Local athletes celebrated at The Stoop

Release Date: 15 September 2017

Team Richmond’s sporting stars were honoured at a ceremony held at The Stoop this week.

The team of youth athletes finished third at the 2017 London Youth Games, collecting 28 top ten finishes and nine podium finishes.

Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, said:

“These young athletes should be extremely proud of their achievements. They represented the borough extremely well and deserve the success they have achieved over the last year.

“The Council prides itself on offering the space and opportunities for our young people to be active and participate in a range of sport. It is clear from these results that we certainly have some very talented sportspeople who I’m sure will continue to have success.

“This event was an opportunity for the community to come together to show these young sportspeople how proud we are of their success.”

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Reference: P424/17

Updated: 2 October 2017