London Youth Games

The London Youth Games is Europe's largest youth sports festival and is part of the national School Games Programme.

Each year the London Youth Games provides an outlet for young Londoners to be involved in all areas of sport; be it playing, coaching, officiating or volunteering.

London Youth Games events take place over 9 months of the year between November and July with competitions in 30 different sports.

The London Youth Games provides a fantastic opportunity for young people in Newham to represent their borough and to compete against the best young sportspeople in London. It also offers a chance for them to compete at world class venues including the Copperbox Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Regatta Centre at Royal Docks and the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

As well as inspiring more than a million Londoners to get involved in competitive sport, the London Youth Games has contributed to the development and discovery of many international athletes. Former Olympic and World Champion Christine Ohuruogu represented Newham in the London Youth Games as a junior athlete.

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Latest News

London Youth Games Cross Country Competition.

23 young people represented Newham at the first London Youth Games event of the 2018 Calendar, the Cross Country at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath. With an in-experienced team in running Cross County courses,  the Newham young people were amazing and made their borough Proud taking part on a course which is a difficult for the young people to run and came up against some tough seasoned cross country runners. The Newham participants were from a range of ages from U11's through to U17's.  Names are below:

U11's - Dalziel Shakes - Calverton Primary school, Terelle Lanyiyan, Isaiah Mwanja, Dion Annan and David KAshari - St Edwards Primary school, Micah Mbick and Povilas Bikinas - St Helens Primary School.

U13's  - Camron Pereira-Lindley, Ethan Taasin and Domas Vazgys - St Bonaventures RC School, Ahmed Ishak Chilla, Esme Jones and Safiyyah Saiyed - Forest Gate Community School, Evie Dooley - East London Science School, Dina Benidir - Sarah Bonnell School, Ellie Hope - Lister Community School and Faisolat Akanji - Little Ilford School.

U15's - Ainara Giralolo - St Angela's Ursuline School, Daphne Macalintal - Sarah Bonnell school, Henry Houghton - Forest Gate School, Pierce Symister - East London Science School and Paul Ojo - St Bonaventures RC School.

U17's - Sam Rowell - East London Science

Newham achievements at the London Youth Games in 2016-17

There were a number of notable achievements by young people from Newham in the 2016-17 season. Individual medals were won in Judo, Athletics, Para Athletics, Weightlifting, and Indoor Rowing. Newham teams achieved success in a number of sports with the Male Basketball team winning Gold for the first time, the Female Basketball team finishing as Runners Up and gaining Silver, the Senior Fencing team gaining Bronze, the Female Para Football team gaining Bronze and the Male and Female Para Athletics teams finishing as Runners Up and gaining Silver.

Sports at the London Youth Games

There are competitions in 30 different sports at the London Youth Games including:

Athletics (inc. Cross Country and Para Athletics)
Canoeing / Kayaking
Cycling (BMX and Road)

Gymnastics (inc. Trampolining)
Indoor Rowing

Table Tennis
Triathlon / Aquathlon