The London Youth Games are an annual regional sports competition in which young people from across all 33 London boroughs compete against each other in more than 30 different sports in over 50 competitions.

The games are open to all young people aged between 9 and 18 years old who either live or attend a school in Lambeth.

The competitions take place at a variety of locations across London during a six week period beginning in May, culminating in a 'finals' weekend held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in July.

This programme of events also includes six sports for those with disabilities and additional needs.

Visit the London Youth Games website

Sections in this guide (click title to view)

1. Sports

The London Youth Games programme of sports includes:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Aquathlon
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • BMX
  • Boccia
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Judo
  • Kayaking
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

2. Contact

If you want to be part of Team Lambeth and represent your borough in this year’s London Youth Games, please contact the Sports and Leisure team.

lyg18@lambeth.gov.uk
020 7926 0396

3. Trials and training sessions for the 2018 London Youth Games

We're in the process of recruiting young people and team managers for this year's competition.

Selection for teams is done in a number of ways:

* through open trials
* winners of inter-borough school tournaments
* individual achievements or membership of a club team.

Details of the trials and training sessions for the sports we'll be participating in are in the table below. We'll be adding more details to the table in the coming weeks but there's a sport with no information showing, contact us to find out more.

Sport Age group Where When Contact name Phone number Email
Aquathlon 7 - 11 JAGS Sports Centre, Red Post Hill, Dulwich, SE24 9JN Mondays, 5.15pm to 7.15pm Lara Mifsud-Bonici 07958 028 275 lmifsud-bonici@lambeth.gov.uk
Archery   No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Athletics (female) 7 - 8 Tooting Bec Athletics Track, Tooting Bec Road, SW17 3NP Trials: Saturday 7 May From 11.30am Training: Thursdays 5 - 6.30pm Ivor Northey 07946 363 310 ivornorthey@hotmail.com
Athletics (male) 7 - 8 Tooting Bec Athletics Track, Tooting Bec Road, SW17 3NP Trials on Saturday 7 May at 11.30am Training on Thursdays, 5pm to 6.30pm Ivor Northey 07946 363 310 ivornorthey@hotmail.com
Badminton 7-12 No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Basketball (female) 7 - 11 Brixton Recreation Centre, Brixton Station Road, SW9 8QQ Trials: Tuesday 1 May; Thursday 3 May; Tuesday 8 May 4 - 6pm. Training only: Tuesdays 10 – 22 May 4 - 6pm Moji 020 7926 0396 LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Basketball (male) 7 - 11 Brixton Recreation Centre, Brixton Station Road, SW9 8QQ Trials: Tuesday 1 May; Thursday 3 May; Tuesday 8 May 4 - 6pm. Training only: Tuesdays 10 – 22 May 4 - 6pm Jimmy Rogers 020 7926 0396 LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Cycling (BMX) 2 - 13 BMX Track, Brockwell Park, SE24 0PB Saturdays and Sundays, 11am - 1pm Nathaniel Martin 07738 448 165 nathanielmartin@britishcycling.org.uk
Cycling (road) 7 - 11 Herne Hill Velodrome Fridays 5 to 6pm and Saturdays 9 to 10am Bill Wright 07930 397245 wxwright@msn.com
Diving 7 - 12 No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Football (female) 8 - 9 Ferndale Community Sports Centre, Nursery Road, Brixton, SW9 8BP Saturdays 10am to 12 noon Lee Dema 07944 101 134 leedema@aol.com
Football (male) 8 - 9 Ferndale Community Sports Centre, Nursery Road, Brixton, SW9 8BP Thursdays 4.30 to 6pm Adrian Nosworthy 07329 846 670 Adriannosworthy@outlook.com
Handball (female) 7 -11 No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Handball (male) 7 -11 No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Hockey (Female) Year 9's U14 8-9 Kennington Park (Astro Turf) Camberwell New Road Tuesdays 4 to 6.30pm Adrian Darley 07968 284782  adrian.darley1@gmail.com
Hockey (Male) Year 9's U14 8-9 Kennington Park (Astro Turf) Camberwell New Road Tuesdays 4 to 6.30pm Adrian Darley 07968 284782  adrian.darley1@gmail.com
Hockey (Female) Year 7's U12 Dev 7 Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Hockey (Male) Year 7's U12 Dev 7 Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Indoor rowing 7 - 11 Ferndale Community Sports Centre, Nursery Road, Brixton, SW9 8BP Tuesdays 5 to 6pm Medg Sullivan N/A medg@btinternet.com
Judo (female)   No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Judo (male)   No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Kayak slalom   No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Kayak sprint   No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Netball - Year 9 / Under 14's (female) 8-9 Streatham & Clapham High, 42 Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AW Open Training: 24 April - 8 May, Trials: 15 May, Squad Training: until the competition. All 5 to 7pm. Janet Lettman 07956 462 736 jjrunner770@hotmail.com
Netball - Under 19's (female) 10-13 Streatham & Clapham High, 42 Abbotswood Road, SW16 1AW Open Training: 24 April - 8 May, Trials: 15 May, Squad Training: until the competition. All 5 to 7pm. Janet Lettman 07956 462 736 jjrunner770@hotmail.com
Para-athletics (female)   Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad Ivor Northey 07946 363 310 ivornorthey@hotmail.com
Para-athletics (male)   Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad Ivor Northey 07946 363 310 ivornorthey@hotmail.com
Para-football (female)   Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad Desmond Lee 020 7737 3713 desmondglee@gmail.com
Para-football (male)   Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad Desmond Lee 020 7737 3713 desmondglee@gmail.com
Para-swimming (female) 4 - 13 School Team Colin Jones 020 8670 7220 jones.c@turney.org.uk
Para-swimming (male) 4-13 School Team Colin Jones 020 8670 7220 jones.c@turney.org.uk
Rowing (regatta) 7 - 11 Royal Victoria Dock Whitsun Holiday Rowing Programme Medg Sullivan 020 7274 5969 medg@btinternet.com
Sailing 7-13 No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Squash (female) 7-12 Brixton Recreation Centre Thursdays 5 to 6.20pm Trevor Grant   t-d@hotmail.co.uk
Squash (male) 7-12 Brixton Recreation Centre Thursdays 5 to 6.20pm Trevor Grant   t-d@hotmail.co.uk
Swimming (female) 7-12 Leander Swimming Club Clapham Leisure Centre Caroline Findlay 07790 833 987 findlay.caroline@blueyonder.co.uk
Swimming (male) 7-12 Leander Swimming Club Clapham Leisure Centre Caroline Findlay 07790 833 987 findlay.caroline@blueyonder.co.uk
Swimming (mini)   Leander Swimming Club Clapham Leisure Centre Caroline Findlay 07790 833 987 findlay.caroline@blueyonder.co.uk
Table tennis (female) 7-11 Bishop Thomas Grant School Wednesdays 6 to 7.30pm Murray Wilson 07506 379 215 murray@focustabletennis.com
Table tennis (male) 7-11 Bishop Thomas Grant School Wednesdays 6 to 7.30pm Murray Wilson 07506 379 215 murray@focustabletennis.com
Tennis (team) 7-12 Hillside Gardens Park, Streatham, SW2 3HL Wednesdays 6pm to 7.30pm and Saturdays, 1pm to 2.30pm Dino Skeete 07940 083 803 seriousabouttennis@gmail.com
Trampolining 7-12 No Trials. Please email LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk to express your intrerest in being part of the Team Lambeth squad LYG18@lambeth.gov.uk
Volleyball (female) 7-13 Elmgreen School
School Team
4 - 5pm Richard Shittu
Paul Silly
07828 454 520
020 8766 5020
richy2rich@hotmail.com
psilly@the-elmgreen-school.org.uk
Volleyball (male) 7-13 Elmgreen School
School Team
4 - 5pm Richard Shittu
Paul Silly
07828 454 520
020 8766 5020
richy2rich@hotmail.com
psilly@the-elmgreen-school.org.uk
Weightlifting 9-13 Brixton Recreation Centre Fridays 5-7pm Martin Marshall 07535 631 653 info@mwlclub.com

