Youngsters from North Devon and Torridge won medals in nine events at the 2012 Devon Games to Inspire.

After a day of competition in 13 different sports the combined team took gold in table tennis and triathlon, silver in the combined athletics, triathlon and girls’ volleyball and bronze in girls’ athletics, girls’ badminton, basketball and netball.

The team finished fourth overall out of eight Devon local authority areas.

More than 1,200 children aged between seven and 16 from across the county took part in the event at Okehampton.

They competed at indoor athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, dance, gymnastics, hockey, netball, football, table tennis, tag rugby, tennis, triathlon and volleyball.

Dozens of youngsters also took part in a dance workshop and performed a specially choreographed routine at the closing ceremony.

Street sports competitions - BMX, skateboarding and freestyle scootering - were cancelled due to safety concerns after heavy rain left parts of the arena under water.

The Devon Games To Inspire, formerly the Devon Youth Games, focus on community involvement and have been held every year since 1999.

The event forms part of the School Games programme - an Olympic and Paralympic legacy project aimed at inspiring more young people to get involved in sport.

Plymouth won the overall team title for the seventh time in 12 years, with Mid Devon and Exeter second and East Devon third. Fourth place went to North Devon and Torridge, followed by Teignbridge, West Devon, South Hams and Torbay.