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Waterlooville Bowling Club Update

23rd February, 2021
"Thank you to Havant Borough Council for the grant to purchase equipment for juniors. Sadly as we received it so we went into lockdown, however the money is ringfenced and the equipment will be purchased once we are able to offer bowling once again, and continue to promote junior bowling.

During lockdown the club has been busy building an extension to the clubhouse. Funding of £134,000 was obtained from Sports England, Havant Borough Council and Hampshire County council. The work started in the summer and was completed just before Christmas. A couple of volunteer members have been in completing the internal decoration. We now have locker rooms three times the size of the old ones as well as fully compliant disabled facilites and a fabulous meeting room upstairs. It is also hoped to have a club bar as well.

The aim is to encourage more social activities for the members, not just bowling!! With these enhanced facilities we are hoping we encourage use from community groups as there is a lack of suitable facilites in the area. I am attaching photos showing the old and new clubhouse! As you can see a great improvement. You must come over and have a look, once allowed!

Waterlooville Bowling Club"

This grant was awarded by the Havant Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA), a partnership group that seeks to increase opportunities for local people to be more active, and their 'Thinking and Delivering Differently Fund', at our own Sports Awards last year.

The fund was made available to support local sports clubs and organisations to deliver something new, engage new audiences or to support promotional opportunities. Organisations were invited to consider making applications for new and innovative projects up to the value of £500 that will improve the lives of Havant borough residents through sport and physical activity.

A great way to find out more about Waterlooville Bowling Club is to subscribe to their newsletter, the COVID-19 TIMES, and a bumper crop of three whole issues can be accessed below to get you started!
Fortnightly Newsletter 16
Fortnightly Newsletter 17
Fortnightly Newsletter 18


Sign up to the Sport and Physical Activity Alliance

5th June, 2021
"A support system for local sport is looking for new organisations to join an alliance.

The Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) works to grow and enhance sport and exercise at all levels across the borough.

The SPAA is comprised of sporting, health and fitness bodies that take a collaborative approach to improving participation, increasing physical activity and securing funding.

Havant Borough Council, which co-ordinates the group, is looking for new members to take part.

Cllr Gwen Robinson, Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet Lead for Housing, Communities and CIL, said: “The SPAA is all about working collaboratively to provide a support system for sport and physical activity in the borough of Havant.

“We are working in partnership with like-minded organisations to help secure funding and encourage participation in all levels of physical activity.

“The meetings, held quarterly, are great opportunities to step back, see the big picture and tackle issues faced across the physical activity spectrum.”

Organisations ideal for the SPAA are regional and national sporting associations, health bodies, charities, facilities and those who have a professional role to play in enabling physical activity.

If you are interested in finding out more contact Maddison Borlase-Bune, Community Sport and Leisure Officer for Havant Borough Council at:"


Bev's November Update

11th November, 2020
In our vice-president's November address, she talks about an Energise Me and Sport England investment project, and the arrangements for the next committee meeting!



23rd February, 2021
"This is ABA Coach Mike Spencer who beat Prostate Cancer last year (he went into remission in December 2020) and then went on to inspire all of his coaching and admin colleagues at The Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy to run, walk and cycle the month of January 2021 with him in aid of Prostate Cancer. As a number of the coaches are also retained firemen at the Hayling Fire Station and know Mike, all the Firefighters also joined in (some clocking up over 100 miles!) and together raising over £5000 for Prostate Cancer U.K.

However, Mike’s main message is to all men over 50 reminding them to get tested for Prostate Cancer as he had absolutely no idea he had it until he was tested himself.
Congratulations to Mike who completed the distance and also raised well over £1000 personally.

Mark Coates
Heart of Hayling Boxing Club"


Havant Borough Council CIL Funding 2020

15th August, 2020
"Dear Havant Sports Contacts,

Do you have a community project that needs additional funding? We may be able to support you.

Havant Borough Council has funding available to distribute to local groups and service providers, or councillors on their behalf.

Bids are invited between 19 August and 30 September 2020.

Funds are from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which is a charge paid by developers, mostly from the building of new homes. Funds are designed to support projects which deliver new or improved services and facilities to the local community.

More information can be found on our website at Here you will find a downloadable bidding form, additional information on the bidding requirements and CIL more generally.

Forms must be returned by Wednesday, 30 September 2020 to

Decisions regarding this round of funding bids will be taken by the Council in February 2021 with successful bidders notified shortly afterwards.

