Colin and Mick combine to win at Towneley

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COLIN Cavanagh and partner Mick Gorton won the mens Greensomes at Towneley Golf Club at the weekend when they posted an excellent net score of 62 to win on the card from Gary Chadwick and Tony Swainston.

Nearest the pin awards went to Stan Boardman at the sixth hole and Scott Archie Kernachan at the 17th.

The club secretary Pete Witt had his best-ever round at the club and amassed an incredible tally of 46 points to win the Midweek Stableford, Dave Slater was runner-up three points adrift, with the in-form Cavanagh in third spot with 40 points.

• AT Burnley Golf Club, the Thornber Shield was won by Dawn Elliott with a round of 86-17-69.

Two shots further back was Lynda Makin (101-30-71).

The Open Mixed Team competition was won by the captain, Jessica Rigby, Terry Walne and Dawn Elliott with 85 points after cards from Isobel and Ray Scaife, Sue and Tom Kelly.

Third with 84 points were Joyce and Alan Green, and Fran Taylor and Jack Corteen.

Visitors Stella and Simon Newton, and Ann and Jim Kendra of Nelson were fourth with 81 points.

The Fourball Betterball Ping Qualifier was won by Elsie Thornber and Joyce Green with 33 points from Isobel Scaife and Gill Cole, two points adrift.

• THE Burnley Enterprise of Sport (BEST) Centre have announced new adult gymnastics classes open to anyone aged 15 and above.

The class is open to all levels of ability, with no prior gymnastics experience necessary.

All classes will be taken by a level 3 coach, Kim Sharples who is head of gymnastics at the centre.

You can go to get toned using the gymnastics training principles on the state-of-the-art equipment at the centre.

As well as the classes, each participant will be given a home programme to take away for further developing strength and flexibility.

The classes start on Tuesday, July 3rd from 8-9 p.m. and continue every Tuesday after that.

The classes are held at the centre on Network 65 at Hapton.

The classes will cost £4-50 per session or £3-50 for those who have children on the block programmes at the centre.

Those aged 15-24 will qualify for eight free sessions through Sport England’s Sportivate Funding.

To book your place, contact the centre on 455068 or e-mail

• BURNLEY Belvedere Football Club are hosting a Vintage Clarets Day at Holden Road.

A match will be played, celebrating the 20th aniversary of the Clarets’ Fourth Division Championship title win, between a side containing the likes of Chris Pearce, John Francis, Roger Eli, John Deary and Andy Farrell, and a Burnley Belvedere XI.

The game kicks-off at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th, with the gates opening at 1 p.m.

There will be photo and autograph opportunities with the players as well as a raffle, auctions and the the speedmark challenge.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £12 for a family ticket.

To buy tickets or sponsor the event please call Phil on 07966 322 908, purchase from the clubhouse or email-

This event is a ticket-only event and only a limited amount of tickets are available.

• IGHTEN Leigh Junior Football Club have joined a brand new league this year - the Blackburn Combination Under 21 Division, which is supported by the LFA.

And they are looking for players to join their team – with an age range of 17 to under 21s, in all positions, including a goalkeeper.

Training takes place on Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m. on Lockyer playing fields.

The club are also hoping to attract sponsorship for new strips.

Contact Kirk Burnie on 077947 84436 for more details.

• PADIHAM FC Ladies are looking for new players to strengthen their squad for the forthcoming season. The team compete in the North West Women’s Regional League and all games are on Sunday afternoons.

Pre season training will start in early July and anyone interested can contact manager Gary Mills (07753762880).