A team from Greenwich has successfully retained its title at the 2019 Better Club Games, representing the borough to compete against 500 over 55-year-olds at the Olympic-style event for older people, held at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Thursday.
The annual event was run by the UK’s largest public leisure provider, Better, the consumer-facing brand of charitable social enterprise GLL.
Now in its 14th year, the event aims to encourage older people to become more active and to highlight the social and physical benefits that sporting activities can offer to individuals of all ages.
Participants took part in 11 sports, including walking football, walking netball, badminton, short tennis, table tennis, darts, short mat bowls, timed cycle, timed swim and dominoes.
Proudly representing their boroughs and districts the teams were drawn from across London and the south, including teams from Barnet, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Epsom and Ewell, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington, Lambeth, Merton, Reigate and Banstead, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Rugby and Sutton.
In a repeat of last year’s top two, the winning Greenwich team retained their 2018 title, with Epsom and Ewell taking the runners-up spot. Sutton took third place.