Local sports events

Westminster hosts a range of events throughout the year to help you get started into the
world of sport - and to guarantee that you'll have a fabulous time!

1. London Youth Games

The London Youth Games is Europe’s largest annual youth sports event.

With an exciting competitive buzz and over 30 different sporting activities available over a 9-month period, it's guaranteed to motivate you to get on your feet.

Find out how your local Westminster teams performed in the most recent games.

To compete or volunteer for Westminster, please contact the Borough Team Organiser, Kim Longbon:

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2. Summer in the City

This city-wide scheme for the summer holidays includes 100 hours of free sporting activities per week, from dance classes at the Pineapple Studios to sailing lessons on the Thames.

As summer approaches, you'll find brochures at your local library, leisure centre, estate office or school - or visit Summer in the City to find out more.

3. Westminster Mile

The Westminster Mile is an annual event that sees hundreds of people come together to run in 1-mile races through Westminster.

Why not sign up with a group of friends and run together past The Mall, through St James's Park and ending outside Buckingham Palace? You could walk, skip, jump or run to the finish line. Entry fees go toward raising money for youth sport in your community.

The next Westminster Mile takes place on Sunday 29 May 2016. 

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4. Sportivate

If you are aged 14 to 25, it’s time to get your sports gear on and sign up to Sportivate.

This is a 6 to 8-week programme offering free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports from wakeboarding to golfing. 

Sportivate is inclusive and targets a variety of young people including those who have a disability and people from black and minority ethnic groups.

Last updated 16 October 2017