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Greenwich Games commence

Wednesday 26th March 2014

Last week at Valley Central Youth Club, the first stage of the Greenwich Games tournament took place and there were some top prizes up for grabs.

As part of the Greenwich Games, young people from each youth club in the Royal Borough compete in pool and table tennis and the winners then go on to play in a final at Valley Central, to try and win an iPad or vouchers.

First up was the pool tournament, which sees the winner claim the top prize of an iPad and the runner up takes home £100 of vouchers.

West Thamesmead Youth Club, part of the Universal Youth Service in Greenwich nominated two young people to take part in the tournament, both of which made it to the final stages.

After beating off tough competition, Cameron Campbell, representing West Thamesmead, competed in a hotly contested final against Sam Frost, from Hawksmoor Youth Club, also based in Thamesmead.

Twelve young people in total entered and after a tense final, Cameron took the crown, winning the pool tournament and claiming his prize of an iPad.

Cameron said, “It was great fun and I’m really pleased I won!” Cameron also added that he would be surprising his girlfriend with a special gift, by giving her his prize.

The Greenwich Games will continue on Thursday 27th March for the finals of the table tennis competition.

Matt Horne, Youth Service Partnership Manager, added, “The Greenwich Games is a fantastic event which we stage each year. Different young people from various parts of Royal Greenwich compete for the tournament in both pool & table tennis. There are many positive outcomes, one of which is to encourage young people to travel across the borough and meet new people.”