Youngsters from Teignbridge performed superbly at the Devon Rotary Youth Games in Okehampton on Sunday.

The south west’s biggest annual youth sports event saw more than 2,000 youngsters from across the county, along with representative teams from Cornwall, take part in 20 competitions across 12 sports at Simmons Park.

Teignbridge placed second overall and third in the fair play award section. They also won a large number of medals, including gold in cricket, mini tennis, girls’ football, boys’ hockey and high 5 netball.

The team, comprising 180 talented youngsters from across Teignbridge, was selected from various trials staged in the lead up to the games.

This has been made possible through the fantastic support from local clubs, coaches, schools and Teignbridge Team sponsors, Canonteign Falls and Kitsons Solicitors.

Cllr George Gribble, Teignbridge Council’s deputy leader and executive spokesman for recreation and leisure said: ‘I was honoured to be present at the Devon Rotary Youth Games and see the enthusiasm and spirit displayed by all the young athletes.

‘On behalf of Teignbridge, I would like to thank everyone involved with making the games such a success, particularly the main sponsor, Rotary in South West Peninsular.’

Games chairman John Coates said: ‘Congratulations to Teignbridge and all the competitors on Sunday. There was some really keenly fought sport running throughout the day, brilliantly supported by an army of volunteers.

‘The Devon Rotary Youth Games might not quite be the Rio Olympics, which will take place in a few weeks’ time, but multi-sport events like ours that enable young people to enjoy sport in such a vibrant, fun and friendly environment can be just as powerful an inspiration.

‘If the Devon Rotary Youth Games plays any role in encouraging young people to be more active, then we – and our invaluable supporters – are doing our job.’

Team GB shooter Georgina Geikie was a special guest at the event, presenting medals and meeting hundreds of other participants.