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 2019 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.

See our training schedule for details on all the Hackney teams training towards the London Youth Games:

London Youth Games 2018

This year Hackney came fourth in London, our highest result ever.

Over 1,500 young people trained towards final selection to represent the Hackney, with 547 going on to compete for the borough against the other 32 London boroughs. 40 teams represented Hackney across 27 sports, culminating in the finals weekend at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in July.

Hackney recorded its highest overall result in the 41 year history of the Games, finishing third in London, with 26 teams in the top ten,10 team medals and 70 individual medals across 10 sports, as well as retaining the overall Para Games trophy and winning the Inner London trophy for the first time.

The borough won the team titles in indoor rowing, para girls' athletics, cycling, on water rowing and boys' judo. All five are partnership projects between clubs, schools and the Council that help develop and engage young people using sport.

Standout achievements

  • Maddie Childs - repeat gold medallist in sailing
  • Thomas Archer - repeat gold medallist in the aquathon
  • Jude Costley - won a silver in the swimming and a bronze in the sailing
  • Anouska Minale - medalled for the second year running in the cycling road
  • Vawn Humphries - repeat gold medallist in the kayak slalom

Well done to all who took part or helped with this year's efforts.


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: 31/07/2018 13:09:27