Calling all parents of 7-16 year olds!
Registration opens in February for the P&G Surrey Youth Games.
The Games offer young people the chance to participate in sport with a focus on attracting new people to different sports. This may include young people who do not currently take part in any sport. Playing different sports helps to develop different skills and physical capabilities; this can help improve abilities, both in sport and in other aspects of their life. It is also a chance to meet new people, make new friends and sow the seeds for a healthy lifestyle. All these are fantastic long term benefits but what really sells the Games is that they are a fun and inclusive way of encouraging people to take part in competitive sport.
Open to all children in the 11 Surrey Borough’s, in 2015, Epsom & Ewell won the Games, with the biggest team (235 young people) from the smallest Surrey Borough. An achievement we are hoping to replicate in 2016!
The Games comprise 17 sports; basketball, badminton, boccia, boxing, girl’s cricket, girl’s football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, netball, netball high 5, girl’s rugby, swimming, squash, table tennis, touchtennis and tennis.
Once registered, training sessions take place throughout the Spring and early summer with the games taking place in June.
– Epsom & Ewell’s online registration opens on Monday 22 February.
– Training sessions take place between April & June.
– The SYG take place on the weekend of 18 & 19 June 2016 at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
– To be eligible to compete for Epsom & Ewell, young people must be aged between 7-16 and live or go to school in the Borough.