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Table tennis club to look at jumping divisions

Haverhill Table Tennis Club has gained promotion to Division Two of the Cambridgeshire and District Table Tennis League after pulling off a sensational last-match-of the-season victory, writes Hannah Dolman.

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FULL OF DRIVE: Ben Barker is determined to have a great 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship, as he feels this he has the 'perfect balance' of youth, ambition and experience. Picture: Porsche Motorsport

Barker reflects on career ahead of third season in World Champs

As Ben Barker prepares for the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship campaign, the Echo caught up with the driver from Clare to find out how he feels ahead of the season.

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DISAPPOINTMENT: Haverhill were unable to record back-to-back wins. Picture: Mecha Morton

Heavy defeat follows club’s first league victory

Haverhill Rugby Club was unable to record back-to-back wins in the Eastern Counties One Salver, losing 68-10 away to Stowmarket II on Saturday.

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ALL SMILES: Petra Sebestikova receieved her award from Ed Chamberlin and Michael Owen. Picture: Dan Abraham

Award-winning Petra eager to get back in saddle

Behind the glamour, excitement and celebrations of racedays, aside from the trainers and jockeys there is a legion of stable and stud staff which make it all happen.

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CHAMP: David Egan

Egan keen to follow family’s lead

When it comes to horses, thoroughbred racing is all about bloodlines but lineage can be just as important to the human athletes involved in the sport and Newmarket-based champion apprentice David Egan can boast a right royal racing pedigree.

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NO LETTING UP: George Scott

Scott aiming for plenty more in 2018

Twenty-three winners and a strike rate of 20 per cent in 2017 - it is fair to say that George Scott was extremely satisfied with what was just his second season since going solo in the training ranks.

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TOP SEASON: Michael Gilbert keeps going from strength to strength for the club, recently winning both the Sudbury Fun Run and the Haverhill Cross-Country event. Picture: Andy Howes

Michael runs into first place for five mile Sudbury run

Haverhill Running Club’s Michael Gilbert is racking up the medals this year, with another victory in the 2018 Sudbury Fun Run.

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RIDE OUT: Cycling club rides out to promote membership and reach out to new members.   Picture Mark Westley

Cycling Club relaunches in town ahead of warmer summer months

Haverhill Cycling Club are back — and this time, they are here to stay.

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WINNING FEELING: Haverhill recorded their first win of the 2017/18 season, beating Mistley at home on Saturday Picture: Mecha Morton

Rugby club record first win with two fixtures left

Steve Bowak always kept the faith, despite Haverhill Rugby Club’s failure to win a game this season — until now, writes Hannah Dolman.

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EXCITING TIMES: ITV's Ed Chamberlin. Picture: Racing Post

Q & A: ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin

Ed Chamberlin is the frontman of ITV’s racing coverage, having joined the broadcaster early in 2017 following a 16-year period presenting football for Sky Sports.

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GOOD PREPARATION: Ellis was pleased to take victory in the latest round of the British Junior Golf Tour ahead of the summer's Junior World Championships

Junior Golf Tour victory for boy aiming to become world champ

With a spot at this summer’s Junior World Championships already secured, budding golf star Ellis Kerr has been busy with preparation.

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EGG-CELLENT EVENT: Horseheath hosted the county's Easter Point-to-Point event   Picture: Richard Weller-Poley

Highly entertaining jump racing at Horseheath

It sometimes only takes two protagonists to make a brilliant horse race, as was the case at the Puckeridge Point-to-Point at Horseheath on Saturday, writes James Crispe.

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GOOD PROGRESS: Katherine Rednall has done well in her first ever major competition for her country, winning three and losing one of her opening round robin matches

Stowmarket's Katherine Rednall in Commonwealth Games action

Bowls star Katherine Rednall has begun her first ever venture in the Commonwealth Games, as she continues her group stage battles in the Gold Coast tonight.
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Tommy boxes his way into England squad with victory in National Junior Championships

Tommy boxes his way into England squad with victory in National Junior Championships

Brandon youngster Tommy Fletcher cannot wait for his first England training camp this weekend after being named on the England Boxing Talent Programme, writes Hannah Dolman.

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EXCITING STEPS: Haverhill Rugby Club has just launched its new women's side

New women’s rugby team to compete for first time

Haverhill Rugby Club’s newly formed women’s team will take to the field of competition for the first time later this month, writes Hannah Dolman.

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STARTERS ORDERS: The senior race gets underway in Haverhill Picture: Mark Westley

Running club enjoy their first ever league win

A Haverhill Running Club member has won a Suffolk Winter League event for the first time in the club’s history, doing it on home turf at the weekend.

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EXCITING STEPS: Broadlands Hall boccia team have progressed to the national finals of next month's Lord's Taverners U19 National Boccia Championships, in their first time of entering the competition

Paralympic champ hopes to lead boys to national success

Broadlands Hall School have become the Lord’s Taverners boccia East Anglian champions, with the help of a gold medal-winning para-athlete.

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MEMORIAL MATCH: Haverhill Rugby Club chose to forfeit their away league fixture in favour of a tribute match to a long-time member     Picture: Mecha Morton

Rugby club punished and docked points

Haverhill Rugby Club have been docked five points in this season’s Eastern Counties One Salver, after they chose to forfeit a league game in favour of a memorial match.

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MIXED SEASON: The club had ups and downs across the season, which ended at the weekend Picture: Mecha Morton

Hockey Club look ahead to awards evening after both teams secure their division status at end of season

Haverhill Hockey Club chair Tina Bunch has said it was a ‘shame’ their final East Women’s League Division 3NW opponents of the season forfeited, but it did not detract from the team’s delight at securing another title campaign in the division.

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CHALK IT UP TO ENTHUSIASM: Thirteen is far from an unlucky number at Chalkstone Karate Club as the latest grading saw 13 of its students upgrade their belt

Karate club aims to make sport as accessible as possible in town

Chalkstone Karate Club welcomes everyone, whether you are 82, a wheelchair user or young and enthusiastic.

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