West Kent Sport & Wellbeing - March 2024

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West Kent Sport & Wellbeing, the multi-award winning sport and wellbeing magazine, is excited to announce the launch of its new Cashback for Clubs programme designed specifically for sports clubs in the local areas of Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, and Tunbridge Wells

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Publishing Editor Steve Rowley said: “Understanding the financial challenges that many of our sports clubs face, especially at the grassroots level, the new Cashback for Clubs programme will empower clubs to alleviate some of their financial burden and reinvest in their clubs, facilities, and community initiatives ”

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L aunch of cashback for clubs initia ti ve 01 West Kent Sport & Wellbeing is giving local clubs cashback Sevenoaks S w imming Club announce new head coach 04 Sacha Djerfi appointed Sevenoaks’ new head coach in February 2024 Fores ter s celebra te double Kent final appearances 06 Tunbridge Wells club are heading to the Gallagher Stadium, twice! Are you up for the cup season? 07 A roundup of cup finals featuring West Kent teams Miles Mar tial Ar t s triumph a t British Championships 09 Kickboxing & Taekwondo school clinch an impress ive 7 medals point s galore for Tonbridge Juddians 10 whilst Sevenoaks topple Dorking in another close encounter Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club are South eas t champs 11 Hockey club are on their way to the National Hockey League gearing up for a smashing summer of cricke t 12 The Smash is simply the greatest show in Kent K Spor t s to reloca te af ter 105 year s tay a t Cobdown 13 Football club to move to Sheppey for the start of the 2024/25 season Amher s t Accountancy Monthl y S ta tis tics repor t 13 Your monthly statistics pullout for football, hockey, and rugby gold for A quaoaks’ d y namic duo 19 Artistic swimming group land gold at National Age Group Champs Help your children avoid the ‘comparison trap’! 21 Working with Parents in Sport return with a guest article ge t ac ti ve in the L ake Dis tric t this summer 22 Britain’s most picturesque area is a firm favourite for family holidays Keep on running as mara thon season has arri ved! 24 Bridget Devine looks at the colours that pop with your chosen charity ge t ting a grip w ith the Be t ter Bod y group 26 Danae van den Berg gives her advice on strengthening your grip exploring the my s ter y of intermit tent fas ting 28 Looking into the potential health benefits of the popular dietary regime Healthy recipes w ith Magdalena 31 This month Magdalena offers up some stuffed avocado halves editor s Comment : Spor t s s tra tegies 32 Sevenoaks Town Council are above the rest with working group
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SE V EN OAKS SW IMMIN G CLUB ANN OUNCE NE W HE AD COAC H

Sevenoaks Swimming Club is delighted with its appointment of Sacha Djerfi as Head Coach who took up position February 2024 Sacha has a wealth of experience in the UK and internationally as Head Coach of large swimming clubs in both high level performance and participation swimming.

Sacha by his own admission is ‘extremely competitive’, evidenced through international medalist successes as a member of the British Swimming Coaching Team at European Youth Olympics and Commonwealth Games, as well as consistently coaching swimmers to become national GB and English medalists

Adopting a swimmer centred coaching philosophy, his passion is not only for PBs and seeing his swimmers qualify for Kent Championships, Regionals and Nationals but also understanding the individual success for every swimmer in the club and what that looks like for them, regardless of age or ability Believing in a whole club approach, Sacha is excited to work together with coaches, swimmers and parents to improve on the clubs successes in 2023 as well as developing strong relationships with other local clubs in the area

Kent Championship success

Other news from the club is swimmers recent successes at Kent Championships 2024, held at the London Aquatic Centre In February and March. 68 swimmers qualified for the County Championships and the Club ranked third in Kent overall for points and medals, securing 26 bronze, 37 silver and 19 gold medals. Imogen Myles set a new Kent Championship record for the 50m breaststroke, receiving both the U16 and Open Ladies Trophies We are delighted that Imogen also received the Kent Amateur Association Mick Greer MBE award for the best individual performance of the entire Championships - to receive this award at just 14 years is a fantastic achievement

Once again, the club was successful in securing a place at the National Arena League Championships B Final in Cardiff on 2nd March. 35 swimmers aged 9 to 18 to competed, with special mentions to Dane Rawkins awarded top swimmer in his age group for his swims in the 50m back and fly, and Imogen

Myles, winner of her age group for the 100m breaststroke

Internationally, Albert Branch, Club Captain secured gold for his 200 fly and silver for his 100 fly at the recent Grand Prix in Sweden. Albert was one of 72 Swim England DiSE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence) athletes competing against athletes form all over Europe With a busy season ahead, Sacha and the coaching team are looking forward to continued successes at the South East Swimming Regionals in May and hopeful for healthy representation at British Swimming and Swim England Summer Nationals late July

• The club is welcoming new members across its performance and development pathways, Masters. Contact membersec@sevenoakssc.org to find out more and join our friendly club. Sevenoaks Swimming Club also have a thriving Water Polo section with Mini, Junior, Ladies and Mens teams and invite the curious to come and join on a Sunday morning (mini/juniors) or Monday night ( juniors and adults)

Contact waterpolo@sevenoakssc.org

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TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORESTERS CELEBRATE WITH DOUBLE KENT FINAL APPEARANCES

Tunbridge Wells Foresters Football Club were celebrating at the weekend after their women’s 1st XI made it a double cup success for the club in 2024 The women’s team faced local rivals Tonbridge Angels in the

semi final of the DFDS Kent Women’s Plate, and despite a very spirited Angels side, they came away comfortable winners 4-2, Annabel Stokes scored a hattrick whilst Rona Wignall also got herself on the scoresheet.

The Sevenoaks Samaritans were guests of honour at Sevenoaks Town Football Club in March raising over £1,000 and awareness of the important work they do in the area. Sevenoaks Town commented on their social media channels: “We’re delighted to announce today’s dedicated fundraising game for Sevenoaks Samaritans has raised £1006 67 ” A spokesperson for the Samaritans said: “Thank you so much for the donations, they really do make a difference to us at Sevenoaks Samaritans and help us carry out the work that we do ” For more information visit their website at samaritans.org/branches/sevenoaks

They will now face Petts Wood Seniors in the final which will be held on Thursday 18th April at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone. Petts Wood caused an upset in the other semi, beating favourites Cray Wanderers 3-1. The final will be Foresters second in as many years after they successfully saw off Dartford Development beating them 1-0 in the SECWFL League Cup final in 2023

Over in the men’s camp, Tunbridge Wells Foresters will take on Ebbsfleet Town on Saturday 11th May at Maidstone Road Sports Ground in Chatham in the DFDS Kent Junior Cup B Final. A comprehensive 2-0 win against Woodnesborough Reserves in the semi final opened the door for their first final appearance

We would like to wish both teams and their coaching staff all the best in the finals, and we’re sure the teams will appreciate all the support you can give!

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easter always signals the start of the cup final season, but which clubs have made it all the way to the finals and where and when are they playing ?

SECFL Challenge Cup

Corinthian v Erith Town at Star Medow Sports Complex in Gillingham on Friday 29th March at 1.00pm.

The DFDS Kent Junior Cup A

Aylesford v Upchurch at Maidstone Road Sports Ground in Chatham on Saturday 18th May at 3.00pm.

The DFDS Kent Junior Cup B

Ebbsfleet Town v Tunbridge Wells Foresters at Maidstone Road Sports Ground in Chatham on Saturday 11th May at 3 00pm

Kent FA Women’s Plate

Tunbridge Wells Foresters v Petts Wood Seniors at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone on Thursday 18th April at 7 45pm

South East Counties Womens Football League Cup

Margate v Tonbridge Angels at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone on Sunday 21st April at 10.30am.

South East Counties Womens Football League Kent Divisional Cup

Ide Hill v Sittingbourne Reserves at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone on Thursday 4th April at 7.45pm.

Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup

Guru Nank v Snodland Town Reserves although date and venue are yet to be confirmed

Eastern Section Les Leckie Cup

Aylesford v Lokomotive Canterbury at Larkfield Sports Club on Saturday 5th May at 4 00pm

Sevenoaks Senior Charity Cup

Tunbridge Wells Reserves v TJFC Seniors at Green Court Sports Club in

Crockenhill on Friday 29th March at 3.00pm.

Sevenoaks Junior Charity Cup

Roselands v Hawkenbury Reserves at Green Court Sports Club in Crockenhill on Friday 29th March at 10.00am.

Smith’s Senior League Cup

Hawkenbury v St Lawrence although date and venue are yet to be confirmed.

Smith’s Junior League Cup

Final is to be rescheduled following a postponement between Hawkenbury Reserves and Westerham Reserves.

Craske & Wells Memorial Trophy Chelsfield v Hawkenbury although date and venue are yet to be confirmed

• We would like to wish the very best of luck to all our West Kent teams competing across all these remaining cup matches this season, a superb achievement for all of them

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MILES MARTIAL ARTS TRIUMPH WITH SEVEN MEDALS AT BRITISH CHAMPS

Miles Martial Arts, the prominent Sevenoaks Kickboxing and Taekwondo school, has emerged victorious at the hig hly competitive Briti sh Nationals Kickboxing Championships, clinching an impress ive total of seven medals. Thi s outstanding achievement underscores the school's dedication to excellence and the exceptional skill of its athletes of all ages

The Briti sh Nationals Kickboxing Championships are renow ned for attracting top -tier talent from across the country, providing a platfor m for athletes to showcase their prowess and compete at the hig hest level Against thi s for midable backdrop, Miles Martial Arts' competitors demonstrated their mettle and deter mination, leaving an indelible mark on the competition

The school's medal tally includes a remarkable mix of gold, s ilver, and bronze across various categories, reflecting the depth of talent and versatility among its athletes Each medal i s a testament to the countless hours of training, dedication, and hard work invested by both the athletes and their coaches

Sevenoaks res ident and Kickboxing instr uctor B enn Filling ham (21) faced fierce competition from top athletes across the nation Filling ham showcased unparalleled technique, agility, and strategic brilliance in each round, ultimately clinching s ilver in a stunning di splay of athletici sm.

