Walking Netball Havering
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.
From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.
Women thelength of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball.
London Youth Games Swimming Silver
Rheanna Oberius from La Salette Catholic Primary School represented London Borough of Havering today Wednesday 07/06/17 at the LYG Paragames swimming competition at Beckenham Spa and leisure centre. She competed in the 25m Junior Backstroke event and won a silver medal in the time 35:47. Havering BTO Michelle Gustavsen said, "Rheanna did an amazing performance winning a silver medal today. She had brought her parents along for support and they all had a good day."
London Youth Games Update
Havering Hurricanes Kayak Team competed in both slalom and sprint at Saturday 3rd June at London Watersports Centre. The team represented by Ruby Munday, Lewis Coleman, Rachel Knight and Regan Harvey from Stubbers performed well in both events landing an overall 7th place in Slalom. The afternoon saw the Kayak sprint event where we had 3 kayakers qualifying for the finals in their age categories. Ruby Munday came out on top winning a gold medal in 69 seconds
BTO Michelle Gustavsen said: "Team Manager Charlotte Spearing have done a great job coaching the Kayak team this year. We are all really proud of the whole team’s performance. To top it up with a gold medal in the Female junior race was a great finish to a long day of races. We are very fortunate to have so many talented young athletes in the borough across various sports."
Our Volleyball team from Marshalls park school came 9th overall equalling last year’s
position which meant that Havering is currently top 8th overall before this weekend’s competitions at Redbridge Sports Centre.
This Girl Can!
The Havering This Girl Can/Us Girls programme is back for 2017 with lots of physical activities for women and girls in Havering. The programme, coordinated by Gaynor Spong, is aimed at those who may want to get into sport but just aren't sure how. Please see the programme below and visit www.havering.gov.uk/usgirls for more info
Satellite Club - Para Active
TUESDAYS 5-6pm @ YMCA
Havering Health and Sports Development started up a Disability Steering Group working with partners such as Positive Parents, Youth Service, YMCA, Local Clubs, Havering SENCO, School Sports Collective, Local Schools and Colleges to develop disability sport in the borough to develop disability sport in the borough. From the steering group and gathering feedback from children and parents of children with disabilities we have successful delivered holiday activities consisting of local clubs delivering taster sessions during our Para Active Event. Due to the success, we were able to secure funding from London Sport to deliver our Para Active Sessions as a weekly satellite club based at the YMCA where local clubs have been invited to deliver block sessions to introduce our participants to all the sporting opportunities in the borough. This also provides them with exit routes to feed in to once they have established an interest and built their confidence with the instructor and sport (one of the common barriers in participating in sporting activities).