Which was the hottest sporting event at the weekend? Well for nearly 1,000 youngsters it was the South West Rotary Youth Games, being held at Dawlish for the very first time.

Looking out across the various sporting centres and playing fields at Dawlish on Saturday, the event presented a fantastic and rewarding sight as teams of young people between eight and 18 from all over Devon and Cornwall battled it out across 13 different sports on one of the warmest days of the year.

There was a treat in store, however, as the organisers had a large outdoor screen for England’s World Cup match against Sweden.

Teignbridge became fifth time winners of the Rotary Youth Games Shield. Second were last year’s overall winners West Devon and third were South Hams. In fourth place were Torbay.

Full story in the Friday, July 13 edition of the MId-Devon Advertiser