Harrow and Brent's youngsters struggled to get past some of London's best athletes as the youth games continued into its fourth week.
The table tennis, trampolining and squash teams all travelled to Redbridge Sports Centre to take part in their respective qualifying rounds, with the boys' table tennis team, made up of Hasan Siddiqui, Matthew Ong and Abbishek Kavathekar and managed by George Walsh, finishing second in their group, which also consisted of Westminster, Barking and Dagenham and Camden.
Ami Shah, Rani Shah and Rianka Patel, who made up the girls' team, were drawn in a tough group with Hillingdon and Wandsworth and also finished second. Sadly, only the group winners progressed through to the next round so both teams' involvement ended early.
The trampolining team, managed by Danni Moszoro and made up of members of both Harrow and Queensmead trampoline clubs, was a mix of youth and experience. The team in full was: Danielle Swift, Alexandra Nolan, Nadine Coton, Rebecca Hallam, Rian Jacobs and Terrell Jacobs.
Everyone performed the same set routine followed by their own voluntary jumps with some of the team performing new voluntary routines. They finished a creditable 9th place out of the 24 boroughs that took part.
Harrow's squash team, managed by Andy Stewart, beat Havering, Bromley and Wandsworth but unfortunately defeat to a strong Merton team signalled the end of their tournament. The team were Arjun Shah, Ishan Shah and Ashil Shah.
Harrow's disability football team had some success, beating Havering, Southwark, Hillingdon and Westminster, before losing to Wandsworth and Hammersmith and Fulham. Anthony Mellish stood out for the Harrow side bagging five goals in six games.
A young but very enthusiastic hockey team, made up of pupils from Priestmead Middle School and Park High School and managed by Wendy Picton, was drawn in a tough group alongside Croydon, Enfield, Bexley, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Southwark. The boys managed only one win, beating Wandsworth 1-0, but had a fantastic experience and will come back next year for another go. The team in full was: Kunal Mehta, Daniel Lloyd, Kishan Visram, Ghassan Ghassan, Natalmond Lewis-Robinson, Rajen Nardani, Zain Chowdhury, Craig Picton, Arujoon Sivkumar, Bharat Varsani, Callum Redpath and Manish Mistry.
The tennis team was made up of Alex Golding, Myles Golding, Rishi Shah, Rianka Patel and Gabriella Partington and managed by Lisa Golding. They started superbly, beating Camden, Newham, Bromley and Barking & Dagenham. These victories set up a decider against title holders Lewisham but after losing the girls' singles and winning the mixed doubles, Harrow were sadly beaten in the boys' singles and eliminated.