The 40th renewal of Europe’s largest multi-sports event with 85 competitions, the London Youth Games, is off and running. Four Westminster teams contested the cross-country course last week at Parliament Hill and in the U15’s, local Champion of the Future athlete, Yasmin Magrghini, finished a very respectable 7th from a field of 177.
During the course of the Games, all 33 London boroughs will enter teams drawn from local schools and sports clubs across 30 sports including volleyball, football and rugby. The Grand Finals take place in July at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
In last year’s Games, Westminster girls’ volleyball team won gold and across the board, local athletes improved scores and places in 21 of 33 events and sports entered. Budding athletes, schools and coaches are encouraged to take part and earn the shirt.
The Games are free and open to all young people aged 7 to 18, living in or going to school in London. You can trial and compete in more than one event.
Find out how to take part in the London Youth Games.