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Find your play in Havering
Havering can be found in east London where football is a hugely popular sport to book and play in the area. There are many football venues for hire in the area that cater for five-a-side, six-a-side and eleven-a-side fixtures. 3G and grass football pitches can both be hired using MyLocalPitch. Tennis is another popular sport in Havering and there is a selection of smart courts for hire in this part of east London. In the summer both swimming and cricket are played a lot and Havering is home to some great venues that can be hired. Havering also has a number of modern and smart gyms that can be hired or booked for personal training sessions or individual sessions. Netball courts are dotted around Havering and can be booked throughout the year whether you’re after indoor or outdoor facilities.
Abbs Cross Health and Fitness is one of the best sports facilities in Havering. Sports lovers in the local borough can either book football, swimming, tennis, netball and gym. The football area is an indoor space for five-a-side bookings and there are smart floodlights along with changing rooms. Abbs Cross Health and Fitness’ indoor sports hall is also able to be hired out for netball fixtures. The tennis courts here can be booked online and are outdoor on the macadam surface. Visitors to the facility can park for free or get to Elm Park if public transport is your preferred travel option. The sports venue is in the Hornchurch area, a little south of Harrow Lodge Park.
PlayFootball Romford is the perfect spot for all your 5-a-side football needs. The venue is a short distance from Romford station on national rail and is open from 9am to 10.30pm throughout the week and weekends. There are 3G astroturf pitches that can be booked for £47 per hour (five-a-side) and £62 per hour (seven-a-side). PlayFootball Romford has free parking on site for anyone driving and there are also changing rooms for those wanting to get ready at the football venue. Floodlights pitch side mean footballers can play all year around, if you don’t mind the cold!
Havering Council works tirelessly to provide its locals with as many sport and activity opportunities as possible. Whatever you size, age or skill set there are lots of great ways to get active in a bid to meet new people, improve flexibility, increase energy levels, manage stress and prevent medical problems like type II diabetes. This goal is achieved by providing plenty of sports pitches and courts and running activity campaigns for adults and young people across the area. The Havering ‘Talented 30’ scheme rewards 30 of the borough’s most skilled youngsters in the field of culture with a £200 grant every year.
Havering Active is a fantastic local initiative which aims to boost physical activity opportunities and encourage the people of Havering to become more physically active. The excellent website provides detailed information about how and where local Havering residents can get active in the borough. There are a wide range of sporting facilities available for hire or booking.
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