Gallery: Herts Youth Games 2008

FORMER world record-breaking hurdler Colin Jackson was just one of the sporting stars at the county s biggest annual event for young athletes. The 110m hurdler was present at another successful Herts Youth Games competition at the University of Hertfordsh

FORMER world record-breaking hurdler Colin Jackson was just one of the sporting stars at the county's biggest annual event for young athletes.

The 110m hurdler was present at another successful Herts Youth Games competition at the University of Hertfordshire.

Around 2,000 youngsters took part in 12 different sports in glorious May weather.

Those sports included basketball, indoor bowls, football, hockey, badminton and netball, with all 10 districts of the county taking part.


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As well as Colin Jackson, Olympic rower Alison Mowbray was in attendance at the sporting showcase, as was England women's cricket captain Charlotte Edwards.

Event coordinator Annie Thomas said: "It was a fantastic weekend from start to finish thankfully blessed with glorious weather for a change this year.

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"It was a pleasure to see so many youngsters playing competitive sport in such great surroundings.

"Thanks to everyone for making it the best Herts Youth Games that I've been involved in for the nine years I've been doing it."

Despite the great efforts of the under-11s mixed athletics and severe learning difficulties football team, who both finished runners up, Welwyn Hatfield finished in seventh place with a final points tally of 73.5.

Hertsmere's girls' basketball team finished seventh while their badminton team did well to finish second, giving the borough an overall ninth place with 52 points.

North Herts were the winners, tallying up a total of 117 points, eight ahead of runners up East Herts.

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