More than 125 young people and children got involved in the October half term activities. We ran a youth sport basketball camp, two football camps and a parkour session for first-timers. Over in the disability sport sector we had swimming, a multi-sport event, more football and an arts/music session. Central Park Leisure Centre, Chafford Sport Complex, Brittons Academy, Hornchurch Leisure Centre, Fairkytes and the Robert Beard Centre each hosted one (or more) of the activities on offer. Everyone Active, West Ham United, Essex Cricket, Five Star Basketball and MyPlace staff all worked with Havering Health & Sports Development to ensure that venues and activities were tailored to the needs of the participants.
Some of the feedback from the young people and parents of the children:
"Kids both told me they enjoyed today, so thanks to you and your team for always making us feel so welcome."
"These sessions helped get my kids up off the couch and out of the house these holidays."
"I always enjoy coming along, meeting new people, working on new skills and having fun with coaches."
We look forward to hosting our children and young people again this Christmas!
Para Sport Survey
We recently asked our past participants a variety of questions about the Para Active Multisport Club to help us gather feedback for the new schedule heading into 2017/2018. Here are some of the results:
70% rated the quality of sport options we had in 2017 as an 8/10 or higher.
(Activities included: football, tennis, archery, dance, wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, boccia and wheelchair cricket)
61% rated the venue as an 8/10 or higher and 42% selected Noak Hill Sport Complex as the ideal new location.
(Other sites included: Hornchurch Sports Centre, Abbs Cross, Rainham Royals and Central Park Leisure Centre)
69% rated Tuesday as the ideal day of the week with 46% agreeing 5 - 6pm as preferable.
Physical Activity Referral Scheme
Havering’s Physical Activity Referral Scheme is now delivered by Everyone Active. The scheme offers support and advice to help increase physical activity levels for those with certain medical conditions
What is Exercise Referral?
An Exercise Referral is a specific and formalised programme whereby a medical professional refers a patient to a fitness programme, often based within the community. It is not the same as a ‘recommendation’ to exercise. A formal agreement will exist between the referrer and the exercise project. Usually (though not exclusively) run by local authority leisure centres, they will typically ensure a 12 week supervised programme of physical activity tailored to suit the needs of the referrer and the referred client, with a view to improving their state of health.
For full details of the programme and conditions eligible for referral contact Sandra or Julie on 01708 454 135
Walking for Health
The latest WFH programme runs from October until March 2017
We walk 6 days a week and have walks to support all types of walkers. Walks vary in length from 30 - 90 minutes and are graded from easy to hard. There are also longer walks run outside of Walking For Health for those looking for an extra challenge. Walking for Health Qualified Walk Leaders are always there to assist and advise on all walks.
Everyone is welcome and the walks are FREE!
Please see our attached programme for times, dates and meeting points. There is no need to book, just come along on the day you want to join us. We recommend that everyone starts with an ‘easy’ walk. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to allow for registration.
Click the image or visit https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/havering-walking-for-health for full details