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Youth Games: Boroughs chase spring finals glory

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 March 2016

Campion's year seven boys are chasing sportshall athletics glory at the London Youth Games spring finals at Crystal Palace

Campion's year seven boys are chasing sportshall athletics glory at the London Youth Games spring finals at Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace set to host schools events

Local youngsters will be battling it out on behalf of their boroughs at the London Youth Games spring finals today and tomorrow.

The Crystal Palace National Sports Centre plays host to more than 200 schools from across the capital, primary and secondary, to take part in events across nine sports.

And pupils from Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets will be hoping to bring back medals.

All Saints Catholic (B&D) compete in the year eight boys’ sportshall athletics final today (Wednesday), while Campion (HAV) are in the year seven final.

Ursuline Academy (RED) go for glory in the year eight girls’ sportshall finals, with Langdon Academy (NEW) chasing glory in the year seven event.

Ardleigh Green Juniors (HAV) and St Edwards Catholic (NEW) go up against one another in the year five-six sportshall competition.

The KS3 girls’ badminton includes Sacred Heart (HAV), St Angela’s (NEW) and Bacroft (RED), with Coopers Coborn (HAV), Woodford County High (RED) and Sir John Cass (TOW) in action in the KS4 event.

Coopers, Sir Isaac Newton (RED) and Stepney Green (TOW) chase honours in the KS3 boys’ badminton, with Ilford County High (RED) and Stepney Green chahing KS4 honours.

The year seven netball event includes teams from all boroughs, with Robert Clack (B&D), Coopers, St Angela’s, Woodbridge (RED) and Central Foundation (TOW) in action.

And the year five-six boys/mixed football also has representatives from across the capital, including Gascoigne Primary (B&D), Upminster Juniors (HAV), Calverton (NEW), Churchfields Juniors (RED) and Chisenhale (TOW).

Thursdays events include year 13 and under boccia, with Redbridge among the four finalists, and year five-six girls’ football including Valence Primary (B&D), Upminster Junior, St Edward’s Catholic (NEW), St Antony’s Primary (RED) and St Saviours (TOW).

The year five-six hockey quicksticks competition sees Parsloes (B&D), Branfil Primary (HAV), Sandringham Primary (NEW), Aldersbrook (RED) and St Saviours in action and the year five-six netball Hi-5 competition includes Beam Primary (B&D), Parsonage Farm (HAV), St Edward’s Catholic, Fairlop Primary (RED) and Malmesbury (TOW).

Havering and Tower Hamlets also have borough teams in action in the year five-six mini water polo finals.

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