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Team Waveney win Suffolk Youth Games

PUBLISHED: 09:56 13 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 06 July 2010

SPORTSMANSHIP and competitiveness were as much the winners as the individual champions at the Suffolk Youth Games.

Now in its tenth year, the Redrow Homes-sponsored event attracted more than 900 youngsters aged nine to 15 years from across the county on Sunday.

SPORTSMANSHIP and competitiveness were as much the winners as the individual champions at the Suffolk Youth Games.

Now in its tenth year, the Redrow Homes-sponsored event attracted more than 900 youngsters aged nine to 15 years from across the county on Sunday.

The participants represented their district at the Abbeycroft Leisure Centre in Bury St Edmunds in one of eight sports including athletics, badminton, hockey, judo, tag rugby and tennis.

There was also an athletics competition for people with disabilities.

Each competitor gained points in their individual categories, which were tallied to give an overall winner.

The closest contests were the boys' hockey, which saw Mid Suffolk scrap defeat Forest Heath in the final after penalty flicks, and the basketball which was won by Forest Heath on basket difference.

Waveney were crowned overall champions for the fifth year running, seeing off St Edmundsbury into second.

But even tougher was making a decision on the Fair Play award, which was scooped by Babergh.

Games organiser Tracy Brownlow said: “The day has gone incredibly well. What's really been nice is hearing that all the sports co-ordinators found it really hard to pick fair play nominees because everyone has competed in such a sportsman-like manner.”

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