Plans for new Swanage leisure centre kicked into touch A proposal to build a large multipurpose leisure centre at the football ground in Swanage in Dorset, has been scaled back and now there's a new plan.
Natural beauty of Purbeck drives golf course into top 100 The restoration of heathland and a rewilding scheme has helped propel the Isle of Purbeck golf club near Swanage in Dorset, into a list of the UK’s top 100 golf ...
Swanage Sea Rowers celebrate club success The annual awards ceremony for the Swanage Sea Rowing Club in Dorset has taken place, highlighting the achievements and challenges of 2023.
Super supervets Saturday for Swanage Sea Rowing Club It was billed as a big deal for Swanage in Dorset and the day did not disappoint as hundreds arrived to compete in the first national supervets gig rowing championships.
Major gig rowing championship to take place in Swanage Swanage is to host the first national supervets gig rowing championships which will see 66 crews, 33 gig boats and 400 competitors descend on the town.
Studland invests in outdoor gym for older people A new outdoor exercise park is about to be installed at Studland in Dorset aimed at helping adults and particularly the older generation to stay fit and healthy.
Swanage sea swimmers complete incredible challenges With the weather conditions meant to be at their best for tackling long distance swims, two teams of local swimmers exhibited extraordinary endurance successfully tackling separate gruelling swimming challenges.
Swanage Bay challenge may become annual festival A new community festival is set to be added to Swanage’s events calendar if the inaugural Jurassic Swim Challenge is a success.
Swanage woman faces water fear to swim Channel with the ‘buoys’ Four Dorset swimmers - two from Swanage - are gearing up to swim the English Channel in a gruelling relay to raise money for good causes.
Swanage men aim to raise a few thousand squid for charity A gruelling challenge in Swanage Bay will see four friends attempt a 24-hour endurance swim which could set a European record.
Swanage Croquet Club up sticks from cricket ground to new home After an innings of 18 years, Swanage Croquet Club has formed a new partnership with Swanage Primary School, moving away from the cricket club ground in Day’s Park where it ...
Swanage swimming star’s medal wins at regional finals Having achieved remarkable success at Dorset county level, 11 year old Daisy from Swanage has gone on to scoop a silver and three bronze medals at the Swim England South ...
School in Swanage is first in Purbeck to get top sport award A primary school in Swanage is one of only a handful in Dorset and the first in Purbeck to be awarded the Platinum School Games Mark.
Boxing gym finally opens in Corfe Castle after five year fight The battle to build a boxing gym in Corfe Castle in Dorset to give youngsters a sense of discipline, respect and purpose, has finally been won.
Purbeck leg of cancelled £3 million cycle race may return in 2024 It’s been confirmed that the Tour of Britain bike race won't be rescheduled in Dorset this year - but there’s ongoing talks to bring it back for 2024.
Medal wins for 86 year old Swanage runner at world championships A Swanage woman in her 80s has just returned from the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Poland after winning a gold and two silver medals.
Lulworth heart op hero Charlotte is raising £6,000 on the run Ultra runner Charlotte Clarke of Lulworth has set off on a 630 km run to raise money for Help for Heroes charity - despite heart surgery.
Rugby club in Wareham gives community group new lease of life A Purbeck support group for people living with dementia and their carers has been given a new home - by a rugby club.
Ultra Jurassic Coast challenge to attract 3,000 competitors Starting in Corfe Castle and heading through Swanage, a 100 km challenge is to return to Purbeck for the keenest of runners.
Swanage school girl swims to success as Dorset champion Daisy, aged 11 from Swanage, has won a remarkable three gold medals at the Dorset county swimming championships.
Swanage Cricket Club comes top of the league for community spirit Members of Swanage Cricket Club were bowled over with pride after being presented with a prestigious sporting trophy.
Swanage sailor stays on track for Olympics with success in Europe British sailing team member and Swanage resident Sam Whaley has come a remarkable fifth in the laser sailing European Championships in France.
Legendary Swanage family remembered at football ground Swanage Town and Herston Football Club has named its newly refurbished spectators’ stand after Swans legend Derek Marsh.
Fundraisers rally round to serve up new court for Swanage Tennis Club A new Astro-Turf court at Swanage Tennis Club is a smashing new hit, according to delighted club members
Swans to take on Poole Town football club in Swanage Poole Town football club has been invited to play a pre-season friendly at Swanage Town and Herston‘s home ground at Days Park to mark the official switching on of the ...
Swanage man wins trip of a lifetime to Vegas poker tournament A Swanage poker player is finding it hard to keep a straight face after being dealt a place in a competition in Las Vegas after winning a regional final.
Swanage sailor beats illness to take 11th place in the world Despite a gruelling experience, Sam Whaley who learnt to sail at Swanage Sailing Club, has achieved a personal best at the Laser World Championships in Mexico.
Regeneration kicks off at last for Swanage’s football club After years of delays, partly due to the covid pandemic, work has finally started to upgrade the sports facility at Days Park starting with new floodlights.
Ambitious recruitment target for Swanage’s gentle game of bowls Swanage Bowls Club is aiming to have more than a hundred members by the close of season as it launches a recruitment drive.
UK’s biggest men’s cycle race to go via Corfe Castle and Wareham The route of the Tour of Britain cycle race has been revealed and it’s going through Purbeck, taking in Lulworth, Church Knowle, Corfe Castle and Wareham.
Ace new facilities for Swanage Tennis Club after cash boost Swanage Tennis Club is to improve another of its tennis courts thanks to a generous donation served up by the Co-op.
Brand new Swanage parkrun gets off to a flying start The first ever parkrun at Durlston Country Park in Swanage, attracted more than 100 participants on a gloriously sunny Saturday morning.
