Sporting stars of the future show what they've got in league finals

Release Date: 28 April 2017

Children from across the borough battled it out on the playing fields this week in the Boys and Girls football and tag rugby league final matches.

Since September, children from all 33 primary schools across the borough have been taking part in both sporting leagues. Teams initially competed in pools but the top of the league contenders came head to head this week with the final matches.

The brand new 3G pitch at Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre played host to the boys and girls football league finals. For the boys, Hampton Junior School took on St Stephens, with Hampton lifting the winners cup following an 8 - 0 victory. For the girls, Collis were crowned champions defeating Hampton Junior School 2 – 0.

The young Tag Rugby sporting stars were at NPL Sports Ground in Teddington. The semi-finals saw matches between Vineyard and Barnes Primary and St Mary and St Peters against Stanley. Following two very close games, Barnes Primary and Stanley made it through to the final with Barnes being crowned champions.

Cllr David Linnette, Richmond Council’s Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said:

“Our children and young people are so talented at all kinds of sport and it’s wonderful to see how high the standard is at football and tag rugby here in Richmond. As we move into the summer months and have even more sporting events leading up to the London Youth Games, I’m sure – Richmond’s winning mentality will do the borough proud.”

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Updated: 28 April 2017