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 Athletics Club
The club hosted its annual open track & field meeting on 9th April, in warm & sunny conditions which attracted over 275 entrants, half of them from the club. - The track & field league season is underway and the newly promoted young athletes team achieved an excellent third place in the National Youth Development League for Under 13s & Under 15s.- The club coordinated the Havering Borough team for the London Boroughs Mini Marathon competition on Sunday and borough teams finished second overall behind Bromley out of the 33 London Boroughs. The Under 17 girls and Under 13 Girls won their sections and the Under 17 Boys were second. Jessica Mitchell was runner up in the Under 17 women's event: Jessica had recently earned her first international vest running for the English Schools team in the Home Countries Cross Country International in Wales. Faye Fullerton also added to her international vest collection in finishing third for England seniors at the same competition.
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun
- 10 club members took part in the 2017 London Marathon with the fastest runner completing the course in 2:36.21.
- Harrow Lodge Parkrun averages 150 runners with the Raphael Park run averaging 200 each week.
Upminster Hockey Club - The season is now complete and was marked by the Annual Dinner Dance/Awards evening at the De Rougement Manor on 22nd April which was well attended and extremely successful - The Minis tour to Folkestone is now in the final planning stages with 150 parents and Minis scheduled to attend. - Training is winding down with Summer League Hockey due to commence in May.
Upminster Bowling Club - The 2017 season commenced with a social event attended by 80 members and partners - The green opened on 22nd April with a “spider” where everyone bowls one wood simultaneously and the nearest to the jack wins a prize. Following this 55 playing members took part in a Mixed Drive.- The draw for the internal competitions will take place next weekend and members are already arranging dates to play in external competitions. - Club membership currently stands at 102.
Havering Tennis Club - All going well at the new Noak Hill Centre with the top surface being put on as soon as a dry weather period is forecast. - Issues relating to the setup of LYG tennis was discussed. - Peter Bruce will be a member of the Talented 30 judging panel again this year.
The next round of sports bursaries will finish at the end of June 2017 download the forms from here.
Welcome to more new member of Havering Sports Council:
Havering Gymnastics - Sec. Mike Murphy
Everyone Active Sports Centres at Harrow Lodge/Central Park/Chaffords/ Noak Hill
The Art of Boxing Ltd - Sec. Alexandra Taylor
Cricketing opportunities for young people at Havering-Atte-Bower cricket club.
Supported by McDonalds Restaurant's Romford
£200 cheque for winners of the Junior, Sports Competitor and Disability awards
(cheques donated by Lodge Farm Tennis Club)
JUNIOR SPORTS COMPETITOR-OF-THE-YEAR (Sponsored by West & Coe Funeral Directors)
Winner: Matt Luff
SPORTS COMPETITOR-OF-THE-YEAR (Sponsored by MDS Printers)
Winner: Lauren Deadman
DISABILITY SPORTS COMPETITOR-OF-THE-YEAR (Sponsored by the Beadle Family)
Winners: Oliver Beadle and Amy Marren
SPORTS VOLUNTEER-OF-THE-YEAR (Sponsored by Cllr.John Mylod)
Winner: John Duncan
SENIOR SCHOOL TEAM-0F-THE-YEAR (Sponsored by Brentwood M & E Services Ltd)
Winner: Coopers' Company & Coborn Boys U16 Gymnastic Team
PRIMARY SCHOOL TEAM OF-THE-YEAR (Sponsored by Cllr.Melvin Wallace)
Winner: St. Edwards C of E Water Polo Team
SPORTS CLUB-OF-THE-YEAR (Sponsored by DMS Fencing)
Winner: Havering Athletic Club
DOUG RIDEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD