Welcome to Havering Sports Council, our aim is to promote and encourage sporting activity throughout the borough by representing all our affiliated members. All sporting organisations and individuals are welcome to become members and attend our monthly meetings held at Romford Town Hall on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for Aug & Dec).
Nomnatons ae now open for the 2018 Havering Sports Council Sports Awards. You can nominate your local team, school team or volunteer for an award. If they get through the selection process, they wlll be invited to an awards presentation evening iiin February 2019.
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In June, 15 Members rode to Ypres and back to present a wreath at the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony. Raising over £3K for St Francis Hospice, riding over 300 miles in 3 days. Open water swimming at Grangewaters was successful as was our 5th anniversary celebration – family fun day for Club members and their families.
Held our Club Champs, Aquathlon at various Super Series events against other Essex Tri Clubs – free entry to members. 24 members took part in Spitfire Scramble 24 hour race at Hornchurch Country Park. 1 member swum the length of Windermere. 2 members took part in a ‘double’ distance Ironman in Wales – over 30 hours and came 3rd overall. 21 members raced Ironman Italy and won our Division in the Club competition. 1 member at the ITU Duathlon World Champs competing for GB in Denmark – came 10th overall. 2 members race ITU Middle distance Champs for GB in Ibiza next week. Awards Evening in November.
The Jack Frost League has started and to make it fair all get an allowance score. Winter indoor league has also started – no results yet.
Classes began at David Lloyd in September on Tuesday nights and Abbs Cross Sunday mornings. A Christmas social is planned with 50% of ticket price to St Francis Hospice. St. Edwards Senior School Pool is still closed.
Hornchurch Cricket Club
Six aside indoor team competed in Essex Won 1 Lost 2.
Oct half term activities underway. Adult Walking Hockey starting at Hornchurch Sports Centre, Thurs 1st Nov 11am-12noon. Adult Essentials badminton starting- Central Park Leisure Centre and Hornchurch Sports Centre in Jan-in partnership and funded by Badminton England. Adult weight management programme starting at Hornchurch Sports Centre in Jan. Break dancing classes for 11-16yrs starting at Hornchurch Sports Centre in Jan. Netball sessions for children starting at Hornchurch Sports Centre in Jan. Sunday eve Men’s Walking Football sessions starting at Central Park Leisure Centre, Sun 4th Nov 7-8pm. Sunday eve 11 v 11 open age players and under 21’s flexi-football league coming to Noak Hill Sports Complex starting Jan 2019 in partnership with Essex FA. Started exercise classes for Havering Memory Service at Hornchurch Sports Centre for adults with Dementia. Cardiac Rehab Phase 4 Prog continuing at Hornchurch Sports Centre- for those who have had a cardiac event-provides an exit route to Phase 3 at Queens Hospital.
LBH Sports development
All half term sessions going very well with half sold out week before. Usual weekly sessions will resume after half term. London Sport Funding - LBH is putting in multiple bids. Wheelchair rugby is in development phase.
Everyone Active - Havering Tennis Club
Now closed season and starting winter training. Only I event left ‘A Wooden Rackets Tournament’ for charity.
SYM Sailing Club
August was quiet with members on holidays but we are now running RYA L1 and 2 courses for members.
Upminster Bowls Club
The last match of the outdoor season saw 52 bowlers participating in a Mixed Drive, celebrating our immediate past President’s 80th Birthday during the tea break. 8 ladies attended the Essex Women’s Bowling Association lunch where 1 of our members, Frances Drewe, received a Certificate of Merit from the County. 77 members and Guests enjoyed an excellent meal, followed by Presentation of Trophies to winners of our internal competitions.
Several new names appeared looking very promising for the future of the Club. The men’s annual Bowlers versus
Golfers match on the Golf Course was held and tomorrow we hold our AGM concluding our 2018 season.
Upminster Hockey Club
A very good start to the season with all teams doing well, except only the two lowest teams, the Men’s 5’s and Ladies 6’s. A cocktail evening organised by the Ladies 1st and 2nd teams went very well.
Havering Athletics Club
Havering athletes won 2 gold and 4 silver medals at the Essex County XC Relay Championships at Gosfield School. The Senior Men successfully defended their title and the B team won silver. The club Senior Mixed quartet also won gold to retain their trophy. Silver medals were won by the senior women, U15G and U13G.
Long jumper Shandell Taylor is one of 30 athletes aged 16+ being supported by British Athletics as part of their 2018 Talented Athlete Sponsorship Scheme (TASS) which supports athletes as they move into the next phase of their athletics career. It provides a package of core support services worth in excess of £7,500 per athlete and a £500 funding grant. Shandell (18) won the English Schools title, broke the club long jump record set in 1964 by the great Fred Alsop, earning him a GB U20 international vest. 15 year old Somto Okpalauko won the London Athletics Young Volunteer Award and was shortlisted in the top 4 at the National Volunteer Awards. Somto is one of the club’s 8 Game Changer Young Volunteers, and during the year has volunteered at a wide range of events.
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun
Members went to Bournemouth running distances from 5k to a full Marathon. All members very busy each weekend. Parkrun regularly get 200 at Hornchurch and 300 at Raphael’s with Sunday morning 2k 50-70 juniors.
A presentation was given to GP’s on health benefits of prescribing exercise such as Parkrun. A New Year’s Day run will be held at Raphael’s at 9am and another at 10:30 at Harrow Lodge, Hornchurch.
HDSA went to Benfleet Games for the disabled. 9 members took part and came away with 25 medals. Both clubs had good days shooting this summer. The Clout Shoot at Woodford – Broxhill boy - Gold Medal, HDSA Blue and Broxhill Boy - White Tassel Award. We are hard at it for the Winter Leagues that start in October.
Havering Sports Council attended the show and gave out literature provided by clubs to those interested in sports.
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