TEAMS from Chester mixed skill with fair play at the Cheshire Youth Games on Saturday.
The annual sporting extravaganza for youngsters, staged at Cheshire Oaks High School and the David Lloyd Leisure in Elles-mere Port, saw teams representing the Chester district clinch their fair share of awards.
The Chester squad, picked from trials held in a variety of sports over the last six months, comprised more than 100 athletes and included two dance troupes - from Bishops' High and Upton High.
There were wins for Chester in the Year 5/6 athletics event and - for a second successive year - in the mini water polo competition, while the girls' tag rugby team finished second.
Chester teams won three of the 12 fair play awards - more than any other district - so they went home with the overall fair play prize.
The Cheshire Youth Games are in their eighth year and feature teams from Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston, Congleton, Macclesfield, Vale Royal, Crewe & Nantwich and Warrington.
Sarah Nancollas, spokeswoman for organisers the Cheshire and Warrington Sports Partnership, said: 'More than 1,500 people came along to watch the events and they were looked after by more than 250 volunteers.
'All the feedback we have had indicates this was the most successful games yet.'
Ian Tordoff, sports development officer for Chester City Council, added: 'It was a fantastic day for everyone involved. The event is a perfect example of how school and local club systems can work well together to introduce youngsters to sport.'