ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORT
 
Havering Sports Council held a well-attended AGM in the Town Hall on Tuesday evening.  The meeting opened with an informative talk by Councillor Viddy Persaud, Cabinet Member responsible for the Borough's sports and leisure facilities.  Cllr. Persaud stated that money spent in this area was good value for everyone in Havering, as sport improves wellbeing.  She mentioned successes in past years and gave details of future projects.  She said some Leisure facilities had been so well supported, extensions were built and a centrally located Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre had seen 1.9 million visits since it's opening and a 2 millionth attendance wasn't far off, this despite a lengthy lockdown period. Being topical the speaker mentioned damage done to the Borough's parks and open spaces by recent gale force winds, and of how quickly this setback had been dealt with, in order to reopen parks with promptness.  The guest speaker then took questions from the floor.
 
After reports the election of officers for the next 12 months was held.  A new President, Mr. Jeremy West MBE, was voted in for a 3 years' term. A successful businessman, Mr. West is a respected figure on the sports scene and in the wider community.  A new Schools Liaison Officer, Mr. Jack Robson, was elected.   He fills a vacancy left by Mr.Jordan Sargent who was warmly thanked for his efforts.
 
Members showed their satisfaction with the Sports Council as all other officers retained their positions :
 
Chairman : Cllr. Melvin Wallace
Vice Chairman : Graham Goddard
Secretary : Dave Keeley
Treasurer : Mary Breading
Membership Secretary : Kay Hamilton
Minutes Secretary : Jayne Hickie
Social Media Officer : Lisa Gaskin
Press Officer : Dave Ainsworth
Website Administrator : Dave Keeley
 
 
HAVERING SPORTS COUNCIL's ANNUAL AWARDS 2021
Sponsored by BATS of Ilford
 
 
 
Winners of the 2021 Awards are:-
 
Junior Sports Competitor-of-the-Year (sponsored by West & Coe Funeral Directors) 
STEPHANIE OKORU
 
Sports Competitor-of-the-Year (sponsored by MDS Printers Ltd of Upminster) 
JON WARREN.
 
. Disability Sports Competitor-of-the-Year (sponsored by the Beadle Family)
REBECCA O'ROURKE 

. Sports Volunteer-of-the-Year (sponsored By Cllr.John Mylod)
 KATIE ENNIS
 
. Senior School Team-of-the-Year (sponsored by Brentwood M&E Services Ltd) 
REDDEN COURT UNDER 12 INDOOR ATHLETICS TEAM 
 
Primary School Team of the Year (sponsored by Cllr Melvin Wallace)
 GIDEA PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL YEAR 5-AND-6 GIRLS FOOTBALL TEAM
 
Sports Club of-the-Year (sponsored by Moments of Memory Photography)
HORNCHURCH FOOTBALL CLUB 

. Doug Riden Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by McDonalds Restaurants of Romford) - this awarded to a Havering resident who has given 15 years or more committed and dedicated service to sport in any capacity. 
MOIRA BARBER