t the principal I was unable to make the necessary changes. I have taught ballet classes that have 33 12-15yr olds in, for me teaching dance is a passion and I can not teach classes of that size, I wasn’t able to focus on the students as individuals. It was this that really made me decide to open Absolute Dance. I have a brand new purpose built dance studio, I teach RAD ballet, ISTD Tap Modern & Disco Ducks as well as Street Jazz and Zumba all for kids and adults. I have a

capped number of students in each class which allows me and my teaching assistants to really see and work with each students individually. I am very proud to say that this is working and that it is clearly something parents want, after all they’re playing for their children to learn and to have fun, not to be lost in a crowd of 33 students! What would be the main message you would like to send to new parents of budding dancers? It’s a great way to come enjoy yourself learning something new and keeping fit. It thoroughly rewarding for me as a teacher to see the improvements that are being made all the time. I teach a real variety of classes and students, and you really don’t have to be a prima ballerina or Fred Astaire to join us at Absolute Dance. If you were not running Absolute Dance what would you be doing? If I wasn’t running absolute Dance I would no doubt be a full time mummy to my 2 gorgeous children, Cailey 20 mths & Logan 8mths. I know I’ve got my hands full, but Dance is my Passion and my children are my world. I need both in my life, I couldn’t

do it without my mum’s help as with my husband in the army I rely on her a lot of the time to have the children whilst I’m at work the 3 evenings a week and all day Saturday. Of course if Daddy is around then he has the kids, but as he is very busy too running his own business on top of working in the army it’s nice for him to spend a bit of time with them too. What is the most important thing you need to continue to do to ensure Absolute Dance

Absolute Dance Classes this Autumn & Winter Classes run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during term-time. Suitable for boys and girls from 18 months - adults.

Classes are held in: • RAD Ballet • ISTD Tap • Modern Theatre • Street Jazz • Zumba • Zumba Gold • Zumbatomic Disco Duck

• Saturdays 2- 3pm (term-time only, ages 18 months - 4 years

Zumbatomic • Saturday Morning (term-time only), ages 4 - 12 years

Classes are held at 9 Oakwood Parade, Queen Anne’s Place Bush Hill Park, EN1 2PX

Call 07863 325753 for info or email

grows as a business? The next thing that I am looking for would be my own commercial property either an established dance studio or somewhere that I could convert. I’ve set my sights high and want my own place. In order to take Absolute Dance to where I know it has the potential to go, of course this I would like as soon as possible but with Absolute Dance being a new business I will have to be patient and wait for the right time (and money!) For the immediate future I just need the school to continue to grow as it is doing and I’m happy. What is your favourite style of dancing and why? I love Tap, I love the sound and knowing that I making the sound, I love the rhythms and tones that can be made, I love to try new styles out, American Tap is particular favourite of mine as it’s so relaxed and easy looking but yet so hard to do well. People in the area know me as a Ballet Girl (my nickname at college was Darcy 1!), having studied for my teaching qualifications with The Royal Ballet School I guess I am but my heart is in all styles really as I was trained in everything.

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SPORT • LEISURE • LIFESTYLE & FITNESS Your Essential Guide To Sport and Leisure clubs and facilities

ENFIELD & HARINGEY ATHLETICS Enfield & Haringey Athletics Club News,info,contact: Lee Valley Athletics Centre: Meridian Way,N9 0AR (W8 bus) Clubnights: Tuesdays & Thursdays Ages 8-14: 4.30pm (school term only) Ages 10+: event specific 6.30pm+ White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre: Wood Green N22 5QW (W3 bus) Ages 10+: 5pm+ ALSO Ages 8-12: Mondays 5pm ALSO Ages 8-16: Fridays 7pm Lee Valley Athletics Centre 61 Meridian Way, Picketts Lock, London N9 0AR Athletics for all, whatever your age or ability. Tel: 0208 344 7230

BADMINTON The Badders Junior Badminton Club Contact: Terry Anderson Tel: 020 8340 1449 HALF TERM PROGRAMME Drill Hall, Old Park Avenue Thusday / Saturday


