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Athletes’ triumph shows future of the sport in Chichester is healthy

Chichester’s junior athletes are champions again – showing the future of the sport in the area is in a healthy state.

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Middleton ladies line up before their match with Maltravers / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Three out of four ain’t bad... Chichester still in Top form

There’s action from half a dozen local clubs in this week’s bowls round-up.

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Members of Chichester Aikido Club at the grading

Chichester aikido students make the grade

Members of Chichester Aikido Club celebrated another successful grading.

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More 125 Week winners at Bognor GC

125th anniversary going with a swing at Bognor

With this being Bognor GC’s 125-year anniversary, a number of events are marking this milestone. For the ladies the first event was the 125 Trophy at home to Copthorne GC ladies. Copthorne also celebrate their 125th anniversary this year.

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Phoebe Boardman and Hollie Hodges of Westbourne House School

Chichester pupil Phoebe jumps to it for national glory

Phoebe Boardman, a Year 8 pupil at Westbourne House School, became the new under-13 national high-jump champion at the Independent Association of Prep Schools’ (IAPS) national athletics championships in Birmingham, jumping a height of 1.4m.

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Topper action at Chichester YC

You can’t top toppers at Chichester... in it for the Long haul at Dell Quay

On the morning of the Chichester Yacht Club Topper open, the mercury was reading 20C at 9am, so the all-important race briefing included hats, sun-cream and water of the drinking variety.

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Action from thr Arun river swim / Picture by Chris Lanaway

Cormorants among flow of river swimmers

Years ago, open-water swimming races carried big prize. Winning one of the cross-Channel races Billy Butlin sponsored in the 1950s, or the popular race down the Seine in France, could earn you enough money to buy a nice house.

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The Argentine Ambassador's Cup winners / Picture by Clive Bennett

Polo finalists are all fine ambassadors at Cowdray

A large crowd of spectators, including almost 400 guests of Argentine ambassador HE Carlos Sersale di Cerisano turned up to watch the El Remanso team of four English professional players take on Habtoor in the Argentine Ambassadors Cup – the fourth match of the weekend’s Jaeger-LeCoultre league phase.

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Rachel Laurie and Rosie Compton, pictured last year, did well at Swindon / Picture by Lee Hollyer

Squad gaps make it tough on the road for Chichester

Chichester’s senior track and field team travelled to Swindon and found themselves up against league leaders Plymouth plus a strong Guildford squad and joint hosts Team Kennet.

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Johanna Konta: I feel like I can win a title like Wimbledon one day

Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta believes she has shown she can win Wimbledon one day despite her semi-final loss to Venus Williams.

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Johanna Konta - Picture: Getty for LTA

Wimbledon: Johanna Konta’s dream ends as Venus Williams powers on

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Record-breaking triathlon gives Chichester a weekend to remember

History was made at this year’s Chichester Triathlon as a record number of contenders turned out to swim, cycle and sprint their way to the finish line.

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Johanna Konta in action on centre court at Devonshire Park

Johanna Konta: I’m ready for Wimbledon battle with Venus Williams

Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta insists she has all the required experience to beat Venus Williams and reach her first Wimbledon final.

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The Pagham team who lined up at Chichester last week / Photo by Derek Martin

Area final for Chichester bowlers - but double trouble for Crablands

We have reports from Chichester, Crablands, Little Spain, Southbourne, Witterings, Midhurst, Middleton, Pagham, Petworth, Arun and Bognor Goodwoods in our latest bowls round-up.

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SPYCC riders at the time trial

Times are no trial for young cyclists

The local round of the National Youth Time Trial Championships was held on the Funtington road near Chichester.

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Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta: I’m living out my childhood dream

Eastboune’s Johanna Konta says she is living a childhood dream and now she must beat her childhood idol as Venus Williams stands in the way of her reaching a first Wimbledon final.

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Seaford's polo winners

Seaford’s super polo players rack up another win

Seaford College won their division at the senior schools’ national summer tournament at Kirtlington Park Polo Club, beating Felsted, Marlborough College and Stowe.

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Johana Konta - pic: Getty Images for LTA

Wimbledon: Johanna Konta thrills the crowds to advance to semi-finals

Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta continues to make history as she advanced to the semi-finals of Wimbledon in thrilling fashion.

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Peter Grindley (middle row, 2nd from right) with Selsey GC members

Golfers bid farewell to long-serving pro Peter

A special competition, the Captain/Pro Challenge, was held in honour of Peter Grindley, who has just retired after 37 years of loyal service to Selsey Golf Club.

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Rosie Budge of the Dragonflyers

Bognor trampolining talents are bouncing along

Dragonflyers trampolinist Anya Johnston regained her form to qualify for yet another individual national final.

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