After a long wait without competitive sports we have the return of London Youth Games (LYG). The postponed 2020 LYG season starts with tennis on the 19th of July 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this season’s programme is significantly reduced with only a few outdoor events going ahead and currently with limits on attendance. For the competitive amongst you, there is no Jubilee Trophy so we won’t know who the best sporting boroughs in London are officially. However, in each event there are still plenty of medals up for grabs.
Tennis 19th July
Sailing 26th/27th July
Basketball (female and male) 3rd July postponed until 4th of September
BMX 11th July
Kayaking 31st July
Road cycling 14th August
Archery 4th September
Beach volleyball 11th/12th September
Hockey (female and male) 11th September
Football (female and male) 11th September
Netball 11th September
Cricket (female and male) 12th September
Para-athletics 23rd September
Athletics festival 25th September
START of 2021/2022 Season- Cross Country 22nd November
How do I get involved? Firstly, you need to live in or go to school in the borough of Islington and secondly be the in the right age range (listed in attachment). Then it’s a case of expressing your interest via email to Daniel.Bank@GLL.ORG and seeing if you are the required level. The quality required for each event does vary but if you do not gain selection this season we can direct you to local training sessions or clubs who can help develop your performance.
Tennis- selected by Islington Tennis Centre
Sailing- not entering this year
Basketball- Males through Islington Wolves and Islington Panthers. Females, not entering this year.
BMX- Hackney BMX club
Kayaking- Islington Boat Club
Road cycling- Islington Cycling Club
Archery- Access to Sport
Beach volleyball- not entering this year
Cricket- community sessions during summer and a trial on 24th of August (details attached)
Hockey- community sessions during summer
Football- selected by Islington Football Development
Netball- Better community netball sessions and Fusion Netball
Para-athletics and Athletics- Islington SENCOs (Para), London Heathside, Highgate Harriers and Islington PE teachers. 2021 athletics is a non competitive format
Please note these pathways will change and improve based on local connections and LYG’s target group for the events.