Angling silver for Croydon


By - Monday 8th June, 2015

A team of young Croydonians continued the town’s winning streak in the London Youth Games by earning a silver medal last month.


Photo by London Youth Games, used with permission.

Release begins: Croydon extended their angling medal streak on Sunday 24 May, winning silver at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Angling at Tyler’s Common in Harold Wood.

The south London side were gold medallists in the two previous years and won a silver in 2012.

Greenwich were first-time gold medallists and Hounslow won bronze.

Croydon team manager Dave Harper said:

“It’s always good to get a medal.

“We’ve been lucky enough to have gold for the last two years and silver in 2012 so we’re just carrying on the tradition of having a strong team in Croydon and helping the borough, overall.

“If you were to look at the record for Croydon over the years, both in qualifiers and finals here, this is like our home water but we are conscious of the fact that teams like Greenwich and Bexley and others are close because the top teams are getting better.”

Angling is one of 31 sports in the 2015 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games. The London Youth Games is Europe’s largest annual youth sports event and is driving the legacy for increased participation in competitive sport and volunteering for young Londoners.

A record 126,897 young Londoners took part in the record-breaking 2014 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, taking the event to over 1 million participants since it first launched in 1977.

To find out more about the competing or volunteering at London Youth Games, visit www.londonyouthgames.org or follow @ldnyouthgames on Twitter.

Release ends.

Release sender: London Youth Games

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