London Youth Games

London Youth Games 2023
A round up on the London Youth Games, Europe’s largest event for young people...
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Mytime Active coordinate teams in the London Youth Games by working closely with schools and clubs across the Borough. Bromley finished in 4th place in the 2023 London Youth Games, we entered a total of 25 teams.

Bromley celebrated the end of the 2023 London Youth Games in July by finishing in FOURTH PLACE against 32 other London Boroughs.  After 9 months of high-quality sports competition this is a massive achievement. 

More than 320 young people either living or educated in Bromley played their part at Europe’s largest sports competition, as did the loyal group of volunteer Team Managers that commit to supporting our Bromley teams.

 Team Bromley managed fourth place because 60% of the teams we entered finished in a medal winning position – which is outstanding. 

Over the course of the 2023 youth games season: -

  • 25 teams were entered in competitions across 15 different sports and from 15 different schools and sports clubs
  • 35 Team Managers gave their time voluntarily to support the teams with training and at competitions. 
  • Team Bromley finished in 4th place on the Jubilee Trophy Score board – 3 points behind 3rd place Havering and 71 points behind the Jubilee Trophy winners Haringey which is an incredible achievement.

Team Reflection - A look at Team Bromley’s success across the entire 2023 season….

  • The 2023 Games started with the cross-country events at Parliament Hill last November 2022… A perfect start - the team of over 80 girls and boys, won double gold! 100 points secured for Team Bromley.
  • In February, the girls and boys team competed in the cricket cup final. It’s always such a tough competition... however the girl’s team from Hayes Cricket Club managed to win a space in the Cricket Cup Final. 
  • The final was played at the home of Cricket, Lords Cricket Ground back in March…An amazing experience for them - and the girls rose to the occasion and finished in 2nd place with silver medals and more points secured for Team Bromley. 
  • From February to May we had the para sports competitions. We had great support from pupils at Glebe School and Browns School, who represented Team Bromley in the para events. We managed to field teams in girls and boys Para swimming and athletics and entered a mixed team into boccia. Competitions took place at venues all over London.  Amazingly every para team entered won medals.  
  • June was the busiest month for our Team Bromley squads, with several competitions taking place each weekend. And of course, culminating on the first weekend of July with the finals weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
Girls Football with Chloe Kelly
Chloe Kelly joining our girls football team

In summary, we had 15 medal winning teams:

  • 6 teams won gold – aquathlon, boys’ athletics, boys’ hockey, girls swimming and of course as previously mentioned both cross country teams.
  • 3 teams secured 2nd place – girls’ cricket, girls para swimming and the boys swim team all came away with silver medals.
  • 6 teams finished in 3rd place with bronze medals - Athletics Girls, para-athletics girls and boys, boys para swimming, badminton and boccia.
  • Other highlights - the netball, kayak, road cycling, girls’ football, girls hockey, boys cricket and trampoline, teams all scored valuable points for team Bromley too.

For more information on being part of the London Youth Games with Team Bromley please email Louise Hills.


As with so many events the London Youth Games in 2020 were cancelled due to Covid-19.

Therefore it was great that the Games for 2021 went ahead, even if it was with a much reduced programme.  At Mytime Active we work with a range of partners (sports clubs and schools) to enter teams to represent Bromley.  We have an incredible track record in the Games, topping the London wide table and winning the Jubilee Trophy for the last four years (2016 to 2019).  During the 2021 season with a changed format which saw Regional Events there was no Jubilee Trophy to play for, however the competition was still fierce between the London Boroughs. 

Team Bromley entered 9 different teams across 8 different sports…..

In July the BMX team competed against 19 other London Boroughs at Hayes BMX track in Hillingdon.  The young team had an amazing day – winning 2 individual medals (gold and silver respectively) and finishing in 6th place overall after a tough day of top class competition.

We worked with Bromley Canoe Club to enter a kayak sprint and a kayak slalom team.  The teams competed at Fairlop Waters Activity Centre on 31st July against the best paddlers from 17 other London Boroughs.  We won an individual bronze and the Teams finished in 8th and 13th place.

London Youth Games Kayak teamLondon Youth Games Kayak team

Smiles all round from the Kayak Teams and their Team Managers

Debbie Bush, Team Manager for the Kayak Teams said “it was great to see young people being able to get together and compete again after such a challenging year.  It was a fantastic experience for the young competitors and one which will stay with them.  Thanks go to Bromley Canoe Club, Mytime Active, London Youth Games and British Canoeing for giving young people this opportunity.”

The road cycling team headed to the Lee Valley Velopark in August and had a great day competing against 19 other London Boroughs and finishing overall in 8th place.

In September the girls and boys hockey teams made up of players from Bromley & Beckenham Hockey Club competed at St Dunstan’s college and the girl’s netball and football Teams made their way to Barn Elms Sports Centre in South West London for their competitions.   The netball and hockey teams had tough draws, but all teams enjoyed their day competing against the best teams in London.  The girl’s football team topped their qualifying group, won their semi-final match and made it to the final only to be beaten in a thrilling match by the team from Hillingdon.

The para-athletics team made up of students from Glebe School made their way to Weir Athletics and Fitness centre in September and had an action packed, enjoyable day competing across both track and field events.   

Mytime Active would like to say a huge thanks to all the coaches and team managers who supported Team Bromley competitors during the 2021 season, without their time and energy the young people would not get to experience the thrill of competing in Europe’s largest event for young people – the London Youth Games.

And now it’s time to gear up for the London Youth Games 2022 season, which rather confusingly starts in November 2021 with the Cross Country event. 

Mytime Active is working with Blackheath & Bromley Harriers and trials have already been held in order to select the boys and girls cross country teams.  Over 75 young people aged 10 - 17 have been selected to represent Team Bromley and they’ll be heading to Parliament Hill in Hampstead on 20th November to compete against the best cross country runners from across London.  The boys and girls team currently hold the winning trophies from the last competition in 2019 and we wish them luck and hope they once again leave with plenty of medals and the trophies. Go Team Bromley!

For more information:

Contact Bromley’s Borough Team Organiser via email Louise Hills.

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