Local Fakenham and Wells Sport

Rather Be, for champion trainer Nicky Henderson, is set for the Cheltenham Festival after a facile but impressive victory in the Lycetts Chase at Fakenham.


Trainer Seamus Mullins sends seven-year-old gelding Jarlath to Fakenham as he bids to land the feature on Friday’s seven-race card, the 3.20pm Tim Barclay Memorial Handicap Chase.

Nicky Henderson

Wells Town recorded an eye-catching win over a struggling Horsford side on Saturday - but this was not a good advert for grass-roots football.

Aaron Myhill

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham says his side will benefit from a weekend off when they travel to Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).

Norfolk racer Robert Lambert hopes a new fitness regime can help him overcome his injury problems.

Lynn Stars

Leading National Hunt trainers Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls and Jonjo O’Neill have all named entries for the British EBF National Hunt Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles, one of the leading contests on a seven-race card at Fakenham on Friday.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham will be looking to add to his options after his side slid to back-to-back heavy defeats in the Premier Division of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Kyle Plumb

Wednesday afternoon’s meeting at Fakenham has been abandoned following a 7am inspection of the north Norfolk course.

David Hunter

Fakenham racecourse will have to survive a 7am inspection to go ahead with a planned six-race card on Wednesday afternoon.

Dan Skelton

A group of hard-working sports enthusiasts are celebrating after scooping their place in the county’s regional finals.

Fakenham Academy

Fakenham’s feature race at its meeting on Wednesday looks set to be a cracking three-mile hurdle contest at 3.05pm.

Nicky Henderson

A dozen Dereham runners competed in a fine but breezy 10-mile road race at Freethorpe on Sunday.


Fakenham hosted Norwich Medics in their final EC1 North league game on Saturday.


Thirty North Norfolk Beach Runners were among the 676 who ran the Bam Nuttall Freethorpe 10 mile, organised by Great Yarmouth & District Athletics Club on Sunday.

Hindringham scored two late goals to draw 2-2 with promotion-chasing visitors UEA in Division One of the Anglian Combination.

Wells Town’s up-and-down season continued on Saturday when visitors Fakenham Reserves turned up with no less than seven ex-Seasiders in the squad and recorded a 7-0 win.

Wells Town

On a damp Saturday Fakenham travelled to local rivals Swaffham for their penultimate game of the first half of the season and came away with their 13th straight win.

Luke Taylor

The Eastern Counties One North season concludes at the weekend with champions Fakenham entertaining Norwich Medics in a re-arranged game - but there are still plenty of matches to be played.

Norwich Union

New Hindringham managers Darren Gill and Toby Hood picked up a 3-2 win in their first game in charge at home to Watton.

Harleston Town

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham has hailed the immediate impact of his recent signings, ahead of his side’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division clash with Newmarket Town on Saturday.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Trainer Phil Middleton expected his bank balance to be boosted by around £50,000 after his Holly Bush Henry won Fakenham’s feature, the Wendling Chase.

Richard Johnson

It’s almost 12 years since trainer Pam Sly, based at Thorney near Peterborough, enjoyed the greatest day of her racing career when Speciosa won the 1,000 Guineas.

Neil King

All eyes in Dereham were on one youngster for the Chelsea versus Norwich City FA Cup game last night.

Premier League

When Dereham Runners’ Rob Crockford toes the start line of the London Marathon on April 22 he faces a double challenge immeasurably harder than 26.2 miles of running.


There were only two matches in Division One of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League.

Rookie trainer Olly Murphy has entered a host of runners for Fakenham’s six-race card on Monday in a bid to add to his already impressive eight winners from 26 runners in north Norfolk this National Hunt season.

Richard Johnson

Last Saturday saw Eastern Counties One North champions Fakenham travel south to Diss to take on their second XV.

Joe Bane-Young

Wells Town suffered a disappointing derby defeat at Beach Road in their latest Anglian Combinaton Division Two match.

Aaron Myhill

Fakenham secured the Eastern Counties One North title with three games to spare by seeing off visitors Beccles in emphatic fashion to make it 11 straight wins.

Joe Bane-Young

North Norfolk Beach Runners were well represented at the Norfolk Cross Country Championships at Thetford.

Fakenham Town claimed their first win under new boss Andy Cunningham on Saturday.

Kyle Plumb

The Seasiders travelled to Bridewell Lane with a depleted squad following late call-offs, illness and suspension but were still disappointed not to have secured all three points.

Wells Town

It was a case of ‘bonne annee’ as French jockey Maxime Tissier took the feature race at Fakenham’s New Year’s Day meeting on grey gelding Artifice Sivola for Newmarket trainer Lucy Wadham.

A highly competitive six-runner North Norfolk Handicap Hurdle is the feature of the New Year’s Day six-race action at Fakenham.

Neil King

Fakenham Town emerged empty handed from two tough away games over the festive period - but not through lacking of trying.

Kyle Plumb

With no fixtures in the Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League over the Christmas period there’s a chance to review the season so far.

West Norfolk

Fakenham Town are on the verge of appointing a new first-team manager after Alex Walpole stepped down as caretaker boss at Clipbush Park.

Josh Youngs

With the first team game at Swaffham called off as a result of frost, just like the previous week’s fixture against Norwich Medics, it was with some relief that Fakenham seconds saw some action.

Murray Tindall

Wells Town made the long trip to Brandon Town, who have had some good results in recent weeks, and came away with an excellent win.

Aaron Myhill

Six matches were played in the third round of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League Ben Smith Memorial Cup with no major upsets.

Creep Desbois dropped back in trip to land the feature, the At The Races Handicap Chase, at Fakenham under in-form jockey Daryl Jacob.

Richard Johnson

Tuesday’s meeting at Fakenham goes ahead after the track passed a second inspection.

David Hunter

Champion jockey Richard Johnson is a regular visitor to Fakenham and the man leading the charge to what he hopes is a third successive rider’s title in May could be the one to follow on Tuesday afternoon’s six-race card.

Several horses with wins under their belts at Fakenham this season, look set to return to the north Norfolk course for Tuesday’s six-race card (December 19).

Neil King

Sunday saw the third Ryston Runners cross country event of the season at Shouldham Warren.


For the second weekend running, the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League programme was severely affected by the weather, with a hard overnight frost doing the damage.

Fakenham Town were unable to build on an early lead as they crashed to a 6-1 defeat at Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division promotion-chasers Coggeshall on Saturday.

Ross Brewster

Wells Town entertained Gayton United at Beach Road on Saturday in Division Two of the Anglian Combination, with the club deserving credit for getting the match on when many local games fell victim to the weather.

Aaron Myhill

Fakenham Golf Club celebrated the season with their annual presentation evening held in the Lancaster Room at the Gallow Sports Centre.

More than 50 archers competed alongside an Olympian in an annual contest hosted by the Fakenham Bowmen.

North Norfolk District Council

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