London Youth Games
Southwark gets ready for upcoming London Youth Games season
School children throughout Southwark are gearing up for another year of exciting sporting activity when the London Youth Games recommences later this month.
With the competition recently celebrating its 40th anniversary earlier this year, children will once again be able to try their hand at everything from rowing to fencing as they compete to be crowned champions of London.
Last year saw an incredible 1,406 Southwark children take part in 30 different sports, with 427 of those selected to represent the borough at London Youth Games open competitions across the year. Southwark finished in 11th place overall among the 33 competing London boroughs, picking up plenty of silverware along the way, including a team gold medals in the BMX cycling and male para-games football events.
As Europe’s largest annual youth sports festival, the London Youth Games saw more than 129,000 children from across London participate in 2017 over nine unforgettable months.
The 2018 season gets underway in spectacular fashion with the annual London Youth Games cross-country race at Parliament Hill on Saturday November 18, the event where a certain Mo Farah once competed for his home borough of Hounslow - before the season comes to a close next summer with a weekend of exhilarating sporting action at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
So could we perhaps be getting ready to see the next sporting superstar emerge from Southwark? We’ll have to wait and see.
Do you love sport, are you aged 7 to 18 or live or go to school in Southwark?
There are over 30 sports to take part in - from athletics to weightlifting - so there's something for everyone. Please see the Sports List 2018 (pdf, 41kb) for all sports.
If you're interested in registering to become part of Team Southwark, fill in the online registration form and state up to three sports you're interested in. Please see our list of all the sports (pdf, 41kb).
Later in the year, you'll be sent information regarding trial and competition dates.
Please note that the cricket competitions take place in February and March 2018. You can express interest for this sport before Friday 5 December 2017.
News - Team Southwark 2017
- Southwark Slam Their Way Into Basketball Semi-Final
- Southwark & Haringey Score Golden Goal at Para-Games Football
- Southwark defending hockey champions on course for repeat match up with Bromley
- London Youth Games - cross country roundup (pdf, 503kb)
Page last updated: 24 April 2018