After two pandemic-hit years, Barnet’s favourite sporting event Urban Gamez was back at the end of August 2022 for its tenth edition.

Having now outgrown The Concourse, this year’s event was bigger than ever and held on Heybourne Park. There was, of course, the traditional 60 metre track to find out who Grahame Park’s fastest children are. But this year it was joined by an inflatable climbing wall, a rodeo bull, health a fitness tips from Better gyms, a football target game, a bouncy castle and smoothie bike, as well as a visit from the London Fire Brigade who gave children the chance to test out their fire-fighting equipment.

And once everyone had raced and the winners had been decided, the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Alison Moore visited to give all the worthy winners their medals.

Blessed with great weather, Urban Gamez brings the whole Grahame Park community together, and gives residents the opportunity to have a day of fun before the end of the summer holidays. As well as all the fun and games, the day gave residents the chance to speak to Barnet’s community organisations who provided information on work and training, substance abuse, the regeneration of the area and community safety.

The Barnet Group’s Head of Operations and Property, Elliott Sweetman said: “We’ve not been able to do this properly for a few years. The community have really been looking forward to it; it’s a big event that rounds-off the summer.

“This is the best one we’ve had since it all began, which is a real testament to the team who put it together.

The Barnet Group would not have been able to host Urban Gamez without the generous support of its sponsors:

  • Ad Hoc
  • Morgan Sindall Property Services
  • Notting Hill Genesis
  • Procom
  • Purdy
  • Quinn London
  • WG Wigginton
  • WSP