News Archive

  • March 24, 2016

    Sport for Young People During School Holidays

    School holidays are almost universally welcomed by children who can enjoy getting up late and having a break from the routine. They can pose a headache for parents, though, in that finding things for children to do can be a… Read More

  • March 9, 2016

    Planning Approval Granted For Folkestone’s New Urban Sports Centre

    A major new indoor facility, offering a range of challenging sports for Folkestone town centre, has been awarded planning approval by Shepway District Council. Following a series of public consultations in spring 2015, detailed proposals were developed by Guy Hollaway… Read More

  • December 17, 2015

    Shepway Boxer Will Appear at 02 Arena

      Folkestone boxer Josh Kennedy, a Gold Ambassador for Shepway Sports Trust, has been selected to box on the ‘undercard’ of David Haye’s comeback fight on 16th January at the O2 arena in front of 16,000 people. Josh turned professional… Read More

  • October 20, 2015

    Sports Minister Tracey Crouch Visits Shepway Sports Trust

    Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins recently invited Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch to see for herself the activity that is taking place in sports across the Shepway District, and in particular the collaboration between sports clubs and schools, much of which is… Read More

  • September 28, 2015

    Charities Benefit as Over 500 Runners Complete Folkestone Half Marathon

    Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday 27 September by providing special commemorative medals for the 560 runners who completed the race. Not only was it a great day for runners of all standards, who came from… Read More

  • September 1, 2015

    Runners Can Still Register for Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon 2015

      Sunday 27 September will mark the occasion of the 10th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon. Already numbers are up on last year with over 260 registered to date for the race, which begins at 10am. A number of children have pre-registered… Read More

  • July 8, 2015

    International Sailing Project Involves Young People in Shepway Schools

    The tall ship ‘Artemis’ sailed into Folkestone Harbour on Tuesday 7 July, bringing a group of teenagers from Boulogne to join counterparts from schools in Shepway at the start of this year’s 5 day “Sailing Voyage”. They were greeted with… Read More

  • June 23, 2015

    Sport England Success for Varne Boat and Social Club

    Local sports club The Varne Boat and Social Club is among 149 projects to secure a share of £16.5 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England that will help improve facilities and playing fields across the country. The club… Read More

  • June 3, 2015

    Folkestone Coastal 10 Km Run attracts the crowds despite bad weather

    Despite appalling weather conditions, a record number of around 700 runners and large crowds of spectators turned out on Sunday 31 May 2015 for the annual 10km run. Starting from the former Rotunda Site on Folkestone seafront, the route followed… Read More

  • May 11, 2015

    Public Consultation

    A public consultation about the proposed new centre for urban sports, planned for Dover Road, Folkestone, took place on Friday 15th May and Saturday 16 May at “Sunflower House”in Foord Road, Folkestone. Details, with a chance to have your say,… Read More