LYG CEO Andy Dalby-Welsh said “Cancelling our season for the first time in our 42-year history is not a decision we have taken lightly.
The safety, well-being and good health of our young people, volunteers and partners is our priority at London Youth Games.
Following discussions with our partners we have taken the following hugely difficult decisions: We will be cancelling the rest of our Open Games events in the 2020 season. It is clear with sports facilities closed, schools closed and a very unpredictable few months ahead that we should give every member of the London Youth Games family time to focus on their health and well-being.
All School Games events will be cancelled up until the new academic year.
To support the young people of London, we will play our part by creating digital content and online competitions to assist young Londoners in remaining fit, active and enjoying physical activity even if it is in the home. We have seen the positive impact that Joe Wicks has had on young people already through You Tube, so we look forward to complimenting the opportunities that already exist.