Foundation support team Richmond at 2020 London School Games

The Harlequins Foundation is delighted to yet again have supported Team Richmond at the London Youth Games.

After nine months, 38 competitions and 30 top 10 finishes, young athletes from Team Richmond collected 1,138 points to finish fourth in the final Jubilee Trophy standings at the 2019 London Youth Games.

Last weekend (6 and 7 July 2019), Team Richmond competed in the Crystal Palace finals, which saw the 2019 London Youth Games season come to a close. Over 140 participants 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 the teams involved. Some notable performances from the Girls Basketball squad saw them win overall gold, with the Girls Hockey and Boys Basketball winning overall silver and the Boys Athletics and Diving squads winning bronze.

The ParaGames squads performed brilliantly throughout the season, with the Boccia squad winning the London Youth Games and progressing on to become National Champions for the second year running. The girls swimming squad won overall gold and the Inclusive Zone Basketball team became champions in London.

Cllr Martin Elengorn, Chair of Richmond Council’s Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sport Committee, said:

“It is good to see so many young athletes taking part and doing so well for the borough in this year’s London Youth Games. There were notable highlights across the year in everything from cross-country to basketball to the ParaGames. Very well done to everyone who took part!”

Team Richmond will celebrate the achievements of all their talented athletes, team managers, coaches and volunteers at a celebration evening at The Stoop, home of Team Richmond sponsors The Harlequins Foundation, on Thursday 18 July.

Marc Leckie, Head of Foundation commented:

“The support for Team Richmond represents a significant and positive investment into our local community. The opportunity to encourage young people to participate and compete in sport, is fundamentally not only the right thing to do, but reinforces our commitment to improving the physical and mental health of our communities. I am thrilled to see such an excellent performance once more by Team Richmond – well done!”

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