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We keep records of some of our articles so you can go back in time and see where we have come from!


Find all our old public news articles here!


Bev's May Update

1st May, 2024
In our vice-president's May newsletter, she highlights the recent successes of the South Hants Volleyball Club, and discusses arrangements for the upcoming Sports Association AGM.


Energise Me's May Update

15th May, 2024
In Energise Me's May newsletter, they talk about Mental Health Awareness Week and National Walking Month.


Special Olympics Athletic Training

22nd April, 2024
South East Hampshire Special Olympics are running athletics training on Monday evenings, specifically designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities.

During the summer, the sessions take place at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth, whilst over the winter, they are held at South Downs College in Waterlooville.

Anyone interested should email kenross@specialolympicssehampshire.com for more information.


Energise Me's Second April Update

30th April, 2024
In Energise Me's second April newsletter, they talk about the results of the Sport England Active Lives Survey, and point to resources available for Mental Health Awareness Week 2024.


Energise Me's Third March Update

8th March, 2024
In Energise Me's third March newsletter, they talk about the March top picks on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Activity Finders site, and the ongoing efforts of GoodGym to keep our beaches tidy.


Energise Me's First April Update

15th April, 2024
In Energise Me's first April newsletter, they highlight the April top picks on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Activity Finders site, and celebrate the first birthday of GoodGym Southampton.


Energise Me's First March Update

3rd March, 2024
In Energise Me's first March newsletter, they talk about funding opportunities for coaches, and new guidance on engaging in sport during Ramadan.


Energise Me's Second March Update

8th March, 2024
In Energise Me's second March newsletter, they celebrate International Women's Day, and talk about investing in the female workforce, and creating inclusive spaces for women.


Sports Awards Mentioned in The News

16th February, 2024
Writing in The News, Simon Toft talks about the Awards, with some words from honorary president Alan Mak.


Bev's March Update

1st March, 2024
In our vice-president's March address, she congratulates all the winners of the Sports Awards, thanks all those who helped make it happen, and provides details for the next meetings.


In this newsletter, we had put the next meeting date as the 11th of April, but this is now changed to the 4th of April!


Energise Me's December Update

8th December, 2023
In Energise Me's December newsletter, they talk about their Energising Christmas daily guide, and volunteer litter picks and overgrowth clearance with the GoodGym Southampton community team.


Energise Me's February Update

11th February, 2024
In Energise Me's February newsletter, they talk about the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Activity Finders, and suggest six strength-building exercises to help prevent falls in older adults.


Bev's October Update

31st October, 2023
In our vice-president's October address, she talks about the arrangements for the Sports Awards next year, funding available through the Hampshire Active Health Programme, and details for the next meetings.


Energise Me's November Update

7th November, 2023
In Energise Me's November newsletter, they talk about how to keep active as days get colder and shorter, and some events coming up with GoodGym Southampton.


Energise Me's First September Update

31st August, 2023
In Energise Me's first September newsletter, they talk about the recent government report on how to build a healthier nation.


Energise Me's Second September Update

12th September, 2023
In Energise Me's second September newsletter, they talk about National Fitness Day, some free fitness events coming up, and a Hampshire 'design your football kit' competition.


Energise Me's Second August Update

22nd August, 2023
In Energise Me's second August newsletter, they talk about some upcoming events on getting more active.


Sports Awards Sponsorship

28th August, 2023
Please find attached important information from Bev about sponsorship for the Sports Awards.


Energise Me's First August Update

2nd August, 2023
In Energise Me's first August newsletter, they present a physical activity calendar for the month, and links to the Hampshire School Games.


Get Up and Go Newsletter August 2023

9th August, 2023
"Hi and welcome to the August Get Up and Go news email!

Below are some updates / new activities we have coming in the next month. As usual, head over to Book Activities | Get up and go Havant for more information or to book on.

New Yoga class!

Feedback told us that you wanted more evening / weekend activities so we have a new Yoga class starting on Monday 11th September at 5:00pm with Jo!

Waterlooville Community Centre

Ladies that Lift!

Introduction to using weights courses

Due to their popularity, we are doing more courses at the Wellbeing Hub, Meridian centre, Havant

Monday 28th 12pm - 1pm
Saturday 2nd September 10am - 11am

Introduction to Bowls 6 week course

Due to the popularity of the last course we are doing another 6 week course!

Hayling Island Bowls club

Wednesday 23rd August
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Multi sports club new time

From Thursday 23rd August, our sports club will be on at the new time of 1:30pm - 2:30pm (previous time 2pm - 3pm)

Sports include cricket, New Age Kurling, Boccia and Table Tennis

Walking sports for all!

