Excitement Builds Ahead of Surrey Youth Games
With the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games competition taking place later this month, Team Mole Valley's preparations are well under way. This well-established annual event provides 7 to 16 year olds of all abilities with the opportunity to sign up to free coaching sessions, taking place over a six- to-eight week period, and to be in with a chance of representing the district during the competition weekend.This year's Games will be taking place on 23 and 24 June, with young people from the eleven Surrey districts and boroughs competing in twelve sports* at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford and Woking Leisure Centre. Coaches from sports clubs across the district have kindly given their time to run the free training sessions and help prepare participants ahead of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
This year's competition has caught the imagination of a large number of young people who either go to school or live in Mole Valley. By the time the registration deadline had passed at the end of May, 315 young participants had been registered and are taking part in training sessions. The sessions provide the opportunity for young people to get active, try sports they may not have participated in before, and to socialise and make friends.
Councillor David Hawskworth CBE, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, said: "The number of participants taking part in the free coaching sessions ahead of the Games is extremely encouraging. It is a great testament not only to the work put in behind the scenes by Mole Valley District Council, but the enthusiasm and desire of young people to get active and take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of Team Mole Valley. I hope everyone has fun and looks forward to sharing this wonderful occasion with participants from the other Surrey districts and boroughs."
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*Badminton; Boccia; Boxing; Girls Cricket; Girls Football; Hockey; Judo; Lacrosse; Girls Netball; Girls Touch Rugby; Squash, Tennis