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).

FREE Great British Tennis Weekend at Everyone Active Havering Tennis Club

Try Tennis For free with Everyone Active Havering Tennis Club at Noak Hill Sports Complex as part of the LTA Great British Tennis Weekend on Saturday 21st July 2018, 10am to 5pm.  Free coaching for juniors and adults will be available as well as fun and competitive games/matches, a fastest serve competition, rally with the coach competition and a display of tennis rackets through the ages!  To book go to www.lta.org.uk/gbtw


Havering Sports Council (on behalf of Havering Council) have handed out £700 to assist sports persons in the borough

Sports that have benefited from this assistance are:


The next round of bursaries will be in November – application forms can be found under the heading ‘Documents Download’ on this website

On TIME FM (107.5FM) each Thursday at 7 p.m. 
The station will endeavour to mention what's coming-up locally.
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 Romford Rifle and Pistol Club

Romford Rifle and Pistol Club hosted the Essex County Open Championships on Sunday 13 May 2018. Everyone that attended had a good shoot and Romford members did quite well with our club Captain, Chris Ingram, winning the overall competition to become Essex County Champion.

HDSA/Broxhill Archers

Looking forward to the sporting event on 28th July run by Benfleet Lions. It was noted that it is a free day apart from the considerable expense of travel.

 Hornchurch Cricket Club

League positions:              

1st Xl p9 won 4 D2 lost 3 currently 5th

2nd Xl p8 won 5 lost 2 Aband 1 currently 1st

3rd Xl p7 won 4 lost 2 D 1 Currently 3rd

4th Xl p7 won 3 lost 3 D 1 currently 4th                

5th Xl p8 won 4 lost 2 D 1 Aband 1 currently 4th

S.N.E.L. T20 won 2. Are in Semi Finals on Sunday 1st July against Brentwood. Also in 3rd round league cup away to Woodford Wells and also in 3rd round Conference Cup home to Ealing. Lost to Finchley in 3rd round National Cup. Essex Foundation T20 won 2 and 3 more games to play in group.

U9 P2 won 1 lost 1, U11 P6 won 4 lost 2, U13 P3 won 2 lost 1, U15 P5 won 3 lost 2, U16 P 4 won 2 lost 2.

The new dressing rooms are now completed and in use.

Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club

Havering-atte-Bower CC played four league games. 1st team won 2, lost 2, 5th in div 2. 2nd team lost 4,10th in div 7. Saturday morning all Stars cricket for juniors is going well. On Sunday 27th May we hosted a game against AFC Hornchurch in memory of Peter Butcher. Havering won. This Sunday, 1stJuly we hold our open/fun day. It starts at 12.00 all welcome to come enjoy some games, visit some stalls, make a donation, enjoy a burger and a drink, have some fun.

Preparing for summer holiday – programmes include: Noak Hill: Archery, Tennis, Netball, Football, Hockey and Multi Sports. Central Park: Disability Cricket sessions in partnership with Essex Cricket.

Hornchurch Sports Centre: Fit For Sport Summer camp and Netball camp.

New Basketball after school sessions for 6-8yr olds starting at Central Park Leisure Centre in July.

Re-launching the afterschool Trampoline sessions at Central Park Leisure Centre.

Term time and holiday time Swim 4 Confidence and Swim 4 Disability sessions at Sapphire Ice and Leisure.

Applied for Comic Relief funding for Sport or Confidence Programme, but unfortunately were unsuccessful – looking at alternative ways to implement the programme.

Evening Walking Netball sessions in partnership with WI and England Netball going well at Noak Hill, Wednesdays 7.30pm, open to all. Adult mixed netball tournament at Noak Hill, Thurs 19th July 6-9pm          

Summer of Fun Booklet out and available to book online.

Para Sport School holiday multi-sport sessions confirmed. Every 2nd Thursday (3 sessions total) -variety of sports and activities available. Applied for £1,905.00 from London Sport to run Para Athletics sessions this summer as a Satellite Club. Para Multi Sports Club up and running every Tuesday evening at YMCA (this stops after term finishes, holiday sessions replace). Para Football sessions confirmed to be starting up after summer to run weekly at Britton’s Academy in conjunction with West Ham and current Kicks programme. Working with other members of the Disability Steering Group to develop a Para Activities booklet which advertises all Para sessions (sport and other). Will need to apply for funding to cover costs.

 Youth Sport – Dodgeball Satellite Club running weekly at Royals. Kicks programme running weekly at Brittons Academy. School holiday Basketball (2x 3v3tournaments and skill/drill sessions. Football weekly with West Ham United. Currently in communication with Mark Gadsden and Youth services to develop street sport sessions. Ideas include a multi-sport club and parkour in the Central Park/Harold Hill area.

Us Girls - Applied for £2,625.00 from London Sport to deliver Us Girls basketball Satellite Club at Sacred Heart.

Looking to develop other female-friendly sessions in this area as it is lacking in options right now.

Re -LYG, we are currently 5th in the table after the weekend’s cycling, sailing and volleyball competitions. All teams are doing really well this year! This week is para athletics competition with students from Sanders, Frances Bardsley and potentially Bower Park Academy.

Havering Tennis Club

Tennis leagues have begun well with 8 wins and 2 draws. On 21st July there is a Great British Tennis Day from 10am -3pm.Junior coaching in the morning and adult coaching in the afternoon. A vintage racket display. Prizes to be won and other fun games and activities all free. There is to be a charity Table Tennis v Tennis in aid of First Step starting Oct/Nov for Table Tennis and Tennis in May 2019. Hoping to hold it at Noak Hill Centre.

SYM Sailing Club

Four members completed RYA sailing level 1 in June. Teddy Matthews achieved 6th place and Sam Milton-White 9th place in their age groups in the London Youth Games. Thurrock branch of the National Autism Society visited on 24th June for a day’s sailing. We have a weekend sailing on the River Blackwater in July, camping overnight at Stone Sailing Club and RYA level 2 courses in July / August.

 Havering Athletic Club

Javelin thrower Max Law has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European U18 Championships in Hungary from 5-8 July. Club athletes won 25 medals, including 15 gold, at the recent Essex Schools Championships. Following this a record number of 15 club athletes have been selected to compete in the English Schools Championships on 13th/14th July. Shandell Taylor won silver in the long jump at the recent England Athletics U20 Championships.

The men's British League team are in a promotion position after 2 of their 4 fixtures. The UK Women's League team also have promotion chances after their opening fixture. The Eastern Young Athletes League team are top of the league, as are the Youth Development League U17-U20 team. U13s-15s are 3rd in the Southern Premier Division. 2 club sprint relay teams - the U13 girls and U15 girls have been invited to compete in the Club Connect Relays at the Anniversary Games Diamond League meeting on Sunday 22nd July at the Olympic stadium.

Havering 90 Joggers/Parkrun

 A group is travelling to an event at Bournemouth using the Ford Community Bus. Free to use.

Midweek 5 miles on 12th June in Raphael Park. 300 runners mainly from East London Clubs. Looking forward to the Spitfire Scramble 24 hour race in Hornchurch Country Park where we have a number of teams.

Parkruns in Harrow Lodge, Raphael Park and Harrow Lodge Juniors have all broken attendance records recently.

London Sport

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

 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. 

 Havering Tri

 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

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.

Upminster Hockey Club

Nothing to report in the ‘closed season’ except that the AGM is taking place this week.