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).
Havering Sports Council (on behalf of Havering Council) have handed out £700 to assist sports persons in the borough
Sports that have benefited from this assistance are:
The next round of bursaries will be in November – application forms can be found under the heading ‘Documents Download’ on this website
Upminster Hockey Club are really excited to invite you to their first ever HockeyFest this September.
After so many successful years developing their adult and junior club offer, where they currently have 24 competitive sides and over 200 members, they are branching out into new realms by launching a new community offer "Sticks In, Upminster!".
Upminster HockeyFest brings together the club and new community offer as well as running a series of individual sessions covering something for everyone.
The club's new ways to play include flyerz (disability), walking hockey and something which is brand new - HockeyFit, using elements of the game within a bootcamp/music session doing skills and movements to the beat!
The club are very proud to announce that they are one of the first clubs in London to have achieved the new ClubMark accreditation and within HockeyFest are looking forward to celebrating this achievement with previous, current and new friends of the club.
A full breakdown of Upminster HockeyFest can be found on their dedicated events page:
HDSA all set for Lyons Club Games at Benfleet Essex this Saturday 28th July 2018. Both Clubs are taking part in a Summer Novelty Shoot and Summer Club Champs. Both in August. Our New neighbours have moved in -welcome to Abbey Bowmen.
Abbey Bowmen Archery Club
Due to the new Sports Complex at Hornchurch being approved, we are now in our new site at Noak Hill Sports Complex. Thank you to Guy Selfe for his assistance in making our move a success. First tournament will be Havering Active Over 45’s shoot this Saturday 28th July 2018. On Sat 7th July we again provided and set up the targets for the archery at the London Youth Games. Havering came runners up.
Hornchurch Cricket Club
Monty Panesar recently opened the new changing rooms and also presented an award from the club to Doug Shewring for his services to the club over many years.
Sat 1st XI W 7, D 2, Lost 2 - Currently 1st, Sat 2ND XI W 8, Lost 2, Aban 1 - Currently 1st, Sat 3rd XI W 7, D 1, Lost 3 – Currently 3rd, Sat 4th XI W5, D 1 Lost 5, Sat 5th XI W 5, D 1, Tied 1, Lost 3, Aban 1 Currently 4th.
1st XI in Semi Final League Cup, also Quarter Finals of Conference Cup Away to Bexley. T20 play Swardston in area Semi final. Also in Quarter Final Essex Foundation Cup.
U9 Won 3, Lost 2. U11 Won 6, Lost 2. U13 Won 4, lost 1. U15 Won 3, Lost 2. U16 Won 2, Lost 2.
Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club
Played 4 league games. 1st team W2, Lost 2 are now 4th in div 2. 2nd team lost 2, W 2 are now 9th in div 7. Both Teams top their division in the fair play league Saturday morning all Stars cricket for juniors is still growing
Summer holiday activities -Noak Hill Sports Complex: Archery, Tennis, Netball, Football, Hockey and Multi Sports. Just Play Football sessions for 13-16 year olds.
Central Park Leisure Centre: Disability Cricket sessions in partnership with Essex Cricket. Just Play basketball sessions for age 13-16. Hornchurch Sports Centre: Fit For Sport Summer camp, Netball camp and also a netball masterclass run by England Netball Player Sasha Corbin.
New Basketball after school sessions for 6-8yr olds at Central Park Leisure Centre have started.
In addition to the Swim 4 Confidence and Swim 4 Disability sessions at Sapphire Ice and Leisure we are running Swim 4 Disability sessions at Chafford Sports Complex over the summer holidays, Mondays 2.30-4pm. Secured Satellite Club funding for Dance classes for teenage girls at Central Park Leisure Centre.
Successful adult mixed netball tournament - attracted 6 teams. Looking to develop the event for the future.
Hornchurch Sports Centre – work due to start on 8th August, awaiting sign off on the temporary car park. Delayed by 6 weeks at the moment.
LBH Sports development
A list of The Havering Talented 30 will be on the Sports Council Website later.
London Youth Games - Havering finished 7th overall in the Jubilee trophy this year. We had 429 participants across 49 sports competitions. 70 more than last year. We got 25 top 10 placings and 12 top 5 Placings. 48 individual medals, 1 team gold, 2 team silver and 3 team bronze medals. Entered 49 competitions out of 54.
This year LYG introduced a new award called Respect the Games. At each competition boroughs are voting for another borough they think have made an extraordinary effort to be a team player or showed respect for the games. Havering won this award in the girls’ basketball competition. Overall contribution awards go to Team Managers who we felt were instrumental in supporting and contributing to Havering Hurricanes’ success throughout the 40 years of London Youth Games. Viv Allaway had 25 years anniversary.
Youth Sport –Dodge ball at Royals Youth Club Confirmed for another term and also weekly boxing sessions 14+.
Developing a dog walking programme to give challenged young people an opportunity to work with animal services and stay active whilst giving back to their community.
Adult Programme - Annual Ballroom & Latin Dance Program has gone live for September – 30 weeks – range of different courses available online.
