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.

London Youth Games 2022

Hackney finished overall second out of the 33 London boroughs, first out of the Inner London boroughs and first in the Para trophy.

Over 700 young people trained towards final selection to represent the London Borough of Hackney, with 552 going on to compete for the Borough against the other 32 London boroughs in the London Youth Games 2022.

Hackney was represented by 33 teams across 21 sports since November 2021, culminating with the athletics at Lea Valley Athletics Stadium in July.

The Borough of Hackney smashed all previous records from the last forty or so years to finish the highest the borough has ever achieved of second overall, and win the inner London trophy for the first time ever in the history of the London Youth Games.

In addition to this Hackney managed to win the para trophy for only the third time in its history.

Hackney accrued 9 team medals and 69 individual event medallist across 9 sports.

This years’ Games saw Hackney again dominate in the BMX, athletics, cycling and the indoor rowing with the borough winning the indoor rowing for the fourth successive time.

Standout achievements

  • Aneirin Lessard winning gold in the highly contested yr boys aquathlon
  • Theia & Phoebe Gaynor winning medals in BMX annually for the last six years
  • Stormont House School Boccia team winning the title for only the second time in the history of the games.
  • Freddie Augsburger double medallist in road cycling over two events
  • Maddie Childs winning gold for the third year running in sailing
  • Kemi Adeniji winning gold in the 200m athletics, first gold in this event ever for Hackney
  • twenty individual medallists from indoor rowing, comprising of students from Stormont House School, Mossbourne Academy and Lea Rowing Club

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 borough’s.


Get involved with the 2023 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, contact us.

For details on all the Hackney teams training towards the London Youth Games see the training schedule.

Page updated on: 1 August 2022

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