Sevenoaks teen Peter Lines (1 6) clinched a prestigious bronze medal in a hig hly competitive g roup Peter's outstanding perfor mance underscores not only hi s unwavering dedication and skill but also hi s exceptional talent and perseverance in the sport.

Miles Martial Arts' success at the championships serves as a source of immense pride for the school, its instr uctors, and the entire community. It hig hlig hts the school's commitment to nurturing talent, fostering a supportive environment, and instilling

values of di scipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship in its students "We are thrilled and immensely proud of our athletes for their outstanding perfor mance at the Briti sh Nationals Kickboxing Championships," said Richard Miles, Founder and Chief Instr uctor at Miles Martial Arts "Their dedication, res ilience, and pass ion for the sport have been tr uly inspiring These medals are a testament to their hard work and the unwavering support of our coaching staff and the entire Miles Martial Arts community." As the school celebrates thi s momentous achievement, it looks forward to building upon its success and continuing to provide opportunities for its athletes to excel in the world of martial arts With a commitment to excellence and a focus on continuous improvement, Miles Martial Arts remains dedicated to empowering its students and shaping the nex t generation of martial arts champions

Full results from the championships:

• Alex Chalke - GOLD - light contender veteran male +94kg and BRONZEpoint fighting veteran male +94kg

• Benn Fillingham - SILVER - light contender senior male -57kg

• Liberty Smith - SILVER - light contender junior female +70kg

• Peter Lines - BRONZE - light contender junior male -69kg

• Elliot Chalke - BRONZE - light contender older cadets +47kg and contender point fighting older cadets +47kg

• Hanna Crockett - BRONZE - light contender senior female -60kg

• Charlie Cunningham - contenderlight contender Junior male -57kg

• David Cross - contender - kick light senior male -74kg

Following the success of the Kickboxing classes in Hildenborough, Miles Martial Arts are thrilled to bring the exhilarating world of kickboxing to enthusiasts in Sevenoaks too. Classes are available every Monday at Knole Academy, 5 30-6 15pm for Juniors (613yrs); 6 15-7 15pm for Adults/Teens (14yrs +) To sign up for your free two week trial please visit their website at miles-martial-arts.co.uk

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Kent 1 wins see over 120

Tonbridge Juddian points scored whilst the U11s entertain visitors but 2s lose out to Couties 3 Kent league leaders

Saturday 23rd March was a very busy day at The Slade in Tonbridge as Worthing were the visitors for a N2E Round 23 tie, as a total of fourteen tries, nine for TJs, secured a 61-31 home win and maximum points

First half tries by Alex Reid (2), Ryan Taylor-Dennehy, Will Holling and Will Colderick gave TJs a 33-19 half time lead as Tom White added four conversions to boot

With Duncan Tout, Alfie Scopes and Ben Mutch all dotting down in the second half and White converting all three the win was secured before a penalty try was added as a final scoring act

A dominant performance for TJs who lie in fourth in the N2E table with three more games to play. Dorking (A) next on 6th April and Barnes (H) on the 13th pitch TJs against third and second respectively And the final game is at Westcombe Park with a feisty Kent derby So plenty still to play for

Those defeats for Barnes and Dorking have perhaps handed the title to Esher

as they now lead by four points and have a game in hand

TJ 2s travelled to Old Elthamians for their Counties 3 Kent match up between first and third Old Elthamians are unbeaten this season and they showed why in a 62-0 victory to maintain their now unassailable top place.

Sunday 24th March heralded the final Kent 1 game between TJs Academy and Old Elthamians Yet another high

scoring affair with TJs romping to a 6912 win TJs only needed 2 points to secure the title but an emphatic win sealed the deal in some style.

A very busy weekend indeed and capped off with the touring visit of Windsor U11s who were joined by near neighbours Tunbridge Wells for a great morning of rugby at The Slade

• Match report from tjrfc.co.uk

SEVENOAKS TOPPLE DORKING IN CLOSE ENCOUNTER

Matches between Sevenoaks and Dorking have always been extremely close over the years and the latest encounter was no different On Saturday 23rd March

Sevenoaks hosted their National 2 East compatriots at Knole Paddock

An opening try from Sean Derrick got the home side off to the best possible start, but Dorking hit back with two first half tries from Tobermory McRae

However, it was Sevenoaks who came out fighting after the break with two tries and two conversions in three minutes courtesy of Tyler Weekes, Joshua Livett and of course Ben Adams Dorking were not done though and fought back with another try from McRae before Henry Anscombe added to his earlier conversion The visitors were then awarded a penalty try in the 62 minute which

spurred the Oaks on to finish off the game And that was sublimely done as Livett went over again before Adams added his fourth conversion of the day This 28 - 26, five point win for Sevenoaks secures their status in the

National League for another season, where they will undoubtedly meet with Dorking once again. The reverse fixture back in November finished 41 - 38 to Dorking, so all square for the season.

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Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club men’s first team completed their challenge for the South East Hockey Premier Division with two games left to go. A superb, but nervy 5-6 victory on the road at Horsham means that the team can no longer be caught by second placed Sevenoaks 2nd, whilst Woking are just a little further behind despite a great season too

Tunbridge Wells will now be promoted to the National League (England Hockey’s Men’s Conference East), where they will face the likes of Guildford’s first

team, and the 2nd teams of Hampstead & Westminster, Surbiton, and Wimbledon Congratulations to all the players and the club on what has been a fantastic season!

Elsewhere, Sevenoaks Women’s 1s are sitting on top of the South East Hockey’s Women’s Premier Division with just one game to go, but their superior goal difference means that a draw at home against Burnt Ash on April 6th will also see them promoted as Champions to the National League system. This will probably be England Hockey’s Women’s Conference East where they will play teams such as Hampstead & Westminster 2nd, Old Loughtonians, Teddington, Old Georgians, and Spencer. Meanwhile HC Knole Park Women’s 2nd XI have already won South East Hockey’s Division 4 Invicta division whilst their first team are top of the Division One West division with just one

game remaining

K Sports Women’s 1s are also hitting the heights of South East Hockey’s Division 3 Invicta division with promotion already guaranteed But another win will help them on their way to the championship with one final game to go on April 6th It’s been a pretty sound season for all West Kent clubs and we send all of them our congratulations on such a fantastic year, very well deserved indeed.

You can check out all the latest women’s league tables on page 16 of this months Amherst Accountancy stats report

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GE AR IN G UP FOR A SM ASH IN G SUMMER W ITH THE GR E ATE ST SHOW IN K ENT!

The Smash, Kent’s Premier 100 ball midweek cricket competition, is making a welcome return for its fourth consecutive year as organisers plan to put on the greatest cricket show!

Born in 2021, The Smash 2024 will be its biggest and best yet, with over 40 teams, ranging from Kent Premier League teams to Kent Village League teams, The Smash is catering for cricketers of all abilities

The guys behind the scenes have also launched The Junior Smash for 2024 which serves to provide junior cricket for boys and girls from U11 to U15 throughout the summer holidays culminating in a finals day at the end of the summer

About The Smash

The Clark Trophy was discontinued due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on recreational sport. The concept of the Clark Trophy was to provide midweek 15 over cricket for teams in the Sevenoaks District, whilst aiming to fundraise for local charities

Three members of Sevenoaks Vine CC agreed to take on the reigns of

organising the Clark Trophy, whilst attempting to revamp the competition to appeal to more clubs beyond the Sevenoaks District. In doing so, The Smash was formed

After only two seasons, The Smash became Kent’s Premier 100 ball midweek cricket competition and entering it's fourth year in 2024 it remains just that!

In 2023, 42 teams entered the competition Teams were split into two tiers for the group stages relative to their strength and preferences Each tier was

subsequently split into five regionalised groups.

Following the group stages, the competition split into three knockout competitions: Cup, Plate and Bowl The Smash retains the spirit of the Clark Trophy raising money for charity Each year, two charities are chosen For 2024, Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, and Iggy's Fund will be the competition’s chosen charities. Winners from previous seasons are listed below:

Cup Competition

2023 Winners: Bromley Bears

2022 Winners: Holmesdale Stallions

2021 Winners: Holmesdale Stallions

Plate Competition

2023 Winners: Bromley Town

2022 Winners: Sevenoaks Vine Jazzers

2021 Winners: St Michaels Scorchers

Bowl Competition

2023 Winners: Sevenoaks Rugby Club

2022 Winners: Darenth Valiants

Dartford Cricket Club who play as Hesketh Heat will be out for some revenge in 2024, having been runners up in the Cup for all three of the previous seasons Good luck to all!

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South East Counties Football League

Division One side K Sports Football Club have announced plans to leave Cobdown Sports & Social Club after 105 years as they prepare to move to the Isle of Sheppey next season, renaming the club Sheppey Sports Football Club

In a statement released by the club on Thursday 29th February, they said: “The Board can today provide a significant update on the future of the Football Club and how we shall proceed into the 2024/25 season and beyond.

