On Friday 06 March, the Bury School’s Partnership organized the first annual Suffolk Youth Tchoukball Festival. The event was hosted at the home of Bury St Edmunds Tchoukball Club, the Victory Ground.
Schools from around Bury St Edmunds and the local area, took part in this event with a focus on skill play and enjoyment of the sport. The East of England region's centre of excellence, King Edward VI School provided the referees and officials.
World champions, Olympic medallists and world record holders all showed their support for tchoukball this week as two players from Bury St Edmunds Tchoukball Club met up with Colin Jackson, Beth Tweddle and Peter Waterfield. Bury pair Ian Parker and Lois Rollin met the former athletes at the Suffolk Physical Education and School Sport Conference in Ipswich where the sporting legends were the guests of honour, sharing their passion for sport with teachers from across the county.
Broadland Bolts look set to win the inaugural Division One championship and secure promotion to the Super Sevens after two more victories in the Tchoukball UK national league. Broadland saw off Southampton Elks comfortably, as well being given the points after Portsmouth Ducks were unable to fulfil their fixture.
Another inspirational comeback and a resulting jump up the league table left Guildford Inferno’s players feeling positive after week 3 of the Tchoukball UK national league. Guildford climbed to second in the Super 7s, defeating Leeds Galaxy before coming back from behind to snatch another victory from Portsmouth Drakes for the second time in succession.
Hard-fought victories against Leeds Galaxy and Guildford Inferno saw them go top of the Super Sevens with maximum points, while Leeds Galaxy defeated Southampton Stags in their other fixture, dropping to second.