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Smith aiming to secure PDC Tour Card

Morgan Smith will have to beat the likes of former Lakeside champion Darryl Fitton if he is to emerge from this weekend’s 2018 PDC Qualifying School with a Tour Card.

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AIMING HIGH: Mark Royal

Shock exit sees Royal’s world final bid given further hope

Mark Royal is dreaming of making it through to his first ever World Bowls Indoor Championships final after seeing the draw open up in his favour, writes Russell Claydon.

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CLOSED: Mildenhall Stadium will no longer host greyhound racing

Mildenhall closes greyhound operation

Greyhound racing has ceased at Mildenhall Stadium with immediate effect.

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RECORD-BREAKER: Grace Howse

British-record breaker is now aiming for the very top

From being hospitalised for an eating disorder, Grace Howse has made great strides — to the point where she is now aiming for the top of the world in her new sport.

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EXPERT GUIDANCE: Culford's Head of Golf, Lawrence Dodd, coaching Ana Ingels in the School's indoor Golf studio. Picture: Tom Huggins

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Suffolk County juniors get sponsorship boost

There was more good news for local Junior golf last week with Culford School announcing the launch of a four-year partnership with the Suffolk Junior Golf Squad.

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GOOD FORM: Amare Levann was a key player for County Upper

County Upper recover from a slow start to record big triumph

County Upper Under-16 Boys’ team began 2018 with a solid 110-47 win away at Braintree Blue Devils.

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DEFENDING CHAMPION: Mark Wallis

Wallis’ defence of Coronation Cup rests with semi-final duo

Mark Wallis will have two dogs in Coral Coronation Cup semi-final action tomorrow as he bids to win the competition for the second year in succession.

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ON TARGET: Mike Skelton scored for Newmarket

Skelton marks his return from injury with a goal in home draw

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EYE ON THE BALL: Bury St Edmunds tchoukball players in action

Parker urges people to give tchoukball a try

Five-time champions of England, currently ranked eighth in Europe and coached by the UK Men’s head coach, but most people will have never heard of one of Bury’s most celebrated sporting sides.

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WELL-SUPPORTED: Angharad Evans being celebrated by her fellow swimmers after winning the British Championships

International stage awaits top swimmer Angharad

Swimming sensation Angharad Evans is targeting a return to the international stage in 2018 as she reflects on an ‘exciting’ last 12 months.

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WINNERS: Bury St Edmunds GC are reigning Hambro Cup champions and face a home derby with Flempton to kick start their 2018 defence of the tournament

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Bury Golf Club in Hambro Cup first round derby

The draw has been made for the 2018 Suffolk County Golf Union team knockout competitions with round one of the Hambro and Tolly Cups scheduled for Sunday, April 29.

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MAIDEN TROPHY: Harley Mason recently got his hands on the Honda Cadet Championship trophy, which the 10-year-old hopes will be the first of many

Karting champ Harley dreams of progressing to Formula One

He has only been on the track two years now but after lifting his first karting title at the first attempt, talented Harley Mason, 10, is already dreaming of one day competing in a Formula One car.

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Austin ready to take on Europe

Austin ready to take on Europe

Austin Hall thinks 2017 has been pretty great — he took part in his first ever full triathlon and found himself with a spot on the GB team at next year’s amateur European Championships.

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GB SELECTION: Austin Hall has been chosen to represent Team GB

Austin to represent Suffolk in European Championships

Austin Hall thinks 2017 has been pretty great — he took part in his first ever full triathlon and found himself with a spot on the GB team at next year’s amateur European Championships.

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CELEBRATIONS: The club enjoyed their annual presentation evening

Swimming club celebrates record year of top results

West Suffolk Swimming Club celebrated a record year at their annual presentation evening, held at Thurston Rugby Club.

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TOP SHOOTER: Adrian Last

Last aiming to come first at national award ceremony

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SUCCESSES AND PLANS: Brendon Pyle CEO of the Golf Foundation, regional development officer Katie Moggan at Suffolk Golf Club and director of golf Steve Hall talked to Chris Boughton about golf participation

Chris Boughton’s Golf Column: Suffolk leads the way for pilot scheme

Golf as a participant sport has suffered a significant decline in popularity in the past decade, with the number of rounds of golf played in the UK dropping by around 30 per cent. One of the key factors has been the reduction in juniors playing golf, a trend that the Golf Foundation have been trying to reverse.

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A pair of victories for West Suffolk cyclo-cross riders

The twelfth round of the Easter Region Cyclo Cross League took place at Phoenix Bike Park at Kentford last Sunday in conditions which changed significantly through the day with rock-hard frozen ground for the early races for youngsters, gradually thawing as the day went on, resulting in slippery mud for the adult races.

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LAUNCH EVENT: Sue Roots from SARS, Jack Tappin, Tim Fox (Greene & Greene), Joe Dousing (SARS paramedic) and Jonathan Mathers (Greene & Greene) at the launch

Bury to host triathlon festival for third time in 2018 for SARS

The Bury St Edmunds triathlon festival will return in 2018, with athletes setting out to swim, cycle and run their way around the jewel in the crown of Suffolk.

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SHOWING HIS MOVES: Pamplin competes in the C1 class at the Worlds

Promising kayaker helps GB team to top of medal table

Most 18-year-olds worry about being embarrassed, but few get the chance to be worried on an international stage while representing your country.

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