The next round of CIL funding bids will be invited in the summer of 2021.

If you have any queries about bid requirements, the form or the levy in general please get in touch using

Your local councillors and / or the Council’s community team may also be able to provide assistance with the process. The team can be contacted using

Due to Covid-19 working arrangements we are unable to provide a phone number at present, but if you drop us a quick line with your contact number, we will be happy to call you back and discuss your query.

Kind regards,

Matthew Tyler
Community Sport and Leisure Officer
Community Team, Havant Borough Council"


Bev's September Update

23rd September, 2020
In our vice-president's September address, she talks about the Walking for Health network to get more women active, and Pompey Womens' new partnership with Havant & Waterlooville Football Club!



1st July, 2020
Alice Masterman grew up learning to sail in Chichester Harbour. Continued success in the 29er class meant she found herself travelling the country and competing at international events with fellow Emsworth sailor Ruth Allan. They achieved 3 national titles together and 2 Bronze World medals. From the 29er, Alice transitioned to the 49er FX with new partner Vikki Payne, giving it their best shot to learn the boat and compete against the best in the world. In September 2018 Alice was awarded a place on the British Sailing Team sailing with Bella Fellows and since then they have been training hard to climb up the rankings. The postponed 2020 Olympics means they are training in Weymouth pushing towards 2021. They see this as a great development opportunity with the overall aim of going to the 2024 Olympics and winning gold for Great Britain.

Alice had been looking forward to coaching lots of aspiring young sailors this summer, but the Coronavirus has meant that all the planned events have been cancelled. In the meantime, Alice is working hard to maintain her fitness levels as well as working locally to help raise the funds she so desperately needs in order to achieve her ambitions.

Havant Borough Sports Association is very proud to be supporting Alice and wish her all the very best in the future – we will be watching and cheering her on!

Grant application forms and details are available here.


Bev's July Update

8th July, 2020
In our vice-president's July address, she talks about available grants, free online learning opportunities, tips for all ages on how to stay active during lockdown, and an update on how future meetings will be held!


Bev's March Update

6th March, 2020
In our vice-president's March address, she talks about the passing Sports Awards, available grants, our new website, and an important date change for the next meeting!


Bev's May Update

12th May, 2020
In our vice-president's May address, she talks about the proposed new reservoir, emergency funding during COVID-19, available grants, our new website, and an important update on the next meeting!


2019 Sports Awards Results

12th February, 2020
Congratulations to all the winners of the 40th Havant Borough Sports Awards - a great evening of sporting celebration!! Many thanks to BBC Radio Solent's Andy Moon for hosting the awards and to our sponsors:
Havant Borough Council, Horizon Leisure Centres, Alan Mak, Edwards Insurance Brokers, KonSept Fitness, Havant & South Downs College, Sticky Wicket, and Waitrose Havant. See some great photos from the night in our gallery!


Sports Association Win in Community Matters

29th February, 2020 
A huge thank you to Waitrose & Partners for including us in their Waitrose Community Matters green token scheme and their kind donation.


Bev's November Update

6th November, 2019
In our vice-president's November address, she talks about the upcoming Sports Awards, available grants, and a upcoming cricket event.


Bev's January Update

13th January, 2020
In our vice-president's January address, she talks about the upcoming Sports Awards, our participation in a Waitrose scheme, a new public speaking initiative, and available grants.


2019 Hampshire Sports Conference

31st July, 2019
Havant Borough Council would like to invite YOU to the Hampshire Sports Conference, taking place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at the Public Service Plaza, Havant, PO9 2AX, starting at 5.30pm.

The event, as introduced by Gail Emms MBE, focuses on “Thinking and Delivering Differently” with an opportunity to hear from experts on marketing, engaging audiences and coaching.

Please see the attached poster for details.

To find out more and to book your place, please visit:

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


2019 Sports Awards

20th October, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the ANNUAL HAVANT BOROUGH SPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS will be held on Thursday 6th February, from 7:30 pm at the Horizon Sports Centre, Havant!

Please click on the link below for the form. Note that due to feedback from previous years, we have now streamlined our application process for this year, with a single general form that can be used to apply for any category. The guidelines for nominees are also included in this new general form. Please drop by our Facebook page and let us know what you think of the change!

