LYG33 is a youth leadership programme that empowers young Londoners to influence the future of London Youth Games and sport. They are a group of passionate 14-24 year-olds who are using their voice through representing the 33 boroughs of London whilst gaining development opportunities, accessing exclusive experiences and participating in exciting projects.

be a part of the 2025 cohort

Recruitment for LYG33 2024 is now complete. Please register your interest below for the 2025 cohort.

Why be a part of LYG33

  • Represent the voice of young Londoners and shape the future of London Youth Games.
  • Develop leadership skills and gain real life experience to help achieve your future ambitions.
  • Get access to exclusive experiences and opportunities.
  • Meet new people and broaden your network.

What to expect?

Members attend multiple fun, engaging and developmental sessions across the season. These will include supporting LYG events, accessing exclusive experiences, inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and sessions to have your input on the future of LYG. In the past cohorts, the LYG33 group have had personalised tours of BBC Sport Studios, Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon, met professional athletes, spoke on stage at LYG Finals Festival and delivered exciting projects tackling mental health, equal gender access in sport and the cost-of-living crisis. 

  1. 2-day Residential (January)
  2. Session 1 (February)
  3. Session 2 (April)
  4. Session 3 (May) – Online
  5. Session 4 (June)
  6. LYG Finals Festival (June)
  7. Event (September)
  8. Graduation (October)
Additional events and opportunities will be available in between these dates.

Meet the 2024 LYG33 cohort

Hear from our participants below!


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Rebbeca is a newly business graduate from southeast London with big dreams of becoming a professional sprinter. She’s also working hard to establish herself in the sports media industry and wants to make a unique impact on the sports industry.

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Ryan represents Barking & Dagenham and his interest is heavily sports such as football, mixed martial arts, swimming and wheelchair basketball. He also exercises a lot at his sports rehabilitation centre at Brighton. Furthermore he coaches football to children with learning disabilities.

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Safa is a Y11 student, from Brent. She has a passion for basketball and cycling. She often volunteers to help 10-year-olds learn to dance at school. Safa is also a keen history gal, and loves reading and one day she wants to be a period drama producer or a United Nations diplomat.
I am a third year management science student at the UCL School of Management. I grewup playing sport and it has always been an important part of my life. Now at university, I’ma keen runner and hiker. up playing sport and it has always been an important part of my life. Now at university, I’ma keen runner and hiker.
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Estella is a Third Year university student from Ealing who is passionate about preventing the drop out of women from sports, aspiring to a career in sports government/development programmes. In her free time, Estella loves to read cheesy romance novels, go for long walks by the sea, and spend time at her sewing machine.

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Max is a year 13 student from Brent who studies English, French and Graphics Design. He plays football 3 times a week in the allied youth county league and wants to get as many people in his community involved with sport.

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Sophie is a Year 12 student from Ealing studying Maths, Biology, Chemistry and French. She plays tennis, swims and runs. She is eager to help as many people as possible feel the benefits of sport like she has.

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Theda is a year 10 student from Hackney who is currently doing her GCSEs. She loves playing netball and swimming as well as reading and maths.
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Eden represents Kensington & Chelsea and is in Year 11, plays volleyball and lifts weights with a passion for making sport a place for all. Off the court, he also loves video games and taking his dog on long walks.

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Beth represents Barnet and believes sports are essential to improving skills and retaining positivity in life. She takes part in numerous sports whenever she can.  She enjoys reading and trying various foods during her free time.
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Ealaf is a Year 11 student from Hammersmith and Fulham who is extremely dedicated and also passionate about the vast amount of opportunities that sports can bring. She is a rower, frequently plays an array of sports at school, loves to read and often participates in youth voice, including projects such as peer research.


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Jack is a classified T54 wheelchair racer who regularly competes at a national level. His preferred distances are 100m, 200m and 400m. He is currently studying for a level 3 BTEC Business with Sport and Exercise Science award. Jack believes it’s important to empower people to lead fulfilling lives, regardless of any barriers they may encounter.