Whether you have a health condition or struggling with weight, all over 18's in the borough are welcome.

We have walking Netball and Walking Football sessions in the borough.


Our Get Up and Go Heritage and Nature walks are back on in September!

We also have which are part of the Ramblers association and run by volunteer walk leaders.

We are always looking for new leaders, if you interested email sophie.iles@havant.gov.uk

Sophie Iles
Physical Activity Project Officer
Havant Borough Council"


Bev's July Update

4th July, 2023
In our vice-president's July address, she highlights some of the charitable organisations offering grants and funding to sports clubs, and talks about the arrangements for the next committee meeting!


Energise Me's July Update

25th July, 2023
In Energise Me's July newsletter, they introduce a toolkit to get young people engaged in sports, and a new advice network for physical activity.


Energise Me's April Update

23rd April, 2023
In Energise Me's April newsletter, they talk about some inspiring stories of people getting active, and where you can go to get support keeping active with a health condition.


Energise Me's June Update

11th June, 2023
In Energise Me's June newsletter, they talk about some inspiring stories of people getting active, and how you can keep an activity calendar to stay active over the summer.


HEH Mind 2023 AGM

17th April, 2023
"You are invited to our 2023 AGM
Date: Thursday 4th May 2023
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Location: Leigh Park Baptist Church and online

What to expect?

Welcome from our Chair of Trustees
Updates on governing documents
Introduction to wellbeing and crisis services
Insights on recent campaigns and projects
Meet and talk with HEH Mind staff

Booking your place

Please do book your place; this helps with our logistics and catering planning.
All staff, volunteers, partners, supporters do need to book.
Please share this invitation and or the Eventbrite link with your network.

If you plan to attend in person, please book your place here.
If you plan to attend online, please book here.

Kind Regards 

Mike Craft (he/ him)
#MyNameIs pronounced: Mike

Head of Communications & Community Engagement

Lead for Equality & Diversity

Havant and East Hants Mind 

Leigh Park Community Centre, Hampshire, PO9 5BG"


Get Up and Go Newsletter April 2023

18th April, 2023 
"Dear all

Please see below 6 new Get Up and Go activities!

A reminder that activities are aimed at adults in the borough (over 18) with a mild to moderate mental or physical health condition. We pump prime the activities using funding from Hampshire County Council, they are lower cost than you would expect to pay outside of GUAG. Prices vary in terms of hall hire costs and overheads.

Head to www.getupandgohavant.com to book on any of the activities. Please remember to register first if you have not done this (you only have to do this form once!)

We hope to see you at some activities soon!

Beginners Stand up Paddle boarding sessions

2 hour beginner sessions charged at £15 (normal price £60) at Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island.

Sessions taking place May – July at various times.

Spaces are limited. 1 space per person, equipment included.

Coastal rowing open days and courses

Saturday open days to come and have a go for free!

We also have 6 x 6 week courses for beginners on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings

New inclusive Multi sports club on Thursdays, 2:00pm at Havant Leisure centre (in conjunction with Horizon Leisure)

Weekly activities include New Age Kurling, Table Tennis, Boccia and walking cricket / walking football. There is also a breakout area with tea and coffee. Carers welcome.

First session is FREE and then it is £2.20 a week. Dementia friendly 

Pilates at The Plaza!

New class starting on Tuesday 23rd May, at The Plaza, Havant.

This is a mixed ability class with beginners very welcome.

Class times are 12pm – 1pm and 1pm – 2pm

Sessions are £5 a week and your first session is FREE! Booking essential due to popularity. 

NEW Shorter walk at Staunton Country Park

(In conjunction with Dementia friendly Hampshire)

1 hour nature / heritage walk. Sensory elements (touching and smelling) of various woodland objects.

Last Tuesday of the month: 23rd May 27th June 25th July 22nd August 26th September

Nordic walking courses

2 x 6 week Nordic walking courses for beginners are starting in June at Staunton Country Park

Thursday evening courses 6:00pm starting on 22nd June

Saturday morning course 10:00am starting on 24th June

The courses are 6 weeks long and cost £10 for the whole course. Poles included 

Kind regards,
Sophie Iles
Physical Activity Project Officer
Havant Borough Council"


Bev's March Update

7th March, 2023
In our vice-president's March address, she reviews the Sports Awards, and talks about the arrangements for the next committee meeting!


