Wandsworth scores Youth Games hat-trick

Published: 7 July 2015

Wandsworth has achieved its third win in a row to claim the London Youth Games Jubilee trophy.

The borough scored another record breaking total at the 2015 games to take the overall winners’ trophy for the third year running.

Wandsworth were in second place going into the finals weekend on July 4-5 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Gold medals in boys’ and girls’ volleyball, archery, tennis, girls’ football and boys’ athletics, plus bronze in indoor rowing and diving all helped the borough grab the winners’ title.

The London Youth Games, now in its 38th year, is Europe’s largest youth sports event. It brings together all 33 London boroughs competing in 46 separate sporting events, taking place between November and July.

This year Wandsworth won gold in ten sports in total and were in the top 10 across 35 sports. They also won the ParaGames Trophy for the first time and retained the Inner London Trophy.

The borough was represented by 450 young people, with hundreds of other young people involved in the free trials and training programme.

Dedicated team managers, with support from Wandsworth Council's sports development team, worked hard over the year to help the borough's young people achieve their sporting success.

The council’s spokesman for sport and leisure, Cllr Jonathan Cook, said winning for the third consecutive year was an impressive achievement. 

“I want to thank all the young people that took part as well as the team managers and sports development team for their hard work in achieving this record-breaking win.

“It’s encouraging that we have such dedicated young people who are willing to push themselves to the limit to achieve their potential. We will continue to provide them with the support they need, and I look forward to seeing what they can achieve in 2016.”

The council’s Sports Development Team works alongside other members of the Active Wandsworth Network to help develop sport and physical activity in the borough.

To find out more call (020) 8871 8390 or follow @activewands on twitter.

You can view more pictures of the games on Facebook.