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Arsenal and England ace inducted into London Youth Games Hall of Fame

PUBLISHED: 17:30 14 October 2015

England and Arsenal's Alex Scott has been inducted into the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame (pic: John G Moloney).

England and Arsenal's Alex Scott has been inducted into the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame (pic: John G Moloney).

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31-year-old helped her country finish third in the 2015 World Cup

Arsenal and England footballer Alex Scott was inducted into the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame recently.

The international star, brought up in Tower Hamlets, attended the event last week alongside club and country team mate Rachel Yankey.

It was designed to celebrate London’s sporting talent at the annual awards evening and highlight the achievements of London Youth Games participants past and present as well as the volunteers.

This year has been a memorable one with regard to women in sport with the football team achieving the best finish by an England side since the men lifted the World Cup back in 1966.

Girls football has been a real success story for the London Youth Games and more than a quarter of the Lionesses squad that went out to Canada for the World Cup had competed in the Games as youngsters.

Scott and Yankey were both asked to the stage to receive a special award recognising the outstanding contribution of London Youth Games alumni to women’s football in England.

Representatives from the 33 London boroughs attended and a crowd of around 280 were present at the event.

London Youth Games chairman Mark Campbell reflected on a successful evening, he said: “The Hall of Fame and Annual Awards evening is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the incredible achievements of all those associated with the Games.

“Whether they are this year’s record number of 136, 427 participants or those who have participated in the past and gone on to elite success. The Games continue to help all young people who participate to develop vital life skills in order to achieve their full potential.

“Congratulations to all the individuals and organisations who have made the 2015 London Youth Games the greatest ever, particularly to those shortlisted for awards for their unique contribution to all of our successes.”

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