Merton gains highest ever position at the London Heathrow Mini Games

Over 2,500 children from 33 London boroughs descended on Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for the annual London Heathrow Mini Games.

Children from Years 5 and 6 had been competing in trials to represent Merton in 5 different sports: Netball, Football, Sportshall Athletics, Swimming and Tag Rugby.

Special Guest Linford Christie officially opened the event and the Mayor of Merton Cllr Maxi Martin was also on hand to cheer on Merton’s competitors.

In all over 60 children represented Merton on the day from a variety of schools, including Liberty, Priory and Garden Primary, as well as Mitcham Clarion Swimming Club.

Two teams gained Merton’s highest ever position in their individual event, Sportshall Athletics finished in 10th position and the Football team made the quarter-finals, narrowly missing out on a Semi-Final place following a one nil defeat.

Merton will be represented in the Youth Games Finals which take place this weekend (Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 July) where Merton’s youngsters will be competing after months of preparation, training and preliminary competitions.