“The end of the 2023/24 season will mark the end of a 105 year stay at Cobdown Sports & Social Club This will see the club move to The Isle of Sheppey, ground sharing with Sheppey United FC at Holm Park

“Due to the location change, currently being named after the company who owns Cobdown and as the football club is a separate entity to the ground, we will be changing the name of the club to Sheppey Sports Football Club ”

Recent news that Welling Town FC, who play in the SCEFL Premier, are taking over the site at Cobdown as it’s primary tenants and after confirming that the K Sports’ Youth and Sunday sections are joining them, has left K Sports with just one adult team As a result of this, the club has struggled to attract supporters and sponsors this season, and with no pathway for players to join, they see no other option but to make the move to Sheppey

In their statement they continued: “A move to The Isle of Sheppey along with a close working relationship with Sheppey

United FC will see the pathway for young players in the area improve Bridging the gap between the U23’s and Step 4 football by introducing a club at Step 6 to the area will allow young players to fully experience the men’s game who may not yet be ready to make the jump into the first team at Sheppey United FC

“The club this season has prided itself on giving young players a chance. 86% of players who have featured for the club this season have been 23 or under and, on several occasions, has seen us field a team full of U23’s.

“To add to this, we have been lucky to be able to have some top players on duel registration with Sheppey United FC who the young lads have been able to play alongside and learn from at a good level of football ”

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W D L F A D P ts 1 Cray Valley PM 31 23 7 1 81 25 56 76 2 Ramsgate 31 24 3 4 87 30 57 75 3 Sit tingbourne 30 19 6 5 70 28 42 63 4 Chichester Cit y 32 17 5 10 63 34 29 56 5 Lancing 32 17 4 11 60 56 4 55 6 Three Bridges 31 15 7 9 75 59 16 52 7 Herne Bay 31 13 10 8 59 47 12 49 8 Hythe Town 28 12 7 9 47 42 5 43 9 Sevenoaks Town 32 12 7 13 55 51 4 43 10 Broadbridge Heath 32 11 8 13 50 50 0 41 11 Sheppey United 29 11 7 11 51 44 7 40 12 Burgess Hill Town 31 10 9 12 52 54 -2 39 13 Ashford United 31 12 3 16 45 63 -18 39 14 Horndean 28 11 4 13 45 49 -4 37 15 Merstham 32 8 7 17 47 66 -19 31 16 Lit tlehampton Town 30 8 5 17 36 64 -28 29 17 East Grinstead Town 30 8 4 18 40 69 -29 28 18 Phoenix Spor ts 31 6 7 18 39 80 -41 25 19 Erith & Belvedere 31 5 5 21 19 70 -51 20 20 Beckenham Town 31 4 7 20 41 81 -40 19 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Glebe 36 21 10 5 79 48 31 73 2 Deal Town 29 22 4 3 75 32 43 70 3 Corinthian 34 21 7 6 77 38 39 70 4 Faversham Town 34 19 8 7 91 50 41 65 5 Erith Town 32 18 5 9 77 47 30 59 6 Whitstable Town 34 17 7 10 59 47 12 58 7 Lydd Town 32 17 5 10 64 43 21 56 8 Bearsted 33 16 8 9 54 40 14 56 9 Snodland Town 31 16 7 8 59 32 27 55 10 Punjab United 30 14 10 6 57 44 13 52 11 Lordswood 32 13 10 9 53 46 7 49 12 Fisher 35 13 6 16 66 74 -8 45 13 Hollands & Blair 34 11 5 18 52 68 -16 38 14 VCD Athletic 34 9 10 15 47 59 -12 37 15 Holmesdale 32 9 7 16 49 65 -16 34 16 Tunbridge Wells 29 8 7 14 46 52 -6 31 17 Kennington 34 6 8 20 40 73 -33 26 18 Stansfeld 33 5 7 21 38 79 -41 22 19 Sut ton Athletic 32 5 7 20 38 80 -42 22 20 Rusthall 34 4 7 23 33 71 -38 19 21 Welling Town 32 4 5 23 36102-6617 P W D L F A D P ts 1 AFC Whyteleafe 24 18 4 2 65 25 40 58 2 Staplehurst Monarchs 23 15 5 3 40 17 23 50 3 Rochester United 24 15 2 7 55 33 22 47 4 Larkfield & New Hythe 21 13 4 4 59 27 32 43 5 Lewisham Borough 23 11 6 6 47 30 17 39 6 FC Elmstead 22 12 3 7 48 33 15 39 7 Canterbur y Cit y 25 12 2 11 45 39 6 38 8 Croydon 23 11 4 8 53 39 14 37 9 Faversham Strike Force 25 10 3 12 42 47 -5 33 10 Tooting Bec 24 8 5 11 38 39 -1 29 11 Bridon Ropes 24 7 6 11 35 51 -16 27 12 K Spor ts 25 6 6 13 47 73 -26 24 13 Forest Hill Park 24 6 4 14 32 47 -15 22 14 Meridian VP 25 5 7 13 40 63 -23 22 15 SC Thamesmead 22 4 4 14 25 60 -35 16 16 Greenways 24 2 3 19 33 81 -48 9 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Dar tford 18 15 1 2 54 21 33 46 2 Dulwich Hamlet 17 14 1 2 55 12 43 43 3 Fulham 18 13 3 2 66 17 49 42 4 Ebbsfleet United 16 11 1 4 57 21 36 34 5 Saltdean United 15 10 1 4 29 18 11 31 6 Dorking Wanderers 17 8 0 9 23 31 -8 24 7 Millwall Lionesess 18 6 2 10 36 34 2 20 8 Ashford United 19 4 4 11 30 37 -9 16 9 Sut ton United 18 4 4 10 20 55 -35 16 10 Aylesford 20 4 3 13 24 71 -47 15 11 Enfield Town 15 3 3 9 21 38 -17 12 12 Crawley AFC 17 0 1 16 7 65 -58 1 P W D L F A D P ts 1 XL 16 13 1 2 46 8 35 40 2 Sevenoaks Town 17 11 3 3 50 24 26 36 3 Tun Wells Foresters 17 10 3 4 64 28 36 33 4 Margate 15 8 2 5 42 29 13 26 5 Park wood Rangers 16 6 6 4 24 18 6 24 6 Sit tingbourne 13 6 4 3 27 19 8 22 7 London Road 17 6 4 7 28 28 0 22 8 Maidstone United 17 5 1 11 17 46 -29 16 9 Bromleians 14 3 1 10 15 46 -31 10 10 Glebe 13 2 1 10 15 43 -28 7 11 Woodcoombe 