Energise Me's March Update

23rd March, 2023 
In Energise Me's March newsletter, they talk about some inspiring stories of people getting active, an upcoming review of the achievements of women in coaching, and a job vacancy with the Energise Me team.


Link Up Youth Survey

19th February, 2023 
"As part of Link Up Leigh Park’s work, supporting 16-24 year olds in the area, we are asking for the input of young people for our Youth Survey (the attached poster has a QR code to access the survey). This survey asks what is important to 16-24 year olds and why. We have just commence the second phase of this survey and would really appreciate your support in spreading the word.

The aim is to use the results of the survey to establish a Youth Forum, where ideas are generated by young people in the borough of Havant and, through collaboration with statutory services, community groups and stakeholders, these ideas are supported to become a reality.

Phase 1 has given some extremely interesting results and in order to build on this, we need a broader input from 16-24 year olds. So, if you are able to assist by disseminating via your contacts, this would be amazing.

If convenient and / or appropriate, we would like to engage directly with young people who access your services. Please do let me know if there is a possibility of attending a meeting or training / support session where young people are present.

Thanks so much in advance
Vicky Halliday
Link Up Leigh Park Project Officer
Community Team, Havant Borough Council"


Get Up and Go Newsletter March 2023

4th March, 2023

Please see below 6 bits of latest news from Get Up and Go!

More activities coming in April!

As usual, head to https://www.getupandgohavant.com/ to book on activities.

See also - our other opportunities section and also get in touch if you're looking for an activity near you!

Get up and Go registrations

I have been working on the booking process for booking on to activities. These changes will make the booking system quicker and easier for you!

Some of the questions help us with reporting back on the project, we appreciate your assistance with this.

If you have not yet done our new registration form, we will require it for new bookings. Please head to the bookings page to complete it, it takes roughly 2 minutes to complete 😀


Our Get Up and Go wellbeing walks start again next week, Tuesday 7th March! These guided walks take place on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Alongside our Get Up and Go walks, there are also Wellbeing Walks in the borough (previously named Walking for Health). To find a walk near you click here. We would love more Wellbeing walks in the borough and have a FREE walk leader training course on Thursday 6th April, 1pm – 4pm at Staunton Country Park. Email Sophie.iles@havant.gov.uk to find out more.

Shiyong Tai Chi course (Qigong)
Few spaces remaining!

'Shiyong Tai Chi' classes deal with learning the underlying principles of Tai Chi & Qigong that are beneficial to health. Particularly suitable for stress management and deep relaxation.

Our course starts on Tuesday 18th April at 11:00am at Waterlooville Community Centre

The classes work out £5 a week (£40 course cost) Book here

2 x 4 week Beginners Coastal rowing course
Northney Marina

This 4-week course will give you a taster of rowing in several different coastal boats, while enjoying the lovely Chichester harbour waters

Wednesday evening course – starts 12th April 6pm to 8pm

Thursday morning course – starts 13th April 10am – 12pm

Only 6 spaces available at each so book quickly! 

Walking football taster session Monday 17th April 3pm to 4pm
Front Lawn Community Hub

Have you wanted to have a go at Walking Football but not known where to start? This is your chance!

This is a FREE taster session for complete newbies or returners to walking Football

After the session you will have the opportunity to sign up to a 5 week coached Walking Football course, starting the following week, Monday 24th April 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Lawn Bowls open day Saturday 18th March 10am to 12pm
Waterlooville Bowls club

Come and try your hand at Lawn Bowling down at the lovely Waterlooville Bowling Club!

Complete beginners or returners to bowls of all ages over 16 years welcome

If you enjoy this session there will be the opportunity to book on a 5 week course, starting the following Saturday, 25th March 10am - 12pm Visit this page to book on

Kind regards,
Sophie Iles
Physical Activity Project Officer
Havant Borough Council"


Bev's January Update

1st January, 2023 
In our vice-president's January address, she talks about how to become a Mind Ambassador, the upcoming Sports Awards, and the arrangements for the next committee meeting!


Get Up and Go Newsletter February 2023

4th February, 2023
"Good morning!

I thought I would send you a monthly update on Get Up and Go Havant so you can see how things are going and what is coming up!

As usual, head to https://www.getupandgohavant.com/ to book on activities.

See also - our other opportunities section and also get in touch if you're looking for an activity near you!

Our new Gentle / beginners Yoga continues at Waterlooville Community centre, Mondays at 11:15 with Jo the Yoga teacher. People can remain seated in the class is required. The feedback from participants so far is extremely positive with all returning for a second session. First session is FREE and mats are available.

