On Thursday March 21st 2019, 42 teams from across London converged on Hackney Marshes for a series of hotly-contested female rugby matches. After weeks of unpredictable weather, the clouds broke and the sun shone through, providing perfect conditions for play. Schools teams were out in full force, exhibiting positive values in line with the spirit … Read more
In less than one week’s time, Redbridge Sports Centre will host the London Youth Games, part of the School Games Spring Finals 2019. As Liverpool is rapidly preparing to host the Netball World Cup later this year, LYG are delighted to announce that three of the most prominent women from the world of English Netball … Read more
Tuesday 12th March 2019 saw a return to the Copper Box for the fifth year of the London Youth Games Mixed Dance Competition. KS3 and KS4 pupils from over 40 schools represented various London boroughs for a day of high quality dancing. The competition was judged by Jennie Jethwani, Managing Director and Founder of Absolute … Read more
The London Youth Games in conjunction with Para Dance UK and Alexandra Palace are extremely excited to officially announce its’ first Pan disability dance event in London on Thursday 23rd May 2019. This first of its kind event in London bringing a wide range of disabled young people and children from across London’s SEN schools … Read more
Another year and another incredible Sportshall Athletics Qualifying week with teams representing every London borough, battling it out for their place in the London Youth Games Sportshall Athletics Finals on Thursday 28th March at Redbridge Sport Centre. The first two qualifiers were hosted at Crystal Palace National Sport Centre, with the final two days moving … Read more
Huge Congratulations to our eight male and female cricket teams qualifying into the London Youth Games Finals at Lords Cricket Ground on Sunday 3rd March 2019. Kicking off with two days of intense male qualifiers at Harrow Leisure Centre that saw 25 boroughs battle it out for their all-important place in the Final. However, only … Read more
This weekend the London Youth Games hosts the first two qualifying rounds of the Boys Open Cricket Competition at Harrow Leisure Centre. 25 boys’ teams, across two days will have the chance to compete for eight qualifying places to the grand finals at Lords Cricket Ground on Sunday 3 March 2019. The Bromley boys … Read more
We had a fantastic day supporting the YST and Projectability Leads with their ‘Step Into Sport’ Inclusive Camp on Thursday 17th January at Lord’s Cricket Ground. There were some inspirational athlete mentors leading the workshops including Olympians, Paralympians and World Cup winners. With over 20 schools attending the day, there was a great level of … Read more
On Tuesday 27 November, London Youth Games in partnership with the Tennis Foundation hosted a Wheelchair Tennis Festival at the National Tennis Centre. The event was a huge success with 13 participants from a variety of boroughs across London, engaged in a range of interactive tennis games run by a team of Tennis Foundation coaches. … Read more
Defending cross country champions Bromley were victorious in both female and male competitions on the weekend when the London Youth Games returned for the opening event of the 2019 season. Despite the challenging conditions, 1,398 young Londoners braved the Parliament Hill course with all 33 boroughs represented across the eight races, which included male and … Read more
London’s most talented cross-country runners will be out in force when the highly anticipated London Youth Games (LYG) cross country event returns next weekend.
All 32 London boroughs and the City of London are set to take to the start-line at Hampstead Heath’s Parliament Hill on Saturday 17 November with the race marking the official opening of the 2019 London Youth Games season.
Athletes will compete across eight events, with prizes being awarded for individuals, team winners and overall borough female and male champions.
Organized in partnership with the South of England Athletic Association and the City of London Corporation, which manages the Heath, competitors representing their boroughs will race in male and female Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s races, with their results recorded and added towards an overall borough score to determine the male and female borough cross country champions.
This year Great British athlete and former five-time LYG cross-country champion, Sabrina Sinha, will present medals to the winning runners.
Bromley were victorious in the male and female cross-country events in 2016 but were beaten to the line by Wandsworth in the male category last season. What borough will reign victorious this year and be crowned Cross Country Champions 2019?
Jon Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of London Youth Games said:
“We are so excited for the 2019 Games Year to begin. Cross Country is a fantastic start to the season, with another 95 competitions across over 30 sports to follow.
“The London Youth Games truly enables young Londoners to achieve their best.
“Participants can look forward to high quality events and competitions which we hope will enable and inspire them to push themselves to find out just what they are capable of.”
Karina Dostalova, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath Management Committee, said:
“We are delighted to launch the first event of the 2019 annual London Youth Games.
“With every London borough taking part and communities from across the capital gathered at Parliament Hill, I’m certain the event will be a spectacular occasion for everyone.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for Londoners to embrace the sport and enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.”
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