Lowdham Colts Blacks U11s would like to say a big thank you to Station News of Lowdham for kindly donating a complete home kit for this season. It's been really hard this and the past few years to find sponsors due to the economic downturn, but then came a great offer from Neelam Balti of Lowdham to provide us with our away kit.

Southwell Rugby Club's junior section enjoyed its busiest day of the season to date on Sunday 11th October when some 400 junior players, coaches and parents descended on the club for a 3-way Mini-Midi tournament and two Notts, Lincs and Derbys league fixtures.

On 4th October Penny Durance, Julie Stafford, Helen Jones and Barbara Garrett ran in the first women only marathon, the Race for Life Marathon in the River Lea Country Park. Participants were encouraged to wear pink and to have note on their back to celebrate and remember loved ones who had fought cancer. You can only imaging the emotions that others feel when they read these personal stories. Penny's daughter Helen ran the race and knocked 15 minutes off her PB.

It's the end of the Notts Water Polo league season, which yet again presented us with a bag full of surprises.

Hannah Fidler, of Kneesall has been awarded the prestigious Riding for the Disabled Volunteer of the Year award for the North Midlands region, which covers 28 riding groups across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.