Get involved in the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

Date: 

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

Do you know a young person who could benefit from trying a new sport, or improving at one they already enjoy?  

 

In conjunction with the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, the Council is offering 6-8 weeks of free training sessions in no less than 12 unique sports from April to June. 

 

You can choose anything from Boccia (a pan-disability sport) to boxing, hockey to girls' rugby, netball, judo and many more!  

 

Sessions are hosted at schools, clubs and leisure facilities across the Borough either after school or at the weekend, and are led by qualified, passionate coaches. 

 

These ‘taster’ sessions could open the door to a lifelong love of sport, while providing a fantastic chance to meet new people and make new friends. 

 

Over 300 local young people enjoyed free coaching in the Borough last year, and many go on to join clubs after the event and enjoy the various benefits that an active lifestyle brings, including improved physical and mental wellbeing. 

 

Every young person who takes part in training sessions also gets the opportunity to compete for ‘Team Surrey Heath’ at the competition weekend at the Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, and Woking Leisure Centre, coordinated by Active Surrey.  

 

The competition takes place on 23 and 24 June, and provides a unique Olympic-style event where all 11 boroughs and districts in Surrey compete and show off their skills. Last year over 2,000 young people took part in the largest youth festival of sport in Surrey.  

 

This year we have some of the most passionate and experienced coaches at great local clubs, without whom the training sessions – and the Surrey Youth Games themselves - would not be able to take place.  

 

Thank you to our fantastic clubs, includingLightwater Juniors Badminton Club, Swifts Badminton Club, Turners Boxing Academy, Camberley Cricket Club, Camberley & Farnborough Hockey Club, Camberley Judo Club, Camberley RFC, Camberley Town Youth FC, Chobham RFC, Surrey Heath Netball Club, Camberley Tennis Club, The Eikon Charity and sponsors such as Places for People and Publicity Plus who provide ongoing support to Team Surrey Heath. 

 

Coaching sessions are open to 7-16 year-olds below county standard in their chosen sport (each sport is open to specific age groups/gender) and currently living and/or attending school in Surrey Heath.  

 

For details of session venues, dates and times and to register, visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/syg, or call 01276 707100 and ask to speak to a member of the leisure team.