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Haywards Heath 29, Eastbourne 24: Heath win entertaining Sussex derby

With both sides having won one and lost one this season the encounter between Heath and Eastbourne promised to be a tight affair as the visitors brought their greater league experience to Whitemans Green on a warm September afternoon.

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Burgess Hill Runner Harrington shows what she is made of

Burgess Hill Runners member, Sharona Harrington proved what she was made of when she completed her first full Ironman Triathlon in Wales last weekend.

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Heath gave the town a taste of what rugby is all about on Saturday

Minis out in force showing strength and depth of rugby at Heath

A busy weekend for Heath minis as they attended Haywards Heath town day to give sport taster sessions for aspiring rugby players on Saturday followed by the 175th anniversary parade on Sunday.

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Mid Sussex 2nd XI from L to R back row: Laurence Kelly, Hamish Middleton, Sam Candfield, Justin Maynard, Jack Hagger, Mike Dovey, Jason Morgan.  Front row: Alex Hardwicke, Jason Fitzpatrick, Stephen Hillier (Capt), Miles Bryant, Tom Wylie.  Pictured with the Paddy Henry Memorial Trophy

Mid Sussex win keenly fought contest in dramatic shootout

Local rivals Mid Sussex and St Francis 1sts clashed in a keenly fought annual contest for the Paddy Henry Memorial Cup, in memory of the St Francis stalwart and local councillor.

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Matt Quinton, Michael Burke and Oliver Farr at the Reigate Half Marathon on Sunday

Four top 10 finishes for Haywards Heath Harriers in Hove Prom 10k

In the Sussex Grand Prix Hove Prom 10k on Sunday, there were some great performances from the Haywards Heath Harriers who took four of the top 10 places.

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Time ran out for Heath as they worked to bridge the gap in the dying minutes of the game

Pulborough 14, Haywards Heath 10: Heath narrowly lose out at Pulborough

Heath visited a confident Pulborough side who were coming off the back of a comprehensive win over Lewes in their opening game of the season for an early West Sussex derby.

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Plumpton v Chichester

Plumpton 33, Chichester 3rd XI 34: Great encouragement despite one-point defeat

Although Plumpton narrowly lost this hard fought league match, there was great encouragement in the way Plumpton played and fought back with a fine second half performance against a strong Chichester side.

As Chichester turned up with 14 Plumpton graciously lent them a player.

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The Plumpton side from 1967

Plumpton Rugby Club on recruitment drive as vintage 50th season beckons

With an international tour on the horizon along with a host of other social events, the 2016/17 season promises to be one to remember for players and supporters alike.

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Jonty Russ and team-mate Max Flynn with Zach and Harry Huang

Jonty’s joy with super success for Russ siblings

It was another incredible weekend for the brilliant badminton brothers Jonty and Zach Russ.

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Bears team captain Nigel Riley on his last visit to Smallfield

Bears national banger team return to spiritual home

The country’s largest and most feared National Banger team, The Bears, are returning to their roots this weekend as they visit Smallfield Raceway near Crawley, to support the new management team that have recently taken over the famous venue.

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Emma Wiggs

Ex-Sussex teacher Wiggs gets canoeing gold at Paralympics

Former Sussex PE teacher Emma Wiggs is celebrating canoeing gold at the Paralympics in Rio.

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Chief executive of Brighton and Hove Albion Paul Barber

COUNTY NEWS: Match day chaos sees Albion boss intervene in Southern dispute

The chief executive of Brighton and Hove Albion has urged Govia Thameslink and the RMT union to end their dispute after fans were hit by travel chaos on Tuesday night (September 13).

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Mid Sussex Triathlon Club: Recent News & Charity Donations

Members of the club have been competing in all sorts of events from Channel Swims to Olympic Distance and full Ironman Triathlons, abroad in Austria and France, and within the UK.

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Action from Burgess Hill v Crawley on Saturday. Picture by Steve Blanthorn

Burgess Hill 18, Crawley 13: All Blacks start with a win

Last Saturday the Sussex All Blacks kicked off their 2016-17 league campaign vs one of the title favourites Crawley at home.

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Heath kicked off their season in style with a 25-0 win over Gillingham Anchorians

Haywards Heath 25, Gillingham Anchorians 0: Impressive start to new season

After two successive promotions Heath hosted Kent side Gillingham Anchorians in their first game back in the London Leagues.

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In The Running is now available from Amazon

Running back to health after brutal knife attack

Researching and writing a new book about running has proved the way back to health for Sussex Newspapers’ group arts editor Phil Hewitt after a savage knife attack in South Africa.

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Heath players are ready as rugby returns to Whitemans Green this weekend

Heath raring to go as rugby season kicks off

This Saturday sees Heath 1st XV take on Gillingham at Whitemans Green as it kicks off its new season in the London 3 South East League.

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Ardingly College student Ciara Branagan

Ardingly College’s Branagan follows in Team GB’s footsteps by winning hockey gold

Ardingly College student Ciara Branagan, from Haywards Heath, has followed in the footsteps of the GB Ladies Hockey Team at the Olympics by winning a gold medal in the UK Schools Games, on September 1-4.

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Sussex All Blacks win final pre-season fixture

Burgess Hill RFC, the Sussex All Blacks, hosted New Ash Green of Kent 1 in their second and final pre-season fixture on Saturday.

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New champions at Hurstpierpoing Bowls Club

New champions at Hurstpierpoing Bowls Club

David Green and Chris Thomas changed the face of Hurstpierpoint bowls club on finals day both becoming first time singles champions, the first time the club have had two first time champions for many years.

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