Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Sport & Fitness


After having had the previous two years’ annual tournaments cancelled due to the pandemic, Kemsing LTC were able to hold its club finals day on Saturday (18 September 2021). The sun shone all day and the finalists provided a feast of exciting tennis for the spectators.The morning began with the Men’s singles where Andy Bourne enjoyed victory over Matt Bance in a thrilling three set match lasting over two hours. The final scores were 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.On the court next door, the ladies’ singles was won by Anita Van Hensbergen who beat Julia Goss 6-1, 6-2.After a BBQ lunch, the afternoon

With its old school ethos of self-sufficiency and an emphasis on ‘giving’ and not ‘taking’, Sevenoaks boxing club is a worthy community based enterprise. Founded by Paul Lynch and now run alongside his nephew Andy Knight, the duo are as passionate about boxing as they are about serving the local community. Having earned the title as Kent ABA Middle Weight Champion in 1982, and with qualifications as a level 2 boxing coach, level 3 PT, and a qualified sports masseur, Paul certainly knows how to get his clients ‘fighting fit’. Following in his uncle’s footsteps, Andy also holds a title

Common vitamin and mineral deficiencies Every day your body depends on numerous vitamins and minerals to function optimally. However, when you fall deficient in one or more of these, your body functions at a sub-optimal level, increasing your risk of illness or disease and you may begin to recognise the symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency. Vitamins and minerals aid your body in completing all its most critical physiological processes.A well-balanced diet should provide you with all the nutrients you need to prevent vitamin inadequacy. However, when your diet is not well balanced, or you are unable to absorb all the

Autoimmune disease – why you may consider cryotherapy If you have an autoimmune disease why would you consider cryotherapy is a great question?  Your body’s immune system does an incredible job at protecting you from illness, disease and infection. However, sometimes an unknown trigger can cause your immune system to create an autoimmune response. This is where, instead of producing antibodies to fight off infection or illness, the immune system produces antibodies that attack your healthy cells. It basically becomes a little confusing. This can occur in almost any part of the human body (NIH., 2016). What causes an autoimmune disease? It is

It is not news that stereotypes have long been engrained into the mindsets of many cultures, with men inherently considered powerful, and women more so the weaker sex. These assumptions are what contributes to the lingering shadow of fear that is cast over many females throughout their lives. With the recent unsettling news of Sarah Everard's abduction and murder, it is no wonder that young girls and women often feel helpless and vulnerable, mere prey to the predatory men who dare commit such heinous crimes. Nevertheless, like any change implemented within society, education is surely key. The powerful slogan ‘protect your

Women’s football progression in the last 10 years The Football Association Women’s Super League (FA WSL) is the highest league of women’s football in England. Established in 2010, it is run by the Football Association and currently features 12 fully professional teams.  In the last 10 years, women’s football has taken a massive leap, leagues have been switched from Summer to Winter to mirror the men’s leagues and as recent as 2018-2019 a full time top-tier and semi-professional second division is in place. Who would have also imagined that Cryotherapy Recovery would be high on the rehabilitation list 10 years ago? You can read more

Phillip ‘Pip’ Burrows, a true stalwart of both football and cricket in the Sevenoaks area passed away on Tuesday.

Rob Daw's 64-year association with Chipstead Sailing Club was recognised this month when he was presented with a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Lifetime Commitment Award.

A big-hearted Sevenoaks resident, who was recently diagnosed with an advanced and inoperable brain tumour which has left him almost wheelchair bound, is aiming to overcome his health issues to raise money for Children in Need.

Holmesdale Bowls Club is open again.   Members can play anytime, although there are  a few restrictions in place to comply with social distancing advice.There are organised roll ups, in casual clothes for now, and they take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2-4 p.m.Anyone interested in taking up bowls can pop along to the Club in Worships Hill, Riverhead during those times. The bowls greens are situated next to Holmesdale Cricket Club.For more information go to the club's website at: