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Training for Hills Farm Lane FC Vets

The Tuesday night gatherings continue to provide an important training opportunity for the HFLFC vets. The slick 3G surface at the Holbrook Club enables the players to refine their skills and improve fitness, and crucial time spent in the bar after allows vibrant discussion of the finer points of what happened, or didn’t, at the […]

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Football pitch development and maintenance

We are working hard with our site partners TD Shipley FC to improve the quality and drainage of all three of our playing surfaces.  These are the main pitch, the walking football pitch and the new junior football pitch, which will also double up from the summer of 2018 onwards as a training zone for […]

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Winter walking football

Through the worst of the Winter months, Walking Football meets at 10.00am on Tuesday mornings at the Holbrook Club in Horsham. Between 14 and 23 members of Hills Farm Lane FC’s walking football section turn up each week to enjoy a good run out (or should that be ‘walk out’) on the 3G surface. The […]

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Come join in with the Men’s Shed

The new Men’s Shed at Shipley is equipped with a full range of wood working machinery and is now up and running with a core of members eager to demonstrate and further explore their creative talents. From bat and bird boxes, to bird tables, benches and fences, a wood store and even a small bridge […]

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Petanque club at Shipley thrives

The Shipley Petanque Club members are enjoying the new international class facilities we have built at Shipley.  Throughout the year the petanquers meeting on Tuesday mornings from 10.45-1pm to play a competitive game or two of Petanque (the French call the game “Boules”). This is followed by well earned refreshments taken in a friendly and […]

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Christmas lunch for the Project members

Arranged by the ever energetic and well organised Ray Hambling, the vast majority of our regular walking footballers teamed up ahead of the December break with Shipley Petanque Club and the Men’s Shed team to enjoy an excellent Christmas lunch at the Boars Head, Horsham. Following an active morning of walking football and petanque the […]

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Wood Mackenzie helps to make Shipley greener

The site at Shipley, as part of the impressive eco aware Knepp Castle Estate, is already greener following a busy day in the autumn, when dozens of trees, shrubs and hedges were planted by an enthusiastic band of keen, hard-working volunteers.  These fantastic folk included a whole team from our friends at Wood Mackenzie Ltd, […]

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MacMillan coffee morning fun

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the MacMillan Coffee Morning. Lovely home baked cakes and biscuits and fantastic music from a proper, original record player (thanks Tony and Judith)…which initiated some impromptu waltzing and tangos! We raised £260 for a fantastic cause and had a fun morning, joined by the walking footballers, the petanquers and […]

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Junior 9-a-side pitch development

Have a look at the stages of development of the 9-a-side pitch we have built at one end of the site.  This is a project which has required long-term vision and patience! Starting from an area of dense undergrowth, virtually no drainage on the heavy clay soil, and a horribly uneven, sloping surface, we have […]

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