Young Hackney School and Youth Sports Unit

Who we are

The Young Hackney School and Youth Sports Unit helps to deliver high-quality PE and school sport. You can contact the Sports Unit on or by calling 020 8356 7404.

Continuing Professional Development

The Young Hackney School and Youth Sports Unit organise termly CPD days and afternoons for all PE Co-ordinators based in Hackney Primary Schools. Previous meetings have covered Dance, Gymnastics and Inclusion in PE. The focus of the meetings is based on feedback and suggestions from teachers and schools and also includes opportunity for teachers to network and share good practice.

Hackney Personal Bests

Personal Bests is Hackney's established sport and healthy lifestyles programme aimed at 9-11 year-olds. It encourages young people across the borough to achieve their personal best in Olympic and Paralympic sports. Personal Bests uses sports to enthuse and encourage individuals to try, take part and to improve. The inspirational message that accompanied the programme was ‘Be the best you can be’.

Get involved

Young Hackney football community sessions

The Sports Unit run a number of open access football sessions for young people. All sessions are free with no need to book.

  • Young Hackney U13/14 Boys Football (Mabley Green) 
    Mabley Green Park, Lee Conservancy Road, London, E9 5HW 
    Every Wednesday 17:00-18:30 
    For team training, turn up and play session, entering competitions and participation in weekly league games (Saturday)
  • Young Hackney Junior Football mixed boys and girls session (Mabley Green)
    Mabley Green Park, Lee Conservancy Road, London, E9 5HW 
    Every Wednesday, 17:00-18:00 
    For team training, entering competitions and participation.

For more information, please contact Omarie Mears

Hackney Ark Sports Club

Young Hackney and Hackney Ark formed a partnership to deliver sporting sessions for children aged 5-11 who are affected by physically limiting conditions such as Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida.

Each session comprises two elements, with participants initially completing a 30 minute strength circuit, followed by an introduction to a new sport – with the priority focusing on developing agility, balance and coordination. Most recently, the group enjoyed playing badminton, in addition to wheelchair basketball, table tennis and relay racing in the past.

As a result of their involvement, every child’s strength and agility has improved over the sessions. This will assist in helping the children function more independently in life as well as increasing their social skills. Regularly changing sports has also enabled the development of different gross and fine motor skills.

Disability Sports Community Club - Hackney, Thursday 11-12:30pm, Queensbridge Leisure Centre

Join our weekly multi-sports DSC Community Clubs for young people with disabilities aged 11+. Enjoy and experience Paralympic and multi-sports including Boccia, Sitting Volleyball, Goalball, Polybat, racket sports, Athletics, Cricket and many more.

Visit our website to find out more information about the Hackney club and other clubs throughout London -

New Years 4, 5 and 6 Orienteering Club

Springfield Park, Monday 3:45 - 4:45

The aim of the club is to introduce children to the skills of orienteering as a sport and develop pathways to on going activity. Over the past couple of years, children who have attended have provided the basis for a Hackney team who compete at weekends in forests throughout the south east of England.

If you would like to take part or to find out more information, please contact David LeFevre -

Competition calendars

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2018 Competition Calendar 81.04 KB PDF


Young Hackney

020 8356 7404