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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Romford Rifle and Pistol Club
Bisley week in August.
There are a number of competitions, both individual and team, shot during the week and Romford Rifle and Pistol Club had a good showing. Geoff Webb came first in a number of competitions winning three trophies and a medal. Dan Lake won one trophy as did Jake Howe and Chris Ingram. Romford team came second in three competitions losing by 19, 10 and 1 points. In the overall championship Dan Lake came 5th and Geoff Webb 10th. Geoff was the only one to make the England team in the Home Countries competition which they won.
Sadly our Chairman, Bernard Bush, passed away earlier this month. He’d been a member for many years and was also active in the Lloyds/TSB Rifle Club of which he was Vice Chairman.
A busy summer but numbers down on previous years, however more manageable for parking.
Hornchurch Cricket Club
The club had the best season ever with the First Eleven doing the Treble winning the Shepherd Neame Premier Division, The League Cup and the Essex T20 Cup. The 2nd XI finished 2nd in S.N.E.L, 2nd Xl Premier Division and also runners up in Essex Foundation T20 Cup to Saffron Walden 1st Xl at the County Ground Chelmsford.
The 3rd Xl finished 3rd in the S.N.E.L 3rd Xl Division Premier Division. The 4th Xl finished Mid Table in 3rd Xl Division 2. 5th XI finished 4th in 4th XI Division 1 West. The Sunday 1st XI lost in the Quarter Final of the Conference Cup.
Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club
Havering-atte-Bower CC played 18 league games first team won seven, lost ten no result one, finished 7th in div 2. Second team played 16 games, lost thirteen won two no result one, finish 9th in div 7. Saturday morning All Stars cricket for juniors grew through the year.
During September we sadly lost one of our previous presidents, Brian Clay.
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.
Summer holiday success varied with hot weather impacting tennis camps. October half term activities being finalised. Working towards running Skate 4 Disability and Swim 4 Disability sessions in half term. Looking to increase Badminton opportunities and start Walking Hockey. Secured funding to run Girls Street Dance sessions 14-16 yrs at Central Park Leisure Centre. Cardiac Rehab Phase 4 launched at Hornchurch Leisure Centre.
Working with Essex FA to develop more recreational football at Noak Hill Centre – Sun eve junior, senior league and walking football. Summer holiday disability cricket had low uptake so working to increase cricket in schools.
LBH Sports development
Friday athletics for Yr 5 and 6 is at full capacity. October half term activities for age 5-11- flyers due out to schools on Oct 1st. Summer holiday programme saw over 800 young people take part in various sport activities. Walking for Health sessions saw 5% increase in May compared to April. 200 people signed up for adult Ballroom and Latin Dance classes begins Sept. 8 week consultation commences shortly on the future of Chafford Sports Complex.
Brittons Academy- Astro Turf Pitch available for hire to clubs at weekends 01708 630002 ext 125.
50 young people took part in 2 sessions of Parkour/Free Running at Harrow Lodge Park.
Everyone Active - Havering Tennis Club
Have had a good summer season. Mixed Team have won their league without losing a match. Men’s Team should win their league, just waiting for some more results to be posted on the website. Jordon Sargeant has now been appointed head coach. Peter Bruce is to run a 10 week tennis course for children from Dycourts School at the Drapers Academy. Peter Bruce no longer has a land line - mobile number is 07904 682733.
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 most successful 2018 Season ends this weekend and 50 members are signed up for the End of Season Drive. County players were regularly selected and the Ladies hosted a County game against Surrey at Upminster in July. Some new names appeared as winners of the internal Club Competitions. Ladies won the Hartswood Evening League. The Gidea Park League gave less experienced ladies the opportunity to play in League matches. Men were 4th in Romford and District Bowling Association League. Relegated from Div 1 in Brentwood and District Bowling Association. 3rd in Clockhouse Trophy. 52 members and partners enjoyed outings and social events during the glorious summer weather. 60 members have signed up for the Awards Dinner and Presentation of Trophies at the end of October closely followed by the AGM. Short Mat Bowls, Walks, Petanque and social events at the Golf Club are all available for members during the winter months.
Upminster Hockey Club
The Hockey Fest on 8th September was a great success culminating in the Club being presented with a Club Mark Certificate .The new Intra-Club Summer League played by 10 mixed teams was a great success and will be repeated. New players have been acquired and there are 6 ladies and 5 men’s teams. There are 150 youngsters registered in the minis. Jointly with Upminster Cricket Club we have applied to Havering Council to develop the Clubhouse on the basis of matched funding with a corporate sponsor. Planning approval is being awaited. The season kicked off with a ‘Curry Evening’. The season starts this Saturday following a few pre season Friendlies.
Havering Athletics Club
Havering AC's successful track & field season saw the U17 & U20 team win their final fixture to gain promotion to the Southern Premier Division, to compete against the best teams in the south next year. The UK Women's League team also won their last fixture to win Div 3 of the National League to gain promotion to Div 2 in 2019. The young athlete’s team were runners up in Eastern Young Athletes League and gained revenge on the champions Shaftesbury Barnet by winning the end of season Top 6 final for the first time since 2003, with victories in the 3 of the 6 age groups. Club youngsters won 3 gold and 5 silvers at the England Athletics U15 & U 17 championships and multi eventer Sam Sanusi won gold at the English Schools junior pentathlon championships to win selection for the English Schools team competing in Home Countries Indoor International in November. Long jumper Shandell Taylor earned his first international vest competing for GB U20s in Manchester International. Max Law added the UK School Games U17 javelin title to his English Schools, England Athletics & Schools International titles to remain unbeaten in the UK in his age group. The main summer season ended with the annual championships with150 athletes competing with excellent performances, including two club records.
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun
Club had a couple of teams in the Essex Way Relay which runs from Epping to Harwich. At Harrow Lodge parkrun, we recently had over 200 runners attend, and at Harrow Lodge junior parkrun there was a record attendance of 80 juniors plus parents taking part. Raphael parkrun had over 300 taking part one week
Havering Sports Council attended the show and gave out literature provided by clubs to those interested in sports.
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