Sports clubs provide an opportunity for children and young people to learn skills that will help them in school and their future careers and personal lives.

Through engagement in sport, they learn leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, responsibility, self-discipline, and a sense of initiative.

With more and more sports clubs returning to action as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease, we asked managers, coaches and parents to send in their team pictures so we could show our support by publishing a special supplement and hopefully encouraging more young people to join the clubs which do so much great work across our communities.

This supplement was published in Friday's newspaper, but if you missed it scroll down this page and take a look at all the team pictures that were submitted

Calling all local sports teams

"Send us your BEST team picture to feature in an EXCLUSIVE keepsake sports supplement"

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

Gareth Harper

Name of your club/team
Watford Swimming Club

Town/area
Watford and surrounding areas

Upload your team picture

Watford Observer: Watford Swimming Club - the full line-up!Watford Swimming Club - the full line-up!
Watford Swimming Club - the full line-up!

Community contributor

Name of your club/team
Oxhey Jets U12s

Town/area
South oxhey

Upload your team picture

Watford Observer: Oxhey Jets U12s end of season photoOxhey Jets U12s end of season photo
Oxhey Jets U12s end of season photo

Martin Dunphy

Name of your club/team
Bushey Rangers u11s

Town/area
Bushey

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Bushey Rangers U11s

david mcgovern

Name of your club/team
Bushey & Oxhey U10 Broncos

Town/area
Bushey

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Watford Observer: Full team photo of the Under 10 Broncos for Bushey and Oxhey FCFull team photo of the Under 10 Broncos for Bushey and Oxhey FC
Full team photo of the Under 10 Broncos for Bushey and Oxhey FC

Community contributor

Name of your club/team
Herons Youth FC

Town/area
Watford

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Watford Observer: Herons Youth FC U13sHerons Youth FC U13s
Herons Youth FC U13s

Community contributor

Name of your club/team
Herons Youth FC

Town/area
Watford

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Watford Observer: Herons Youth FC U9sHerons Youth FC U9s
Herons Youth FC U9s

Community contributor

Name of your club/team
Herons Youth FC

Town/area
Watford

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Watford Observer: Herons Youth FC U10sHerons Youth FC U10s
Herons Youth FC U10s

Community contributor

Name of your club/team
Herons Youth FC

Town/area
Watford

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Watford Observer: Herons Youth FC U8sHerons Youth FC U8s
Herons Youth FC U8s

Darren Curry

Name of your club/team
Herons Youth FC

Town/area
Watford

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Watford Observer: Herons Youth FC U11sHerons Youth FC U11s
Herons Youth FC U11s

Mark Brett

Name of your club/team
Bushey & Oxhey Stags

Town/area
Watford

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Watford Observer: Bushey & Oxhey StagsBushey & Oxhey Stags
Bushey & Oxhey Stags

Mr Oscar Taboda

Name of your club/team
Bushey & Oxhey Wolves

Town/area
Bushey & Oxhey

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Watford Observer: Bushey & Oxhey Under 18 WolvesBushey & Oxhey Under 18 Wolves
Bushey & Oxhey Under 18 Wolves

michael morton

Name of your club/team
Bushey & Oxhey U9 Eagles

Town/area
Bushey, Watford

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Watford Observer: The mighty Bushey & Oxhey U9 Eagles! Unbeaten this season.The mighty Bushey & Oxhey U9 Eagles! Unbeaten this season.
The mighty Bushey & Oxhey U9 Eagles! Unbeaten this season.

Nicola burton

Name of your club/team
St Albans Rangers U11 Falcons

Town/area
St Albans, Hertfordshire

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St Albans Rangers U11 Falcons Team of 2020/21

Russ Evans

Name of your club/team
Belstone Ladies FC

Town/area
Radlett

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Watford Observer: Belstone FC Ladies U13sBelstone FC Ladies U13s
Belstone FC Ladies U13s

Community contributor

Name of your club/team
Belstone FC Blacks U9

Town/area
Radlett

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Watford Observer: Belstone FC Blacks U9s. Celebrating a fun game!Belstone FC Blacks U9s. Celebrating a fun game!
Belstone FC Blacks U9s. Celebrating a fun game!

Nigel Walsh

Name of your club/team
Belstone FC - Under 12's

Town/area
Radlett, Herts

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Belstone FC U12s team 2021

Jack Hines

Name of your club/team
Harvesters FC Under 11 Girls

Town/area
St Albans

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Watford Observer: Harvesters FC Under 11 Girls ready for action!Harvesters FC Under 11 Girls ready for action!
Harvesters FC Under 11 Girls ready for action!

Trevor Dorrell

Name of your club/team
CCYFC U09 Rockets

Town/area
Chorleywood

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Watford Observer: Chorleywood Common Youth FC U9 Rockets at the start of the 20/21 seasonChorleywood Common Youth FC U9 Rockets at the start of the 20/21 season
Chorleywood Common Youth FC U9 Rockets at the start of the 20/21 season

Trevor Dorrell

Name of your club/team
CCYFC U09 Rockets

Town/area
Chorleywood

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Watford Observer: Chorleywood Common Youth U9 Rockets: Back row: Harry, Henry, Rudy, Freddy and Austin. Front row: Billy, Dylan, Joseph, Charlie and KrishanChorleywood Common Youth U9 Rockets: Back row: Harry, Henry, Rudy, Freddy and Austin. Front row: Billy, Dylan, Joseph, Charlie and Krishan
Chorleywood Common Youth U9 Rockets: Back row: Harry, Henry, Rudy, Freddy and Austin. Front row: Billy, Dylan, Joseph, Charlie and Krishan

Community contributor

Name of your club/team
Harvesters U16 Girls

Town/area
St Albans

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Harvesters U16 Girls

Andy Thatcher

Name of your club/team
Bushey & Oxhey U8 Lions

Town/area
Bushey & Oxhey

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Bushey & Oxhey U8 Lions

Darren Westmore

Name of your club/team
Harvesters FC, Under 15's South

Town/area
St. Albans

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Watford Observer: Harvesters U15 South prepare to restart their grass roots football season at Highfield Park, St AlbansHarvesters U15 South prepare to restart their grass roots football season at Highfield Park, St Albans
Harvesters U15 South prepare to restart their grass roots football season at Highfield Park, St Albans

Adam Catchpole

Name of your club/team
Under 12s East Harvesters fc

Town/area
St Albans

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Harvesters East U12s