4. Competition dates

The finals for the events are in the table below.

To see the venue for a particular sport, visit the London Youth Games website

Sport Competition date
Aquathlon Sunday 8 July
Archery Saturday 7 July
Athletics (female) Sunday 8 July
Athletics (male) Sunday 8 July
Badminton Saturday 9 June
Basketball (female) Qualifiers are on Sunday 27 May and the finals on Saturday 7 July
Basketball (male) Qualifiers are on Saturday 26 July and the finals on Saturday 7 July
Cycling (BMX) Sunday 3 June
Cycling (road) Saturday 23 June
Diving Sunday 8 July
Fencing Sunday 10 June
Football (female) Sunday 8 July
Football (male) Saturday 7 July
Handball (female) Saturday 16 June
Handball (male) Sunday 17 June
Hockey (female) Year 7 / Under 12's Sunday 8 July
Hockey (male) Year 7 / Under 12's Sunday 8 July
Hockey (female) Year 9 / Under 14's Qualifiers are on Saturday 9 June and the finals are on Saturday 7 July
Hockey (male) Year 9 / Under 14's Qualifiers are on Sunday 10 June and the finals are on Saturday 7 July
Indoor Rowing Sunday 8 July
Judo (female) Saturday 16 June
Judo (male) Saturday 16 June
Kayak slalom Saturday 19 May
Kayak sprint Saturday 19 May
Netball - Year 9 / Under 14's (female) Saturday 7 July
Netball - Under 19's (female) Sunday 8 July
Para-athletics (female) Wednesday 27 June
Para-athletics (male) Wednesday 27 June
Para-football (female) Thursday 24 May
Para-football (male) Thursday 24 May
Para-swimming (female) Wednesday 6 June
Para-swimming (male) Wednesday 6 June
Rowing (regatta) Saturday 19 May
Sailing Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June
Squash (female) Qualifiers are on Sunday 20 May and the finals are on Sunday 8 July
Squash (male) Qualifiers are on Sunday 20 May and the finals are on Sunday 8 July
Swimming (female) Saturday 7 July
Swimming (male) Saturday 7 July
Swimming (mini) Saturday 7 July
Table Tennis (female) Sunday 10 June
Table Tennis (male) Sunday 10 June
Tennis (team) Qualifiers are on Sunday 20 May and the finals are on Saturday 9 June
Trampolining Sunday 20 May
Volleyball (female) Sunday 24 June
Volleyball (male) Sunday 24 June
Weightlifting Saturday 16 June