Walking Netball started on Tuesday 17th January, 11am at Havant Leisure centre. The first session saw 5 people attend with 3 of them having not played Netball for 60 years! They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. First session is FREE. This is in conjunction with England Netball and Horizon leisure.

An 8 week Tai Chi for improving health course is starting on Tuesday 14th February, 11am at Waterlooville Community centre. This is run by local Tai Chi specialist, Gareth Davy who has over 20 years experience. Places are limited to 10 so book early!

An introduction to Walking Football course starts on Monday 27th February, 3:00pm at Front Lawn community hub, Havant. This is ideal for people who are new to walking football or perhaps feel nervous joining an existing club. It is run by Hayling and Emsworth walking football club who already run a successful sociable Walking Football club.

Our brilliant guided theme walks begin again in March! These will be as before, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. First one being on Tuesday 7th March. Rob and Graham are working with Dementia friendly Hampshire to run a Dementia accessible walk, details in the next newsletter!

Please note, we also have Wellbeing walks across the UK, run by volunteer walk leaders. We are conscious that we only have 5 walks in the borough but I am going to be working on this and volunteer walk leader training will be coming soon! Let me know if you'd be interested!

A shoutout to our fabulous Get up and Go Ambassador Graham May, who gives up his time to support the project, visit classes, run walks and work with me on planning new activities. We are grateful for your support Graham!

Kind regards,
Sophie Iles
Physical Activity Project Officer
Havant Borough Council"


Energise Me's November Update

30th November, 2022
In Energise Me's November newsletter, they talk about some inspiring stories of people getting active, an upcoming mental health course, and a job vacancy with the Energise Me team.


2022 Havant Borough Sports Awards

4th December, 2022
In 2019, keen volleyball player Ben Osborne won the Junior Sportsman of the Year Award at the HBSA Sports Awards. This year, Ben represented his country at senior level! Does your club have a junior athlete who might follow in Ben’s footsteps? We are pleased to announce that the annual Havant Borough Sports Awards will be held on Thursday the 2nd of February 2023, from 7:30 pm at the Horizon Leisure Centre in Havant!

Get your nominations in as soon as possible using the form you can find here.

The categories for this year are;

Junior Sportsman of the Year

Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Senior Sportsman of the Year

Senior Sportswoman of the Year

Veteran Sportsman of the Year

Veteran Sportswoman of the 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



Bev's July Update

13th July, 2022 
In our vice-president's July address, she talks about the upcoming Sports Awards, and the arrangements for the next committee meeting!


Bev's September Update

3rd September, 2022
In our vice-president's September address, she talks about new Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation funding, the UK Coaching Awards, the upcoming Sports Awards, and the arrangements for the next committee meeting!


South Hants Volleyball Members join England Talent Pathway!

16th October, 2021
"The good news keeps coming for our junior players. This time it’s congratulations to Dan, Andrei, and Kiera who have been invited to join the Volleyball England Talent Pathway. They are all now members of the England U17 Cadet squad. What a fabulous achievement, hard work and determination have paid off. Congratulations also go to the coaches who have helped them along the way and to their dedicated, supportive parents (taxi services!)"


East Hants Mind Sports Club Ambassadors

13th January, 2022
"At Havant and East Hampshire Mind a key part of our mission is to raise awareness and promote understanding about mental health (wellbeing, illnesses and services). One of our community projects, the Ambassadors Project aims to do exactly this within sports clubs, like yours.

Through the project we will work with your club, team or group to increase your knowledge of mental health awareness, local wellbeing services and how to access them. We will help you identify Ambassadors within your community, providing training specifically aimed at supporting and informing Ambassadors, as well as a whole club basic mental health awareness session.

As an Ambassador we ask that you periodically host awareness activities, host or support fundraising and support and signpost your club/team members to wellbeing services.

Becoming an ambassador does involve a recruitment process (which we walk you through) where we ask you fill out an application form and attend an interview. This gives us the opportunity to get to know the person wishing to be involved and discuss the support/ training we could provide to ensure the project is safe and successful.

The support doesn’t end there, we work with our Ambassadors making sure we empower and encourage them to fulfil their role. We host an annual networking event, monthly online support group, provide resources, support with awareness events and a monthly e-newsletter with the latest information. We will encourage participation and engagement, but also managing your time and boundaries; we don't expect you to participate in everything.

