Sport and Leisure

Tackling the ‘late birthday’ disadvantage – opening new football centre in Guildford

In school years and sporting age groups, children can be almost a year apart in age and this represents challenges for the children born later in the academic calendar. The sporting disadvantage to the younger child in the age group is known as the ‘Relative Age Effect’. This is stark …

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Surrey FA recognise grassroots heroes

Surrey FA held their 2020 Grassroots Football Awards ceremony on Tuesday 11th August, recognising the valuable contributions of those who make grassroots football happen. The Covid-19 crisis forced the ceremony to take place online for the first time in the event’s history. However, there was no less sparkle to proceedings …

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EJ Body Fit

  EJ Body Fit As one of our newest advertisers, I wanted to find out a bit more about Ella and her business. Ella’s work is mobile so I invited her to come to my house so that I could find out more. Ella arrived and her energy was infectious …

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Blue Monday Football with Surrey FA

VantagePoint supported Surrey FA Blue Monday football session on Monday 20th. The session held at the Surrey FA’s Meadowbank Football Ground, Dorking was aimed at raising awareness of Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. Prior to games commencing, Operations Manager Andrew Dickinson welcomed the 30+ people who turned …

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Women’s Recreational Football Festival

16th November, Woking Leisure Centre, 12-3pm Surrey FA are holding a Women’s Recreational festival. With the popularity of women’s football increasing, this is a great opportunity for local women’s recreational teams to come together and compete in an fun and social environment. Women’s recreational teams are targeted at ages 16+ …

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Have you heard of Floorball? It’s a sport Farnham is very successful in…

Floorball is a sport you may never have heard of. Compared to other sports in Farnham, it is a minority one, though one in which Farnham is actually very successful and has competed at regional, national and even international levels. Floorball is a form of indoor hockey played between two …

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Golfers club together to fight Motor Neurone Disease!

On Friday 23rd August 2019, over eighty keen golfers took part in Leatherhead Rotary Club’s 28th Annual Charity Golf Day at Effingham Golf Club in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Teeing off with a sandwich lunch, the 21 teams of four then headed out on to the course …

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Hardassnails run review by Sarah Bishop!

Hardassnails was true to it’s name and another great race by AAT Events https://aat-events.com/. A testing undulating trail course, starting at The Chantries and weaving though the beautiful Surrey Hills around the foot of Newlands Corner and back up St Martha’s to return. There were 5, 10 or 15k routes …

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Maldivian memories made

It has become a way of life now. We spend hours a day scrolling through social media and looking at the most amazing destinations in the world. Looking longingly at these images and thinking, how amazing it would be to go and visit them and experience the beauty in person. …

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Carly Telford, England & Chelsea Women Goalkeeper Trains with Milford Pumas

On Saturday 17th November the Milford Pumas girls teams had a surprise visit from England and Chelsea Women’s whilst training at Rodborough School. Milford Pumas has a growing girls section of the club and now up to over 80 players from U7-U14.  Carly was really excited to see the number of girls playing …

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Tee for Two…. a review of Merrist Wood Golf Club

Merrist Wood Golf Course is deemed one of Surrey’s longest golf courses measuring just under 7,000 yards. When played from the back tees the golf course offers a stern challenge for the most accomplished of golfers. The forward tees also provide an excellent test for the less proficient player. Jesse …

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Surrey Cricket in the Community

I must confess that although I’ve personally never taken a particularly active interest in cricket I was genuinely bowled over by what I was to experience during my visit to The Oval Cricket Ground. I’d seen images of The Oval of course on television, but to experience for the first …

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Motorhome Heaven

With sales increasing, Stefan Reynolds borrows a motorhome for a weekend to check it out Meet ‘Henry’. He is an Autotrail Imala 715 2-4 berth motorhome which I borrowed for a long weekend just before Easter, when I headed up to the Cotswolds for a couple of nights to check …

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Guildford Rugby Club – Give Girls Rugby a Try!

In light of the continued successes of the Guildford Gazelles Women’s Rugby Team as well as the fast growing sport of girls rugby across the UK, Guildford has started a dedicated girls rugby development group at the club. The club is rightly very proud of The Gazelles who play in …

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