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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SYM Sailing Club
Our main competitive event the Walter Chignell Trophy was held in November with 12 races over 3 Sundays. 19 members competed. Winners were Ian and Craig Wightman 12 points and a close 2nd place Darren Knight with 13 points. Our end of season meal is on Sunday 2nd December at Top Meadow Golf Club and then maintenance on Sunday mornings until sailing restarts in March.
Upminster Hockey Club
Men’s and ladies teams are having a very successful season so far and the Minis/Colts are going from strength to strength in terms of numbers and results. A mid-season Musical Quiz Night proved a great success.
Havering Athletics Club
The XC season has started well. Good results in 1st 2 rounds of Essex League. 1st round- team wins for senior and veteran men and U15 boys. Individual wins for Alex Ford U15 boys and Kate O'Neil U17/U20 women. Round 2 saw team wins for senior men, senior women and U15 girls. An individual win for Matthew Blacklock U15 boys. Havering top the league tables in the senior men, U15 girls and U15 boys, with 3 rounds left. There have been recent international vests for Jessica Mitchell (England U20s XC), Rob Warner (England M35 category XC) and Sam Sanusi (English Schools U15s Indoor pentathlon).
Kieran O'Hara (19) and Rebecca O'Rourke (14) have been added to the British Athletics Paralympic Development Academy for 2018-19 for athletes recognised as having future potential to reach the Paralympic Games. This involves attendance at three technical event training camps which aim to accelerate athletes development and provide opportunities to identify personal areas for development. Kieran and Rebecca compete in class T20 for athletes with intellectual impairments.
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun
Have given 2 Marathon places to 2 first timers. XC League started Sunday. A meeting was attended regarding the half Marathon due to be held in Havering in October 2019.
LBH Sports development
Abbigail Cleary is now Sports Development Officer and responsible for London Youth Games. She has replaced Michelle Gustavsen and will work 3 days per week.
8 school assembly presentations re October Half Term were delivered across the borough. Target age groups being year 7 – 9. This along with a radio interview on Time FM saw lots of bookings on our half term activity program Nearly 300 young people taking part in our program of Activities across a range of different courses including people with disabilities
Primary Panathlon event saw 8 schools take part in activities for young people with a disability. This was held at YMCA with Drapers Brookside winning the event.
LYG Cross Country – 60 young people took part and performed well with the U13 girls winning the event and the U15 girls placed as runners up. Overall Havering were 3rd in the girls section and 9th in the Boys.
Abigail Ives won the U15 event with Stephanie O’Koro getting a bronze in the U13.
Wheelchair Rugby (In association with Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby) confirmed to start in January 2019.
4x taster sessions (Jan 10, 17, 24, 31) at the YMCA on Thursday evenings. The hopes are, if successful, it will become its own club that trains regularly and takes part in competitions across London and England. Sessions are for wheelchair users.
February half term programme confirmed. Including more female focused activities this time.
Chafford Sports Complex consultation closes on 10th December
Hornchurch Sports Centre – temporary car park works started on 26th Nov with the main build scheduled to start in February.
The Sports Council noted that the Chafford Sports Complex consultation seemed to only be aimed at residents in the immediate vicinity.
Peter Bruce is attending a Para Active meeting.
Hornchurch Cricket Club
Seniors Played 117, Won 73, Drew 7, Lost 32, Tied 2, Abandoned 3. Juniors Played 55, Won 33, Drew 4, Lost 18. Senior Players Used - 281. 16 Hundreds. Highest 154. Runs scored for 20718, Runs scored against 19598. Over bowled for 4163 . 20 - 5 wicket hauls. Highest 7-54. 1 Hat trick. 2 players took over 50 wickets. 1 player scored over 1000. Actually 1269.Obtained a grant which will enable a new ground floor scorebox, upgrade electrics, new furniture and bar. Also improve square. Finally the 1st Team switched on the Hornchurch Christmas Lights on Saturday 17th November.
Adult Essentials badminton classes starting at Central Park Leisure Centre and Hornchurch Sports Centre in January – in partnership and funded by Badminton England
Adult weight management programme starting at Hornchurch Sports Centre in January
Junior Netball sessions for children starting at Hornchurch Sports Centre in January
Working with Badminton England to set up junior badminton sessions at Central Park Leisure Centre
Sunday evenings Men’s Walking Football sessions starting at Central Park Leisure Centre, Sundays, 7-8pm
Applying for Wildcats funding for girls football at Noak Hill Sports Complex
Raphael Park Tennis Club are using the Noak Hill Sports Complex courts on Tues eve over the winter so they can continue playing under floodlights
Winter League Matches – Broxhill Junior’s had a bye. HDSA had a win. There is a novelty shoot in early December and their Christmas dinner on Wed 28th Nov.
Everyone Active - Havering Tennis Club
Now closed season and starting winter training. Only I event left ‘A Wooden Rackets Tournament’ for charity.
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.
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