Wandsworth takes silver at London Youth Games

Published: Friday 21st July 17

Wandsworth won second place in the 2017 London Youth Games this week following a hard-fought final at Crystal Palace.

The London Youth Games, now in its 40th year, is Europe’s largest youth sports event. Wandsworth’s team of more than 400 young athletes represented their home borough against teams from London’s other 32 boroughs. Over the past five years, the Wandsworth team has taken first place three times, and second place twice.

Under 19s netball

The games take place during nine months’ of competitions across over 30 sports, including archery, football, hockey, netball, athletics and swimming, before culminating in a last rush for points in the final.   

Wandsworth teams triumphed as London Champions in archery and boys’ hockey. There were also notable performances from the indoor rowers, girls’ football, under 19s netball and girls’ squash.

The council’s sport and leisure spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said:

Boys' hockey

“Congratulations to all the young people who once against did Wandsworth proud. I’d also like to thank all the coaches and volunteers who trained and prepared these impressive young athletes, and the Wandsworth’s Sports Development Team who have again made sure this is a positive experience for the young people taking part.”

The archery team

Wandsworth sports development service is delivered on behalf of Wandsworth Council by Enable Leisure and Culture. 

If you want to take part in next year’s London Youth Games keep an eye on the website www.enablelc.org/leisure/lyg for the latest news and events or follow @ActiveWands on Twitter

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