Angling

Angling is one of the most popular sports in the UK and Beckton District Park North is a great facility for fishing and where you’ll find Newham Angling Club on site. Angling is permitted at the lake with a valid Environment Agency rod licence and a Newham Angling Club membership card which you must produce on request. All anglers over the age of 12 are required to have a rod licence.
The club currently has 150 members and new membership is limited. For more information email newhamangling@gmail.com

Basketball

More people than ever are getting involved in basketball in Newham and local teams are having huge success in local and national competitions. activeNewham is working with our partners to provide the best introduction to basketball at grassroots and community level through our Neighbourhood Sports Programme and sessions held in the school holidays. We also support young people to represent Newham in the annual London Youth Games and are working closely with our two local clubs to enable them to become the best clubs in the UK.

Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA)

 NASSA is a not for profit, independent organisation that exists to improve the chances and career choices of young people in Newham and the surrounding area. NASSA’s qualified coaches provide regular sessions for boys and girls from 8 years old and upwards as well as specialist session with nursery children from 3 years old. NASSA is committed to working with the local community to provide young people with alternatives to antisocial behaviour through after school training clubs, volunteer programmes and opportunities to achieve nationally recognised coaching qualifications.

Newham Youngbloods Basketball Club

 Youngbloods Basketball Club is open to boys and girls in Newham who have an interest in basketball who will progress and benefit from support from some of the best basketball coaches from schools and colleges in the UK. Their teams compete in the England Basketball National League, providing opportunities for young people to learn the values of teamwork and making new friends.

Badminton

Badminton is one of the most popular participation sports in Newham and is well supported by clubs offering tuition and training for all levels. activeNewham provides a year round programme of sessions for all ages and abilities of this fast paced game. The game brings great benefits in terms of improved fitness, agility and strength and facilities in Newham are superb.
 
Black Arrows Badminton Club formed in 1984 and have helped develop badminton in Newham whilst achieving excellent results in competitions across the UK. Whether you’re a beginner or county standard, Black Arrows will have something for you.

Contact Black Arrows Badminton Club by emailing info@blackarrowsbc.com or phoning 07932037173
 
 Ramgarhia Badminton Club has been selected as the Hub club in the Newham Community Badminton Network to deliver coaching in locals schools, colleges and the University of East London. Ramgarhia works closely with activeNewham and Badminton England, who have awarded them a Club Mark and accredited them as a Premier Club.

Contact Ramgarhia Badminton Club at ramgarhia.bc@gmail.com

Bowling

Bowling is a great sport for anyone to play, regardless of age or physical ability. The season starts in May and continues through until the end of September. Newham boasts 4 resident clubs based at different parks who all lead taster sessions to give residents the chance to try out lawn bowls and learn some basic skills. Clubs are always keen for new members to join and you will be able to take part in various competitions with your club. For more information, give your local club a call:
 
 West Ham Lane Bowling Club
 Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, E15
 02075034316
 
 Plashet Park Bowling Club
 Plashet Park, Plashet Grove, E6
 02084713821
 
 Central Park Bowling Club
 Central Park, High St South, E6
 01708259627
 
 Phoenix Bowling Club
 Royal Victoria Gardens, Albert Road, E16
 02075116812

Boxing

Amateur Boxing

There are five boxing clubs in the borough where youngsters can begin to learn the sport and where more experienced boxers can train and develop their skills. West Ham and Newham ABCs consistently produce national champions and finalists each season across the range of UK competitions. Five secondary schools have signed up to a non-contact form of boxing as part of their curriculum. Others have run after-school clubs as part of their extended activities or school leaver’s projects.

Boxing clubs in Newham

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West Ham ABC
2, London Road, Plaistow, E13 0DN
Contact: Lianne Jameson 020 8472 3614
Newham ABC
Old Bath House, 141 Church Street, Stratford, E15 1SE
Contact: Joey Chapman 020 8519 5983
 
Peacock ABC
Caxton Street, North Canning Town, E16 1JL
Contact: Martin Bowers 020 7511 3799
 
Fight for Peace ABC
Woodman Street, North Woolwich, E16 2LS
Contact: Marigold Ride 020 7474 0054
 
Trad TKO ABC
Stephenson Street, Canning Town, E16 4SA
Contact: 020 7474 3199

Non Contact Boxing

As the name suggests this is boxing without any risk of being hit, as the participants only punch special padded gloves and punch bags and practise shadow boxing techniques. These sessions are for mixed abilities, whether you are new to boxing or more experienced. It is a very physical workout which is a high calorie burner and a great way to tone up.

