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 - Club athletes won over 40 medals, 21 of them gold, at the recent Essex County Championships. Max Law broke the championship record in the Under javelin and his result was judged to be the best overall performance at the Championships.
All league competitions are now underway & the highlights are a very big win for the Eastern Young Athletes League squad in their opening fixture, with their largest points total for many years, and a win for the senior Southern Athletic League team in their home fixture last weekend (Sunday 21st May). - England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones, and London Regional Council Chair and Board Member Peter Crawshaw visited a training night at club recently and were full of praise for what they saw.
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun - The planning team are just putting the finishing touches to the plans for the annual Midweek 5 miles race in Raphael Park on June 6. This year funds raised will be donated to St Francis Hospice. Club member, Paul Freedman MBE who died recently at the age of 92, was a great fund-raiser for them.
- Last weekend club members ran as a team in the Green Belt Relay, which is a 22-leg race of about 220 miles around the periphery of London and is held over Saturday and Sunday. Usually one of the back runners, the H90J team came last this year. - Club members will take part in the annual Spitfire Scramble in July, which takes place in Hornchurch Country Park. This is a 24 hour challenge, which can be completed in teams, duos or solo with 7 or 8 teams from the club taking part.
-Harrow Lodge Parkrun has recently seen more than 150 runners taking part which has broken the previous attendance record. Raphael Park Parkrun frequently sees more than 200 participants with a record breaking 250 runners recently. Harrow Lodge junior park run is also doing well with 50-60 taking part regularly with more expected now the football season has ended.
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