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Enfield Gunning for Youth Games Glory

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16 November 2017

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School children throughout Enfield are gearing up for another year of exciting sporting activity when the London Youth Games starts later this month.

  • Enfield aiming for London Youth Games glory
  • Nearly 3,000 Enfield kids competed last year
  • Borough hopes to build on last year’s 17th place finish

School children throughout Enfield are gearing up for another year of exciting sporting activity when the London Youth Games starts later this month.

With the competition celebrating its 40th anniversary earlier this year, children will once again be able to try their hand at everything from rowing to fencing as they compete to be crowned champions of London.

Last year saw 2,994 Enfield children take part in 30 different sports, with 278 of those selected to represent the borough at London Youth Games open competitions across the year. Enfield finished 17th overall among the 33 competing London boroughs, picking up plenty of silverware along the way, including gold medals in the male volleyball and swimming events.

As Europe’s largest annual youth sports festival, the London Youth Games saw more than 129,000 children from across London participate in 2017 over nine unforgettable months.

The 2018 season gets underway in spectacular fashion with the annual London Youth Games cross-country race at Parliament Hill on Saturday November 18 - the event where a certain Mo Farah once competed for his home borough of Hounslow – before the season comes to a close next summer with a weekend of exhilarating sporting action at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, said: “Every year the young people of Enfield do the borough proud with their commitment and excellence to sporting success while representing our borough in the London Youth Games. 

“I am immensely proud of each and every one of our competitors and I wish them every success as they seek to have Enfield crowned as champions of London. I am also immeasurably excited at the prospect of the next sporting superstar emerging from Enfield and I will be keenly following the results of the competition.”