TEAM Hillingdon pitted their wits against the rest of London in an Olympic-style event for older people last week. 

A team of over 55-year-olds from the borough rolled back the years at the Copper Box Arena, a London 2012 venue in the heart of the Queen Elizbaeth Olympic Park. 

They took part in 11 sports, including walking football and netball, badminton, table tennis, darts and even dominoes. 

Former WBC World Light-Heavyweight Champion and star of 70s BBC hit show Superstars, John Conteh MBE was the guest of honour and officially opened The Games. 

Conteh said: “it was great being part of the Better Glub Games at the Copper Box Arena, watching so many teams of people of advanced ages keeping fit, by applying themselves to the numerous sporting events.

“It inspires me to continue my workout routine, and enjoy the benefits of wellbeing.

"As my old trainer used to say to me, ‘most fights are won and lost on the training ground."

The annual event was run by the UK’s largest public leisure provider Better and is now in its 13th year of encouraging older people to become more active.  

The winning Greenwich team retained their 2017 title, with Epsom and Ewell taking runners-up spot and Reigate and Banstead in third.

Mark Sesnan, Managing Director at GLL, said: “As GLL is the UK’s leading charitable leisure social enterprise we are proud to run the Better Club Games and to celebrate the benefits that regular physical activity and an active lifestyle can bring to both mental and physical health, whatever your age.”