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 will officially open the 2019 Games at its Opening Ceremony on Thursday 28 March. Pamela Cookey, ex-England netball captain; Kadeen Corbin, LYG Alumni and England netball player and President of England Netball, Lindsay Sartori, will all be present on the day to officially open the 2019 Games.
Spread over two action-packed days, LYG have an exciting timetable of School competitions.
On Tuesday 26 March, ParaGames Boccia and Boccia Mini Final, Football (Y56F), Netball (Y7) Finals will take place at Redbridge Sports Centre. For the first time, New Age Kurling will be a competitive sport with 20 schools signed up to represent various London boroughs.
The second day of the competition, Thursday 28 March, will also take place at Redbridge Sports Centre, comprised of the primary and secondary Sportshall Athletics Finals, Hockey Quicksticks, Netball Hi5 and RFL Tag Rugby (Y56).
Over 150 schools from all 33 London boroughs will be competing across the two days for their chance to be crowned London Champions and each school has done incredibly well to qualify for the renowned Spring Finals. With lively crowds and stellar performances set to dominate the two days, it is sure to be a record-breaking event.
Will School Shield Champions for the past four years, Haringey, be able to continue their winning streak? At the time of going to press, the borough is in joint sixth with Southwark, but with several competitions taking place next week, it’s all to play for.
FanFest, a fun-filled festival, will return on the Tuesday with 24 primary schools joining in inclusive activities, such as Boxing, Yoga and Mini Tennis. There will also be the opportunity for pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 to develop essential badminton skills through Badminton England’s Racket Pack programme.
The LYG Respect the Games campaign, launched in November 2017, aiming to promote positive values among competitors such as Fairness, Ambition, Inclusion and Respect, will continue to be woven into the fabric of the event programme. Each borough will be able to nominate the competitor that they think best exemplifies these values within their sport.
Make sure to follow London Youth Games on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to get the most up to date information and results on the day.
A huge thank you to the amazing LYG GamesForce teams who have volunteered their time throughout the Spring Season and will be on site across Finals week. Their hard work is invaluable, and the Games could not happen without them.
With all 33 boroughs battling it out for their chance to be crowned London Youth Games, Part of the School Games, School Shields Champions 2019 later in the year, it will undoubtedly be one of the biggest and best events of the calendar year.
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