KNUTSFORD FC climbed to ninth in Cheshire Football League Division One thanks to Tuesday night’s 4-2 win at Newton Athletic.

Louie Burgess netted twice, while Charlie Rodick and Edward Haslam also hit the mark in Reds’ second win of the campaign.

The victory followed a 3-2 home loss to Cheadle Heath Nomads on Saturday.

On that occasion Aaron Burgess and Tom Rutter found the target but it was not enough for the Manchester Road outfit.

This Saturday, Reds visit fellow relegated side Billinge, who currently sit third from bottom with two draws and three losses from their five outings.

Knutsford are building towards hosting current table toppers Denton Town at Manchester Road on September 3.


KNUTSFORD Hockey Club are about to re-start training for the 2022/23 season.

All training takes place at Knutsford Leisure Centre and new players are welcome, whatever their skill, fitness or previous experience.

“We have a place for you in our vibrant and socially friendly club,” said a club official.

Under 13s training is on Tuesday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, start date September 6.

Men and under 18s men and boys will also be training on Tuesdays, from 7.30pm to 9pm with a start date of September 6.

Women and under 18s women and girls will have sessions on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9pm, starting from September 7.

For all teams, matches start on Saturday, September 24.

Any queries should be made to Jan on 07795 617806.


A RETIRED nurse says she is seeing fitness and skill levels improving with every session of walking netball she is leading.

Sue Bailey’s sociable group evenings, which she has set up at Holmes Chapel and Middlewich leisure centres, could progress to producing teams to play matches and contest festivals.

Having recently moved to Middlewich from Essex, she previously saw first-hand how walking netball can benefit people’s lives and is eager to see the same enrichment happening in Cheshire.

Women’s Institute groups have bought into the sessions but Sue says they are open to anybody who wants to be active and have fun.

“I started a walking netball group in Melton Mowbray where I lived previously and ran that for three years prior to the pandemic,” she said.

“On moving to Middlewich I joined the local WI – the Middle-Wyches – and was pleased to find that the WI nationally had joined a partnership with England Netball to promote walking netball as an activity that not only helped with fitness but also helped people to make new friends.

“The WI appointed me to be the walking netball ambassador for Cheshire and the first two groups I have initiated are Middlewich and Holmes Chapel, hopefully to be followed by Hartford in the autumn.

“The three WI’s and their friends play at either of the two sites. It’s important to say you don’t have to be in the WI to join us.

“I have seen fitness and skill levels improve week by week and by next year we hope to be competing in festivals and friendly matches.

“It is fabulous to hear the laughter every time we play. Walking netball is a fun and inexpensive way to get fit, make friends and exercise those laughter muscles. All are welcome whatever their fitness levels.”

A free taster session is available by popping in to a session at Middlewich Leisure Centre on Mondays 5.30pm to 6.30pm, or at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

For further details contact Sue on 07969 236211.