Richmond Borough finished second in the London Youth Games.

The borough leapfrogged Hackney on the final day to take the silver medal, after winning four out of the seven medals.

They bettered their third-place finish on last year and fell 64 points short of Bromley.

Team Richmond collected a total of 1165 points. There were fantastic performances throughout including the girls Athletics squad who won gold, girls Hockey, Netball and Basketball squads who finished in second overall and the girls swimming and aquathlon squad won bronze. 

Team Richmond secured 16 podium finishes as well as a host of individual medals. 

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 go 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.”

This year’s finals weekend also saw the launch of a campaign calling on the city’s businesses and stakeholders to help secure the future of London Youth Games. The #SupportYourGames campaign is backed by several athletes including Christine Ohuruogu, Maggie Alphonsi, Conrad Williams and Zoe Smith.

The Games, which take place across the year with competitions in over 30 different sports and 11 para-sports, culminated in the finals weekend at Crystal Palace. Over 130,000 young people from the city currently take part in the Games, which is supported by Sport England and all 33 London Boroughs.

However, organisers are calling for financial support to help the Games continue at their current scale and ensure future generations of young Londoners do not miss out on taking part in years to come.

Jon Hughes, Chief Executive, London Youth Games added: “This year’s London Youth Games have yet again showcased the positive impact sport has on the lives of young people from communities across our city. I want to congratulate everyone who took part.

“It was also significant as we passed 1.5 million competitors since the Games first started 41 years ago. This really underlines the scale of the event and the importance of it being able to continue in its current form so future generations can take part in the same numbers.”

Find out the full results from this year’s London Youth Games at