Romford Rifle and Pistol Club

The Essex Championships were held at Colchester this month and we had 10 entrants with a number of successes.

The winner was Geoff Webb who is County Champion 2019. Junior Champion was Edward McKee. The winner of C Class was Phil Oates. Three of the Pairs trophies went to Geoff Webb, Phil Oates and Jake Howe.

Havering Athletics Club

Club athletes won well over 60 medals, 25 of them gold at the recent Essex Track & Field Championships – one of the club's best ever results. 

League fixtures have seen the Eastern Young Athletes Team win their 2nd match to top the table. The Youth Development League U13s & U15s are on course to retain their place as one of the top 6 teams in the south after 2 of the 4 Premier Division fixtures, while the Southern Athletics league senior team won their most recent fixture.

The Club's Masters (M35 age group) team was an excellent 6th in the British Masters Road Relay championship at Sutton Park, Birmingham.

Tom Pitkin (Brunel University) won 400m silver in the British Universities Championships. On the International front Jessica Mitchell took individual gold and led the England team to bronze in the European U20 5k Road Championships in Italy, and Max Law (javelin) and Mayi Hughes (triple jump) gained their first GB U20 vest at the Loughborough International. 
Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun

14 members competed in the London Marathon. We organized a water table and had 3 runners taking part in the Halstead Marathon.

The Greenbelt relay was held over 2 days and 220 miles around London. 11 runners ran one leg on each day.

On June 4th we look forward to our annual 5 mile race in Raphael Park. Harrow Lodge Park Run had 250 runners.

LBH Sports development  

London Youth Games – with trials and qualifiers in full swing we are currently 3rd in the overall standings. Culminating in finals weekend on 6th/7th July.

 Mini Marathon results were very good – Abigail Ives winning her category. 2 team golds and 2 team bronze across the 6 categories.

 May half term booking going well with some really popular courses like Golf and Football camp.

 Disability cricket event at Havering College (Quarles Campus) linked to cricket world cup – Thursday 13th June.

 Applied for funding for £5k to run sessions to target at risk young people - Mayor of London Activities Fund.

  Planning summer program and dance program for a Sept start.

  We saw over 400 participants on our Easter program.

  New Hornchurch Sports Centre progressing well, pools being dug, steel framework being erected starting in the next week or two. External drainage works are commencing this week that will see a traffic light system in operation on the roads around the existing centre. These works are unavoidable, and are likely to cause some disruption for which we apologise in advance.

 Chafford Sports Complex – Council withdrawing from managing the Complex on Friday evening. Facility being handed back to school – pool and gym will not continue. Work is underway on a feasibility for a new sports centre in the south of the borough with a report expected to go to members for a decision in the Autumn.

Everyone Active

   May half term holiday activity programme uptake has been low, planning for Summer holiday programme  underway.

   Junior Badminton Programme launched at Central Park Leisure Centre with free trial sessions.

Sporting Champions School Sports event for schools (year 4&5) at Noak Hill Sports Complex on Tues 25th June -  an opportunity for children to try a range of sports activities and meet our sporting champions.

   Adult Mixed Netball Tournament taking place at Noak Hill on Thurs 20th June

   Noak Hill Sports Complex open day being organised for Sat 20th July

   Exercise sessions for people with dementia in partnership with Havering Memory Service starting at Central Park Leisure Centre in June

   Pilot Weight Management Programme has finished – 10 participants completed and 9 lost weight – looking to  develop the programme further.

SYM Sailing Club

Bradwell Quay Yacht Club visited to try dinghy sailing and we have been invited to return and sail on their Yachts.

11 Scouts from 6th Romford did their Scout sailing Level 1 Badge and will be returning to do Level 2. This was as part of the On Board Scheme that offers sailing to local Youth Groups. We have made an associate membership between us and Hornchurch and Upminster District Scout Association.

They will bring up to 6 scouts and a leader to try sailing on Sundays. We have RYA L1 and 2 courses running for members on 16th and 23rd June.