State of the art gym equipment installed at Oxley Sports Centre, Sherborne

Staff at Oxley test out the new gym equiptmentA brand new interactive range of gym equipment, costing more than £120,000, has been installed at Oxley in Sherborne, as part of the sports centres 2013 development plans. The new equipment includes the latest Techonogym Cardio Kit, a Watt bike, extensive range of free weights, a half rack and a Kinesis Machine, which provides a unique workout that restores the right balance between mind and body. The fitness suite now has the internet enabling users to log details into the machines, track progress and interact with other members. Full Story: Read More

Sherborne Jazz ~ ASQ ~ Sat 9th Nov ~ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne

Arabella Sprot Quartet.pngOn Saturday 9th November, Sherborne Jazz Club will host ASQ ~ The Arabella Sprot Quintet at the Plume of Feathers, Half Moon street, Sherbone, DT9 3LN. In 2012 Arabella was awarded both an Entry Scholarship to Birmingham Conservatoire and a Postgraduate Performance Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund to study for a Masters in Jazz Performance. This gig presents the fruits of that labour, with a new line-up, new compositions, and new arrangements ranging from solo saxophone to suites inspired by literature. The quintet features Arabella on tenor saxophone, Ric Yarborough on Drums, James Banner on bass, Steve Tromans on Piano and Nick Dewhurst on trumpet. Doors open 7.30pm. Adm: Members £8, Non-Members £12. Call the Plume of Feathes for more details 01935 816569.

Oxley supports local swimmers in championships

Oxley SPorts CAdele Parham and Philippa O’Grady, who have been training at Oxley Sports Centre in Sherborne, both won medals in the British Gas Masters and Senior Age Group swimming Championships 2013. Adele, who is in the 45-49 age group, won Silver in the 1500m F/S and Bronze in the 400m Individual Medley, whilst Philippa, who competed in the 40-44 age group, picked up a Silver medal in the 200m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley and Bronze in the 100m Butterfly. Full Story: Read More