Haringey youngsters bask in London Youth Games glory with Jubilee Trophy success
Victorious members of #TeamHaringey paid a visit to George Meehan House in Wood Green today (Tuesday 9 August 2022) to showcase the London Youth Games’ coveted Jubilee Trophy.
In a notable sporting first for our borough, #TeamHaringey’s formidable form in five events – girls’ football (Gold); netball (Gold); boys’ athletics (Gold); boys’ basketball (Bronze) and boys’ (Bronze) and girls’ (Gold) ParaGames athletics – proved pivotal as they carved out their own slice of history in 2022 with this inaugural success in the London-wide competition.
Representatives of the athletics and girls’ football teams were greeted by the Leader of Haringey Council, Cllr Peray Ahmet, the Mayor, Cllr Gina Adamou, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Lester Buxton, and our Cabinet Member for Children, Schools & Families, Cllr Zena Brabazon.
Cllr Ahmet said:
It’s fantastic that the young athletes in #TeamHaringey, spurred on by an ever-willing band of carers/parents, coaches and volunteers, have won the Jubilee Trophy at the London Youth Games for the first time in our borough’s history this year.
It should never be underestimated just what it means to these young people to represent Haringey at a London-wide competition in sports they enjoy, and clearly excel at. They’ve done us all proud once again and I’m sure that #TeamHaringey will be doing everything in their power to defend the title in 2023.
#TeamHaringey organiser, Burk Gravis, commented:
The success of winning the Jubilee Trophy has been a team effort over the years.
We shared the same desire to give the youngsters of Haringey the best opportunity of taking part in a variety of sports in the London Youth Games – the largest youth event in Europe.
Building partnerships – and understanding what support the young people needed – has been a huge part, as have the clubs, schools, parental support and coaches, alongside immense support from the Tottenham Grammar School Foundation and core funding from the council.
A player in the gold medal-winning Haringey netball team, Josie Hesketh, added:
Netball really helps me move forward in life.
We have a community within the team and it’s really nice to be with your friends every day. I feel very privileged to represent my borough.
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