Lambeth at Balfour Beatty London Youth Games 2018 Final’s


The annual London Youth Games final takes place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, which can see up to over 125 thousand people at these games.

Can you compete for Lambeth

Trial’s for the games that are part of the National School Games Programme continues and should you wish to represent Team Lambeth, the responsibility for entries stands with the Council.

Team Lambeth Competitor in the Javelin

For further information contact Rodney Craig by emailing him at or telephone 0207 926 0338.

Team Lambeth would love you to compete as part of the Love Lambeth to find talented young people to represent Lambeth at the games and also includes sports for those with disabilities and special needs. Let find some greatness in Lambeth.

The games consist of 33 boroughs across London including our borough of Lambeth in South London competing again each other in what is the largest Youth Games in Europe.

The games are available to both primary and secondary schools and have around 30 competitions, which includes football and volley ball along with all the other main sporting events and are aimed at 7-18 years age group,

London Youth Games Map of area of competing borough’s

Lambeth Borough always have good team especially for Basketball, disability football, fencing, which they have done well over the years.

Lambeth at the previous games

Lambeth Borough had these people in previous games being Samson Oni the UK high jump gold medalist took part in the Youth Games for Lambeth playing Basketball for boys team and Common Wealth and European long jump medalist. Jade Johnson represented Britain in 2004 and 2008 Olympics and was 4th in 2003 World Championship, 2nd in Commonwealth Games and silver medalist in 2002 European Championships in the long jump. Joice Maduala, British sprint champion. These three were in the same youth games.

Jade Johnson Competed for Lambeth in the Long jump.

Link to Youtube video of Jade Johnson

  • Competing for Team GB in the long jump
  • Training sessions with her trainer
  • Taking part in Strictly Come Dancing
jade johnson at the 2008 bejing olmypics
Jade Johnson at 2008 Bejing Olympics in the Long Jump

Jade Johnson in 2002 won silver medals in both the Commonwealth Games and European Championships.


Steve Bucknall 

steve bucknall
Steve Bucknall who took place in 1979 Youth Games as a Trail Blazing Baller

 Steve Bucknall was an NBA Basketball Star who play as Trail Blazing Baller in the London Youth Games in 1979 for Team Lambeth. He went to to become the first person from England to make it big in the American Basketball League where he has  played in the no 24 vest for the Lakers      

  • Link below of Steve Bucknall interview with London Basketball Association

LBA Exclusive: Interview with Steve Bucknall


Joice Maduaka

Joice Maduaka – Former Team Lambeth track star

Joice Maduaka holds the record for winning the most medals in the Bristish Athletics Championships.

The Youth Games has seen some big names in sports rise to become medallist’s including Mo Farah, John Regis, Mike McFarlane, Tasha Danvers, Steve Blackley, Paralympic David Weir and Linford Christie. Lambeth has produce many sport greats some who has moved onto other borough to continue doing well in there chosen sports.

This years 2018 games Lambeth is looking to do very well in all the sports that they have entered against the other boroughs which mounts up to around 33.

The competition will give the Lambeth Borough contenders the opportunities to grab some of the incentives on offer and to make it into sport at very competitive level.

There is also the means to volunteer at the games by contacting Lucy on

Go and support Lambeth youths at the game by contacting

The annual Youth Games logo

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