15 1 2 12 28 64 -36 5 P W D L F A D P ts C Kings Hill 15 13 1 1 52 13 39 40 2 Bet teshanger Welfare 15 10 3 2 41 27 14 33 3 Faversham Strike Force 15 9 2 4 57 31 26 29 4 Sheppey United 14 6 4 4 40 34 6 22 5 Deal Town 13 6 3 4 50 31 19 21 6 Castle Colts 15 4 2 9 20 36 -16 14 7 Sellindge 13 2 4 7 21 28 -7 10 8 Aylesford 2nds 15 2 2 11 8 45 -27 8 9 Baypoint 15 1 3 11 19 73 -54 6 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Cray Wanderers 12 11 1 0 46 4 42 34 2 Pet ts Wood 15 11 1 3 74 39 35 34 3 Tonbridge Angels 13 10 1 2 83 12 71 31 4 Gravesham 11 6 2 3 21 20 1 20 5 Danson Spor ts 13 6 0 7 33 42 -9 18 6 Oak wood 10 4 1 5 27 26 1 13 7 Tun Wells Foresters 2nd 11 3 0 8 16 35 -19 9 8 Crayford Arrows 13 0 2 11 6 71 -65 2 9 Borough Green 14 0 2 12 13 70 -57 1* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Hollands & Blair 14 14 0 0 104 5 99 42 2 Sit tingbourne Reser ves 12 10 1 1 57 10 47 31 3 Larkfield 13 9 0 4 67 16 51 27 4 Kings Hill Reser ves 16 8 1 7 47 32 15 23* 5 Guru Nanak 11 6 0 5 27 20 7 18 6 Barming 15 4 2 9 25 98 -73 14 7 Staplehurst Monarchs Utd 14 3 1 10 29 70 -41 10 8 Lenham Wanderers 14 3 1 10 9 66 -57 9* 9 New Ash Green 13 1 0 12 11 59 -48 2* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Long Lane 11 10 0 1 76 13 63 30 2 Foots Cray Lionesses 13 10 0 3 43 20 23 30 3 Ide Hill & Sundridge 13 8 0 5 43 23 20 24 4 Sevenoaks Town Dev 13 8 0 5 42 14 28 22* 5 Old Pepys 14 4 1 9 31 58 -27 13 6 Orpington 12 1 3 8 11 44 -33 5* 7 Junior Reds Roses 14 1 2 11 11 85 -74 4* 8 Oak wood Reser ves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Halls AFC 26 19 4 3 61 28 33 61 2 Hawkinge Town 26 19 1 6 75 45 30 58 3 Ide Hill 24 15 3 6 56 34 22 48 4 Fleetdown United 25 14 6 5 41 24 17 48 5 Borden Village 23 14 2 7 57 37 20 44 6 Kent United 27 13 5 9 56 56 0 44 7 Tenterden Town 22 12 5 5 53 34 19 41 8 Cuxton 1991 28 12 5 11 58 52 6 41 9 Minster 20 9 5 6 45 34 11 32 10 Peckham Town 21 10 1 10 49 49 0 31 11 New Romney 27 8 2 17 31 62 -31 26 12 Ashford 20 7 3 10 45 55 -10 24 13 Stansfeld ( O&B ) 23 6 0 17 40 64 -24 18 14 Bexley 25 5 3 17 36 63 -27 18 15 Bermondsey Town 27 3 8 16 36 63 -27 17 R Welling Park 30 3 3 24 29 68 -39 12 - Chipstead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Deal Town Reser ves 18 14 1 3 71 24 47 43 2 Hollands & Blair Reser ves 22 12 4 6 57 40 17 40 3 Snodland Town Reser ves 18 11 4 3 53 24 29 37 4 Kings Hill 22 11 4 7 52 40 12 37 5 Rochester Cit y 19 11 3 5 50 30 20 36 6 Woodnesborough 20 10 5 5 45 29 16 35 7 AFC Rangers 21 8 4 9 37 42 -5 28 8 Guru Nanak 17 8 2 7 36 36 0 26 9 Minster Reser ves 24 7 5 12 44 60 -16 26 10 Greenways Aces 22 7 2 13 33 54 -21 23 11 Whitstable Town U23s 23 5 3 15 44 66 -22 18 12 Otford United 20 6 0 14 31 67 -36 18 13 Lordswood Reser ves 22 4 3 15 31 72 -41 15 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Aylesford 15 13 1 1 70 24 46 40 2 Chilham 15 11 1 3 51 29 22 34 3 Tenterden Town Reser ves 19 10 1 8 54 48 6 31 4 Kings Hill Reser ves 16 8 5 3 41 31 10 29 5 Cinque Por ts 16 7 6 3 50 43 7 27 6 Baypoint 17 5 4 8 45 48 -3 19 7 Cuxton 1991 Reser ves 16 5 3 8 44 50 -6 18 8 Sellindge 13 4 2 7 23 32 -9 14 9 Paddock Wood 14 4 1 9 35 50 -15 13 10 Sit tingbourne Reser ves 18 3 1 14 29 76 -47 10 11 Tunbridge Wells Reser ves15 4 1 10 29 40 -11 7* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Fleetdown Utd Reser ves 22 14 3 5 65 34 31 45 2 AMG Ballerz 17 12 2 3 58 26 32 38 3 Glebe Reser ves 19 12 1 6 60 34 26 37 4 Farnborough OBG 18 10 0 8 53 39 14 30 5 Orpington 14 9 2 3 51 23 28 29 6 FC Greenwich 18 9 2 7 45 45 0 29 7 Halls AFC Reser ves 15 9 0 6 53 35 18 27 8 Stansfeld ( O&B ) Reser ves 15 8 2 5 41 25 16 26 9 Welling Town Reser ves 18 7 3 8 44 55 -1121* 10 Bexley Reser ves 20 6 2 12 36 61 -25 20 11 Crockenhill 16 2 2 12 20 57 -37 8 12 Bromleians Reser ves 17 2 1 14 18 58 -40 7 13 Belvedere 17 2 2 13 17 69 -52 2* P W D L F A D P ts P FC Revo 17 15 0 2 88 12 76 45 2 Bocca Juniors 18 12 3 3 67 25 42 39 3 Len Valley 18 12 2 4 47 20 27 38 4 Lokomotiv Canterbur y 17 9 2 6 37 39 -2 29 5 Larkfield & New Hythe R 17 7 3 7 35 39 -4 24 6 Gillingham Town 14 6 4 4 24 19 5 22 7 Tanker ton 17 6 2 9 30 30 0 20 8 Lenham Wanderers 18 5 3 10 31 63 -32 18 9 Lydd Town Reser ves 17 4 2 11 28 53 -2513* 10 New Romney Reser ves 13 3 1 9 20 33 -13 7* 11 Charing 18 2 0 16 18 92 -74 6 FOOTBALL VANAR AMA NATIONAL LE AGUE SOUTH SE COUNTIES WOMENS - KENT 1 E AST SOUTHERN COUNTIES EAST - FIRST SE COUNTIES WOMENS - PREMIER DIVISION KENT COUNT Y LEAGUE - DIVISION T WO WEST ISTHMIAN LE AGUE - SOUTH E AST SOUTHERN COUNTIES E AST - PREMIER LONDON & SE REGIONAL WOMENS - 1 SOUTH KENT COUNT Y LEAGUE - DIVISION T WO EAST KENT COUNT Y LEAGUE - DIVISION ONE EAST SE COUNTIES WOMENS - KENT 2 CENTR AL SE COUNTIES WOMENS - KENT 1 WEST KENT COUNT Y LE AGUE - PREMIER DIVISION SE COUNTIES WOMENS - KENT 2 WEST KENT COUNT Y LEAGUE - DIVISION THREE EAST 14 THe AMHerS T ACCounTAnCy S TAT S repor T iS poWereD By WeS T K enT Spor T & WeLLBeing W W W.LoCAL Spor T SneWS.Co.uK

