Football is considered the most popular team game in the world. The FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games stand as the world’s biggest sporting events. Football is one of the showcase competitions at the London Youth Games. Traditionally played on a grass pitch with 11 players per side, other popular forms of the game have evolved with world championships in Futsal and Beach Football. 


Several England international players have competed at the London Youth Games including Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Rachel Yankey and Casey Stoney. Brent’s winning captain Raheem Sterling in 2009 and Jordan Ibe, a member of 2010’s gold-medal winning Southwark team also both went on to make their mark with Premier League club Liverpool FC. 



GET in touch to compete

To get involved in our competitions, you will need to contact the BTO or SGO in your borough or via the LYG App where you can register your interest.

Only a BTO or SGO or nominated Team Manager can enter a competition. A borough can enter any number of Borough/ Open/ Schools competitions with a maximum of 1 team per competition. 

A competitor is eligible to represent a borough if they are a resident or attend a school or college of further education in that borough. You cannot represent more than one borough in the same competition but competitors are allowed to compete for different boroughs in different competitions.