CANOEING Edmonton Canoe Club Canoeing novice & advanced training heated pool. Contact: Dave Tel: 07850190537

CRICKET Edmonton Cricket Club Junior Contact: Roger Sans Tel: 0208 363 1250 Senior Contact: Asid Email: Venue: Church Street, Edmonton N9 Web:

Southgate Adelaide Cricket Club Contact: Brett Irwin Tel: 07766 706 300 Ages: 9 to adult Venue: The Walker Ground, Waterfall Road, Southgate, London, N14 7JZ

FOOTBALL Bush Hill Rangers FC

U13s, U14s & U18s SOCCER SCHOOL Ages: 5 - 10 Contact: Mustafa Tel: 07721 887156 F.A. Charter Standard Club Edmonton United Youth FC U8s, U10s, U11s, U12s, U13s & U16s Contact: Rickey Nelson Tel: 07956 391565 Email:

Training: Wed & Thurs – Nightingale Avenue, Turin Road, N9 Edmonton Rangers FC U7s, U8s, 2xU9s, 3xU10s, 3xU11s, U12s, U13s, & U14s Tel: 07949 300636 Oakthorpe Playing Fields Email: F.A. Charter Standard Club Enfield Rangers FC Contact: Mick Burwood Tel: 07738 379 977 Club: 0208 804 6089 Venue: Recreation Gd, Carterhatch Lane Norsemen FC FA Charter Standard Development Club Edmonton Sports Club, Church Street, London N9 9HL 9 Adult Teams: Contact: Tony Tel: 07778551136 Juniors from U8 to U18: Contact: James Tel: 07939007650 Women and Girls Football Contact: Andy Tel: 07989422779 Lea Valley United FC Contact: Steve Cross Tel: 07931 771 387 Charter Standard Club Boys & Girls Ages: 5 - 18

Enfield Cricket Club Contact: Robert Burles Tel: 07986 457484 Venue: 9 Lincoln Road, Enfield, EN1 2RY home/home.asp Southgate Compton Cricket Club Tel: 07711 019313 52 Hampden Way, Southgate, London, N14 5DX Venue: Chalk Lane, Cockfosters


Enfield Town Ladies FC FA Charter Standard Club Contact: Claire Gooch Tel: 07939 087 744 Training: Wednesday Southbury Leisure Centre, Southbury Rd, Enfield Matches: U11 - Saturdays, U12 and above - Sundays Walkers Cricket Ground, Southgate Web:

THFC Ladies FC

Contact: Glen on 020 8364 2767

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GOLF Crews Hill Golf Club Tel: 020 8363 6674

Enfield Golf Club

Contact: Karen on 020 8363 3970

Whitewebbs Golf Course Tel: 0208 363 4454

HOCKEY Southgate Adelaide

Contact: Cliff on 020 8363 0835

Southgate Hockey Club

Contact: Liz on 0790 5005168 Winchmore Hill Hockey Club Contact: Dipak Shah Tel: 0208 803 0900 Venue: Clubhouse - Fords Grove, Winchmore Hill / home games – Southbury Corner Astro Email:


Contact Greg: 0800 783 2821

Enfield Black Belt Kick Boxing Academy

Contact: Paul on 07752 228 537

Enfield Judo Club

Contact: George on 01480 381714

Tai Tsung Kung Fu

Contact: Nick 01992 631333

Young Dragons

Contact: David or Lillian 020 8368 6249 North London Shotokan Karate Contact: John Debono Tel: 07775 514954 Venue: Enfield Island Village Email: Wing Chun Kung Fu Contact: Grandmaster Sid Sofos Tel: 020 8885 4126 Venue: Fatshan Martial Arts 144 Park Lane, Tottenham Traning: Mon, Wed, Thurs 7.30pm9.30pm. Tues 6-7pm (children)

NETBALL Minchenden Netball Club Contact: Tara on 07947 248818 or Pauline on 07841 260817 Venue: Ashmole School, Southgate Enfield Ignatians Netball Club Ages: 14+ Contact: Sarah Tel: 07956 421 394 All standards welcome. Games are on Saturday afternoons at Wodson Park in Hertford.

