The London Youth Games

An annual competition for schoolchildren, which takes place at various venues across London from November to July.

Each year we select a team of our best young sporting hopes to compete in London’s own mini-Olympics – The London Youth Games.

Qualifying competitions are held throughout the year, leading to the main games weekend for more than 15,000 young people at the Olympic Park in the first weekend of July.

To compete for Hammersmith & Fulham you must either live in or attend a school in the borough and be selected for the competition squad through the relevant process. This is different for the various sports in the games programme.

For further information please contact: or fill in our expression of interest form and we will get back to you.

LYG expression of interest

If you are interested in competing in the games for Hammersmith & Fulham the sports and dates of competition can be found on the London Youth Games calendar.

Dates for the selection trials will be available soon.

For the history of results from London Youth Games competitions visit London Youth Games.

Volunteering at the games

Improve your skills and boost your CV with GamesForce, the London Youth Games volunteering programme.

The London Youth Games is Europe’s largest youth sport event and offers 25 event days at venues around London. GamesForce is the volunteering programme which supports each event and is invaluable to the Games. GamesForce offers opportunities for everyone over the age of 16 to help deliver high quality sporting event for the young people of London.

Being a part of GamesForce helps to build CVs with valuable volunteering hours and offers officials qualifications in sport and training in events and media.

They have many roles at the London Youth Games events to suit all interests including:

  • Media: Photography, journalism, reporting, VIP attaches and media hub volunteers. Offering training in media at events to improve skills.
  • Sport: Sports specific volunteering roles at events and offer officials courses in 8 different sports to GamesForce volunteers – Athletics, Basketball, Boccia, Cricket, Fencing, Gymnastics, Swimming and Tennis. Also on offer is a number of volunteer opportunities across another 26 sports in roles such as scorers and team registration and results.
  • Events: Within the events side of the games there roles in hospitality, medal ceremonies and festival support.

Volunteers are supported by the London Youth Games both before events with training in media, sport and events and while on site.

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