Hilling­don make step up to take sil­ver


Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

IM­PROV­ING Hilling­don went two bet­ter than last year’s fourth place fin­ish at the Bal­four Beatty Lon­don Youth Games BMX com­pe­ti­tion by win­ning a sil­ver medal at Burgess Park BMX, in South­wark.

In­di­vid­ual bronze medals for Stephanie Webb and Ross Dell, as well as a sil­ver for Dy­lan Mer­rick, se­cured sec­ond place for their bor­ough against 21 other teams in the fourth LYG BMX event.

Hack­ney won gold and Lam­beth went home with bronze.

The suc­cess was down to the team’s de­ter­mi­na­tion ac­cord­ing to Hilling­don team manager Dawn Bin­ning­ton. “It feels fan­tas­tic,” she said. “They all came to­gether at the end and we had an ex­cel­lent team. They never gave up, they all did their very best and if they didn’t come first, they didn’t get up­set about it, they just tried harder.”

BMX is one of 33 sports in the 2015 Bal­four Beatty Lon­don Youth Games.

The Lon­don Youth Games is Europe’s largest an­nual youth sports event and is driv­ing the le­gacy for in­creased par­tic­i­pa­tion in com­pet­i­tive sport and vol­un­teer­ing for young Lon­don­ers.

A record 126,897 young Lon­don­ers took part in the record­break­ing 2014 Bal­four Beatty Lon­don Youth Games, tak­ing the event to more than one mil­lion par­tic­i­pants since it first launched in 1977. To find out more about com­pet­ing or vol­un­teer­ing, visit www.lon­dony­outhgames.org or fol­low @ld­ny­outhgames on Twit­ter.

(Left) Dy­lan Mer­rick took sec­ond place for Hilling­don; (right) Stephanie Weebb was third



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