At Last, Kettlercise® is here. After being lauched a couple of years ago as a group fitness concept, Kettlercise has featured in a range of fitness magazines, most recently, the March/April edition of Slimming World, and the classes have gone from strength to strength around the country.
Bridport Youth under 10s became the first Bridport team for several years to reach a Final in the Dorset County Cup competition. The Under 10s won a penalty shoot-out 4-3 after a 2-2 draw after extra time.
West Dorset Fencing Club held their third annual Club Championships last Thursday at The Sir John Colfox School, and the progression from last year’s competition was very noticeable.
The Juniors fenced first, with twelve boys and girls under 13 battling it out with huge enthusiasm. After thirty fights had been completed the winner was Aldo d’Arrigo, 12, who showed tremendous determination and boundless energy throughout. Second place went to 11 yr. old Sam Norton and third to Ellie Baldwin, who did extremely well to come in the first three after fencing for less than a year. There was a prize for the best stylist, which was won by Caitlin Oldham, (11) another fencer of less than a year’s experience. She was a delight to watch.
SHIRLEY Parker, chairman and head coach of West Dorset Fencing Club, has just come back from an exciting day at the headquarters of the British Olympic Association.
She attended a special ceremony and, watched by the hierarchy of British Fencing, including Britain’s 2012 two top fencers and medal hopefuls Richard Kruse and Laurence Halstead, she received a British Fencing Association Award of Merit. Parker was one of only four people specially selected for this honour.
Bridport Under 9s starred in a thrilling draw at Bere Regis on Sunday. In a high tempo game, the bees were behind early on but roared back with two super strikes from Michael Bodycombe and Harrison Weeks. As the game went from end to end, the home team stepped up and scored two goals before half time to lead 3-2.
Bridports under 10s travelled to Rossgarth and emerged with 3 valuable points. It is a sign of a good team when they did not play particularly well but emerged with the victory. Isaac House scoring the first goal. Finlay Davy then scored a well worked second and Morgan Napier was unlucky hitting the post twice with headers. Ryan Leader Oscar Tomkins and Manny Cox remained firm at the back with Elliot Crabb putting in some well timed challenges. Bridport led 2-0 at half time but Rossgarth started brightly in the second half. Keeper Grant Rist who did not have much to do in the first half saved several times, and Rossgarth also scored a fortunate goal, but held out for the win.