2019 Sports Awards Nomination Form

The categories for this year are;

Junior Sportsman of Year

Junior Sportswoman of Year

Senior Sportsman of Year

Senior Sportswoman of Year

Veteran Sportsman of Year

Veteran Sportswoman of Year

Junior Disability Sportsperson

Senior Disability Sportsperson

Junior Team of the Year (U18)

Senior Team of the Year

Coach Award

Young Volunteer Award

Service to Sport

Special Merit Award

Club of the Year

Official of the Year



Grant Application Form

7th November, 2015
A new grant application form has been added to the Grant page.


SPAA Report July 2016

29th September, 2016
Please click here to view the SPAA report from July 2016.


Learn more about some of our clubs here!


Our featured club this quarter is Waterlooville Bowling Club.

Who are We?

"Waterlooville Bowling club is based in Jubilee Park Waterlooville and was established in 1933. It has progressed from being a game played on grass to a game played on carpet meaning it can be played all year round! The only time it cannot be played is when there is thick ice, or snow. Members are used to wearing their long johns!!"

What we Do?

"Five years ago the club had a vision of modernising the facilities, and in 2019 a new playing carpet was installed and in 2020 the club house was extended thanks to funding from Havant Borough Council, Sports England and Hampshire County Council. It now has locker rooms 3 times the size with fully compliant disabled facilities and a well laid out meeting room upstairs which the club would be willing to hire out."


What are We?

"Playing Bowls has many health benefits and is recommended by health professionals as it improves fitness, co-ordination and skill development. It increases confidence and mental wellbeing as well as the opportunity to make new friends and have fun! The aims of Waterlooville Bowling Club are for players to enjoy bowling in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere."

Why join Us?

"Before the pandemic the club was in the process of organising games for juniors. Boys Brigade, Scouts and Guides had attended for a few sessions and loved it. The idea was to begin a junior section with training aids purchased from the funding awarded to the club by the Havant Sports Association. As soon as we are allowed we this will be pursued. We already have the Guides contacting us to ask when it will start!!"

"We welcome new players and will be offering taster sessions as soon as the Covid restrictions allow. Give it a go and get fitter and have fun! Contact us. Our website: Facebook: WBC bowls email: Club mobile: 07823 887623"


Our featured club this quarter is Hayling Island Sailing Club.

Who are We?

"Hayling Island Sailing club may be one of the leading competitive clubs in the UK as one of only four RYA coastal Centres of Excellence. However, for many of its 3,000 members it is also a place that holds fond memories of times spent with loved ones whilst learning a new skill on some of Britain’s best sailing waters."

What we Do?

"When people join HISC, they often stay for life and make lifelong friendships. The activities on offer at HISC embrace all ages. There is fun and engaging water-based events for toddlers through to adults, a special Women on Water initiative as well as an exciting and competitive dinghy racing and cruiser scene for anyone willing to give it a go."


Where are We?

"HISC sits in a stunning location at the entrance to Chichester Harbour with access to the water at all states of the tide. With a modern clubhouse, panoramic views, beaches, picnic areas as well as a barista café, snack bar, large bar and restaurant there is always something going on."

Why join Us?

"Whether singles, couples or families of all ages, keen to enjoy great sailing, a vibrant social scene, amazing surroundings and make lifelong friendships - there really is something for everyone – see how you can immerse yourself in club life by visiting /joining or call the office on 02392 463768."


Our featured club this quarter is Havant & Waterlooville Swimming Club.

Who are We?

"We are a competitive community swimming club that enables all our swimmers to participate in and enjoy the sport of swimming. Whatever your ability, we will provide the opportunities throughout the year for you to train and compete, both as an individual and as part of a successful swimming team."

What we Do?

"Our professional coaching team works to help all members, whether they be 8 year olds starting their swimming journey, through to adults returning to swimming. The club is focussed on the individual needs of the swimmers, ensuring that they receive the best possible support to reach their full potential and long term development."


What have We Done?

"This friendly formula has worked well since the club was formed in October 1991 and with it has come great success. With national, regional and county champions numbered among our membership, our club continues to go from strength to strength. Those national champions also include masters and para-swimmers, and the club is friendly and welcoming to all."

Why join Us?

"Whether you choose to swim for fun and enjoyment, health and fitness or aspire to be a world champion, Havant & Waterlooville Swimming Club is the club for you."





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