Team Epsom & Ewell have once again done the borough proud at this year’s Specsavers Surrey Youth Games. The squad of 168 young people took part in the Games at the weekend hosted at two venues this year, Surrey Sports Park in Guildford and Woking Leisure Centre.
The team aged between 7 and 16 took part in a wide range of different sports and came away with a fantastic collection of medals: six Gold, three Silver and two Bronze including 13 individual medals in judo; five Gold, three silver and five bronze, our highest medal tally!
There were also individual awards for Annabel Winter who won the ‘Shot of the Tournament’ award for the boccia U13 event and Thomas Patrick who was named ‘Top Male Judoka’ in the morning section of the judo event.
|Badminton - U11 Mixed||Silver|
|Boccia - Disability U13 Mixed||Bronze|
|Boccia - Disability U18 Mixed||Gold|
|Cricket - U11 Girls||Gold|
|Hockey - U11 Boys||Bronze|
|Judo - U13 Boys||Gold|
|Judo - U13 Girls||Gold|
|Lacrosse - U15 Mixed||Silver|
|Rugby - U11 Girls||Gold|
|Squash - U10 Mixed||Gold|
|Squash - U13 Mixed||Silver|
In judo, individual medals were won by:
|Sophie De Ville||Girls||Bronze|
For the full list of results see: http://www.activesurrey.com/surreyyouthgames/2018
Team Epsom & Ewell competed against teams from ten other Surrey borough and districts and took part in every sport and every age category for the competition weekend for – badminton, boccia (including senior boccia), boxing (contact and non-contact), cricket, football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, High 5 netball, netball, touch rugby, squash and tennis.
Councillor Barry Nash, Chairman of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council’s Community and Wellbeing Committee said, “Congratulations Team Epsom & Ewell! It has been another fantastic year and a great all round result. Well done!
“The team comradery was particularly inspiring across all events and age groups and highlights the importance of sport in the local community. Thank you to all the 383 young people who registered to take part in the trial and taster sessions and to all our local clubs and coaches who provided the training sessions.”
The free training sessions for all sports were run by qualified coaches and the majority have direct links with local clubs' junior sections, offering youngsters who took part, a chance to get involved with a club on a more long-term basis.
The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is a great opportunity for young people to try a new sport, or to improve their skills by taking part in high quality free coaching sessions. It is a great weekend for everyone and the young people really enjoy themselves, make new friends and get to try a sport that they may not have had a go at before.
For more information on the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg
For images of Team Epsom & Ewell in action at the Games weekend see Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @EpsomEwellBC