The communication between Ambassadors, their clubs and HEH Mind helps to keep mental health high on the agenda and create a positive healthy environment for discussions about mental health.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about becoming an Ambassador please contact ambassadors@easthantsmind.org You can also read more on our website Ambassadors – Havant & East Hants Mind.

Lorna Curtis
Sports Club Engagement and Community Fundraising Officer
Havant and East Hants Mind"


Hampshire Talented Athletes Scheme Now Open!

16th October, 2021
The Hampshire Talented Athletes Scheme grant applications are now open, until 31st October.

Please feel free to signpost any athletes in your area that may be eligible to apply for HTAS to the website: https://www.energiseme.org/funding-support/hampshire-talented-athlete-scheme/


Pride in Our Workforce Training Available!

16th October, 2021
Pride in Our Workforce training 18th November 1400 -1630 – ideal for anyone working in or with a sports or leisure facility.

This training designed and delivered by Pride Sports and will explore some of the key issues and challenges shared by, not only the LGBT+ workforce within the leisure industry but also the participants who might access facilities. Using the Pride in our Workforce resource developed by Energise Me, alongside Pride Sports, we will examine how these issues may impact social wellbeing and engagement in physical activity and sport.

To book a free spot: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/185905186417


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: maddison.borlase-bune@havant.gov.uk"


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 www.havant.gov.uk/spending-bid-process. 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 cil@havant.gov.uk.

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 cil@havant.gov.uk.

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 partnersupport@havant.gov.uk

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
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SPAA Report July 2016

29th September, 2016
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Learn more about some of our clubs here!


Our featured club this quarter is Solent Gymnastics Club.

Who are We?

"We are a local gymnastics club based in Waterlooville, who aim to provide a safe and fun environment for our gymnasts to reach their full potential.

Our gymnasts are aged 3-16 Years and train from 45mins – 4 hours per week.

We are a friendly club and have a very strong community spirit ensuring all our members feel valued and included."

What's on Offer?

"Our gymnastics classes not only teach children gymnastics skills, but also provide strong foundations developing things such as co-ordination, balance, strength and confidence, all helping to promote active and healthy futures.

Gymnasts begin from the age of 3 in our Intro to Gymnastics classes, from here they move on to our General Gymnastics programme and as they progress further, they transition into our Advanced Gymnastics programme.

We offer those who wish to compete the chance to enter competitions at a suitable level for their ability.

The aim of our competitive programme is participation and gaining experience rather than high performance.

All members of the club also get the opportunity to test out their skills at our annual club championships.

We also have a display team, which consists of gymnasts who prefer to perform rather than compete.

They work as a team to put together their routine of acrobatics, dance and tumbling which they then perform at national festivals across the country.

They most recently performed at the London Festival of Gymnastics in Brentwood, Essex."


Leadership Academy

"The club is proud to have a leadership academy offering young people aged 11+ a pathway into coaching gymnastics.

Our young leaders follow the British Gymnastics leadership academy programme, where they are required to complete tasks and volunteering hours as they shadow the coaching team.

The programme has been very successful, and we have had several young people complete their first coaching qualifications.

We are very grateful that Havant Borough Sports Association have supported these young coaches with funding, allowing them to complete these valuable qualifications.

If you have an interest in coaching, we are always looking for new young leaders to get involved at the club.

This not only helps grow our gymnastics community, but is helping local young people develop valuable life skills and work experience in a safe and friendly environment."

How to Get Involved?

"Our classes run from Cowplain Activity Centre and Oaklands Catholic School.

If you are interested in trying gymnastics or joining our club, you can find all the information you need and our class timetable on our website - www.solentgymnastics.co.uk."


Our featured club this quarter is Havant Hockey Club.

Who are We?

"As one of the largest Hockey clubs on the South coast, we aim to provide a level of hockey that is suitable for all levels and ages"

What we Do?

"Our popular “Back to Hockey program provides opportunities for adults, regardless of experience to come along and “have ago” or dust off neglected sticks and sharpen up forgotten skills. Five ladies team and six men’s teams ensures there is a level of competitive hockey available for all."


Where are We?

"For our junior players, coaching and matches are arranged in age groups and take place at our all-weather pitch at Havant College. However junior activities are not just limited to Havant College, for almost 25 years we have run a very successful Community Coaching Programme in local state primary schools, as well as Holiday Hockey Camps and after school clubs."

Why join Us?

"So if you think Hockey may be for you, please visit our web site - www.havanthockeyclub.org.uk."


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: waterloovillebowling.club Facebook: WBC bowls email: wtlvbc@outlook.com 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 www.hisc.co.uk /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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