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P W D L F A D P ts 1 Ide Hill Reser ves 12 9 2 1 38 17 21 29 2 AFC Lewisham 14 8 1 5 42 25 17 25 3 Agenda 12 8 3 1 36 13 23 23* 4 Dar tford Celtic 12 7 1 4 22 19 3 22 5 All Starz 13 6 2 5 36 20 16 20 6 Dulwich Village 14 2 2 10 24 31 -7 8 7 Long Lane Reser ves 11 2 2 7 19 31 -12 8 8 Otford United Reser ves 14 2 1 11 17 78 -61 1* P W D L F A D P ts 1 APM 9 7 2 0 41 19 22 23 2 Aylesford 9 7 0 2 43 15 28 21 3 Fox 12 6 1 5 36 24 12 19 4 Snodland Town 9 5 1 3 19 23 -4 16 5 Anchorians Rovers 12 4 3 5 24 30 -6 15 6 New Ash Green 8 4 2 2 18 19 -1 14 7 Sheppey United 10 3 1 6 28 35 -7 10 8 Rubicon Limerick 8 1 0 7 10 31 -21 3 9 FC Dit ton 9 1 0 8 9 32 -23 3 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Kings Hill 13 12 0 1 51 9 42 36 2 Insulators 9 8 0 1 47 7 40 24 3 Cuxton 1991 10 7 0 3 38 19 19 21 4 Larkfield & New Hythe 14 7 0 7 29 47 -18 21 5 Cobham Colts 11 5 0 6 22 31 -9 15 6 MPE 10 4 1 5 11 15 -4 13 7 Medway United 10 2 1 7 10 29 -19 7 8 Vinters 14 1 2 11 15 54 -39 5 9 Anchorians United 7 1 0 6 9 21 -12 3 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Old Pepys 14 12 1 1 62 22 40 37 2 AFC Kumazi Strikers 14 11 2 1 53 20 33 35 3 London South Utd Mav’s 15 6 3 6 35 33 2 21 4 AFC Lewisham 11 6 2 3 34 22 12 20 5 Croygas Phoenix 14 6 2 6 29 26 3 20 6 Blythe Hill 16 5 2 9 26 37 -11 17 7 Spor ting Club Th’msmead 14 4 4 6 51 42 9 16 8 Westerham Seniors 15 4 2 9 22 61 -39 14 9 SP Athletic 2nds 14 1 0 13 21 70 -49 3 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Hoo Red 12 9 1 2 44 19 25 28 2 Segas Super 11 8 2 1 41 18 23 26 3 South East Athletic 2nds 10 8 0 2 29 15 14 24 4 London South Utd Seniors 13 7 2 4 43 25 18 23 5 Crayford Arrows New 11 6 0 5 21 22 -1 18 6 Chipstead 13 4 1 8 24 44 -20 13 7 Welling Park 9 4 0 5 24 30 -6 12 8 Orpington 11 3 3 5 15 21 -6 12 9 Longlands Athletic 12 3 1 8 24 38 -14 10 10 Slade Green Knights Green 14 1 0 13 17 50 -33 3 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Farnborough OBG 15 11 1 3 69 20 49 34 2 Guru Nanak 17 10 3 4 76 32 44 33 3 Seymour Villa 16 10 3 3 51 33 18 33 4 Old Pepys 2nd 17 10 2 5 58 45 13 32 5 Gravesham Borough B 16 8 3 5 47 46 1 27 6 Bromley Super vets 9 7 0 2 30 18 12 21 7 Baldon Spor ts Old Boys R 15 6 1 8 27 56 -29 19 8 AFC Green Cour t 15 5 2 8 46 46 0 17 9 Pet ts Wood Seniors Utd 17 5 1 11 32 54 -22 16 10 Warlingham Super vets 16 2 0 14 18 62 -44 6 11 London South Utd Super 13 1 0 12 19 61 -42 3 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Hawkenbur y 10 9 1 0 44 11 33 28 2 Southborough 10 8 0 2 30 15 15 24 3 St Lawrence 10 6 1 3 30 12 18 19 4 Westerham 13 4 3 6 32 32 0 15 5 Ide Hill 3rd 10 4 1 5 17 33 -16 13 6 Tun Wells Foresters 9 4 0 5 18 16 2 12 7 Kemsing United 9 3 2 4 31 33 -2 11 R EMC Academy 13 0 0 13 20 70 -50 0 - Aylesford B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Chelsfield 11 8 2 1 44 17 27 26 2 West Farleigh 13 7 2 4 31 31 0 23 3 GSGR 15 7 1 7 29 32 -3 22 4 TJFC Seniors 12 6 3 3 36 29 7 21 5 Horsmonden 14 4 6 4 34 34 0 18 6 Penshurst Park 12 5 2 5 27 22 5 17 7 Cudham United 10 4 4 2 25 22 3 16 8 AFC Green Cour t 15 4 2 9 33 41 -8 14 9 Fleetdown United A 15 3 4 8 17 42 -25 13 10 Eynsford 13 3 2 8 24 30 -6 11 - Malgo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Five Oak Green 11 9 2 0 54 7 47 29 2 Roselands 12 9 2 1 50 14 36 29 3 Rusthall Development 14 8 1 5 36 31 5 25 4 Tun Wells Foresters Res. 11 7 3 1 36 15 21 24 5 Dar tford Celtic Reser ves 11 7 2 2 19 16 3 23 6 Kemsing Utd Reser ves 13 7 1 5 38 21 17 22 7 Ide Hill Development 12 4 2 6 23 32 -9 14 8 St Lawrence Reser ves 13 4 1 8 18 31 -13 13 9 Chipstead Development 17 3 2 12 14 45 -31 11 10 Wateringbur y 15 2 1 12 19 56 -37 7 11 Ightham 13 1 3 9 19 58 -39 6 - Cudham Utd Reser ves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Hawkenbur y Reser ves 12 8 3 1 36 11 25 27 2 Kings Hill U23s 15 8 2 5 31 18 13 26 3 The Oaks 11 7 1 3 36 23 13 22 4 Westerham Reser ves 11 7 1 3 29 25 4 22 5 FC Sut ton Dynamo 10 6 0 4 28 20 8 18 6 West Farleigh Reser ves 14 5 3 6 28 30 -2 18 7 Tatsfield Rovers 13 5 2 6 24 35 -11 17 8 Weald Wolves 15 4 2 9 32 41 -9 14 9 Tunbridge Wells 3rds 12 4 1 7 32 35 -3 13 10 Leigh 11 3 1 7 16 31 -15 10 11 Wilderpark 12 3 0 9 17 40 -23 9 - Woodlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Aspire 13 12 1 0 48 4 44 37 2 West Bromwich Albion 12 10 1 1 47 7 40 31 3 Teesside 12 9 1 2 42 7 35 28 4 Newcastle Utd Foundation 13 9 1 3 36 16 20 28 5 Leeds Chariots 12 6 4 2 23 11 12 22 6 Villa Rockets 13 6 2 5 19 14 5 20 7 West Bromwich Albion 13 6 2 5 15 14 1 20 8 Not tinghamshire 13 2 4 7 4 21 -17 10 9 Sevenoaks 13 1 5 7 5 24 -19 8 10 Manchester United 14 2 2 10 3 34 -31 8 11 Nomad Knights 14 1 2 11 4 33 -29 5 12 Hull & East Yorkshire 14 1 1 12 2 63 -61 4 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Sevenoaks PFC 6 4 0 2 26 4 22 12 2 Aspire PFC 4 4 0 0 23 1 22 12 3 Nomad Knights PFC 5 4 0 1 23 3 20 12 4 Muscle Warriors PFC 4 3 0 1 8 4 4 9 5 Nor wich Cit y PFC 6 2 0 4 5 16 -11 6 6 Cr ystal Palace 6 1 0 5 2 49 -47 3 7 Evergreen PFC 5 0 0 5 2 12 -10 0 P W D L F A D P ts 1 The Manor 11 9 1 1 34 14 20 28 2 Long Lane 12 8 3 1 43 15 28 27 3 Westerham 13 6 3 4 34 28 6 21 4 London South Utd Lions 9 6 2 1 30 17 13 20 5 Sydenham Spor ts 11 5 2 4 29 27 2 17 6 West Wickham 11 5 1 5 24 27 -3 16 7 Bexley United 14 3 1 10 29 46 -17 10 8 Royal Southwark 9 2 0 7 27 37 -10 6 9 LSC Giants 12 0 1 11 12 51 -39 1 10 Ex Blues Deo Volente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0* P W D L F A D P ts 1 Green St Green Rovers 18 13 2 3 57 18 39 41 2 Westerham Wolves 19 13 2 4 64 32 32 41 3 South London Spar tans 17 10 4 3 47 24 23 34 4 Shor tlands Spitfires 16 10 4 2 34 14 20 34 5 London South Utd Lions R 15 10 2 3 57 28 29 32 6 Orpington Colts 18 9 0 9 37 40 -3 27 7 Kingsdale 13 7 1 5 34 26 8 22 8 Petts Wood Road Runners 15 7 1 7 26 30 -4 22 9 Bexleyheath 20 4 4 12 21 35 -14 16 10 AFC Joiners 20 4 2 14 30 65 -35 14 11 Brockley Reser ves 20 3 1 16 29 80 -51 10 12 Highfield Rovers 19 2 3 14 23 67 -44 9 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Pembur y 16 11 4 1 46 20 26 37 2 Simla 13 11 1 1 67 16 51 34 3 Kemsing United 17 8 5 4 62 40 22 29 4 Insulators 12 9 1 2 36 21 15 28 5 Tun Wells Youth R’ waye 16 8 2 6 59 41 18 26 6 Oduk we 16 7 2 7 33 41 -8 23 7 AFC Valour 18 5 2 11 34 61 -27 17 8 Westfield 10 5 1 4 22 19 3 16 9 Brenchley 13 4 1 8 31 52 -21 13 10 Dormansland Rockets 14 2 1 11 21 46 -25 7 11 Royal Oak 17 1 0 16 16 70 -54 3 P W D L F A D P ts 1 Ar tois United 2nd 14 10 0 4 44 21 23 30 2 Titans 12 7 3 2 41 24 17 24 3 Edenbridge 14 7 3 4 32 25 7 24 3 Goudhurst Dynamos 13 7 2 4 43 31 12 23 5 Insulators Reser ves 14 7 2 5 38 27 11 23 6 AFC Hadlow 11 6 1 4 27 19 8 19 7 Ide Hill & Sundridge 14 6 1 7 29 36 -7 19 8 AFC Green Cour t 11 3 3 5 20 28 -8 12 9 AFC Tonbridge 16 2 2 12 10 56 -46 8 10 Speldhurst Rangers 13 2 1 10 22 39 -17 7 KENT COUNTY LEAGUE - 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P WDLFAD P ts C Surbiton 2nd 18 14 13 52 27 25 43 2 Holcombe 18 12 33 59 28 31 39 3 Barnes 18 12 15 41 29 12 37 4 Sevenoaks 18 927 29 23 6 29 5 Harleston Magpies 18 738 28 34 -6 24 6 Slough 18 567 25 30 -5 21 7 Southgate 18 62 10 28 34 -6 20 8 Wimbledon 2nd 18 51 12 31 46 -15 16 9 Canterbur y 18 44 10 17 36 -19 16 R Team Bath Buccaneers 18 33 12 23 46 -23 12 P WDLFAD P ts 1 Sevenoaks 2nd 21 16 14 60 14 46 49 2 Guildford 2nd 21 15 24 48 21 27 47 3 Woking 21 14 43 64 25 39 46 4 Folkestone Optimist 21 12 36 46 27 19 39 5 Bromley & Beckenham 21 11 37 40 26 14 36 6 Oxted 21 11 37 48 35 13 36 7 Brighton & Hove 21 10 29 52 42 10 32 8 Epsom 21 10 29 38 36 2 32 9 Aldershot & Farnham 21 72 12 29 40 -11 23 10 Eastbourne 21 41 16 14 51 -37 13 11 Burnt Ash ( Bexley) 21 31 17 16 55 -39 10 R Maidstone 21 10 20 11 94 -83 3 P WDLFAD P ts 1 Knole Park 21 18 30 10318 85 57 2 East Grinstead 2nd 21 18 21 96 16 80 56 3 Lewes 21 14 34 58 36 22 45 4 Old Georgians 2nd 21 10 38 46 43 3 33 5 Reigate Prior y 21 939 41 36 5 30 6 Woking 2nd 21 939 42 58 -16 30 7 Horsham 2nd 21 92 10 44 46 -2 29 8 Guildford 3rd 21 777 39 39 0 28 9 Hailsham 21 74 10 30 42 -12 25 10 Camberley & Farnborough 21 25 14 14 73 -59 11 11 Brighton & Hove 2nd 21 24 15 19 50 -31 10 R Brighton & Hove 3rd 21 03 18 18 93 -75 3 PWDLFAD P ts C Holcombe 2nd 21 19 11 95 17 78 58 2 Canterbur y 2nd 21 16 41 61 21 40 52 3 Marden Russets 21 14 34 55 22 33 45 4 Tunbridge Wells 21 13 44 63 23 40 43 5 Sevenoaks 3rd 21 11 28 49 36 13 35 6 Blackheath & Elthamians 21 91 11 40 34 6 28 7 Ashford 21 83 10 22 26 -4 27 8 Canterbur y 3rd 21 80 13 21 49 -28 24 9 Sevenoaks Acorns 21 63 12 26 59 -33 21 10 Folkestone Optimist 2nd 21 61 14 27 49 -22 19 11 South Sa xons 21 34 14 25 57 -32 13 R Bexleyheath & Belvedere 21 00 21 5 96 -91 0 PWDLFAD P ts C Old Williamsonians 21 19 11 84 25 59 58 2 Bromley & Beckenham 2nd 21 13 53 47 24 23 44 3 Gore Cour t 21 14 16 58 25 33 43 4 Gillingham Anchorians 21 12 09 39 29 10 36 5 Holcombe 3rd 21 11 37 35 33 2 36 6 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Tori Sellors update from Saracens

