|Frank on his way to a great time|
|Molly with the Hackney support crew roaring her up the hill|
|Theo powering into the top straight|
|The team practise their weight lifting skills at lunch time|
|Mack finishing first in the Youth Cs|
|Charlie on her way to joint top time for Youth C category|
|Euan crossing the finish line|
|Kai on the 180 bend|
|Frank and Molly with the silver medals for Youth A/B category|
|Charlie Kai Mack and Euan with the gold medals for Youth C D E category|
|2nd place overall team - LBHackney|
Good Afternoon all,
At the weekend we had the last competitions of the London Youth Games 2014.
Over 5000 young people trained towards final selection to represent the London Borough of Hackney, with 550 actually going onto compete for the Borough against the other 32 London boroughs in the London Youth Games 2014. Hackney was represented by 47 teams across 31 sports since November 2013, culminating in the finals weekend at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in July.
The Borough of Hackney recorded its highest overall result in the 33 year history of the Games and maintained the borough’s high standards of finishing in with the elite sporting borough’s of London by finishing 6th in London, with 34 teams finishing in the top twenty, 22 of which finishing in the top ten. Accumulating 11 team medals and 46 individual medals.
There were team medals for the Girls Table Tennis, girls handball, boys athletics, cycling, girls football, indoor rowing, BMX, disability tennis, tennis, cycling and adapted rowing teams with 46 individual medals across disability athletics, Kayak sprint, diving, sailing, rowing, judo, disability swimming, indoor rowing, football, adapted indoor rowing, athletics, BMX, cycling, sailing.
Hackney also recorded the highest in the Games history for 4th in the regatta and 9th in the disability in London. Along with these we also won the most improved borough in the Games. Full results for each competition can be found under “sports” onhttp://www.londonyouthgames.org/default.asp#
Please find attached the complete results table along with the list of medallist.
I would like to thank you all for the unwavering support to the cause and amazing hard work you repeatedly demonstrate towards supporting the young people of Hackney to achieve their potential. Because of you these young people are now showing what we have always known that Hackney has talent and dedication across its young people, team managers and its coaches. Thank you for going the extra mile, I realise sometimes it can be a hard slog with little thanks, but be assured Hackney thanks you and most of all I do.
When it comes to sport, Hackney no longer make up the numbers in London we are now the ones to beat!
Thank you all.
Leisure & Physical Activity Coordinator