Cadets battle bravely in the war games
ARMY cadets from Yeovil can hold their heads high after an impressive performance at a national tug of war contest.
Ten members of England's under-18 tug of war team – eight of whom are from Yeovil – recently travelled to Holland to take part in the World Junior Championships.
The teenagers, who are part of the Yeovil Platoon of the Gloucestershire and Somerset Army Cadets, finished eighth and seventh in their respective competitions.
England coach Tim Tatler, who has lived in Yeovil for the past 28 years, believed competing on the sport's biggest stage proved a "great experience" for the youngsters.
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He said: "Representing England was the culmination of three years' hard work for the lads.
"We worked very hard to get there and it was a fantastic experience."
The tournament was held in Assen, Holland, from Thursday, September 19 until Sunday, September 22.
Mr Tatler is looking for new members from the area to join the team after Christmas.
Anyone interested in joining should contact 07775 870683.