Young athletes serve up success in London Youth Games

Release Date: 07 June 2017

Fifteen young athletes represented the borough this weekend at a Volley Ball Tournament in the London Youth Games.

The teams, made up of boys and girls aged 11-17 put in an impressive shift – competing against over a dozen teams each. They both made it through to the quarter finals at the event in UEL Sports Dock.

 

Both teams performed exceptionally well in their groups which saw them advance to the quarter finals. The girls squad won three out of four of their fixtures whilst the boys only lost one game out of three.

 

The semi-finals proved one step too far as the girls went out with their heads held high after losing 7-25 to overall winners Hounslow.

 

The boys also couldn’t quite squeeze past Wandsworth who also went on to be finalists in the competition.

 

Both teams finished joint 5th overall, bettering last year’s performance by 8 positions.

 

Cllr Lisa Blakemore, Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said:

 

“Yet again a sterling performance from the young athletes of Richmond upon Thames. 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 Volley Ball 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: 30 June 2017