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Enfield makes huge leap at London Youth Games

Published Monday, 02 July 2012

Over 2,000 children and young people from Enfield have competed in this year’s London Youth Games taking third place out of all 33 London boroughs.

Enfield's winning team

Over 2,000 children and young people from Enfield have competed in this year’s London Youth Games taking third place out of all 33 London boroughs at the Crystal Palace National Games Centre this weekend.

This is a massive leap from ninth place last year. The Enfield team took part in 44 sports raising their positions from last year in 37 sports and achieving wins in five events: boccia, angling, male football, triathlon and table tennis.

Only four sports were the same place as last year and the team did not come lower in any sports than last year. Some positions are outstanding: up 26 places in male football; 22 places in girls’ cricket and up 21 places in disability female football.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, cabinet member for schools and children’s services, said, "This shows the sheer determination of our young people to do well. They have trained hard in their school sports activities and at clubs and centres throughout the borough."

"Teachers and council sports leaders have worked together to improve our sports achievements and this is our best result since 1989 when Enfield won the Games. It is sitting that we have done so well in this London Olympics year."

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, cabinet member for leisure and Olympics, added, "There have been remarkable improvements across all sports in Enfield. Croydon came first followed by Wandsworth but although we came third, we are clearly well placed to de even better next year with a water polo win which was not included in the points this year. I am sure that we have some future Olympians and Paralympians in our team."

Event

Current
position

Last year

Points

Boccia

1

up17

50

Angling

1

up2

50

Football (Male)

1

up26

50

Triathlon / Aquathlon

1

up2

50

Table Tennis (Female)

1

up3

50

Swimming (Male)

2

up9

46

Swimming (Female)

2

up11

46

Disability Athletics (Female)

2

up5

46

Disability Athletics (Male)

2

unchanged2

46

Mixed Fencing

2

up5

46

Judo (Male)

3

up8

43

Athletics (Female)

3

up5

43

Athletics (Male)

3

up1

43

Tennis

4

up5

41

Archery

4

up6

41

Volleyball (Male)

5

up17

39

Disability Swimming (Male)

5

up2

39

Judo (Female)

6

up11

37

Table Tennis (Male)

6

up1

37

Squash (Male)

7

up9

36

Girls Tag Rugby

9

up5

34

Disability Swimming (Female)

9

up5

34

Kayak Sprint

9

up17

34

Cross Country

9

up18

34

Team Badminton

9

unchanged9

34

Football (Female)

9

up16

34

Indoor Rowing

12

N/A

31

Disability Football (Female)

13

up21

30

Basketball (Female)

14

up5

29

Volleyball (Female)

17

up18

26

Boys Cricket

17

unchanged17

26

Girls Cricket

17

up22

26

Diving

18

up15

25

Hockey (Male)

18

N/A

25

Trampolining

20

unchanged20

23

Sailing

20

up21

23

Kayak Slalom

21

up23

22

Hockey (Female)

21

N/A

22

Basketball (Male)

22

up5

21

Gymnastics - Male

22

up17

21

Weightlifting

23

N/A

20

Netball (Main Games)

25

up17

18

Gymnastics - Female

26

up17

17

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