Young athletes from Team Richmond attended a special celebratory awards evening at the Stoop after coming fourth in the final Jubilee Trophy standings at the London Youth Games.

A total of 121 athletes were joined by parents, team managers and volunteers for the presentation of medals and trophies won in this year’s competition.

The team secured gold medal winning performances including Boccia, Girls Para Games Swimming, IZB and girls Basketball, with the Boys Basketball and Girls Hockey taking home silver medals.

Bronze medals were secured by the Boys Athletics, Boys Judo, Diving, and Boys Cricket squads.

Cllr JF Burford, Richmond Council’s spokesperson for sport said: “A massive congratulations to all our athletes on another successful London Youth Games.

“I hope all the athletes enjoyed the celebration event with family and friends after so many months of dedication, training and achievement.”

Alan Edgington won the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award for his outstanding contribution to the Cycling team, with Isaac Omirin securing the trophy for ‘Games Team Manager of the Year’ for his hard work and achievement of winning gold with the girls’ basketball squad.

Some schools were awarded for participating in the London Youth Games.

Orleans Park won the boy’s trophy and Waldegrave School received the girl’s trophy for the third year running.

However, Richmond Knights Basketball Club took home the ‘Overall Contribution’ for their fantastic campaign and continued improvements.

Cllr Burford continued: “I would also like to thank everyone involved with Team Richmond for their continued support and hard work behind the scenes to help our young people achieve success.”

The 2020 season will begin in November of this year with the Cross-Country events.