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London Youth Games

Storming performance from Havering Havering Hurricanes had their best performance for seven years in this year’s London Youth Games. The 2017 Games concluded with the traditional finals weekend at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in July. The Games ended on a high for Havering’ s team with gold medal success in the pool for our divers and silver medals for the archery and netball teams. More than 300 young people from 32 different schools and countless local sports clubs represented our borough.

Havering is the mo successful bosr t ough in London Youth Games history with outright titles

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“In its 40th anniversary year, the London Youth Games is Europe’s largest annual youth sporting event,” said Michelle Gustavsen, from Havering Council’s Sports Development team. “Havering Hurricanes, sponsored by Everyone Active, compete against every other London borough in 32 different sports. This year, we entered 43 of the 52 events, of which five were para events, and achieved our best finish since 2010.”

Havering Hurricanes 2017 Overall Results

Swimming

With four individual bronze and two silver medals, the boys and girls teams both finished fifth overall, up four places from last year’s results.

Havering finished sixth overall. The competition was won by Bromley. Havering’s team achieved one team gold, two silver and three bronze medals, plus 16 top five places and 29 top ten places.

Girls Football

Netball

Our free-scoring girls team contested a thrilling final against Redbridge to earn the silver medal.

MINI GAMES The girls topped their group with four wins and a draw and remained unbeaten until finally losing 1-0 to Bromley in the semi-final.

The London Youth Games competition also incorporates the Mini Games for primary school pupils in years 5 and 6. Fifteen pupils from six primary schools represented the Hurricanes in this year’s competition. Our mini swimmers finished in sixth place this year with Lewis Dixon winning a gold medal in the 50 metres freestyle. Havering also had one paragames swimmer, Rheanna Oberius, who did Havering proud by winning a silver medal in the backstroke.

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Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

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Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

Living in Havering is a free community magazine published by Havering Council and delivered to 106,000 residents, businesses and outlets acr...