Gymnastics National Champions!

Sevenoaks Bowling Club Open Day

Want to take up a new hobby ? Why not try bowls? Sevenoaks Bowls Club are hosting two open days in May and are inviting you to pop along and ‘have a go’! The events will take place at the club in HollyBush Close, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UX on Monday 6th May and Sunday 26th May from 10.30am to 3 30pm

If you think this could be for you, just turn up on the day or contact Audrey Franks at Sevenoaks Bowls Club on 01732 455574 or email her at audreyfranks@outlook.com

Since joining Saracens, Tori Sellors has made five appearances for the club and she is enjoying playing her rugby there She said: “I am really settling in to the new environment well and have found my feet within the team I am still travelling between Worcester and Saracens on training days but managing the challenge ” Tori has also been selected for England U20s, and they have some really exciting fixtures coming up:

• April 20th: v France in Rouen

• May 4th: v Wales in Bristol

• July 2024: U20s Six Nations in Italy

Club top Kent County Championships

Russell House School gymnasts representing the South East region have claimed the top title The U11 Boys, Mixed and Girls teams placed 1st as overall National Champions and the U11 Boys Team placed 3rd at the BSGA U11 Milano Team Trio National Finals Congratulationsto all the pupils and staff at Russell House

Sevenoaks Bowling Club Open Day

West Kingsdown were pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Kent Schoolsboy Championships as well as a full supporting card on Saturday 30th March

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For the first time in decades RTW Monson have finished top of both the points and medals tables at the Kent County Championships A simply outstanding result Well done to all of the swimmers who competed in this years championships

The club commented on social media: “Not to be missed with the minors & schoolboys/girls on their 1st step to possible titles! Another stacked card get there early we’re starting at 12!” The event is taking place at West Kingsdown Village Hall

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Aquaoaks’ 12 and under ‘Sing’ Free routine, and inset Mariella rice and S tanley S tiff celebrate w inning a gold and sil ver medal for their Mixed Duet. Credit : W ill Johns ton photography.

GOLD FOR AQ UAOAKS ’ DYN AMIC DUO

Aquaoaks Artistic Swimming took their largest ever contingent to Swim England’s Go Cardless National Age Groups Championships (NAGs) at the K2 Sport Centre in March Featuring solos, duets and team routines, NAGs is the top competition for artistic swimmers aged 15 and under, who have to undergo a tough qualification process in order to compete

The Sevenoaks club was one of 21 competing, with over 170 athletes in total participating over two days The event opened with a figures competition, with Aquaoaks producing a number of impressive results.

The first afternoon saw the duets compete, with Emily Newton and Evelyn Fornasier wowing spectators with their spider-themed Youth duet, followed by Louisa Hildebrandt and Annabelle Denny’s (reserve Pippa

Campbell) moving ‘Brave’ 12 and under duet

The day wrapped up with Zoë Moore and Charlotte Ryan getting the crowd singing and clapping to their cowboythemed 12 & under duet, ably supported by reserve Polly Shaw

On the second day, Mariella Rice’s strong figures scores from the previous day meant that she was able to compete as one of the top 12 soloists in the Youth category, where she swam a beautiful ‘Breathe’ routine, showing off her grace and power

She joined the Youth Free team that afternoon, including Ava Terry, Evelyn Fornasier, Emily New ton, Sofia Spencer and Tabitha Tolhurst, for their dramatic ‘Astronauts’ themed performance.

The 12 & under Free team, made up of Pippa Campbell, Annabelle Denny, Louisa Hildebrandt, Polly Shaw, Charlotte Ryan and Zoë Moore once

again got the crowds grooving with their sassy ‘Sing ’ routine

The pinnacle of the weekend was the Youth Mixed Duet, swum by Mariella Rice and Stanley Stiff The routine, featuring a number of musical favourites on the theme ‘New York’, wowed the judges who awarded them a gold and silver, meaning they are the top Youth Mixed Duet in the country. The club are now looking forward to seeing their Senior teams compete at the National Championships at the end of April

• For more information on NAGs: swimming.org/artisticswimming/about-the-asa-nationalage-group -artistic-swimmingchampionships

• For more information on Aquaoaks Artistic Swimming: aquaoaks.co.uk.

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HeLp your CHiLDren AV oiD ‘ T He CoMpAriS on T r Ap ’!

As more and more children battle to be the best at younger and younger ages, what is the damage to those children around them, who spend large amounts of time comparing themselves to their higher performing peers in terms of their own long term development and potential future participation?

Potentially it is huge and we must do all that we can as parents and educators to avoid the children we are involved with getting sucked into ‘The Comparison Trap’

When your child first sets out on their sporting career and are attempting sports for the first time one of their main forms of feedback is how they compare themselves to others You may say that this is mad, but it is one of their most significant forms of feedback

We know that there are many discrepancies during these early sporting experiences. Some children are well ahead of the game due to the amount of time they may have spent practising a specific sport, or they may be physically and emotionally more developed for their age

If your child compares themselves to some of these early developed athletes they run the risk of dropping out of the sport too early and as parents we need to do all that we can to help manage the situation. We can be all too quick to label our children potentially in a way that may hold them back, comparing themselves to us or other players, or giving them specific positions or even defining them on their sporting prowess in a particular sport

We run the risk of labelling our child musical or sporty without giving them the chance to properly develop in a particular field The reason for this is that a lot of time may need to be committed to improve a particular skill and we take the starting point sometimes as a sign of what they may be capable of. It is far easier for parents to motivate and invest time for their children in something where there is already some perceived success as opposed to developing areas of weakness

Children need to know that they all develop at different rates and at different times and as parents we need to understand that sporting development is never a lovely straight line, but more like Mr Messy from the Mr Men books. Children will have periods where they plateau, where they grow quickly, where they improve rapidly, where they get worse and this is all part of the sporting process. The latter one is a difficult one for parents to watch and see but it is a reality One thing is clear, current or early sporting performance is not a good indicator of future sporting success. Think back to your own childhood, people you may have seen or played with who were so far ahead of the game at a young age but then never featured as they hit the teenage years or moved into adulthood Many international junior sportsmen and women in a number of different sports struggle to make the jump from junior to senior athlete. There are so many stories of athletes who were average at a younger age, who never really featured prominently who went on to become far better sportsmen and women than many of their earlier high performing peers

As parents, understanding this is crucial if we wish to manage the situation successfully. Many children will soon lose the motivation of turning up to training and matches each week if they are regularly comparing themselves to others and see their team mates or opposition as ‘miles better than them.’ This can be even more testing for parents and athletes as many selection and talent programs select the physically dominant performer, the one who is competing well in the here and now and not the one who may develop much further down the line.

However, as parents we need to understand how and why this may happen and communicate it effectively with our children, letting them know the following in whichever type of language we choose to use:

Physical advantage – some children are

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bigger, stronger and quicker and they will always dominate at a younger age Emotional maturity – some children are emotionally more mature, can listen to coaches more effectively, deal with competition better and cope with situations in a far better way than some other children

Time spent – a child who has spent double the time on a chosen sport or a skill generally as a rule should have a significant advantage over the other At a young age this can be even more pronounced but that does not mean that it cannot be caught up but it will need time Skills – can be developed and they are not based on physical characteristics

We have to accept as parents that there will always be someone better However, our children need to understand more that they must not compare themselves to others! They can enjoy playing with these players, competing against them and indeed even learning from them but they must never feel a failure or threaten to walk away from a sport just because they are not as good as someone else Not at least until they have given themselves plenty of time to develop They will never know what they are truly capable of until they have truly invested the time and effort. So, the next time your feel that your children maybe falling into ‘The Comparison Trap’, be armed and ready to explain to them why comparisons may not be such a good idea!

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Adventure holidays in the Lake District offer a thrilling combination of stunning natural landscapes and exciting outdoor activities Located in the northwest of England, the Lake District National Park is renowned for its picturesque lakes, rugged mountains, and verdant valleys, making it an ideal destination for adventurous travelers Here's what you can expect from adventure holidays in the Lake District:

Hiking and Walking: The Lake District is a paradise for hikers and walkers, with an extensive network of trails catering to all levels of experience From gentle strolls along tranquil lakeshores to challenging hikes up towering peaks like Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, there are routes to suit every preference.

Rock Climbing: With its craggy fells and rocky outcrops, the Lake District offers fantastic opportunities for rock climbing and bouldering. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, there are plenty of cliffs and crags to conquer under the guidance of qualified instructors.

Water Sports: The numerous lakes and tarns in the Lake District provide an ideal setting for water sports enthusiasts You can try your hand at kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, or even wild swimming in the pristine waters of Coniston Water, Derwentwater, or Windermere.

Mountain Biking: The Lake District boasts a variety of mountain biking trails, ranging from leisurely rides through scenic valleys to adrenalinepumping descents down rugged mountain tracks. Rent a bike or join a guided tour to explore the region's diverse terrain on two wheels.

Caving and Gorge Walking: Delve into the Lake District's underground world by exploring its fascinating limestone caves and caverns. Alternatively, embark on a thrilling gorge walking adventure, navigating through rocky gorges, waterfalls, and natural pools under the supervision of experienced guides

Wilderness Camping: Spend a night under the stars amidst the tranquility of the Lake District wilderness. Whether you prefer pitching a tent by a secluded lake or opting for a more luxurious glamping experience, there are plenty of campsites and accommodation options available to suit your preferences

Guided Tours and Outdoor Adventures: If you're new to the Lake District or prefer having expert guidance, consider joining a guided adventure tour From multi- day hiking expeditions to adrenaline-fueled activities like zip -lining and paragliding, there are numerous tour operators offering tailored experiences to help you make the most of your adventure holiday.

