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Bexley's young sports stars succeed in Youth Games

PUBLISHED: 09:59 07 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:04 07 July 2015

The Bexley boys' football team

The Bexley boys' football team

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First place for footballers and rowers

YOUNG sportsmen and women from Bexley are celebrating after coming third in the annual London Youth Games at the weekend.

The boys’ football and indoor rowing teams both achieved first place, with the boys’ swimming team coming second and the aquathlon and girls’ football teams coming third.

This weekend was the final of the competition, which had run over 10 weekends and included 46 sports.

There had already been a first place for the sailing team, a second place for the boys’ judo team and third places for the boys’ paraswimming and boccia teams in previous heats. Overall, Bexley took home 50 medals, and more than 300 youngsters from the borough took part.

Bexley Council leader Teresa O’Neil, who attended the weekend’s games with Bexley Mayor Sybil Camsey, said: “This is a great result for Bexley’s young people.

“The London Youth Games are a key date in Bexley’s sporting calendar. So much hard work goes into the preparation and the weeks of competitions before the big weekend.

“My congratulations go to all the young people that who part and my thanks go to the hardworking volunteers who supported them throughout and to Parkwood Leisure, who sponsored their colourful kit.”

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