More medals for Merton at this year’s London Youth Games

Young people from Merton brought back a mega medal haul from this year’s 38th Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.

Merton came home with 12 medals in total including gold in Judo, BMX and mini mixed football. Merton also took silver in girls’ water polo, kayaking slalom, athletics, swimming and diving. Elsewhere, there were bronze medals in male waterpolo, BMX and basketball.

BMX race

Schools across the borough participated this year contributing towards 11 top ten finishes out of 26 competitions entered.

Judo gold

Cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper, said: “I would like to congratulate every young person who represented Merton in this year’s London Youth Games. There were some fantastic performances; and I was very pleased to see so many people competing for the first time. I’d also like to thank all the coaches and team managers who play a key role in preparing and looking after young people throughout the competition and I would encourage anyone interested in taking part next year to contact our leisure team.”

If you are interested in representing Merton at next year’s London Youth Games contact We are currently looking for competitors, (aged between 11 – 17) to take part in the cross country event on Saturday 14 November. For a full list of sports visit