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HILLING­DON re­tained their Bal­four Beatty Lon­don Youth Games tram­polin­ing ti­tle at Har­row Leisure Cen­tre.

Brom­ley bagged sil­ver and Har­row won bronze but an in­di­vid­ual gold win­ning per­for­mance from 16-year-old Re­becca Hal­lam helped Hilling­don to top spot.

Team man­ager An­drew Wood high­lighted her per­for­mance, say­ing: “The team did re­ally well, which I’m quite happy about.

“The 9.5 that Re­becca got was quite an achieve­ment. It’s her last year [at LYG] and she came first and helped the team come first, so that was re­ally good.

“We did win last year and we’ve got three out of the four of the team from last year so I thought we had a good chance of win­ning, but you don’t ex­pect to win.”

Com­peti­tors per­formed rou­tines which in­cluded strad­dle jumps, back land­ings and som­er­saults.

Tram­polin­ing 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 record-break­ing 2014 Bal­four Beatty Lon­don Youth Games, tak­ing the event to more than a mil­lion par­tic­i­pants since it launched in 1977.

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