PERFORMING ARTS Millfield Academy Ballroom Dancing, Hip Hop Dance, Customise Your Fashion - Credit Crunch Couture. Plus art, drama, yoga, chess and much more! Box Office 020 8807 6680 Venue: Millfield House Email:

Children’s International Voices of Enfield

Founder Director Dr June Keyte MBE ARAM FRSA 4 Choirs ages 4 – 24 for young people who love singing. All young people welcome – no auditions! Sunday afternoons fortnightly. Burford Centre Palmers Green, N13 4LR Tel: Dr Keyte 02088827404

PERSONAL FITNESS Olive’s Healthy Lifestyle Contact: Olive White Tel: 0207 923-0548 All your personal training needs in healthy eating and exercise. Spanning obesity diabetes, heart-related problems, falls, stress, weightloss and to be generally fiitter and healthier. Open to all ages. Web:

RUGBY Enfield Ignatians RFC

Contact: Aidan Hall (Recruitment Manager) Tel: 07732 370 697 Ages: 4 - 18 yrs Web: Venue: Donkey Lane. Enfield, Middx, EN1 3PL Saracens Boys & Girls Junior Section Contact: Jacky on 020 8368 5325

London Skolars Rugby League Club

Venue: White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre, Wood Green, N22 5QW Ages: 11 - 18. Adult trialists welcome Contact: Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Haringey Celebrating Sport Awards 2011 ‘Club of the Year’ and London Rugby League ‘Youth & Junior Club of the Year 2011’.


Edmonton Running Club

Running club for all standards Meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM

Meeting at: Hazelwood Tennis Club Ridge Ave, N21 2AJ Contact Marie Claire on 07940 539 284 or visit

SPORT • LEISURE • The LIFESTYLE & sponsored FITNESS page has been by SWIMMING Griffins Swimming Club of Enfield, for lessons and coaching Contact: Linda on 01992 760663 or 07720 400827 For Competitive Contact: Mike on 01493 780047

Edmonton Phoenix Swimming Club For lessons and Coaching Contact: Sue on 07948 120210 Email:

California Swimming Clinics London Contact: Coach Sev Gul Tel: 020 8886 1119 Email: Mental Skills & Technique Consultancy

Bush Hill Park LTC Contact: Dave on 020 8351 0841

Enfield Town Tennis Club Contact: Neil on 07940 477021

Hadley Wood LTC Contact: Chris on 020 8886 6541

Holtwhites LTC Contact: Sue on 020 8367 4035 Hazelwood Sports Club Contact: Nick Bass (Manager) Tel: 0208 360 1384 Venue: Ridge Ave, Winchmore Hill, N21 2AJ Coaching: Graham on 07956 446430 Mayfield Tennis Club Contact: Dave Kingham Tel: 020 8888 8754 Venue: Rear of 1, Kenmare Grdns, Palmers Green, London N13 5DR


Enfield Academy of Swimming


Contact: Mike on 020 8216 3796

Enfield Swimming Club Enquiries & Messages Tel: 020 8090 3434 Mobile: 07842 160580

Celtic Harmony Longbow Archery Club

Edmonton Squash Club Tel: 020 8245 3596 Hazelwood Sports Club Contact: Nick Bass (Manager) Tel: 020 8360 1384 Venue: Ridge Ave, Winchmore Hill, N21 2AJ Coaching: Mark on 07958 526159

TABLE TENNIS Ellenborough Table Tennis Club Contact: Julie Cowan Tel: 01992 764214 Venue: Kimberley Grdns, Enfield Sports Club of the Year 02 & 03 The 3E’s - Table Tennis Club Contact: Reg Rockwell Tel: 07881 410 489 Boundary Hall, Snells Park, Edmonton, London, N18 2TB