How do I go about booking an adventure holiday in the Lake District?

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The Lake District is undeniably one of the most beautiful regions in England, with its glistening lakes and towering fells providing an exceptional setting for a family activity holiday

The activities included with this holiday are based around the picturesque Borrowdale Valley and ‘The Queen of the English Lakes’; Derwentwater and your family will walk, climb, scramble, abseil, canoe and sail around this openair adventure playground accompanied by some of the best guides in the business

These are always hugely popular activities with families, allowing children to be challenged whilst also having a great deal of fun!

Your hotel accommodation is situated at the southern end of Derwentwater, just a scenic 20-minute drive, skirting the lake, from Keswick. Your hotel is also the starting point for your activities

This is a self- drive holiday and although it is possible to do without a car, a car does give you some added flexibility in getting to Keswick if you wish to make

the most of this traditional Lake District town with its delightful mix of independent shops, outdoor equipment stores, cafés and cosy traditional hikers’ pubs. We highly recommend wandering around the town centre during any free time, especially visiting the local farmers’ market on Thursday.

Just a short walk from the centre of Keswick is Castlerigg stone circle, the Stonehenge of the North! It is not on the same scale as its more showy cousin, but there is no doubt the surrounding scenery is more impressive – definitely worth a visit during any free time

The Glaramara Hotel is situated in a superbly rural location, surrounded by dramatic fells, lush, green fields and the meandering River Derwent. Only 20 minutes drive from the market town of Keswick, it’s easy to pop along for a visit.

Hotel facilities:

• The fantastic hotel restaurant and bar offers a variety of tasty dishes, with plenty of locally-sourced ingredients to enjoy, all cooked by their awardwinning chef

• Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

• A drying room, should you get caught in a Lake District downpour!

• Families can enjoy several walking routes from the hotel’s doorstep

What's included in my Lake District adventure holiday?

• Transport to and from all activities

• Accommodation: 6 nights’ hotel accommodation in a standard double/twin room

• Six breakfasts, four lunches (with activities) and three evening meals

• Activities: Exploration hike, watersports day (canoeing and paddleboarding), climbing and abseiling, Borrowdale challenge day

• Fully qualified expert instructors

• All equipment, instruction and supervision during activities

Prices are from £1,215 and includes all of the above with children (8-12) from £885. Under 8’s are welcome but may not be able to do all activities

• Go to responsibleholidays.com for more information on how to start your environmentally friendly holiday today

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Walk, climb, scramble, abseil, canoe, paddleboard,and sail around this open-air adventure playground accompanied by some of the best guides in the business.

p Hire a rowing boat on one of the many water ways you’ll find in the L ake Dis tric t such as L ake Windermere. Credit : is tockphotos.com.

Keep on running

Marathon season has arrived and Bridget Devine is looking at the colours that pop with your chosen charit y.

With the start of March comes the start of spring, which I don’ t know about you but I myself cannot wait for a bit more sunshine War mer weather and drier footpaths mean more people are thinking about the start of marathon season, as the London, Brig hton and Kent marathons are all just around the cor ner

Whether you are s ig ned up to r un or donate to charities, marathons are one of sports most important annual fundrai sers for charities in the UK

Keep reading to find the best sportswear that supports your charity Colour i s the best way to stand out in the crowd when r unning with others, so why not get some r unning gear that looks good and represents the colours of your chosen charity ?

Adidas 3- stripe shorts are a must when it comes to road r unning so the new 3-Stripe Allover Print Shorts would be perfect for your upcoming marathon The ladies 3- stripe shorts come in a Lilac/Pur ple which would be a g reat choice for anyone r unning for Alzheimer's Society or Cancer Research UK, while the men’s 3- stripe shorts come in an ivy g reen that would be perfect if you are r unning for MacMillan or Hospice in the Weald

For the Briti sh Heart Foundation, red i s the standout colour, and there are plenty of options but I would recommend either the Nike or Montane all season r unning jersey ’s, or if you are r unning for Breast Cancer, make sure to get a perfect pink pair of leggings from Sweaty B etty

Around 2, 500 charities benefit from the London marathon every year thanks to their Charity B ond scheme,

Whether you are signed up to run or donate to charities, marathons are one of spor ts most impor tant annual fundraisers for charities in the UK, with around 2,500 charities benefit ting from the London marathon alone.

so even thoug h the entry i s now closed, it's still worth checking out the webs ite and seeing if there's a charity close to your heart that you could donate to. Brig hton marathon’s three main charities are Alzheimer ’s Society, Mind and Cancer Research UK so keep your eyes peeled for lots of blue and pur ple r unning gear on the Brig hton sea -front

But do not wor ry, if you are yet to enter a marathon thi s season, there's still time You can s ig n up for the Kent

marathon and half marathon on the nice-work.org.uk webs ite, which takes place on the 14th April

These two races focus on donating to the Samaritans, which i s a charity providing mental health support and suicide prevention So if you are r unning for the Samaritans I would suggest wearing brig ht g reen in keeping with their colours, the adidas 3- stripe shorts would be perfect, and make sure to donate

I think it’s fantastic that people come together and r un to support charities, so even if you aren’ t r unning thi s season make sure to show support to friends and family that mig ht be. One way could be helping them get some r unning gear to stand out in the crowd! Take a look at some of the charity colour -way sportswear below

FASHION
Super Soft ⅞ Leggings Happy Pink Sale Price £36 RRP £90 sweatybetty com Men’s 3-Stripes Allover Print Shorts Ivy Green £45 adidas co uk Cloud 5 Waterproof Running Trainers Purple £130 on com Montane Men’s Dart Zip Neck T-Shirt Acer Red £45 montane com
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Women’s 3-Stripes Allover Print Shorts Lilac £45 adidas co uk p Bridget Devine is a Fashion Journalism student in her first year at Central Saint Mar tins - Universit y of the Ar ts London.

i’d be very curious to learn how many people in and around the West Kent community actively try to strengthen their grip Why is it that something so often used is also so often overlooked? You use it for almost everything in your day-to - day life; vacuuming, driving, moving furniture or cooking.

And that’s just one aspect, never mind sports and activities like golf, tennis, cricket, and so many more And how about in your weight training ? Consider movements like pull-ups, farmer’s carries, deadlifts and the like. Improved grip strength may be your key to better, more efficient lifting

Don’t just necessarily think of the strength in your hand; instead, good grip strength encompasses the muscles running from your elbow all the way down to your fingertips. Believe it or not, there is actually a correlation between your grip strength and your bone and cardiovascular health Studies have been thoroughly done to prove that grip strength also aligns with a lower mortality risk, improved sports performance, and a higher quality of life Sold yet? Further benefits of good grip strength include:

• Improved motor skills

• A higher resistance to arthritis

• Improvements in strength and therefore muscle mass

• A lower risk of injury

• Less chance of tendinitis

Still not convinced? Here are some signs that your grip strength may need some attention:

• Your forearms ache after gripping items

• You struggle to keep hold of weights

• Constantly having to readjust your grip

• Hand cramps

I’ve laid out the facts, but how do you actually go about improving your grip strength? Here are some movements and exercises to try

Deadlift: a tried and tested classic, the barbell deadlift is a great way to train your posterior chain while also working on your grip strength The heavier the weight, the stronger your grip strength

needs to be. The movement is performed when the barbell is lifted from the floor, finishing with you standing in a locked- out position Not sure on this? Come ask one of our friendly coaches!

Farmer’s carry: this functional movement never fails to target your forearms, hands, wrists and and shoulders. It involves carrying a weight in each hand for anywhere from 2040m onwards. Think of it like carrying your grocery bags in one trip!

Dead hang: The simplest one! Find a bar and hang from it Sounds easy, right? Build up your strength by trying for a 10-30 second hang, and increasing the time from there Your forearms won’t know what hit them.

I understand that grip strength is not something anyone usually thinks about, but don’t take it for granted Once you start to lose that natural strength, you’ll wish you did the work earlier So let’s get comfortable being uncomfortable, and go get strong! For any questions or to book in a free consultation with one of our friendly experts, email us at info@betterbodygroup.co.uk

q Danae van den Berg is Exercise Specialist at the Bet ter Body Group

For more information or any questions , please call the friendly and exper t team on 01732 451979 or email them at info@bet terbodygroup.co.uk.

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Danae van den Berg from the Bet ter Body Group gives her advice on strengthening your grip.

FA S T ing AnD He ADACHe S

Mag dalena Mar vell, our resident nutritionist, looks at the potential health benefits of this popular dietar y regime.

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intermittent fasting, a popular dietary regimen, has garnered attention for its potential health benefits. Yet, for some individuals, navigating this fasting protocol may come with an unexpected challenge: headaches Recent research from a 2023 study suggests that approximately 61% of intermittent fasters experience headaches during their fasting periods.

Understanding the science behind the pain

These headaches, categorised as secondary headaches, can often be attributed to disruptions in homeostasis – the body's internal balance that regulates various functions in the body Typically, fasting-induced headaches manifest as frontal discomfort or diffuse pain, often of mild to moderate intensity and non-pulsating nature

Moreover, individuals who frequently experience headaches are more prone to experiencing them during fasting compared to those who do not typically suffer from headaches Additionally, individuals may experience accompanying sensations of dizziness and weakness.