• For more information about these sessions please call 0300 124 0123

Cycling

Free Cycling Training

Newham Council offers free cycle training which follows the three levels of the national standard, known as Bikeability.
Find out more

Cycling In Newham

The Newham Cyclists group regularly hold leisurely social rides around Newham, to view local scenic and architectural places of interest. Follow this link for more information about Newham Rides

Cycle Superhighway 3 (CS3).

CS3 offers signed cycle lanes which are away from the road. These go from River Road in Barking to East India Dock Road in Tower Hamlets before heading on to Tower Gateway in the City of London using off and on-road cycle paths. Find out about cycle superhighways from Transport for London .

Lea Valley

There are many miles of off-road towpaths to explore along the Lea Valley that runs through Newham along National Cycle Network Route 1.

British Cycling's website has recreation and travel sections that offer information and hints on everything you need to enjoy cycling, whether you're a cycling commuter, mountain biker or first-time cyclist. The site includes a national leisure cycling calendar, which lists everything from charity events to multi-day challenges, and advice on training, maintenance and improving fitness.

Rugby

Newham is host to established Rugby Union club, East London Rugby Club. The club, based in West Ham, runs teams for all ages including minis, juniors, women and men.  We work in partnership with East London Rugby Club on programmes such as Newham’s Every Child a Sports Person and events such as the Mayor’s Newham Show.

If you would like to give Rugby a try or for more information please contact:

East London Rugby Club
71 Holland Road
West Ham
London
England
E15 3BP
07780185205
Website

Tag Rugby

Adult tag rugby is a fun and exciting minimal contact form of the game. It can be played by everybody; both male and female of all different shapes, sizes and levels of fitness. As well as being a great way to improve your fitness, this is also fun to play and a good way to meet new people and make new friends.

What is Tag Rugby?

Tag Rugby is a minimal contact team game in which each player wears shorts with Velcro patches and two tags attached to them. Attacking players attempt to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball to score a try while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by "tagging" - pulling a Velcro attached tag from the ball carrier. Seven players in each team are allowed on the field at any one time, whilst the field dimensions are roughly half of a normal rugby or football pitch.

How do I get involved?

Try Tag Rugby run free mixed taster sessions throughout the year. If you cannot find a convenient date and time in the current schedule please contact them and see if alternative arrangements can be made - info@trytagrugby.com

If you have a group of friends or work colleagues who are interested in giving it a go, then Try Tag Rugby can also arrange free private taster sessions for your group.

Try Tag Rugby provide opportunities to play adult tag rugby in East London all year round, with social weekday evening competitions running throughout the year:

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Stratford)
League: Mixed
Location: Chobham Academy in Stratford (10 minutes’ walk from Stratford station)
Day: Tuesday evening

East London Rugby Club
League: Mixed and Mens
Location: East London Rugby Club (5 minutes’ walk from West Ham Station).
Day: Wednesday evening

For more information please call 020 3137 2722 or email info@trytagrugby.com
 
Coach Education Courses

The National Governing Body, the RFU, deliver coach education courses across the country throughout the year so if you would like to get involved in coaching or indeed refereeing then please visit the website

Table Tennis

Play outdoor table tennis for free at various parks in Newham – all of the venues with outdoor table tennis tables are listed below.
It is free to play at any time, just bring your paddles and ball and play!

Royal Victoria Gardens
Pier Road, Royal Docks, E16

Brampton Park
Masterman Road, East Ham, E6

Star Park
Star Lane, Canning Town, E16

Central Park
High Street South, East Ham, E6

Priory Park
Grangewood Street, Green Street, E6

New Beckton Park
Savage Gardens, Beckton, E6

Cundy Park
Victoria Dock Road, Custom House, E16

Stratford Park
West Ham Lane, Stratford, E15

Walking for Health

Health Walks & Rambles

Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise you can do. Anyone can do it and it's very easy to get started. If you find it difficult to get active, why not start walking?
Walking can improve your health, your happiness and if you join one of our groups, it will give you the chance to explore the outdoors, get to know your local area and meet new people

Nordic walking

Nordic walking is one of the fastest growing fitness activities in the world and is recommended by physiotherapists, doctors and health promoters because it is highly effective, affordable and fun.
Nordic walking uses poles to add two major benefits to walking:
The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs
The poles help to propel the walker along – this means you work harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!

Walking in a group

Sometimes a walk alone in the fresh air is just what we need, but it can also be very enjoyable to walk in a group with other people. Walking isn't just about keeping your body and your mind healthy, it can be great for your social life too. Walking as part of a group is a good way to start and keep going. You'll make friends, encourage each other, develop a network of supportive fellow walkers and discover new walks in and around your area. For lots of our walkers, sharing stories, having a laugh and making friends is just as important as feeling healthy and getting into shape.

Health benefits of walking

Where can I walk in London?

Longer walks in and around London

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