HoundDog News

Chairman up for Award

Wednesday the 31st of October saw Active Sussex release the shortlist for the annual sussex sports awardsSussex Sports Awards 2018 to be held at the Grand Hotel on Brighton seafront on Friday the 23rd of November.

Earlier the previous week, our Chairman, Luke Boorer received notice that he had been nominated for the Sports Awards in the category of Volunteer of the Year. Wednesday saw Luke receive an email from Active Sussex to inform his of the judges decision to shortlist Luke along with Eric Douglin from Bexhill Giants Basketball and Heidi Emery from Eastbourne Borough Walking Football Club.

Luke Boorer winning Volunteer of the Year at Sussex Sports Awards 2017

Luke, who is Chairman and was the founder of Hellingly HoundDogs won the same category in 2017 Sussex sports Award added “Its a real honor to be nominated, let along short listed. It was a real high for me in 2017 and just as bigger honor this year too. However, I would like to thank the whole Committee at the HoundDogs who help out behind the scenes as well as my wife who has to put up with me talking about football and the HoundDogs pretty much all the time! I love helping out the HoundDogs and seeing the smiles on the players faces as they represent the club. I wish all the other nominees the best of luck across all the categories and hope everyone has a fantastic evening”.

The HoundDogs had already been invited to the Sports Awards to collect their ClubMark certificate from Active Sussex.

HoundDogs take part in joint training

Sunday the 7th of October saw 15 players from the Hounddogs Youth team join up with teams from Kent Phoenix and East Kent Mavericks in a joint training exercise arranged by SEYAF. There were almost 50 players from the 3 teams, along with 8 coaches all working together to improving American Football in the South East of England.

The players were split into their positional groups and coaches from all three teams were assigned different groups to work with on fundamentals and skills. The HoundDogs were then joined by the Kent Phoenix to take part in a scrimmage against the Mavericks.

All players took part in the scrimmage which gave some of the newer players from each squad a lot of valuable game time.

All players gained a lot from the day and it’s something that the teams and SEYAF are planning to do on a more regular occasion.

HoundDogs Receive Award

tweetHellingly Hounddogs Youth American Football club is pleased to announce that the club has been awarded the accreditation of ClubMark,   a universally acknowledged accreditation scheme for community sports clubs run by Active Sussex under a licensed from Sport England to award this status to sports clubs.

HoundDogs Chairman, Luke Boorer added “The club are extremely proud to be part of the ClubMark scheme. It represents the club’s commitment to offer the Youth of East Sussex the best possible chance to play and train within our sport, in a safe environment. I would like to thank the whole Committee who jumped at the opportunity to work towards this award for the club, and really got on board with the enthusiasm that I have come expect from our Committee. We would also like to thank Anthony Statham from Active Sussex who has guided us, and offered his help throughout the process of the ClubMark application process. “

Anthony Statham, Active Sussex’s active sussexStrategic Relationship Manager, said he was impressed with the commitment and development of the local American Football outfit.

“Active Sussex was delighted to support Hellingly Hound Dogs through the Clubmark process. They have demonstrated a real commitment to developing their club and delivering high quality opportunities for people in their community.”

Alfriston Fun Run

Saturday September 15th saw a teamIMG_5409 from Hellingly HoundDogs take part in the Alfriston Fun Run organised by Alfriston Pre-School.

The team, raising money to help fund new equipment for the Hounddogs Club, took part in the running of the 5K race. The route started at Alfriston Church and took the runners along the Cuckmere River in a circular route.

First to come over the line for the Hounddogs was Committee Member, Peter Drake with a time of 23:31 as he finished 2nd overall.  He was soon followed by Hounddogs Safety Ned Foster in 3rd place and Wide Receiver Charlie Boorer in 4th overall.

Finishing positions for the HoundDogs:

Peter Drake, 2nd Overall

1st Peter Drake
2nd Ned Foster
3rd Charlie Boorer
4th Roman Cameron-Dick
4th Harrison Kane
5th Clayton Jarvis
6th Joules Parsons

Chairman Luke Boorer added “I am very proud of these lads. The boys all want to have the best training equipment possible and these six have gone on to try and make this possible. All of them ran very well and took on the challenge as a fitness workout rather than a punishment or chore. The event has raise nearly £200 for the club which will go toward getting some new training aids to help all the players with their development. The lads all seemed to enjoy the event and hopefully, we will be back next year with a full team of runners.”


HoundDogs 2017/18 Awards

Hellingly HoundDogs gathered atDSC_0531 Hailsham Town Football Club on the afternoon of Sunday the 2nd of September to celebrate the 2017/18 season.

With over 50 players and family members gathered the awards were announced. Luke Boorer, Chairman started the afternoon thanking all the coaches and Committee members who had put so much effort into the club over the past 12 months. Next up were the awards for the U 11’s Flag team. All winners collected their trophy along with there 2017/18 playing Dog Tag, issued to every player. The winners were:

Manager’s Award – Hayden Puttick

Ben Boorer collecting Player’s Player Award

Offence MVP – Max Lewis-Clements

Defence MVP – Charlie Fairway

Player’s Player – Benjamin Boorer

Next up was the turn of the U17’s Youth Team. Again, the same as the U11’s, all players received their Dog Tags and then came the trophies which were awarded to the following:

Manager’s Award – Ned Foster – Safety

Harrison Kane collecting Player’s Player Award

Defence MVP – Stan Wilson – Corner Back

Offence MVP – Riley Davis – Wide Reciever

Player’s Player – Harrison Kane – Linebacker

Luke Boorer then added “We would like to thank all the Committee and Coaches who have given up hours of their lives to help these kids achieve their goals and the goals of the club over the last 12 months. Without these people working tirelessly the club would not have the footing that it does today.   We would also like to thank the parents who get players to tournaments to represent the club.  Personally I love the Award evening. It’s a great time to celebrate all the successes that the players have achieved over the last year. It’s hard to single out just four players from each team. All the players have given so much and I believe they all deserve an award or at least a mention, but unfortunately that is not possible. We return to training this week and we have had lots of email and messages from potential new players, which is exciting as we look to expand the club.

Hellingly HoundDogs U18’s Youth team

The teams return to training on Wednesday the 5th of September in preparation for the 2018/2019 season. If you are interested in playing, please contact us on hellinglyhounddogs@hotmail.com or through social media.

We would also like to thank Aarron Jones for taking time out of his busy day to act as our photographer.