This is the first year Madison has not been invited for the London Youth Games. She always was very keen to get points for her borough which is Tower Hamlets.
Apparently other parents from Tower Hamlets in the past were concerned their children didn’t get invited though they are proven to be very fast and performance swimmers.
This year it is Madison’s turn not to get invited. Madison was in the top 3 fastest female swimmers in Tower Hamlets.
Either a lot of national ranked swimmers have moved to Tower Hamlets this year or Madison has just been forgotten.
Apparently an athlete has no way of complaining if they have been left out, it is the sole discretion of the borough coordinator, who is usually a club coach.
It is in the best interest of the borough to get the fastest swimmers into the Youth Games, that will influence the performance tables and might generate funding.
So I just wonder why Tower Hamlets leaves a very fast swimmer such as Madison out of the selection. We have not been given any reason whatsoever. We contacted the Youth Sport Foundation months ago to say that Madison is keen to take part.
Added on 07/06/2018, I have heard that some athletes get invited by post, lets wait for the postal service then, with eager anticipation. We love the youth games. I now got invited after all