4 London boroughs announced as trophy winners following incredible London Youth Games Finals Festival weekend

2nd Jul 2024
Yolanda Martin
9 white boys and 1 black boy smilae with medals and trophy on hockey pitch

Borough Winners Announced Following Grand Celebrations at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Today, the London Youth Games Foundation proudly announced the borough trophy winners for the 2024 season. The conclusion of a vibrant and competitive season saw four London boroughs recognized for their outstanding performances across an incredible calendar of sporting events.


The coveted Jubilee Trophy was won by Bromley, affirming their fantastic performances across the season. Equally triumphant were Wandsworth who won the ParaGames Trophy, showcasing their dedication to inclusivity in sports.


The 2024 trophy winners are:

– Jubilee Trophy: Bromley

2nd Place: Haringey

3rd place: Hackney


– ParaGames Trophy: Wandsworth

2nd place: Haringey

3rd place: Hackney


– Inner London Borough Trophy: Hackney


– Most Improved Borough Trophy: Hillingdon


Continuing the London 2012 legacy, the 2024 London Youth Games Finals Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was a celebration of sport, culture, and community.


In this Olympic and Paralympic year, the LYG Finals Festival was the culmination of over fifty qualifying events in more than thirty sports.


LYG Chair Prof. Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL QP JM emphasized the holistic benefits of the Games stating “The London Youth Games Finals Festival in this Olympic and Paralympic year provided a distinct opportunity for families, friends, coaches, officials, volunteers, and organizations to work together and be part of something special in the lives of young people and communities. The Jubilee Trophy is a reflection of a year-round exposure of sport for development and peace. The mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being benefits were evident as the teams went through the final rounds.”


The festival site at Copper Box Arena highlighted the diverse and inclusive spirit of the 33 London boroughs, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Team GB Olympian Alice Dearing, as well as Olympian Marcus Adam cheered on the young participants. TeamGB Olympian Alice Dearing remarked: “I had a really fun day at the London Youth Games finals festival. it was really nice to see the participants, to cheer them on and to see so many exciting and budding swimmers. I think it’s a really great event to get more people into swimming and spread the excitement of what swimming and sport can do.”


Thousands of young athletes competed at the Finals Festival, following in the footsteps of Britain’s sporting icons.

David, Southwark basketball player said “It means a lot to a lot of young people to compete in an Olympic venue like this. When we were told we were playing at the Copper Box, I was shocked, I was like “the real Copper Box?!?” This is obviously where the London Lions play and hosted the Olympics back in 2012, so it’s amazing to play where they were.”


Naniyah, Redbridge netball player commented “It’s overwhelming, it’s honestly it’s so amazing to be here playing in the Copper Box. I’ve watched games here and wanted to be someone who’s actually on the court, it’s really exhilarating.”


The London Youth Games formed an Organising committee to support with the organising of the Finals Festival and are grateful to LLDC, Youth Charter, StreetGames, London Marathon Events, GLL, the Greater London Authority, and London Sport who supported us in delivering such an exciting weekend.


London Youth Games Foundation remains dedicated to our belief that ‘Sport is a fundamental right for all’.


LYG CEO Andy Dalby-Welsh celebrated the season’s conclusion: “It was a fantastic end to the season being in such prestigious London 2012 legacy venues. Huge congratulations to Bromley on winning the Jubilee Trophy and a massive well done to Wandsworth for their excellence in the ParaGames, to Hackney for winning the Inner-London Borough trophy and Hillingdon who secured the Most Improved Borough award.”


LYG would like to thank our member boroughs for their commitment through the season and look forward to presenting the winning boroughs with their trophies at this year’s Annual General Meeting which will be taking place at University College London on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Monday 22 July. We are grateful to UCL for supporting us with the hosting of this AGM and prize giving which will celebrate the achievements of the year for our members, and our partners.


We couldn’t put on the Games or create life-changing opportunities for all young Londoners without invaluable support from our members the boroughs of London, and partners Sport England, Nike, Grater London Authority, City Bridge Foundation, Garfield Weston, Peter Harrison Foundation.


Notes to Editors:



LYG awards


Jubilee Trophy – The Jubilee Trophy is awarded to the winning borough who accumulates the most points from the best 23 scoring competitions they have participated in across the season.


ParaGames trophy – The ParaGames Trophy is awarded to the borough achieving the highest number of points across the ParaGames Athletics, ParaGames Swimming, ParaGames Football, ParaGames Boccia, and Indoor Rowing events.


Inner London Borough Trophy – The Inner London Borough Trophy is awarded to the borough accumulating the most points across their highest scoring 23 sports and coming from the following Inner London boroughs (Greenwich, Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, City of London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Hackney, Islington, Camden, City of Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth.


Most Improved Borough – This trophy is awarded to the borough achieving the biggest increase in points from the previous season to the current season across their 23 scoring sports. (Any borough with a disqualification in the previous season is not eligible to win the Most Improved borough.)