The Balfour Beatty London Youth Games is Europe’s largest annual youth sports event and offers an incredible sporting experience to all young Londoners aged 8-18.
Over 100,000 young people take part in the event every year representing one of 33 London borough teams across 30 sports from archery to sailing to weightlifting.
The event season runs from November through to July’s finals at Crystal Palace, where the overall winning borough are awarded the Jubilee Trophy.
The event first took place in 1977 and has seen some of the UK’s greatest sporting stars take their first steps on the road to greatness including Mo Farah, Rio Ferdinand, Linford Christie, Christine Ohuruogu, Bradley Wiggins and Davis Weir.
To get involved in the London Youth Games, contact your local Borough Team Organisers and they will let you know all about trials and training sessions in your local community. Contact details for your borough can be found at www.londonyouthgames.org