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Date posted 14 Jun 2021

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.


LYG Calendar

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.


Selection routes

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.

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