London Youth Games

Every year, over 20,000 young people from every London borough compete in over 30 different sports at the London Youth Games. The results from all the different sports competitions are added together and the winning borough wins the Jubilee Trophy.

The main games are made up of over 30 sports and the competition is open to those aged between 11 and 18.

Get involved with the 2017 London Youth Games

If you live or go to school in Hackney, play your sport to a good standard and want to represent your borough against the best in London, please contact us.

Please see the training schedule [pdf, 247.88Kb] for details on all the Hackney teams training towards the London Youth Games.

London Youth Games 2016 - Hackney 7th in London, 2nd highest result ever

Over 5,000 young people trained towards final selection to represent the London Borough of Hackney, with 552 actually going onto compete against the other 32 London boroughs. Hackney was represented by 44 teams across 30 sports from November 2015 to July 2016.

We recorded our 2nd highest overall result in the 39 year history of the Games and maintained the borough's high standards by finishing 7th in London. 40 teams finished in the top twenty, 24 of which finished in the top ten. Hackney won 8 team medals and 48 individual medals across 9 sports.

This years' Games saw Hackney win the team titles in tennis, boccia and boys judo for the first time in the 39 years. All 3 are partnership projects between clubs, schools and the Council towards the development and engagement of young people utilising sport.

Standout achievements

There were many outstanding team and individual performances throughout the Games but the standout achievements came from:

  • Nayannah and Kiah Dubarry Gay winning the prestigious athletics events of 100m and 200m, a feat that has never been completed before
  • first time aquathlon competitor Thomas Archer finishing second
  • Pele Julien winning his first gold in the senior diving
  • first time London Youth Games appearance for Maddie Childs in the sailing, winning gold

A huge well done to all participated and helped with this year's effort and for helping to maintain the London Borough of Hackney as one of London's elite sporting boroughs.

Sports included in the games​

  • angling
  • athletics
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • BMX
  • boccia
  • canoeing
  • cross-country
  • cycling
  • diving 
  • fencing
  • football  
  • handball
  • hockey
  • indoor rowing
  • judo
  • netball
  • rowing
  • sailing
  • squash
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • tag rugby
  • tennis 
  • trampolining
  • triathlon
  • volleyball 
  • waterpolo
  • weightlifting

Many of the sports have specific age requirements, so for further details either contact us or visit London Youth Games.

Page updated: 26/08/2016 11:07:38