After 9 months, dozens of competitions and 30 top 10 finishes, Team Richmond collected 1165 points to finish in 2nd place in the final Jubilee Trophy standings at the 2018 London Youth Games.
Over the weekend of 7 and 8 July, Team Richmond competed in the Crystal Palace finals which saw the 2018 London Youth Games season come to a close. Over 130 Team Members were up against stiff opponents in their respective competitions to see who would be crowned London’s best.
It was a weekend of nail-biting action with some fantastic performances throughout, from all of the teams involved. Some notable performances included the Girls Athletics squad who won overall gold, the Girls Hockey, Netball and Girls Basketball squads who won overall silver and the Girls Swimming and Aquathlon squads who won bronze.
From the first event of the season back in November through to the Finals in July, Team Richmond secured 16 podium finishes as well as a host of individual medals-
- 1st Boccia
- 1st ParaGames Swimming (Female)
- 1st Kayak Slalom
- 1st Kayak Sprint
- 1st Athletics (Female)
- 2nd Netball (Y9&UF)
- 2nd Basketball (Female)
- 2nd Hockey (Female)
- 2nd Rowing (Regatta)
- 2nd Trampolining
- 2nd Judo (Male)
- 2nd IZB
- 3rd ParaGames Swimming (Male)
- 3rd Cricket (Male)
- 3rd Swimming (Female)
- 3rd Aquathlon
It has been another impressive season for Team Richmond and they will celebrate the achievements of all of their talented athletes, team managers, coaches and volunteers at a celebration evening at The Stoop home of sponsors Harlequins, on Thursday 19th July.
Cllr John Coombs, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Sport, said:
“This is fabulous news, building on our success at last year’s games. As one of London’s strongest, and the smallest boroughs – my congratulations goes to all those who took part.
“We have a borough of sportspeople, with some of the highest participation rates in the country. I am delighted that the younger generations are coming through with such success.”
Every year over 50,000 young people from the 32 London boroughs and the City of London, compete in over 30 different sports competitions that comprise the Games.The events start in spring, culminating in the finals weekend at Crystal Palace.
Over 370 young people aged between 10 -17, who either live or go to school in the borough, represented Team Richmond this year.