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Highbury Korfball Club produced a dominant display, beating Croydon II 19-9 in the London Regional League to put last week’s defeat behind them.

Camden Swiss Cottage’s new head coach Matt Heathcock

Swimmers from Camden Swiss Cottage welcomed their new head coach Matt Heathcock with some impressive racing at the first two weekends of the Middlesex County age group and youth competition held at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre.

From left: Highgate Harriers’ Ben Noad, Brahma Pochee, Murray Strain, Jon Laybourn and Robert Wilson won bronze medals at the South of England Cross-Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton. Pic: Dieter Perry

Jon Laybourn stormed to his best ever cross-country finish as Highgate Harriers’ men came third at the South of England Championships in Brighton on Saturday.

Mirelle Geervliet (left) in action for Highbury Korfball Club. Pic: Richard Hayward

Highbury Korfball Club threw away a commanding half-time lead and slipped to an 18-15 defeat at home against Bearstead, which ends the Swiss Cottage-based side’s hopes of promotion this season.

James Ward

Camden’s James Ward left the Australian Open with his head held high, despite exiting in the first round after losing to the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.

From left: Highgates Robel Bahelbi, Ben Noad and Shaun Dixon are quickly off the start line. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers’ men are on course to win the Metropolitan League for the third year in a row, topping the table after the penultimate race on Saturday.

Ding Junhui

Chinese star Ding Junhui has his sights set on prising the prestigious Dafabet Masters title away from defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan at Alexandra Palace next week.

Matthew Dodds (centre) in action for Highbury. Pic: Richard Hayward

Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club returned from their festive break with a narrow 13-10 home defeat against Nomads II.

Highgate Harriers' Under-15 boys' team, left to right: Dempster Fawden, Tal Pelmont, Abel Sinko Uribe. Pic: Dieter Perry

Brothers Dempster and Terry Fawden both collected individual titles as Highgate Harriers’ junior teams swept to success in the Middlesex Cross-Country Championships at Alexandra Park.

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The biggest annual youth sports event is expanding once again for 2015

Tin-Tin Ho (left) with her silver medal. Pic: Michael Loveder

Table tennis ace Tin-Tin Ho was again beaten by her nemesis Maria Tsaptsinos and had to settle for the silver medal at the Junior Masters.

Shaun Dixon (left) leads the Highgate Harriers contingent in Saturday's Metropolitan League race at Uxbridge

Highgate Harriers’ men are top of the Metropolitan League at Christmas, despite coming second behind Serpentine in the third of the five fixtures in Uxbridge on Saturday.

Chloe O'Sullivan Healy (centre) on the top of the podium at the Commonwealth Championships in Edinburgh

Paddington Academy student Chloe O’Sullivan Healy has kicked her way to a gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships in Edinburgh, while former pupil Moatez Jomni has been invited to join the GB Paralympic team.

Mirelle Geervliet scored Highbury's first goal. Pic: Richard Hayward

Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club were given a lesson from an experienced Trojans II side, losing 20-7 in the London Regional League.

Ryan McKinlay of Highgate Harriers. Pic: Dieter Perry

Ryan McKinlay roared to second place as a depleted Highgate Harriers side secured a top three finish in the North London Cross-Country Championships at Alexandra Park.

Tin-Tin Ho (left) and her partner Maria Tsaptsinos defended their girls’ doubles title at the junior national championships. Pic: Steve Parkin

Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho won two doubles titles at the junior national championships but missed out on the singles title for the second year in a row.

Highgate Harriers' Ryan McKinlay (right) finishes in a dead heat with his good friend Tom Beedell. Pic: Martyn Loach

Highgate Harriers’ Ryan McKinlay made a passionate plea to be allowed to enter a “historically significant race” on Sunday – and he ended up coming joint first after a dead heat with his good friend Tom Beedell.

Alan Clyne of Scotland is the second seed at the London Open squash tournament, which will be held at Cumberland in Hampstead

Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club will host the annual international London Open squash tournament next week, with $20,000 (£12,800) of prize money up for grabs.

Jade Doran (right) practises with her brother Daniel

Black belt Jade Doran collected a gold and a silver medal at the UK Open Taekwondo Championships in Guildford.

Hampstead's Richard Alexander slides to keep the ball in play against Brooklands at Paddington Recreation Ground. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster dropped to seventh place in the table after suffering a 1-0 home defeat against struggling Brooklands MU in the Men’s Premier Division.

Highgate Harriers' victorious men's team, left to right: Jonny Laybourne, Fergal Smithwick, Ryan McKinlay, Dom Smith. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers completed a double on home soil as their men’s and women’s teams both won gold medals in the London Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill Fields.

Hampstead & Westminster's matchwinner Richard Alexander (centre). Pic: Mark Clews

Richard Alexander’s second-half goal was enough to ensure Hampstead & Westminster returned to winning ways in the men’s Premier Division with a 1-0 victory over Southgate at Paddington Recreation Ground.

Will Burns

Real tennis star Will Burns is in confident mood ahead of the Neptune British Open after coming through two qualifiers unscathed at Hampton Court last weekend.

Hannah Viner

Hannah Viner defied blustery conditions to guide Highgate Harriers’ women’s team to victory in the second Metropolitan League meeting of the season at Stevenage.

Will Tiddy (left) in action for Highbury Korfball Club. Pic: Richard Hayward

Highbury Korfball Club lost their unbeaten league record after a 15-7 defeat away against Croydon II in the London Regional League, but the Swiss Cottage-based side still find themselves top of the fledgling table.

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