Flag 1st Outing of 2019

Sunday the 18th of March saw a team from the HoundDogs travel to Chislehurst, the home of Kent Exiles, for some fun warm up games of Flag American Football.

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some of the current Flag teams

The games were more based around development, learning and gaining experience for HoundDogs team.
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In all the Hound scored 5 TD’s in the 3, 20 minutes games including 2TDs from Jessica Powell, 2 TD for Joe Powell and one TD for River Chukwu-Onu on his debut.

HoundDogs Flag Coach, Jamie Powell added “We had a great day at the exiles last Sunday. After a slightly nervous start we soon settled in with this being only the first or second matches for most of our players. We drew in ben and Charlie’s experience and the team started to produce plays and defended well. Some excellent tackles made by river in his first outing. Adam started well at quarterback but was caught out very briefly when the the opposition started to blitz. He did however overcome this very well and started side stepping, making passes and running plays using his natural pace. Ben also stepped in at qb and threw some excellent balls and also for a touchdown catch. Charlie was really consistent in all the games at centre and also tackled well. Jess ran in a couple of scores using her pace and joe caught and ran in a couple with cuts and speed. All in it was a great experience for the HoundDogs and one we can really build on for further upcoming fixtures… thanks to all”

The HoundDogs Flag team will be back to training on Wednesday. If your son or daughter are interested in playing American Football, get in contact with us today for more details.

Details of more fixtures will be released shortly, please keep an eye on our news page for more details.

‘Best Of Eastbourne’ Sponsor U19’s Balls

Hellingly HoundDogs are pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with Best of Eastbourne, a community and local business directory, to sponsor the U19’s balls for the next two seasons.eastbourne logo trans large[9257]The Best of Eastbourne helps to promote local companies including services, trades, restaurants and all other types of small business as well as offering a free platform for local charities and community organisation to promote their events and causes.

The Best Of Eastbourne owner David Ruddle said 53636627_623134594799878_9123621305441058816_nWe are delighted that local businesses that have signed up to our BestOf 360 Membership have enabled us to support Hellingly Hound Dogs with this sponsorship. Having seen how proactive they have been in growing their club it is a privilege to be able to support them in their continued growth and success on the field.”

HoundDogs Chairman, Luke Boorer added “We are very grateful to the membership of the Best Of 360 Membership for agreeing to become part of our clubs ever growing family. The best of Eastbourne offer us a unique way of not only helping our club financially but also a far more important aspect of helping spread the word about our club and what we can offer the community.”

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HoundDogs attempts to bag Tesco’s fund pot

Hellingly HoundDogs Youth American Football Club is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

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Hellingly HoundDogs is one of the groups on the shortlist.

The HoundDogs are looking to purchase vital safety equipment to help more players from the local region to be able to get into the sport of American Football.

Voting is open in the two Tesco stores located in Hailsham during March and April and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.