Sutton’s Police Cadets came second in a prestigious National Volunteer Police competition at Lancashire Police HQ over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The eight cadets aged 13-16 from Sutton who were representing the Met’s 32 London Boroughs were competing against teams from 14 other police forces.
They picked up runners-up medals after competing in a day of activities on Saturday, 27 August which included an evidence hunt, assault course, archery and a bungee run.

Sutton team captain Maya Nelson, aged 15, who attends the cadet group at Stanley Park School on Thursdays, received an individual award for her ‘outstanding team leadership’.

Sutton were chosen to represent the Met Police because they won a London-wide Met cadet tournament at the Met’s public order training centre at Gravesend, Kent, in July 2015 – a competition designed to test the youngsters’ policing skills, knowledge and fitness. Sutton also won the same competition in 2016.

The Lancashire competition, called the ‘Cadet Fest’, was won by a team from British Transport Police. As winners, British Transport Police will host the Cadet Fest in 2017.

Caption: Event organiser Helen Nellany with Sutton’s team whose captain Maya Nelson is 4th from right