February Half Term Success!
This February half term saw over 350 children and young people taking part in a variety of sport and activity sessions located all across the borough.
Parkour / Free Running proved very popular with Team Kinetix and the Above Parkour organisations delivering to an enthusiastic group of youngsters across two days. Due to the success, we have since established a weekly club that will take place at Harrow Lodge Park every Monday evening starting this April.
Athletics was another huge hit where coaches Jo, Jordan and Peter helped the athletes build from the momentum of the Friday afternoon sessions held in the lead up to half term. It was great to see lots of potential future Olympians taking part and enjoying themselves.
Josh from VIP HQ came and delivered a really positive self-defence course for young women. This was well attended and the ladies walked away feeling both confident and educated on how to handle themselves in various scenarios that could arise whilst out and about in the community.
Wednesday’s Female Futsal and Open Futsal sessions at Bower Park Academy drew many passionate participants and we witnessed some amazing displays of fancy footwork, teamwork and great goal scoring over the course of the day.
We also added two brand new sports to the schedule: American Football and Fencing – both receiving extremely encouraging feedback. Attendees worked with the Essex Spartans and Little Musketeers to gain more knowledge on these unique sports and to simply have a go. The American Footballers left feeling elated with their awesome official jerseys as a keepsake.
Netball at Frances Bardsley was a smash with many young ladies working on their skills, drills, attack and defence as well as taking part in fabulous game play to finish the day.
The West Ham Football Camp was as prevalent as ever with spaces filling up in just a matter of days. Beautiful, summer-like weather (in the middle of February!) also proved perfect for optimum playing conditions. We are excited to be able to offer this extremely valuable opportunity every half term holiday going forward.
Over in the disability sport sector, we held some fun activity sessions at the YMCA and MyPlace Centres, Athletics at Abbs Cross and Swimming at Sapphire in Romford. It was nice to see some new faces as well as regulars in attendance.
A big THANK YOU goes out to all of our coaching staff, partners and the facilities for working extremely hard and doing such a great job teaming up with us to produce a fun-filled portfolio of sport and exercise this past week. Regular weekly sessions are back up and running so we hope to see you at one (or more) of those.
We are now preparing for the Easter holiday, working on an action-packed roster for our community. Be sure to check the School Holiday Activities tab on the Havering Active website for schedules and booking links.
- Your Sports Development Team
Inclusive Training Course - Hockey
FREE training course to deliver disability-inclusive hockey sessions! See flyer below for details.
School Soccability Festival
Our partners over at Essex County FA are running a School Soccability Festival for children with S.E.N.D. See flyer below for details - lots of fun to be had!
Royals Phab Youth Club
New all-inclusive Youth Club coming this January!
For those aged 10 - 25, disabled and non-disabled young people - come along and have a go. Activities to include: Dodgeball, Table Cricket, Dance, Drama and Music. There will be a chance to go on trips and gain qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award!
Opening night: Wednesday 9th January at Rainham Royals Youth Centre from 4.30 - 6pm.
For more info phone: 01245 264 783
October Half Term Success
This October Half Term saw close to 300 children and young people taking part in a variety of sports sessions all across the borough.
Parkour / Free Running proved very popular with Brad and Team Kinetix delivering another smash of a session for our youth. We are now working on developing a club where participants can come along every week and practice.
Athletics was another huge hit where coaches helped build from the success of the weekly sessions held in the lead up to half term. It was great to see lots of future Olympians taking part and enjoying themselves.
Muay Thai Boxing was fun and furious at the Battlefield Gym in Romford. Lots of fast fists and feet on the day! We were pleased to add this new activity to our roster and see it doing so well.
The back-to-back Handball and Futsal sessions at Bower Park Academy drew many enthusiastic participants and we witnessed some amazing hand and foot work coming from both boys and girls who came out to play.
Netball at Frances Bardsley was a smash with many young ladies working on their skills, drills, attack and defence as well as taking part in awesome game play to finish the day.
The West Ham Football camp was as popular as ever with sessions booking to capacity very very quickly. We had our biggest turnout to date and found ourselves lucky with the cool, calm weather on the day. Perfect playing conditions!
We rounded out the week with an indoor rock climbing session at the YMCA.
Over in Para Sport, we held Multi-Sport sessions at Chafford, the YMCA and MyPlace Centres, Athletics at Hornchurch Stadium, Swimming and Ice Skating at Sapphire in Romford. It was wonderful to see some new faces as well as regulars in attendance at each of these.
A big THANK YOU goes out to all our coaching staff, partners and facilities for working extremely hard and doing such a great job teaming up with us to produce a fun-filled portfolio of sport and exercise this past week.
We can confirm that regular weekly sessions are now back up and running after a short break so we hope to see you at one (or more) of those.
We are now planning February half term and working on even more action-packed activities for the community. Be sure to check the School Holiday Activities tab on this website for schedules and booking links within the new year.
- Havering Sports Development Team