Haul of medals for Mid Devon teams at Devon Rotary Youth Games

Posted on: 8 July 2016

At the Devon Rotary Youth Games held at Okehampton last Sunday, 3 July, team Mid Devon came a credible fourth overall, fighting off tough competition from last year’s winners and runners up, Teignbridge and Torbay, who finished second and third this year behind overall winners, West Devon. The children from Mid Devon excelled and all had a fantastic day at what was one of the best Games so far, particularly as the weather was so good.

Gold medals were won by the boys badminton and U16 girls football teams, silver medals were won by the U14 girls football team, and bronze medals were won by the girls netball and girls badminton teams. There was also an individual bronze in the triathlon (a tough competition involving a 600 metre swim, a 4,500 metre cycle – on grass – and a 3,000 metre run). This was the first triathlon team Mid Devon had entered in the Games for a few years and all the children who took part were a credit to the overall team for their commitment and hard slog. Praise and congratulations go to all the teams for entering into the spirit of the Games, whether winners or not, particularly as team Mid Devon were runners up in the Fair Play award.

However, the Devon Rotary Youth Games wouldn’t happen without the dedication of the volunteers who support, train and manage the teams and a big thank you must go to all of them. It is a great day out and long may it continue.

If anyone is interested in getting involved next year please contact Sylvia Holme on 01884 234201 or email sholme@middevon.gov.uk


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