Why not represent Merton?
Sporty local youngsters are being asked to come forward to take part in the London Youth Games.
Merton School Sports Partnership and Merton Council are working to get young people in the borough involved in the games, which this year features a School Games category.
As Europe's largest youth sport competition featuring more than 35 different sports, the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games includes everything from angling to weightlifting as well as football, swimming, gymnastics, fencing and much more.
Throughout the year, Merton's School Sports Partnership hold inter-school competitions and the winners go forward to play the winning teams from the other 33 London Boroughs at the London Youth Games.
The partnership has so far held cross-borough competitions including the Merton Borough Primary Boccia Competition, Schools Games Football competition, Year 7 Sportshall Athletics Competition and an overall Sports Hall Athletics Competition.
If you or anyone you know are interested in getting involved as a competitor (from school year 12 and under), volunteer or just want to join a taster session for the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games 2013, register your interest and keep up to date at http://www.merton.gov.uk/youthgames.
Pictured above is Louise Whitelegg from Ricards Lodge High School taking part in one of the 'run-up' events.
February 20, 2013