A great deal of work is needed behind the scenes to run a successful sports team. In a small town like ours this responsibility usually falls on the shoulders of a few heroic individuals, so well done and a big thank you to all those who give their time free of charge to ensure that sport continues to thrive in our town.
As is usually the case, our clubs have had mixed fortunes in terms of results but there is much to be positive about as a whole. The 3G pitch is proving to be a great asset to our football teams, providing the perfect conditions to develop young talent. Hornsea Sports Association looks set to receive help from the Hollis Family Fund to improve facilities at the Recreation Ground. Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club is now established as one of the best clubs in Yorkshire and our Golf course maintains its reputation as one of the finest in the region. We are fortunate, of course, to have our beautiful Mere – home to a thriving Sailing Club. All of these clubs provide facilities to encourage young people to take up their sport.
The Rugby team won promotion back to Division 4 of the Yorkshire League but are struggling and look to be on their way back down again after two more heavy away defeats in December – 71-8 to Burley on 3rd and 68-0 to Leeds Corinthians on 10th December.
Hornsea Town AFC’s fortunes are in reverse, having been relegated from the Humber Premier League last season but now topping Division 1 and looking good for an immediate return. They also celebrated winning the Tanton Cup in May. The Reserves are struggling badly this season though, whilst the newly formed Sunday team and the Veterans are holding their own in their respective leagues. Another new edition is the Walking Football team which is going from strength to viagra naturel maroc strength and has punched well above its weight in the competitions that it has entered so far. Hornsea Sporting continue their tremendous work in running teams for youngsters of all ages.
Finally, the Cricket club are working hard to attract more players following a fall in numbers in recent years. They are making a big effort to attract more junior members in particular and are providing free nets together with coaching from Yorkshire CC professionals. The club continues to run two teams and the first team held their own this season in the York and District League Division 1, finishing in eighth place.