Para Sports - Funding granted to run a Para Athletics programme starting up at Hornchurch Stadium this summer. Para Tennis sessions beginning this September at Drapers Academy in partnership with Pete Bruce. Para Football - beginning in September in partnership with West Ham Foundation and Essex County FA. Multi-sport Club conf for another term starting September in partnership with YMCA and local sporting organisations.
Everyone Active Havering Tennis Club
On 21st July a British Tennis Open Day went very well helped by the great weather. 84 visitors and 32 club members enjoyed competitions such as the longest rally- 56 shots, Beat The Pro “ Jordan Sargeant “– 47 attempts, Fastest serve – 86mph and Guess the Year the racket was made – 1905. Thank you to Karen and Chris – Everyone Active for prizes and publicity. In men’s and mixed leagues still unbeaten. Jordan Sargeant & Daniel Fryett and Jordan Sergeant & Zoe Fairburn not dropped a set yet.
SYM Sailing Club
Twenty members spent a great weekend camping at Stone Sailing Club. They sailed on the River Blackwater as far as Maldon. Weather was good. RYA level 2 courses have started. An encouraging number of potential new members have visited the club for a day’s taster sail.
Havering Athletic Club
Havering athletes won a record 7 medals at the English School Championships. Shandell Taylor set a new championship record winning the senior long jump but also broke the club record set by the great Fred Alsop in 1964. Max Law, the previous week finished 4th in the European U18 championships in Hungary in a new club javelin record, adding another gold, and followed up last weekend with victory for the English Schools team at the Schools International in Scotland. Lola Kuponiyi added the 3rd gold by club members, backed up by 2 silvers and 2 bronze medals from the record 15 club athletes taking part.
The Youth Development League U13 & U15 team finished 3rd in the Southern Premier division fixture to confirm 3rd place in the league. The U15 girls sprint relay squad broke the club record dating back to 1971 at the Essex relay championships at the end of June, improved it further on Sat 21st and again next day at the Club: Connect relays at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium, finishing 4th. The U13 girls & U13 boys relay teams also took part. The YDL U17s & U20s lead the table with the final fixture to come this Sunday 29th July.
The club's Spitfire Scramble team defended their title at the 24 hour race at Hornchurch Country Park, setting a new record for the number of laps completed in the 24 hours. The senior UK Women's team finished 2nd at Liverpool at the start of the month, and the men are safe in Division 2 with one fixture left.
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun
About 50 members recently took part in the Spitfire Scramble - a 24 hours race in Hornchurch Country Park.
On TIME FM (107.5FM) each Thursday at 7 p.m.
The station will endeavour to mention what's coming-up locally.
THURSDAY EVENING SPORTS SHOW on your subject line
Romford Rifle and Pistol Club
Romford Rifle and Pistol Club hosted the Essex County Open Championships on Sunday 13 May 2018. Everyone that attended had a good shoot and Romford members did quite well with our club Captain, Chris Ingram, winning the overall competition to become Essex County Champion.
Romford Cycling Club
Member enquiries continue to grow at a strong rate. An additional 5 members joined in May taking total current members to 51 with 9 more interested people who have attended one ride so far. We did an interview on Time FM for their sports show a few weeks ago, feedback from them and our members was positive, we hope that this will have expanded our reach and awareness of the club. They have invited us to return in a few months with an update. We are continuing with our 3 weekly rides (Sunday, Monday and Thursday) and in addition to this some members are attending time trial events on Tuesday and Friday evening. Basildon Cycle Club are now running a time trial event from West Horndon on Thursday evenings and some members plan to attend these events in the coming weeks.
Ironman 70.3 Marbella – 15 members attended. Won 1st prize in their Division (IV)
Ironman 70.3 European Club Champs, 6 members raced. 2nd placed AG female - Deborah Coyle. 5th placed AG male (after accident) – Marton Cseik
Outlaw Half Distance – Nottingham - 12 members raced
Next month we head to Ypres – 100Th anniversary of end of WW1 – Charity ride
Ironman Lanzarote – 26 May. 1 entrant in one of the Worlds hardest long distance races.
We have started open water swimming sessions and will be looking to grow this every Saturday morning.
Essex Super Series – a range of free to enter races for Tri Club members across Essex
1 member has to swim the Channel next year, 1 member will be swimming Lake Windermere later this year
Upminster Bowls Club
Forty members played in the Bank Holiday Mixed Drive in glorious sunshine and we are holding a Charity Mixed Drive on the 28th May. Some of the National and County Competitions are underway and Internal Competitions have been drawn. The Men have already played 6 League matches with mixed success. The Ladies’ League fixtures start in June. It is pleasing to note that an average of 30 members are turning up to the twice weekly afternoon roll-up sessions, which are both competitive and fun. Work is progressing on the re-turfed areas of the green, the remaining 11 rinks are playing well and have all passed the County Group 4 inspection.
Upminster Hockey Club
Nothing to report in the ‘closed season’ except that the AGM is taking place this week.