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 Hornchurch Cricket Club on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for Aug & Dec).

Membership is free and open to sports clubs within the borough. We also have bursaries to give if applicants meet the criteria. Our prestigious sports awards are held in February each year with ALL clubs and schools in the borough invited to submit their applications.

Membership of the Sports Council is open to all sports organisations and/or individuals operating or intending to operate in the Borough.

Each sport organisation/individual accepted for membership shall pay an affiliation fee(free 2024) Each sport organisation shall be entitled to nominate two delegates to attend meetings. 

By joining, you will receive a monthly invite to our meetings, which you may or may not decide to act upon. Meetings are held at 8pm , Hornchurch Cricket Club off the Hornchurch Road, by the Leisure Centre.
We aim to help the borough and clubs by
  •  Assessing the sporting needs of the London Borough of Havering 
  •  Assisting with information of available sporting facilities throughout the borough
  • To assist Havering Council or any other authority requiring assistance by advising on the collective opinions of local sports interests for the future planning for sports facilities
  • To encourage schools, school leavers and youth to participate in sport
  • To consider and take action as deemed necessary on reports and recommendations from other organisations concerning the interest of sport.
  • To assist where necessary in organising events to further sporting interests in the borough

Advantages of belonging to Havering Sports Council:

  • Opportunity to promote your club 
  • Free first aid, health and safety and child protection courses run by the borough. 
  • Havering Sports Council is an organisation to which you may bring your Club's concerns and problems, to see if we can assist. This would be by attending meetings and putting your views across to other clubs and your elected councillors. 
  • The Sports Council organises and promotes the annual Havering Sports Awards.
  • The Sports Council is called upon to comment on Lottery applications.
  • Bursaries are available for individuals when finance allows
  • Listing on the website.


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Havering Sports Council held a well attended annual general meeting on Tuesday evening at Hornchurch Cricket Club's HQ in Harrow Lodge Park.  The evening commenced with a complimentary buffet, after which guest speaker Councillor Gillian Ford, Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Borough's sports, leisure and recreation, gave an interesting talk, after which she answered questions from the floor.
Members showed their satisfaction with Officers by re-electing :
Chairman : Melvin Wallace
Vice Chairman : Graham Goddard
Hon.Treasurer :Myron Lipson
Membership Secretary : Kay Hamilton-Goddard
Minutes Secretary : Jayne Hickie
Web Site Administrator : Dave Keeley
Schools Liaison Officer : Jack Robson
Two office holders stepped down : Dave Keeley and Lisa Gaskin, who were both thanked by Chairman Melvin Wallace for serving with distinction as Hon. Secretary and Social Media Secretary respectively.  Elected as new Social Media Secretary was Jack Robson, with former Havering Councillor Ciaran White taking over as Hon. Secretary.  Mr White is well known on the local sports scene as organiser of successful Havering half-marathons.  
Sports Council President, Mr. Jeremy West MBE, wasn't up for re-election as he serves a 3-years term, which is now in its final year.

The Havering Sports Council Sports Awards were held on Monday February 5 Upminster Golf Club. As always the competition was tough in each category and it was an achievement in itself to be nominated at the awards, but there could only be one winner. The runners up and winners of each category together with their commendations are shown here.

Following the presentations, attendees were treated to a buffet sponsored by  McDonalds Restaurants of Romford.