SUPER SUNDAY AT LONDON YOUTH GAMES SUMMER FINALS
In an action-packed, dramatic final day of the London Youth Games Finals weekend, where both Bromley and Hackney entered the Sunday equal on points, the former emerged victorious!
After a valiant display on the final day, Bromley admirably defended their Jubilee Trophy title, with medals in the Diving, Aquathon, Squash (F) as well as a handful in the Indoor Rowing.
“Everyone worked really hard; the boys and girls were fantastic,” Susana Tavares, the Bromley Borough Team Organiser, exclaimed. “The wonderful work Team Managers do is valuable and really comes through in the results achieved.”
“Thank you to LYG Foundation for another year of great sports for young Londoners; thank you to all the parents who supported their children; a very big thank you to all Team Managers for volunteering their time and energy in managing the teams.”
Besides the main Jubilee Trophy presentation, Hackney were awarded with the overall Para-Games Championship trophy.
“They’ve really improved in all of the sports and it gives them such a lot of self-confidence, it does a lot for their schoolwork as well,” Jill Danskin, the Hackney Para-Games Team Leader said.
“It’s been great, it’s really good for the kids to be playing against people of similar abilities, and they’ve done really well – this is the second year running that they’ve won the overall trophy. I think that’s amazing.”
It was a hot, sweaty day at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, with each participant, deserving a lot of praise for the intensity at which they competed at. In the Indoor Zone, the squash players battled it out for over four hours, while the indoor rowing certainly lived up to expectation. The final sport taking place indoors was the diving, which Team Bromley prevailed to add another 50 points to their eventual winning tally.
Down on the AstroTurf, the girl’s football and Year 7 hockey was in full flow in the sweltering heat, with the Havering Hurricanes toppling Brent, who once boasted Raheem Sterling’s talents a near decade ago, by three goals to one.
The final event of the day took place down at the hockey pitch, where Kingston had earlier toppled Lambeth in the boy’s final, with Southwark defeating Waltham Forest, who were competing in their first hockey final for a number of years, in a narrow girl’s final.