Mixing it Up!

This week, Richard Garrett at Reeds School organised a fantastic day of sports. Reeds hosted several primary schools from Surrey and Inner London at their first ‘Primary Forum Fun Olympiad’. This Olympiad was the culmination of the annual programme of activities which Reed’s organises to help raise the aspirations and performance of children within its […]

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School Sports

I am a big fan of sport in schools. So, it was a great pleasure to join Rosalita Edwards’ Nursery for their sports day in East Molesey last Friday. It was great fun, with various races (including all against the MP at the end!), a magician, a cake competition and tremendous support from local parents.

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Sport in State Schools

Last Saturday I went along to support Paul Reynold’s pioneering efforts to get more young people involved in sport across the community. He organised a POP Lacrosse day at Claremont Fan School, bringing in a whole range of local schools and youngsters, from those playing for the first time to England internationals. Claremont Fan School […]

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Horseracing with Esher High

Today, I joined Esher CofE High pupils on a British Horse Racing, Education and Standards Trust (BHEST) program at Sandown Park, which engages children in practical applications of numeracy skills. Amongst the activities put on, the pupils were weighed on the scales used by jockeys and examined the dimensions of the fences. Later, the pupils […]

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The Olympics come to Elmbridge

Yesterday, I spoke at the launch of the Elmbridge Business Network ‘Surrey 2012’ event, chaired by Rachael Lake. The aim was to promote local commercial opportunities arising from the Olympics. Elmbridge will be hosting some of the cycling events. As well as a tremendous opportunity for the local community to enjoy and be part of […]

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Claygate Clubhouse

Congratulations to Nigel Abbott for another successful fund-raiser for the new Claygate Clubhouse. I only managed to drop by late on, but the Sportsman’s Evening at the Bengal Lancer was a great success – when I arrived Tony Gale was holding court, entertaining a packed venue. Nigel et al have made great progress towards the […]

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Claygate Clubhouse

On Saturday, I joined the Claygate Recreation Ground Trust at an event at Sandown Park to help promote, and raise funds, for a new local clubhouse (see below). The recreation ground is a real focal point for the village – whether you enjoy football, cricket or the flower show. Richard Waller and Nigel Abbott have […]

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Watching local Vandals

Congratulations to Weybridge Vandals, who pulled off a nail-biting win over Gosport and Fareham RFC on Saturday. The lads won in style, and I was really impressed with the club. They are serious about their rugby, but it’s also a very family-oriented club – a real asset to the local community. Good luck for the […]

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Sport in the Community

On Friday, I visited Cobham Sports Association with Councillor Jan Fuller. It is an amazing local sports club, with great facilities and a strong family dimension. We met the Under 17’s Rugby team (below), who recently stormed 55-3 to win the national championships, a fantastic achievement. There was all the camaraderie you expect at a […]

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