Young sports stars have achieved the borough’s best finish in the London Youth Games for 12 years.
The year-round sporting event pitches teams from the 33 local boroughs against one another across a wide range of sports, from girls’ cricket to indoor rowing.
The finals weekend took place last month, with the H&F team finishing the hotly-contested competition in their highest finish since 2006.
The squad from H&F competed across a total of 28 different competitions.
The boys’ table tennis team, whose players train as part of the Brunswick Youth Clubs Table Tennis programme, took home a gold medal – the first gold in the sport for H&F. The girls’ squad was equally competitive bringing home a silver medal. The Year 8 boys took top honours with an individual gold medal in indoor rowing.
The girls’ indoor cricket team also scooped the gold medal – their fourth in seven years. There were also girls’ successes in cricket, table tennis and cross country.
Among the other successes this year were the girls’ football team finishing in ninth position, girls’ swimming in twelfth and indoor rowing in fourteenth. The boys’ paragames football team from Wood Lane High School finished third and took home a bronze medal, and qualified from their group unbeaten. And the rowing squad, managed by Fulham Reach Boat Club, finished fourth in this year’s regatta.
Further successes included girls’ paragames football (fifth), mixed water polo (eighth), boys’ basketball (ninth) and girls’ squash (ninth). The overall winner of the LYG Jubilee Trophy was the London borough of Bromley.
H&F Council will recognise and honour these achievements from its young sporting stars at a sports awards ceremony to be held later this year.