Gallery: Young sport stars gather in Hatfield for Herts Youth Games

PUBLISHED: 18:09 12 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:07 26 October 2009

The winning Welwyn Hatfield Under-13 girls netball team from the Herts Youth Games

The winning Welwyn Hatfield Under-13 girls netball team from the Herts Youth Games

YOUNG sport stars from across the county gathered for the Herts Youth Games in Hatfield over the weekend. Teams from 10 regions including Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere met at the sporting extravaganza at the University of Hertfordshire. In a variety of sp

YOUNG sport stars from across the county gathered for the Herts Youth Games in Hatfield over the weekend.

Teams from 10 regions including Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere met at the sporting extravaganza at the University of Hertfordshire.

In a variety of sports from badminton to netball and aquathlon to hockey the competition was competitive.

There was Under-13 girls' netball success for Welwyn Hatfield.

The girls came through a tough group playing against some very strong teams to finish as group leaders.

They then defeated Watford in the semi-finals.

Against the Broxbourne team in the final the Times Territory outfit triumphed to lift the cup.

Elsewhere, the Welwyn Hatfield Under-12 basketball team finished their event as runner-up, as did the Under-14 mixed table tennis squad.

In the overall standings the Welwyn Hatfield squad finished sixth.

A spokesman from the University of Hertfordshire Sports Development Team, said: "A brilliant weekend was had by all.

"I would like to thank all the athletes, coaches and team managers, parents/guardians and teachers for their continuous hard work and dedication to our team.

"It is these people who made the team successful, I hope that all the training and competition over the last few months has inspired everyone to continue in sport and physical activity."

The Games aim to put the emphasis on taking part in sport and enjoying the activities on offer.


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