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Julia is a Year 11 student from Hounslow who is determined to improve sports opportunities in Southwest London. She currently attends volleyball training and hopes to compete with a team again after her GCSE’s! Julia also loves animals (especially her two dachshunds) and spending time with friends and family 🙂

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Amelie is a year 10 student from Haringey who is passionate about inclusive sport. She has participated in many LYG events herself and has been a sports leader supporting younger children. Alongside this, Amelie is a keen scientist and a talented artist.

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Daniela is In the GB Rowing Performance development academy, rowing near the Docks In Newham, attends St Angela’s Ursuline school in forest gate and is very committed to sports and school, preparing for GCSEs In 2024, very busy lifestyle overall, but enjoys it always with a positive attitude.

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Felix is a Year 11 student from Kensington and Chelsea and attends education in Westminster. He is a competitive swimmer and coaches a group of U9 swimmers. He also enjoys playing water polo and football and plays the oboe.

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Jadon is a year 12 student currently studying business at college, but is passionate about running, cycling and generally keeping fit! When Jadon is not enjoying sports, he’s creating music as he plays the drums, keyboard and the trumpet in an orchestra!

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Amber is a Year 10 Student who lives in Lambeth and studies in Croydon who loves sports. Amber is passionate about sports being a place where people can be themselves and wants others to have the feeling of community in sport that she has had. She aspires to be a Professional Netball Player in the future. Amber likes to spend her weekends playing Netball, Korfball and Hockey and spending time with her family.

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Lara is in year 10 and thrilled to be part of this year’s LYG team. She has a huge passion for sports and thoroughly enjoys the performing arts. Lara does vocational ballet and is GA for her netball team.

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Ayesha is a Year 10 student who loves to watch West Ham play in the leagues. She is passionate about hockey too and and coaches the u8’s at her hockey club. Alongside this, Ayesha loves to socialise and can make new friends quickly.

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Talia has taken part in a wide range of sporting activities whilst also umpiring competitions and teaching kids dance classes. Talia also attends these dance classes herself, and frequently goes running and likes to try and challenge herself by going on 5/10 k runs as she is a short distance runner.

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Randy from Greenwich is a third year student doing a degree in Sports Business and Sports Law at UCFB Wembley. His favourite sport is football and is a Liverpool Fan. Randy also has interests in going gym and watching tv series and movies.

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Harrison is a full time sports coach, who works with children of all ages on a variety of sports. He is a football lover and heavily involved in his own U7 grassroots football team!

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Maria is a Year 11 student from Southwark who loves biology and playing volleyball! She also enjoys swimming and running as she’s been doing them since she was young. Alongside this, Maria plays the piano and sings and her hobbies are listening to music and trying new foods.

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Zairah is a Year 12 student from Ealing who is passionate about getting involved with and encouraging people to take up sport and be healthy. She is a sports leader at her school so helps with PE lessons with the year 7 classes weekly. She participates in Athletics, cross country and netball. As well as this, Zairah loves art and design and enjoys her studies in English, French and History.

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Zieger is currently on a graduate scheme who plays Handball competitively for Islington outside of work. He is also currently working on his coaching and table officiating qualification for Handball and is keen to promote the sport further in London. Zieger is a keen traveller with aspirations to travel the world.

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Poppy is a year 10 student with a passion for swimming. She trains up to 14 hours per week and competes at a national level in long distance events. She enjoys helping teaching at her swimming club and wants to start a career coaching future athletes.

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Karim is a year 10 student from Ealing who is passionate about sport. Karim plays football with his local football club Acton Ealing Whistlers. He also enjoys playing guitar.

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Excel is year 12 student currently studying Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Core Maths. She is passionate about being a voice for under representatives in sports. She currently plays basketball and is an aspiring UA Next Athlete.

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Dylan is in Year 10 at School in South London currently studying Art, GCSE PE, Spanish, and History. Sport is a really important part of his life, his two main sports are Rugby and judo, as well as skiing competitively. He plays Rugby for his school and his local team, Battersea Ironsides. He thinks it is extremely important that young people take part in sport because of the benefits it has for their health and mental well-being. 

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Sam is a Year 12 student from Kingston upon Thames studying Sports and Exercise Science. He is a keen T34 wheelchair racer and competes nationally enjoying track and road races. He would like to be a coach in wheelchair racing for England Athletics one day. Sam also likes gaming, swimming, and going to the cinema.

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