What is the London Youth Games (LYG)?
The LYG is an annual multi-sport event in which young people from across all 33 London Boroughs compete against each other in sports such as football, athletics, hockey, cricket, badminton, boccia, netball, indoor rowing, cycling, volleyball, swimming, sailing, kayaking, judo, trampolining and tennis. There are also wonderful volunteering opportunities and a real sense of community in taking part.
The LYG gives the opportunity for young people to compete against their peers on a high-level platform in world-class venues.
A round-up of the 2023 season
The Games started back in November with the cross country and culminated in July at the Finals Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Throughout the season, Bexley entered 21 teams across 16 different sports. 12 of these teams achieved a top 10 placing, with special congratulations to the following teams who finished on the podium:
- 2nd Tennis
- 2nd Kayak Slalom
- 3rd Hockey girls
- 3rd Judo boys
In total 204 amazing competitors represented Bexley, supported by 50 very hard-working Team Managers, Coaches and Volunteers.
We’d like to thank everyone who has helped make this season such a success for Bexley.
Phil Lewis, Borough Team Organiser