Our calendar of sports competitions has variety, breadth, and reach - it’s shaped to meet the contemporary needs of young people. We run hotly contested long running championships in old favourites like football, athletics, table tennis, and cricket but we’re also about providing new initiatives chosen by young people themselves such as street 20 cricket, street dance, parkour and tag rugby.
As well as the exuberance of physical activity, the flush of competition, and sheer social colour, our events and championships are also about opening up new horizons. In 2011, more than 150 young people took part in our athletics event at Mile End Stadium many of whom had never visited an athletics club before. Each year we take member clubs to the prestigious Arundel Castle Cricket Ground in deepest West Sussex and for most of them this is a jaw-dropping change of scene before they’ve even hit a ball.
We also get young people involved in more extreme sports, away from their every day environment. Last Ocotober we took 35 young people to Cornwall to take part in surfing, canoeing and abseiling as recognition of the hard work that they had put in at their club and in their community.
Up and coming events
Table Tennis Championships
Date: Tuesday 3rd April, 2012
Venue: Morpeth School, Portland Place E2 0PX
The Table Tennis Championships provide young people the opportunity to come together from a range of different youth clubs and to practice the skills they have learned via their Getting Ready table tennis sessions.
93 young people took part in the competition at a brand new venue at Morpeth School. There were some hotly contested matches but the young people displayed great sportsmanship. Our thanks goes out to all the youth workers and volunteers who helped by officiating matches - events like this couldn't be possible without your help.
Congratulations to all those who took part and to those who took home the silver wear:
U19 Winner: Josh Nashed - Finsbury Park
Runner/up: David Adesenya - Finsbury Park
U16 Winner: Bilal Rashie - Hartley Youth Club
Runner/up: Owais Chaffon – Hartley Youth Club
U14 Winner: Callum Martin Westminster House
Runner/up: Alix Bell – CYM
U12 Winner: Micah Pannack – Knights youth club
Runner/up: Kai Davis-Francis - Westminster House
Date: Sunday 27th May, 2012
Venue: Mile End Stadium
The Athletics Championships are an idea way for young people to test their own ability with an emphasis on personal improvement as well as winning medals.
Please download an entry form and age category guidelines.
Date: Saturday 7th July, 2012
Venue: Arundel Castle Cricket Ground
The London Youth Cricket Championships are held at the prestigious Arundel Castle Cricket Ground where many of the top cricketers have performed. London Youth remain very grateful to John Barclay and the rest of the team for their continued support.
Date: 2012 date TBC
Venue: Haggerston Park
The Football Championships take place on a new 3G astro football pitch and the winners will go on to play in the National Clubs for Young People Championships competition.
If you would like more information about the above events (or if you would like to volunteer), please contact Zoe Mellis on 07855 785508 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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