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Sports editor James Henley has lived in the New Forest and Christchurch for most of his life. He joined the A&T in October 2007 and took charge of the sportsdesk in 2020.

Midweek football action from all the local teams

29 February 2024
Midweek football action from all the local teams

Midweek football action from all the local teams

29 February 2024

All the latest midweek football news and match reports from local sides including Bashley and Brockenhurst.


Lymington sailor Hannah Snellgrove wins Team GB Olympic spot for Paris 2024

27 February 2024
Lymington sailor Hannah Snellgrove wins Team GB Olympic spot for Paris 2024

Lymington sailor Hannah Snellgrove wins Team GB Olympic spot for Paris 2024

27 February 2024

A Lymington sailor will take on the world’s best this summer after earning a spot in her first Olympic Games for Team GB for Paris 2024.


Late Blackfield & Langley winner stuns 10-man Lymington Town

27 February 2024
Late Blackfield & Langley winner stuns 10-man Lymington Town

Late Blackfield & Langley winner stuns 10-man Lymington Town

27 February 2024

Lymington Town left empty-handed after a last-gasp winner handed Blackfield & Langley all three points at the Gang Warily Recreation Ground.


Karate star Carla Rudkin-Guillen performs well at the Junior European Karate Championships in Georgia

26 February 2024
Karate star Carla Rudkin-Guillen performs well at the Junior European Karate Championships in Georgia

Karate star Carla Rudkin-Guillen performs well at the Junior European Karate Championships in Georgia

26 February 2024

New Milton's Carla Rudkin-Guillen’s impressive performance at Junior European Karate Championships in Georgia.


Late tries soften Fordingbridge loss

23 February 2024
Late tries soften Fordingbridge loss

Late tries soften Fordingbridge loss

23 February 2024

Fordingbridge travelled to West Sussex with another much-changed team, and they eventually succumbed to Chichester seconds.


Midweek football: New Milton Town pick up their first win

22 February 2024
Midweek football: New Milton Town pick up their first win

Midweek football: New Milton Town pick up their first win

22 February 2024

New Milton Town and Ringwood Town emerged victorious in their respective midweek games.


New Milton let it slip as Bognor battle back

21 February 2024
New Milton let it slip as Bognor battle back

New Milton let it slip as Bognor battle back

21 February 2024

New Milton travelled to play Bognor, a team just one point below them in the league, but the hosts made a late comeback to claim the spoils.


Johnston’s four-goal masterclass seals Bashley’s best win

19 February 2024
Johnston’s four-goal masterclass seals Bashley’s best win

Johnston’s four-goal masterclass seals Bashley’s best win

19 February 2024

Bashley gave their fans something to cheer on Saturday when recent signing Jamie Johnston showed his class in a spectacular four-goal display.


Lyndhurst skater Clutterbuck scoops gold in Special Olympics Great Britain National Winter Games

19 February 2024
Lyndhurst skater Clutterbuck scoops gold in Special Olympics Great Britain National Winter Games

Lyndhurst skater Clutterbuck scoops gold in Special Olympics Great Britain National Winter Games

19 February 2024

Lyndhurst’s Jonathan Clutterbuck wins gold medal in inclusive skating at first Special Olympics Great Britain National Winter Games.


Over 200 take part in latest Brockenhurst parkrun

16 February 2024
Over 200 take part in latest Brockenhurst parkrun

Over 200 take part in latest Brockenhurst parkrun

16 February 2024

The sun shone as more than 200 Brockenhurst parkrunners took on the Wilverley Inclosure course.


Valiant Fordingbridge fight ends in Basingstoke defeat

15 February 2024
Valiant Fordingbridge fight ends in Basingstoke defeat

Valiant Fordingbridge fight ends in Basingstoke defeat

15 February 2024

Despite Fordingbridge's brave efforts, they were ultimately defeated 43-10 by Basingstoke, who currently holds the second place.


Lymington’s Rogers selected for history-seeking British Youth America’s Cup team

14 February 2024
Lymington’s Rogers selected for history-seeking British Youth America’s Cup team

Lymington’s Rogers selected for history-seeking British Youth America’s Cup team

14 February 2024

Lymington’s Hattie Rogers is part of the British team seeking to make history at the Youth America’s Cup.


Triumphant Bashley buoyed by battling Exmouth display

13 February 2024
Triumphant Bashley buoyed by battling Exmouth display

Triumphant Bashley buoyed by battling Exmouth display

13 February 2024

Battling Bashley’s single-goal defeat of Exmouth has provided the New Forest club with some breathing room in the league table.


Dominant Wilson ‘learning to enjoy’ format after world silver

12 February 2024
Dominant Wilson ‘learning to enjoy’ format after world silver

Dominant Wilson ‘learning to enjoy’ format after world silver

12 February 2024

Christchurch’s Emma Wilson admitted she is learning to love the challenging new format of iQFOiL racing after winning world championship silver.


Lymington rowers to attempt 24-hour ‘row to Paris’

09 February 2024
Lymington rowers to attempt 24-hour ‘row to Paris’

Lymington rowers to attempt 24-hour ‘row to Paris’

09 February 2024

As the 2024 Paris Olympics countdown begins, Lymington Amateur Rowing Club members have planned a sponsored row to bolster the club’s boat fund.


Ellingham & Ringwood keep unbeaten run and climb to fifth

08 February 2024
Ellingham & Ringwood keep unbeaten run and climb to fifth

Ellingham & Ringwood keep unbeaten run and climb to fifth

08 February 2024

Ellingham & Ringwood hosted Eastleigh, running out convincing winners to preserve their unbeaten start to the year.


Five-star AFC Totton seal semi-final as Hythe & Dibden lose close contest

08 February 2024
Five-star AFC Totton seal semi-final as Hythe & Dibden lose close contest

Five-star AFC Totton seal semi-final as Hythe & Dibden lose close contest

08 February 2024

In an quiet round of midweek football, AFC Totton cruised to a five-goal hammering of Royal Navy FA, while Hythe & Dibden lost to AFC Portchester.


Powerful Portsmouth punish depleted New Milton

07 February 2024
Powerful Portsmouth punish depleted New Milton

Powerful Portsmouth punish depleted New Milton

07 February 2024

New Milton came into the match with high hopes, but a depleted team were second-best, losing 47-5 to Portsmouth.


Battling Brockenhurst slip out of play-off places with Moneyfields loss

06 February 2024
Battling Brockenhurst slip out of play-off places with Moneyfields loss

Battling Brockenhurst slip out of play-off places with Moneyfields loss

06 February 2024

Brockenhurst have played some excellent football this season, but after losing to Moneyfields the Badgers have slipped out of the play-off places.


Du Toit wins annual speed chess trophy

05 February 2024
Du Toit wins annual speed chess trophy

Du Toit wins annual speed chess trophy

05 February 2024

New Milton Chess Club’s annual Christmas Frolic was won by Reenen du Toit, who defeated Jamie Sen in the final to earn the Mihail Nutu Trophy.


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