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Team GB Olympian helps launch Wattisham Airfield event

Olympic silver medallist and two-time World Open Water Swimming Champion Keri-anne Payne was at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk this week to launch the 2017 Great East Swim.

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MEMORABLE DAY: Stoke Colleges Ruby Bond and Sean McKenny competed in the ISA Nationals

Top 10 finishes for Stoke College stars

Two Stoke College pupils representing East Anglia returned from swimming in a national championships in the iconic London Aquatics Centre with top 10 finishes last month.

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HIGH-LIGHT: Maiden race runner-up Petistree (orange and yellow diamonds, white sleeves, ridden by Jack Andrews and trained in Newmarket) jumps highest in the early stages of the Intermediate Race on Sunday

Horseheath season off to a flier for trainer Tom Ellis

Trainer Tom Ellis was the man to follow at the Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace Point-to-Point at Horseheath, near Haverhill, on Sunday, registering a treble in the first three races on the card.

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WINNING TEAM: Sarah Walker and Fee Teng Liew won the Saxons only point in the defeat against Nottingham

MATCH REPORT: Suffolk Saxons beaten by classy Nottingham in final game of debut AJ NBL season

AJ BELL NATIONAL

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PACKED OUT: Crowds enjoying the action from the hill during the 2014 tournament, which was played out on a baking hot day.   Picture: Roger Arbon

Bury St Edmunds' sevens tournament to kick off Super Sevens Series

The biggest tournament of its kind in East Anglia this year - Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club's Greene King IPA Sevens tournament - has been given the accolade of doubling up as the first event in the 2017 Super Sevens Series.

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TOP OF THE PILE: Harry Wendelken won the Under-14s Nationals last year

Horseheath teen aims to make
his mark at top of tennis world

While the likes of Sir Andy Murray and Johanna Konta have been representing the Brits in the Australian Open over the past fortnight, there is a Horseheath teen making his own mark on the tennis scene.

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NARROW DEFEAT: Julie Finne Ipsen and Sarah Walker in action for Suffolk Saxons against Team Derby

MATCH REPORT: Saxons come up just short

Suffolk Saxons came up agonisingly short in their attempt to record a fourth successive AJ Bell National Badminton League victory on Monday night, losing out 3-2 to hosting Team Derby.

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TURNING PRO: Haverhill boxer Matt Fitch

Fitch aiming to make his pro debut in mid-June

Haverhill boxer Matt Fitch has had to put back plans to make his long-awated professional debut — but it will likely be this summer.

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Sudbury Rugby Club's head coach Ben Scully worked alongside England coach Eddie Jones (pictured) and his defence coach Paul Gustard, who is coming to coach at the club on Tuesday.    Picture: PA Wire

England rugby coach to put Sudbury squad through their paces

England defence coach Paul Gustard will be at Sudbury Rugby Club on Tuesday evening, talking to the club’s coaches and taking a training session with the senior players and Colts.

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GB CALL: Bury Saints' Jack Hewett

From Bury Saints’ trials to GB call for Hewett

A little more than three years after first taking up american football, Bury Saints’ title-winning linebacker has become the first player from the club to be called up by the home national side.

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Suffolk Saxons put themselves firmly in the national spotlight

Suffolk Saxons head into 2017 with their sights on national glory after storming to the top of the AJ Bell League.

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GREAT VIEWING: Russ Bray (left) calls another leg for Michael van Gerwen at Alexandra Palace. Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Bray has ‘best seat in the house’ for MVG v Barney classic

Leading darts referee Russ Bray conceded he has never called a better match than the one served up by Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld on Sunday.

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SAFELEY THROUGH: Peter Wright, pictured in action in his last 16 encounter on Thursday, is into the world championship semifinals Picture: PDC

Peter Wright books semi-final spot

Suffolk darts star Peter Wright became the first player to book his place in the William Hill Darts World Championship with a thrilling 5-3 win over James Wade.

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Haverhill go down to heavy loss at champs

CAMBRIDGESHIRE SQUASH LEAGUE

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TOP TEAM: Suffolk Saxons after their win over Bristol Jets. Picture: Simon Lee Photography

Saxons hit the summit with Bristol victory

Suffolk Saxons have moved to the top of the AJ Bell National Badminton League thanks to a 3-2 victory over Bristol Jets at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on Monday night.

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Stoke College senior girls hockey team following their recent success against Gosfield School. Pictured are (from left): Ellie Cameron, Freya Donald, Sarah McGowan, Ellie Lytton, Iona Griffey, Zara Mason and Grace Lovelock

Stoke College girls in come-from-behind win

Stoke College Senior Girls hockey team have been celebrating their recent success against Gosfield School.

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Tina Baun Picture: Action Photography

Badminton legend Tine Baun signs for Suffolk Saxons

Suffolk Saxons badminton team have today announced Olympian and women’s singles badminton legend, Tine Baun, as their latest signing — and confirmed she will be available to make her debut in Monday’s home fixture in Ipswich.

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LOUGHBOROUGH, GBR  28 November 2016  National Badminton League  Loughborough Lightnings Greg Mairs & Jenny Moore vs Suffolk Saxons Sean Vendy & Fee Teng Liew. Match played in the Loughborough University Netball & Badminton Centre (Photo by David Crawford / www.stillsport.com)

Suffolk Saxons pull off smash-and-grab raid at Loughborough

Suffolk Saxons added another scalp to their impressive AJ Bell National Badminton League campaign with a magnificent victory at Loughborough University last night.

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WINNING TEAM: Mick Graham with his star pupil Callum Wilkinson, who he helped end a 52-year wait for a British world race-walk medal in July

Eyes on Tokyo for award-winning coach Graham

Despite a record-breaking year which saw him crowned Suffolk’s best coach as well as honoured with a lifetime achievement award, Mick Graham says he is far from done yet.

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NEW ARRIVAL: Fee Teng Liew has joined the Suffolk Saxons. Picture: Action Photography

New signing for Suffolk Saxons

Ahead of their AJ Bell National Badminton League encounter at Loughborough Lightning on Monday, Suffolk Saxons have announced the signing of Fee Teng Liew.

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