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Last Week to Enter Virtual Games

Posted on: 28/06/2020

LYG BOROUGH LOGO DUO BRENTWe are excited to announce that Capital students will be taking part in the London Youth Games Virtual Games!

The London Youth Games believes ‘Sport is a right for all’ and are pleased to announce the launch of the LYG Virtual Games from Monday 8th June. The LYG Virtual Games will take place over four-weeks, giving young people the chance to represent their Boroughs in a series of sport-related challenges that can be done at home, at school or while out for daily exercise.

Three weekly challenges will be released every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.00am on the London Youth Games website and social media channels and will be set via Capital's online classrooms. Participants will then have until Friday at 12.00pm to complete the challenges and submit their scores. All the challenges will relate to a London Youth Games sport and have been set by young Londoners with a connection to the Games.

Week one features a fitness test from Cross Country runners Dominique and Ricky from Sutton, a Badminton challenge from Aaron in Lewisham and a Netball challenge from sisters Izzy and Elly from Ealing. Izzy said: “Lockdown without sport has obviously been difficult as we always look forward to the London Youth Games. We are really excited however, to see how everyone gets on in this challenge and we hope it brings out the spirit of competition between the boroughs that we are missing. Good luck.”

You do not need to be a footballer to complete the football challenge or a netballer to complete the netball challenge. All the challenges will come with suggested adaptations for space, equipment and ability to ensure they are as inclusive as possible. A leaderboard with the latest Borough standings will be updated every week, and after the final challenge, the winning Borough will be crowned the first ever LYG Virtual Games champions.

Individual prizes are also up for grabs. Each week a winner will be selected from across London based on the ability, creativity and style shown in their videos and the winners will receive a pair of Nike trainers.

For more information about the LYG Virtual Games visit: www.londonyouthgames.org/virtual-games