TENNIS Enfield Chase LTC Tel: 020 8447 0923

Brackendale LTC Contact: Catherine on 020 8886 7660

Bishops Stortford Golf Club Contact: Julie on 01279 654715

Elsenham Golf Centre

Contact: Owen on 01279 812865

Experience the excitement of shooting longbow in the woods. For 7 years and over. Brickendon (near Hertford), SG13 8NY , Tel: 01438 718 543


eaW Online Weekly Coming Soon! SWIMMING


Hoddeson Swimming Club

Valdez Gymnastics Club

Contact: Holly on 01279 505090

MARTIAL ARTS Shotokan Karate Ryu Tel: 01279 731752

Tel: 07729 892729

Broxbourne Swimming Club Tel: 01920 870083

Broxbourne Swimming Club

NETBALL Broxbourne & District Netball League “Back to Netball” Coaching for ladies wishing to return to playing netball! Venue: Wormley Playing Fields Church Lane, Broxbourne Contacts for the above or League Entry - Chairman: Tel: 01992 463634 League Secretary: Will be playing on Saturdays: 10am - 12pm from June/July 2010

Fresh Air, Friendly People & Fun Sport!

Celtic Harmony Camp, Bourne Wood,



Turnford Netball Club Contact: Carole Titmuss Tel: 01992 441590 Venue: Playing Fields Church Lane, Broxbourne AENA Gold Cap. Sport England Clubmark Large Club fielding 26 Junior & Senior teams. No upper age limit new intake from Year 3. Winter training at Goffs School, Cheshunt Home & Away League matches Sept - July. COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB OF THE YEAR 2008

• We take children from 4 years 9 months upwards • First 3 lessons free! • Friendly, small club also offering competitive swimming and social events. For more information please ring Martine Johnstone on 01920 870083 or visit Cheshunt Swimming Club Contact: Sue Williams Tel: 01992 421472 C/o 34 Martins Drive, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN8 0RP

• Swimming Lessons for toddlers to adults • Rookie Lifesaving Small friendly swimming club offers evening and weekend lessons in Cheshunt & Enfield Contact: Jackie Tel: 07931 258 695 or 01992 623 145 Email:

Bishops Stortford Canoe Club Club Mark Accredited :: Est. 1972 Contact: Angela Telephone: 01279 755 089


To advertise in this section please call

Hertford Squash & Racketball Club Contact: Eddie Hillion Tel: 01920 462975

01992 643 464 or email

FOOTBALL Herts Rangers FC Contact: Paul on 07730 816017

Buntingford Cougars FC Contact: Julie on 01763 274543

Hoddesdon Owls FC (Girls) Contact: Colin on 01992 462584 Wodson Park Youth FC Ware, Hertfordshire Tel: 0845 33 09 313 Fax: 08704 205157 E:

PERFORMING ARTS Gemma Self Dance Contact: Gemma on 07793 405354

RUGBY Bishops Stortford Rugby Club Tel: 01279 652092

Cheshunt Rugby Club

Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club Tel: 01279 713741

Broxbourne Sports & Social Club

Offering Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Squash & Running.

Join today!

Tel: 01992 623983

Saffron Walden Rugby Club Tel: 01279 726414


Tel: 01992 466901

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We are


*Ofsted 2010

supportive of our learners* OPEN DAYS AND EVENINGS Southgate Campus, High Street, London N14 6BS

Wood Street Campus, High Barnet, Barnet EN5 4AZ

Grahame Park Campus, Hendon, London NW9 5RA

Tue 7 February 2012 3.00pm-8.30pm

Wed 14 March 2012 5.00pm-7.00pm

Wed 21 March 2012 5.00pm-7.00pm

Sat 17 March 2012 10.00am-2.00pm

Sat 24 March 2012 10.00am-2.00pm

Please check our website for further event dates Register online for your chance to win a salon beauty treatment for two, or one of our £20 retail gift vouchers that we have up for grabs | Text ‘open’ to 88020 | Follow us on: Terms and conditions. The salon beauty treatment winner is to select any one beauty treatment from the salon price list and attend by the end of the academic year. Five retail gift vouchers to the value of £20 each will be awarded at random to five separate entrants, one per Open Event. Judges’ decision final. Prize is not MAR redeemable for cash. eaW •is JAN | FEB 2012



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