‘Great year for sport’

PUBLISHED: 09:51 01 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:51 01 March 2013

The Havering Sports Council 2012 award winners with Mayor of Havering Cllr Lynden Thorpe

The Havering Sports Council 2012 award winners with Mayor of Havering Cllr Lynden Thorpe


Havering Sports Council chairman reflects on 2012

Havering Sports Council chairman Derek Drew reflected on a great year of sport at their AGM at Romford Town Hall this week.

There was some behind the scenes drama as the billed guest speaker withdrew earlier in the day, but Cllr Andrew Curtin, Havering Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Towns & Communities, stepped into the breach at the last minute.

The stand-in is a noted public speaker and lived up to his reputation by having his audience in the proverbial palm of his hand as he spoke about the Schools Sports Collective and of youth sport in the Borough.

Cllr Curtin is a well known local historian and also spoke on how local sport developed during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

In his report chairman Drew said: “2012 was a great year for sport and I will never see another year like it in my lifetime.”

Drew also spoke of the highly successful day the Olympic Torch Relay came to Havering and of both the Olympic Games and Paralympics.

President Peter Bruce was re-elected for a three-year term, while other Officers serve one-year terms.

A new Handbook Editor was elected in Clive Pooley, while all other officers remained the same.

Chairman: Derek Drew; Vice Chair: Betty Helliar; Hon Secretary: Ann Drew; Hon Treasurer: Barry Dent; Membership Secretary: Ann Drew; Website Manager: Dave Keeley; Press Officer: Dave Ainsworth.

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