Havering Hurricanes end London Youth Games on a high

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 July 2018

Havering won the girls' football competition

Havering won the girls' football competition


Havering Hurricanes saw their girls football team win gold at the London Youth Games finals weekend at Crystal Palace.

Havering won silver in the diving competitionHavering won silver in the diving competition

Many of the team play in academies at professional clubs and they romped to a 5-1 win in their semi-final before beating Brent 3-1 in the final.

The borough’s archery and diving teams added silver medals, while the indoor rowing squad added a bronze to those won earlier by the girls’ cross-country team and the badminton squad.

The boys’ and girls’ handball squads just missed out on medals in fourth place, as did the boys’ cross-country team and the girls’ para swimming squad.

And the trampolining team, boccia squad and boys’ para football team finished fifth in their competitions, which helped Havering finish seventh in the final Jubilee Trophy standings.

Havering won silver in the archery competitionHavering won silver in the archery competition

A total of 429 children from 32 different schools and countless sports clubs represented the borough, 70 more than competed last year.

Havering entered 48 of the 55 sports that comprise the London Youth Games, as well as eight out of ten Para Games competitions, twice as many as last year.

Along with Redbridge, Havering entered more events than any other borough and, as well as their team gold, silvers and bronze, they had 25 top-10 placings in other team sports, as well as numerous individual medals.

Team manager Michelle Gustavsen, from Havering Council’s Sports Development team, thanked all the competitors, coaches, managers, volunteers, parents, schools and clubs that contributed to the Hurricanes and paid tribute to the continued sponsorship of Everyone Active, which operates Havering Sports Centres on the Council’s behalf.

“The London Youth Games is Europe’s largest annual youth sporting event,” she said. “Every London borough takes part. We are proud of everyone who competed. The standard is extremely high but it is just as important that more than 400 children and students had the experience of being part of a great sporting event and a great team.”

The London Youth Games has been running for 41 years and Havering is the most successful borough in the event’s history, having won the overall title on 16 occasions.

Latest Romford Sports News

The Hammers hold the Blues in London derby showdown by Yarmolenko miss will haunt them


Romford returned empty handed from the Suffolk coast after falling to their second defeat in six league matches this season, which saw them drop to seventh place.

Yesterday, 21:48

Aaron Connolly’s buzzer-beating overtime winner gave Everyone Active Raiders a thrilling victory on the road at National League Division One rivals Peterborough on Saturday.

Yesterday, 21:37

The Division Two Raiders suffered late heartbreak against Bristol in their first home match of the season at Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre in Romford.

Yesterday, 17:35

Hornchurch booked their place in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with victory over East Grinstead at Bridge Avenue.

Yesterday, 14:30

National League: Eastleigh 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 0

Yesterday, 13:44

Emma Isherwood netted two second-half penalty flicks as Havering opened the East Two South East season with a derby win at Campion School.

Fri, 17:00

Boro recorded a 3-1 win at home to Sudbury last Saturday


Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now