FOOTBALL: NEW Woking manager Alan “Dowse” Dowson says that becoming manager of Woking couldn’t have come at a better time.

Dowse, who was officially unveiled as new The Cards’ full-time boss last Wednesday, was quick to make his presence known to club officials and the community at large after defecting from Hampton & Richmond Borough after four years at the helm.

“The (Woking) job has come at the right time,” explained Dowse.

For the full article, see the 24 May edition

CRICKET: WOKING & HORSELL notched up their first league win of the season beating near neighbours Byfleet by seven wickets.

For once, the weather was kind to the teams and conditions at Brewery Road were perfect for a high-scoring match.

Woking won the toss and elected to field first.

For the full match report and more pictures, see the 24 May edition

HOCKEY: AFTER TWO years in charge, Woking Ladies 1s’ head coach Mark Robinson has been relieved of his duties, writes Andy Fitzsimons.

During his tenure, the East Sussex-based England Hockey Performance Coach gave excellent service to the Goldsworth Park club; enabling a number of colts to progress into the first team squad.

For the full article, see the 24 May edition


ATHLETICS: FOLLOWING their success at the Surrey County Championships, Woking Athletic Club’s junior competitors were back in action in the Youth Development (Lower) League fixture at Winchester last weekend (19-20 May).

It was another notable weekend for the Sheerwater-based club, as several records fell after Woking’s athletes produced a number of personal best (pb) performances to scoop the plaudits in Hampshire.

Emily Read leads of the winning 4x400m relay team


For the full report and more pictures, see the 24 May edition

FOOTBALL: KNAPHILL finished their 2017-18 season on a high after winning the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Premier Challenge Cup for the first time last Saturday, writes Andy Fitzsimons.

The Knappers beat Division One champions Worcester Park 3-2 after extra-time at Bedfont Sports to write their name in the history books following their transition from intermediate to senior football just over a decade ago.

Goals from Jimmy Norman and substitute Asrick Samuels helped set Keith Hills’ side on their way, only for The Skinners to equalise twice in the second half.

For the full story, match report and more pictures, see the 17 May edition

ATHLETICS: WOKING AC’s athletes got the measure of elite competition at this year’s Surrey County Championship at Kingsmeadow Athletics Centre last weekend (12-13 May).

Regarded as one of the toughest county championships in the UK, the Surrey competition provides a barometer of where athletes rank in their respective age groups, often having to come through the heats and semi-finals before even they reach the final.

For the full report and more pictures, see the 17 May edition

FOOTBALL: WESTFIELD have received notification of their league allocation for next season after being pooled in a new-look Bostik (Isthmian) League South Central Division, writes Andy Fitzsimons.

It follows an announcement from The FA’s Leagues Committee last week, which confirmed the realigned boundaries for teams competing at steps one to four of the National League System.

For the full report, see the 17 May edition

GYMNASTICS: ATHLETES from Woking Gymnastics Club competed against some of the best UK gymnasts last weekend (12-13 May) in the national compulsory finals held at Fenton Manor Sports Park in Stoke-on-Trent.

The prestigious event, for gymnasts competing in disciplines across levels two, three and four, saw several girls from the Kingfield-based club impress.

After finishing first and second overall in their regional qualification, Madison Childress and Farah Rothwell both represented the South-East team at the national compulsory level three finals.

For the full report and more pictures, see the 17 May edition

FOOTBALL: THERE were no end-of-season blues for Sheerwater last Saturday, just plenty to celebrate.

After recording their highest league finish in the Combined Counties League Division One, it was time to recognise those who played their part.

Long-serving club secretary and treasurer Trevor Wenden opened the proceedings and took the opportunity to congratulate everyone for a truly memorable season.

For the full story and more pictures, see the 17 May edition

FOOTBALL: HAMPTON & Richmond Borough manager Alan Dowson is understood to be the front-runner to succeed Anthony Limbrick for the vacant manager’s job at Woking.

Former Kingstonian boss Dowson, 47, who led The Beavers to their first National League South play-off final against Braintree Town this Sunday (13 May 2018), has scooped many plaudits this season.

For the full story, see the 10 May ’18 edition