Several factors contribute to these headaches:

• Hypoglycaemia: Fasting can lead to low blood sugar levels, resulting in headaches for some individuals.

• Caffeine Withdrawal: Reduced or eliminated caffeine consumption during fasting may trigger withdrawal symptoms, including headaches.

• Dehydration: Insufficient fluid intake during fasting can lead to dehydration, a common headache trigger

• Stress and Anxiety: Fasting-induced cortisol spikes may exacerbate stress levels, potentially leading to headaches

For those embarking on intermittent fasting, adopting proactive measures can mitigate the likelihood of experiencing headaches:

• Gradual Transition: Start with shorter fasting durations and gradually increase them to allow the body to adapt gradually

• Hydration: Ensure adequate fluid intake with water, herbal teas, or electrolyte supplements

• Blood Sugar Monitoring: Watch for

While intermit tent fasting might be suitable for some, it's essential to understand that it may not be suitable or safe for ever yone. Cer tain individuals may be at a higher risk of experiencing adverse effects if they par ticipate in intermit tent fasting.

hypoglycaemic symptoms and address them promptly with small snacks or liquids such as bone broth.

• Stress Management: Incorporate stress-reduction techniques such as meditation or yoga to maintain emotional balance during fasting

• Caffeine Moderation: Gradually reduce caffeine intake to minimise withdrawal symptoms.

Consulting a healthcare professional is recommended for severe or persistent headaches during fasting to rule out underlying health concerns

Beyond headaches, intermittent fasting may entail other side effects:

• Cravings: Short-term food deprivation may intensify hunger and cravings for certain foods1.

• Digestive Changes: Some individuals may experience digestive discomfort or exacerbation of preexisting conditions2

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Individuals who frequently experience headaches are more prone to experiencing them during fasting compared to those who do not t ypically suffer from headaches.

toothpaste even incorporate oral probiotics

• Sleep Disruption: While inconclusive, some individuals may experience sleep disturbances during fasting The rise in noradrenaline and cortisol levels can disrupt sleep patterns. Practicing good sleep hygiene and incorporating magnesium supplements can be beneficial in addressing this issue5

• Malnutrition: Prolonged and unbalanced fasting may result in nutrient deficiencies. Improper intermittent fasting can result in malnutrition Extended fasting periods without adequate nutrient replenishment, as well as mismanagement of calorie-restricted diets, can lead to malnourishment and other health issues. While many intermittent fasting methods allow for meeting calorie and nutrient needs, prolonged or extreme calorie restriction without careful planning can pose risks6.

Intermittent fasting offers promising health benefits but can trigger headaches and other side effects. Prioritising hydration, blood sugar management, and stress reduction can enhance fasting comfort Customising fasting routines and seeking medical guidance ensure a safe and effective fasting experience, especially for individuals with pre- existing health conditions Remember, intermittent fasting isn't one-size-fits-all – listen to your body and adjust accordingly to optimise your fasting journey

References

1 pubmed ncbi nlm nih gov/29778565/

2. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6314618

3 ncbi nlm nih gov/pmc/articles/PMC4992682

4. nature.com/articles/s41387-018-0058-5

5 ncbi nlm nih gov/pmc/articles/PMC8419605

6 ncbi nlm nih gov/pmc/articles/PMC3652955

• Irritability and Fatigue: Short-term fasting may lead to mood fluctuations and fatigue In a study conducted in 2016 with 52 women, researchers discovered that participants exhibited significantly higher levels of irritability during an 18-hour fasting period compared to a non-fasting period3

• Bad Breath: Fasting can cause halitosis; maintaining oral hygiene helps alleviate this issue The underlying cause is a reduction in salivary flow combined with an increase in acetone levels in exhaled breath. When fasting, your body shifts to burning fat for energy, resulting in heightened acetone production in both your bloodstream and breath. Furthermore, dehydration, a common occurrence during intermittent fasting, can lead to dry mouth, exacerbating the potential for unpleasant breath odour4 Dental probiotic supplements could aid in combatting persistent bad breath These supplements are accessible in various forms such as chewable tablets, probiotic drinks, and certain types of

While intermittent fasting might be suitable for some, it's essential to understand that it may not be suitable or safe for everyone

Certain individuals may be at a higher risk of experiencing adverse effects if they participate in intermittent fasting Healthcare professionals typically recommend that the following groups refrain from intermittent fasting:

• Expectant or breastfeeding mothers

• Children and adolescents

• Elderly individuals experiencing weakness

• Those with compromised immune systems

• Individuals with a history of eating disorders

• People diagnosed with dementia

• Individuals with a history of traumatic brain injury or post- concussive syndrome

It's important to recognise that this list may not encompass all circumstances. For instance, healthcare practitioners have occasionally employed fasting as a therapeutic approach for managing epilepsy in children

Magdalena Mar vell is a Nutritional Therapist and founder of the Persea Clinic which helps suppor t clients who want to optimise their health in areas such as gut health, weight management , hormonal balance and skin conditions Magdalena also consults from the Children's Wellness Centre in Tunbridge Wells where she offers baby, child and adolescent nutritional suppor t To find out more about Magdalena’s work please visit www persea clinic and childrenswellnesscentre co uk/kent/ nutritional- therapy

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Healthy recipes with Magdalena

- Stuffed avocado halves

This simple and nourishing recipe is tailored to complement your intermittent fasting routine without compromising on essential nutrients With each serving delivering 475 kcal and 17g of protein, this dish ensures sustained energy levels throughout the day while aiding in the maintenance of stable blood sugar levels

Ingredients

• 2 large avocados, halved and pits removed

• 4 small free-range eggs

• 4 teaspoons double cream

• 2 cherry tomatoes, quartered

• 20 grams grated cheddar cheese

• 1 spring onion, finely chopped

• 4 pinches of chilli flakes

• Salt and pepper

How to make it:

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C for fan-assisted ovens)

2. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of avocado flesh from each half, ensuring an even layer Set aside

3. Place avocado halves cut side up in a ramekin or cup. Season with salt and pepper, add 1 teaspoon of cream to each, then crack an egg into each half.

4 Top with tomato, cheese, spring onion, and chilli flakes

5 Repeat for remaining avocado halves Place ramekins on a baking tray or balance avocados in a muffin tin

7 Bake for 10–12 minutes until egg whites are cooked Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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COUNCIL AR E A BOV E THE R E ST W HEN IT COME S TO A SPOR T S STR ATEGY !

in March I attended the second meeting of the Sevenoaks Town Sports Strategy (STSS) Working Group. The initiative was set up by members of Sevenoaks Town Council to get a better understanding of what sports groups and clubs are doing in the town and to help them with any assistance they can, to grow the clubs whilst keeping the public happy Sevenoaks Town Football Club are probably the most high profile case the town council has assisted From a new 3G pitch installed through a previous round of grants from the now defunct Raley’s Gym fund, to assistance in obtaining extra funding for a new clubhouse on site at Greatness Park, Sevenoaks Town Council are really

leading the way by giving clubs a helping hand, and I’m extremely proud to be a part of it!

And this really does go against the grain of most District, Borough and Parish councils in West Kent, who for some reason don’t see the importance of sport in their local community and the many volunteers that offer their time, and sometimes money, to get both junior and senior matches played across various different sports

Take Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for instance Their complete lack of strategy and transparency to help local clubs recently led to council buildings being closed at Hilbert Recreation Ground, which in turn put some 60 plus kids at a loss on a match day, as they couldn’t access vital equipment to get their games started Now that really is shameful!

Sevenoaks ‘District’ Council will tell you that they have a sports strategy for the community, however this is not a strategy

but mere ownership of three lesiure centres and a golf course. Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council aren’t much different either The only strategy they seem to have, ahead of local elections in May, is to talk about tearing down the Angel Centre in Tonbridge and position it elsewhere outside of the town, so they can profit from building new housing next to the river

At the recent STSS meeting it was great to see representatives from a variety of different sports clubs including Bowls, Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Swimming, and Tennis discussing their wants and needs for a healthy future in front of local councillors who were there to listen Ahead of the local elections in May we will be bringing you a detailed look at what your local councillors are planning for the future of your towns If you have anything you would like to add to this feature then please contact me at steve@oneteammedia.co.uk before April 20th.

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q Sevenoaks Town Council are really listening to their local spor ts clubs af ter set ting up a Spor ts Strategy Working Group to build a heathier future for the town. Photo credit : Sevenoaks Town Council

The Br icklayers Arms is just a short drive from Sevenoaks town centre and easily accessible from other parts of Kent, Sussex and Surrey from the A21 and M25. Despite being so accessible, we sit opposite a beautiful sailing lake in the picturesque village of Chipstead.

We serve Harvey's beer straight from the barrel, along with freshly prepared, good quality British pub food. You can be sure to put a spring in your step this month with one of our fantastic dishes and a cool gin & tonic on the side!

Every Tuesday evening at 8.00pm we host our ever popular Quiz Night, remember to book a table as it can get very busy. Plus Live Music on Friday’s and Sunday’s (please check our social media pages for up-to-date artists and times).

We are a Harvey’s Brewery pub which maintains a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor. We look forward to welcoming you soon, so please do come down to see what you’re missing! Eat, Drink, Relax and Repeat.

The Bricklayers Arms, Chevening Road, Chipstead, Kent, TN13 2RZ

01732 743424 www.the-bricklayers-arms.co.uk

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