Bromley retains London Youth Games title at competition's 40th anniversary
PUBLISHED: 16:49 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:59 11 July 2017
The borough was in second place going into the final event
More than 700 young people from 20 Bromley schools helped the borough to retain its grip on the London Youth Games title at the weekend.
The borough was left in second place going into the final event, but after grabbing gold in the squash competition, London’s biggest borough knocked Wandsworth off top spot to grab the Jubilee Trophy.
The games host 95 individual competitions involving 32 different sports across 10 months, culminating with a final weekend at Crystal Palace.
Team organiser for Bromley, Sasha Dixon, said: “I’m really happy but also quite shocked. We spent a lot of time this year working with our team managers and our volunteers so this success is down to them but also our young people who performed so brilliantly throughout the year and over the weekend. They take huge pride in competing for Bromley and being part of London Youth Games but it is something else for them to say they are the best in London.”