Rainham pupil lands silver at London Youth Games

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:21 08 June 2017

Rheanna Oberius (Pic: Michelle Gustavsen)

Rheanna Oberius (Pic: Michelle Gustavsen)


Rainham pupil Rheanna Oberius bagged herself a silver medal at the London Youth Games.

Oberius, who attends La Salette Catholic Primary School, competed in the 25 metre junior backstroke ParaGames Swimming event and finished in a time of 35:47 to finish runner-up at Beckenham Spa and Leisure Centre on Wednesday.

The youngster was also the only representative from Havering at the event.

Havering BTO Michelle Gustavsen said: “Rheanna did an amazing performance winning a silver medal.

“She brought her parents along for support and they all had a good day.”

Havering will be looking to stay amongst the medals in tennis finals, while they’ll also be looking for success in the badminton, hockey, fencing and squash qualifiers at the Redbridge Sports Centre this weekend.

The qualifiers will determine which competitors and boroughs go through to the finals weekend at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre next month.

Visit to keep up to date with the borough’s success.

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:14

Dean Elgar and Jason Roy put on an exhibition of power hitting to take Surrey to a six-wicket victory against Essex with five overs left unused at Chelmsford.

Yesterday, 16:00

Billericay and Brentwood had to settle for draws in their latest Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division outings.

Yesterday, 13:00

Four-wicket hauls for Monty Panesar and Marc Whitlock where followed by half-centuries from Frankie Jacobs and Ronnie Saunders as Hornchurch beat Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division rivals Southend.

Yesterday, 10:00

Shenfield saw off Wanstead in their low-scoring Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division clash at the Courage Playing Fields.

Yesterday, 08:44

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is looking for a repeat performance when the Eagles take on Surrey in the next Royal London One-Day Cup contest at The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (11am).

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Essex batsman Varun Chopra was delighted to do his bit for the team in their Royal London One-Day Cup win over Somerset at Chelmsford on Friday night.

Friday, May 25, 2018

A monumental innings of 160, the highest List A score of his career, by Varun Chopra helped Essex Eagles revive their Royal London Cup campaign against Somerset at Chelmsford.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The former Barking loanee, who attended Hall Mead School, agreed a two-year professional contract with the League One club earlier this week


The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now