All Our Yesterdays: Sporting memories from Clenchwarton, Dersingham, Heacham, King’s Lynn and North Wootton
In our weekly All Our Yesterdays feature, we look at sporting events reported over the years in the Lynn News...
January 2000: With a combined age of 144, Peter Clarke (right) and Les Sleight were proof that age was no barrier in table tennis as they prepared to compete in the Lynn annual championships. Peter (74) was from Heacham and Les (70) from Clenchwarton.
January 2000: Lynnsport introduced new football sessions for children with moderate learning and physical disabilities, which soon proved popular in the local community. The youngsters are pictured here with their coaches Darren Broughton, Marc Gay and Chris Ashby.
January 2000: This was the Lynn-based Plumbers pool team which clinched its fifth successive title win in the Lynn and District Wednesday League. From left are Paul Archer, Justin Harvey, Brian Mott, Steve Garrod, Jason Norman, Jamie Thurley and Paul Docking.
January 2002: Year six girls from Heacham Middle School were trying hard to form a football team, but needed the help of a female coach – and so put out an appeal through the Lynn News sports pages. The trio of (from left) Robyn Cribbett, Charlotte Hilliard and Ruby Carr were leading the way and had already got support from Heacham Minors FC which had agreed to support a girls’ team.
January 2001: Proudly holding their medals are these members of West Norfolk Athletic Club who were successful at the county cross country championships. From left, back: Sarah Kuczora, Ali Bellars, Gemma Coombs, Kate Davies, Elizabeth Gerrard, Hannah Gilbert, Steven Cockrell; front: Katherine Stratton, Nicola Wealthy, Gillian Moss, Andrea Lorking.
January 2010: A presentation night for the Wildgeese section of West Norfolk Swimming Club was held at the Oriental Palace. Master swimmer of 2009 was Johanna Langley (left) who received the award from Hazel Greenfield the 2007 holder; senior swimmer of the year was Katie Martin (right) who was presented with the Youngman Cup by the previous holder Clare Bowling.
January 2014: Three famous figures from a galaxy far, far away joined organisers to help launch the 2014 Grand East Anglia Run in Lynn. The race was to be held on Sunday, May 4 – also known as Star Wars Day to mark the anniversary of the release of the first film in the series in 1977 – so it was apt that a stormtrooper, Yoda and even Darth Vadar joined, back (from left), Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Bespak managing director Keyvan Djamarani and race director Roger Partridge; front, Paul Evans (left) and Peter Duhig.
January 2014: When a new badminton club was launched at Dersingham, a staggering 43 ladies went along to the first training session at the village primary school. The club was set up by Dersingham resident Lisa Barham who had taken part in the West Norfolk Village Games and wanted to practice and play more regularly.
January 2014: Fly half Sam Moses sprints clear with the ball, supported by Ed Maule and Ross Biggs, as West Norfolk saw off Ely by 32 points to 22 at Gatehouse Lane. West Norfolk secured a bonus point as well to hold on to second place in the league and maintain pressure on leaders Newmarket, with Ely remaining third.
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