Plans to drive Isle of Purbeck golf club into UK top 100 revealed The Isle of Purbeck golf course in Studland is undergoing a million-pound makeover aimed at establishing it as one of the best in the country.
Celebrity launch of charity in memory of Corfe Castle teenager With the thousands of pounds raised after the sad death of 17 year old Jude Morris from Corfe Castle in Dorset, his family has launched a charitable foundation.
New self defence classes in Swanage to ‘help control fear’ A martial arts expert has started teaching self defence classes in Swanage, turning a bad experience of his own into something useful.
Swanage yachtsman sails into 2022 with an eye on Paris Olympics With plenty of peaks and troughs in 2021, sailor Sam Whaley from Swanage is looking to establish himself next year as a contender for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Corfe Castle horse rider celebrates amazing year A disabled rider from Corfe Castle is celebrating a year like no other as she competed first at national and then international level.
Behind the scenes as Extreme E car racing arrives in Bovington More used to army tanks, Bovington in Dorset has been transformed into an off-road racing track for Extreme E and it's helping beavers too!
Isle of Purbeck divers help solve ‘bumps in the bay’ mystery The Isle of Purbeck Sub-Aqua club has won a national award presented by the Duke of Cambridge for helping solve a mystery that has puzzled geologists for years.
Olympic medallist inspires Swanage students at Dorset stables Pupils from The Swanage School were lucky enough to get to meet three-times Olympic medallist Victoria Pendleton at a Dorset horse centre.
Purbeck pub game finals take place after pandemic delay The winners of the Purbeck Longboard Shove Ha’penny competition finally got their hands on their trophies at an awards night in Swanage.
New sport and leisure centre for Swanage back on track after delay Plans to replace the Swanage Town and Herston Football Club sports hall are now progressing, after a temporary solution was ruled out.
Swanage-based radio station scoops silver at national awards Community radio station, Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM located on Swanage Pier, has achieved recognition in the prestigious 2021 Community Radio Awards, less than three years since its launch.
£50,000 grant secures bigger pavilion for Swanage cricket A £50,000 grant from the English Cricket Board means Swanage Cricket Club can continue at pace to extend the pavilion.
Seafront road closure for Swanage Rowing Club event With 30 boats taking part in the Swanage Rowing Club SuperVets Championship, the south end of Shore Road in Swanage will be closed for the day.
Bovington to host ‘extreme’ electric motorsport race In a strange twist, Bovington in Dorset is one of the international destinations for a unique motor racing series to be televised by the BBC.
Sea rowing’s competitive spirit returns to Swanage Leading the way, Swanage Sea Rowing Club hosted the Jurassic regatta and is now looking forward to the Super Vets event.
Rising Swanage golfer gets dream chance to meet his sporting hero Talented 17 year old golfer Tom Bastow from Swanage, walked in the footsteps of golfing legend Justin Rose - quite literally, when he was chosen to caddy in a group ...
Swanage Cricket Club celebrates first team success at awards night Outperforming expectations, Swanage Cricket Club’s first team clinched the runners up trophy in Dorset's Division One League.
Swanage Sailing Club is booming – meet the brave beginners! Sailing in Swanage has seen a surge in new members as more people than ever want to get out on the water.
Swanage gets behind England team for Euro footie finals Football is coming home to Swanage! With England flags flying across the town, there'll be plenty of noisy support in this corner of Dorset.
Swanage darts player takes aim at national title A Swanage darts player has won a shot at a national title after winning a competition held online because of Covid.
Pavilion plans at Swanage Cricket wait on grant decision Cricket in Swanage is undergoing rapid expansion, as the junior section grows and the club plans a major extension to its pavilion.
Sporting events return to Swanage as Covid rules ease After a year’s absence, Swanage Coastal Rowing Regatta and the Swanage Triathlon are back on for 2021.
Croquet in Swanage hits a new high point Croquet is back at last and the Swanage club is boasting a record number of members.
Swanage man wins UK national sailing competition Member of the British Sailing Team and Swanage resident, Sam Whaley has taken the top trophy in the Waszp UK Nationals 2021.
Swanage Bowling Club open day to go ahead, come rain or shine! Whatever the weather, the organisers of the Swanage Bowling Club open day are encouraging people to just turn up and have a go.
The Swans end the football season with a flourish It was a game of two pitches - as Swanage Town and Herston football club enjoyed a 'bonus' final at the end of another season marred by lockdowns.
Swans’ first three league matches called off as player tests positive for COVID-19 In a bitter blow at the start of the Dorset Premier League season for Swanage Town and Herston FC, a first team player has got coronavirus.
Swans aiming to continue winning streak in football league opener Swanage Town and Herston FC wants to build on its winning momentum against Shaftesbury Reserves in its first match of the Dorset Premier League season.
Swans get kitted out for new football season With the Swans in action tonight against Wareham Rangers, Swanage Town and Herston Football Club is pleased to announce its kit sponsors.
Mini golf provides ‘green’ alternative to Swanage Beach Beach Gardens in Swanage is being promoted as an alternative safe space to the beach, as the putting green finally reopens.
Swans get cash from football Premier League to help beat coronavirus crisis With the footy season cancelled and no revenue, there’s at last some good news as Swanage Town and Herston FC gets £1,500.
The Swans drain their ‘lake’ While the pandemic stops play, Swanage Town and Herston Football Club are installing pitch drainage to prevent winter waterlogging.
New goal for Swanage and Herston Football club redevelopment Plans for a brand new sports centre for Swanage are taking shape, following a public consultation at Day Park.