CHILDREN from Hartlepool have shown off their sporting prowess during a tournament in Middlesbrough.

About 300 Hartlepool children, aged from seven to 16, represented the town against Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Stockton in the Teesside Youth Games.

During the two-day event, youngsters competed in a range of sports, including cricket, swimming, basketball, rugby, tennis and netball.

Hartlepool won the under- nine and under-13 tennis competitions.

The town also chalked up victory in the under-13 netball and girls rugby competitions.

Hartlepool teams finished runners-up in the junior netball and tag rugby events, and in basketball at under-16 and under-14 level.

Susanne Clark, from Hartlepool Borough Council's sports development team, said: "There was a tremendous atmosphere at the Youth Games and everyone who took part performed brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

"I would like to thank the many volunteers who very kindly gave their free time to manage the teams and help out over the two days."