THE ACTION CONTINUES DAY 2 OF LONDON YOUTH GAMES, PART OF THE SCHOOL GAMES, SPRING FINALS 2019
Spring Finals Day 2 kick off
Spring Finals Day 2 kicked off with our Opening Ceremony which was hosted by the winners of our M.C. competition, Fadumo and Lipa.
The duo, also hosts of an up-and-coming sports podcast I Think She’s Offside, did a fantastic job of getting competitors hyped for the day to come.
We also had performances from the winners of our KS3 and KS4 Dance competition and heard from Valin (Chair of the London School Games Organising Committee) and Fox Wheeler, an ambassador for LGBT+ charity Just Like Us. We were absolutely thrilled to be joined by two stars from the Netball world – Kadeen Corbin (LYG alumna and current England Netball team player) and Pamela Cookey (retired England Netball captain and pundit) who helped us to officially open the games.
Netball Hi-5 was won by The Russell (Richmond) who were cheered on enthusiastically by an extensive team of supporters who came complete with homemade placards. Kadeen and Pamela stopped by the competition to meet the teams and signed a Netball for the Respect the Games Award winner. Congratulations to Eversley Primary (Enfield) who were the lucky recipients for their display of professionalism and respect.
Sportshall Athletics & Hockey
Ever-popular, Sportshall Athletics provided plenty of excitement throughout the day with Coopers’ Coburn (Havering) dominating the Y7 and Y8 Female competitions. Only one point separated second and third position in the Y8 Male competition with Robert Clack (Barking and Dagenham) and Harris Academy Crystal Palace (Croydon) following behind St Thomas the Apostle (Southwark). Sportshall Athletics (Y56) was also a closely fought competition with two points between second (Ravenstone, Wandsworth) and third (St Augustine’s, Redbridge), while Little Ealing stormed to victory with 464 points.
In Quicksticks Hockey, Canonbury (Islington) went undefeated in all their games to take the victory. RFL Tag Rugby Y56 was also won by Islington, with St Joan of Arc beating East Sheen (Richmond) and Bishop Gilpin (Merton).
Thanks again to Redbridge Sports Centre for accommodating us for both days of Spring Finals 2019 and thanks to all of our volunteers for helping to make Spring Finals 2019 a huge success!
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