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Enfield makes leap at London Youth Games

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14 July 2016

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This year's London Youth Games saw the Enfield Aquathlon team top the charts in the number one position for the third consecutive year.

This year's London Youth Games saw the Enfield Aquathlon team top the charts in the number one position for the third consecutive year.

Over 400 children and young people from Enfield have competed in the Games which were held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre at the start of July. The competition saw Enfield's youngsters test their sporting ability against the other 32 London boroughs across 50 competitions.

Highlights of this year's event for Team Enfield were:

Aquathlon – 1st (London Champions for 3rd consecutive year)

Female Swimming – 3rd

Male Table Tennis – 3rd

Female Para Games Swimming - 3rd

Male Volleyball – 5th

Enfield finished 20th overall

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Health, Krystle Fonyonga, said: "The London Youth Games is a great event. It gives the opportunity for lots of young people from Enfield to compete in many different sports against other London boroughs. Well done to everyone who took part and in particular to Enfield's Aquathlon team who retained their crown as London Champions for the 3rd consecutive year."

Nick Newman, Enfield's Aquathlon Team Manager, said "I am delighted for all the young people in the squad to be crowned London Champions for 2016. They enjoy representing their borough in the London Youth Games as this is the culmination of a lot of hours of practice at Enfield Swim Squad for the swim element and various athletics clubs in the borough for the run element."

If you are interested in finding out how you can participate for Team Enfield in 2017 please email the Sports Team highlighting which sport you are keen to participate in.

If you are interested in making some small changes each day to improve your health, why not join Enfield Council's 'Move More' campaign? The message is simple: being more active even for just 10 minutes, 3 times a day can significantly improve your health and wellbeing. The 'Move More' campaign is not just about getting adults active, it is also about getting kids moving as well. For children the advice is that 60 minutes of activity on a daily basis can help maintain a healthy lifestyle into adulthood.

For a full list of results please visit London Youth Games.