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).
Sports Council Officers Appointed to serve for 2018 at the AGM
President: Peter Bruce
Chairman: Derek Drew
Vice-Chairman: Barry Dent
Hon Treasurer: Barry Dent
Hon Secretary: Ann Drew
Hon Minutes Sec: Jayne Hickie
Hon Membership Sec: Ann Drew
Hon Press Sec: Dave Ainsworth
Schools Liaison: Giorgio Bugnatelli
Web Master: Dave Keeley
Handbook Editor: Clive Pooley
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Information on forthcoming events and results of past events
Havering Athletic Club
The club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Family Fun Day at Hornchurch Stadium. A World Marathon Challenge event saw over a hundred athletes, arranged in four teams, tackle the marathon distance of 26 miles (42km) over 105 laps of the track, with the winning team coming home in 2 hours 6 mins and 47 secs, just outside Mo Farah's recent UK Record. On a gloriously sunny day members past and present and their families saw displays of old photos and memorabilia covering the past 50 years.
Club athletes had a very successful Essex Championships, winning over 60 individual medals, 19 of them gold and Max Law (U17 javelin) and Alice Brown (U15 discus) set new championship bests. This weekend Max has further improved his best to over 70m competing at Loughborough to achieve the qualifying standard for the European U18 Championships in Hungary this July.
The promoted British League Men's team started their season in Division 2 with an excellent second place in their first fixture at Yeovil while at the other end of the age ranges the Under 13 & Under 15 squad were second in their National Youth Development League Southern Premier fixture to increase hopes of reaching the National final against the strongest clubs in the UK.
Upminster Hockey Club
Nothing to report in the ‘closed season’ except that the AGM is taking place this week.
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.
SYM Sailing Club
We held a Topper Turbo day, which is races in small single hander boats. Sunday 20th May our Open Day went well. We are holding RYA L1/L2 courses in June for club members.
LBH Sports development
May Half term program running next week with high numbers of people booked onto courses.
London Youth Games season is upon us and competitions are taking place each weekend up until July. Currently 4th in London table.
New Hornchurch Sports Centre – still looking to start on site in August once the temporary car park is in place. GLA still to consider the planning decision – this should be later this month.
CPLC now has over 5,000 members – this has increased by over 1,000 since the gym extension opened in October last year.
Sapphire Centre doing well with over 2,800 members.
May half term sports are taking place at venues in the borough, see websites for details. Noak Hill Tennis Club has received new publicity. Walking Netball is on Wednesdays 7.30 to 8.30 at Noak Hill. Open to all.
Walking Football at Hornchurch is going well.20 participants recently. Applied for Comic Relief funding to set up Sport for Confidence at Havering Centres. Delivered free health checks at Hornchurch Sports Centre.
Ran the Havering Schools Rowing Competition in partnership with LBH Health and Sports Development. 50 participants took part. Winners go on to represent Havering in the London Youth Games.
The Broxhill Club went to West Essex Club for a junior free archery shoot. They picked up 5 medals. One boy has been picked for the London Youth Games. The same boy has got a Master at Arms Badge at Scouts.
Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club
Havering-atte-Bower CC played three league games first team won two rained off one 3rd in div 2. Second team lost two rained off one 9th in div 7. Third team played one rained off. On Saturday 12th May we started our all Stars cricket for juniors. On Sunday 27th May we host a game against AFC Hornchurch.
On the 1st July we hold our open/fun day it starts at 12.00 all are welcome.
The 10k Fun Run went well and had good weather. The centre is now getting busy as the weather gets better.
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
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.
There are opportunities for clubs to receive funding, table tennis tables and mentoring. Please see the website to check the criteria for applying. www.londonsport.org