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Youth Games bring out the best in Enfield

The outstanding performance put Enfield in tenth position in the league table, out of 33 London boroughs.The gold medals were awarded in the girls under-13s cross country, girls 12-14 years swimming breaststroke and in the boys high jump.Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Spaces, Culture & Local Economy, Cllr Chinelo Anyanwu, said: “I would like to offer huge congratulations to all the Enfield competitors who have been excellent ambassadors for the borough.“This has been a wonderful year for sport both locally and nationally. I don’t need to remind anyone about the outstanding win at the Women’s European Cup Final last Sunday and the hugely successful Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Closer to home, we have recently completed the dual netball and tennis courts at Broomfield Park  which are used by the North London Netball League with more than 100 teams,  unveiled four new cricket pitches in the west of Enfield and introduced free swimming sessions for all children at five of our leisure centres.“We know how important sport can be to motivate young people, helping to build their confidence, mental resilience and general wellbeing. We will continue to support inclusive sports activities and create life-changing opportunities for young people in Enfield of all abilities and from all backgrounds.”The London Youth Games is an annual, multi-sport event offering competitive sports opportunities for young people aged 10 to 18 years.

Thousands of young Londoners take part making it the largest, annual youth sports event in Europe. There are 21 sports in the London Youth Games with over 30 competitions.If you would like to get involved as a competitor, follow Active Enfield on social media, @ActiveEnfield. There are also lots of opportunities to volunteer for the London Youth Games. Find out how you can become a volunteer.The London Youth Games is an annual multi-sport event offering competitive sports opportunities for young participants aged 10 to 18yrs, the majority of participants are teenagers. The London Youth Games are contested between the 33 London boroughs and take place at various venues around the capital all year round, including at some of the London 2012 Olympic venues.

The London Youth Games began in 1977 as part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations and has continued annually ever since.

The sports competitions are in: aquathlon, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boccia, cricket, cycling, football, trampolining, hockey, indoor rowing, judo, kayak, netball, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting. Some are split into male and female competitions.
Points are awarded in every sports competition, with the number of points awarded based on the finishing position in each event. Most competitions take place at weekends between May and July, but there are competitions running throughout the year

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