Aged 6-16? Be part of this year's Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, register online today for a chance to play for Team Epsom & Ewell at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg
Now in its 23rd year, the county's largest sport competition offers young people aged 6-16 a fantastic opportunity to receive free coaching in a wide range of sports - Badminton, Boccia (a sport for young people with learning difficulties and physical impairments), Boxing (contact and non-contact), Couch to 2k running for fun, Football, High 5 Netball, Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Netball, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis.
To be eligible to compete for Team Epsom & Ewell at the Games, participants must live or go to school in Epsom and Ewell and meet the specific eligibility requirements of the sport(s) they have chosen (age, gender and playing standard). All of the sports only allow players of sub-county standard to participate and in all sports participants must be non-club members.
Free training sessions take place from April to June. Please register online as soon as possible as some sport entries may close if they reach the maximum number of registrations. Visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg to register online and for details of training times, dates and venues.
Participants selected to represent Team Epsom & Ewell at the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games finals weekend on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, will compete with teams from ten other Surrey boroughs and districts. Team Epsom & Ewell will once again be sponsored by Better.
Last year 168 young people represented the borough at the Games. The free training sessions led by local sports clubs in the borough, offer participants a chance to play their chosen sport after the Games have finished.
Councillor Barry Nash, Chairman of the Council's Community and Wellbeing Committee said, “We hope many of the borough's young people will sign up for a chance to be part of this Olympic style event. Team Epsom & Ewell needs you!
“Don't miss this opportunity to try a new sport, take part in free coaching sessions, make new friends and experience competition in a fun and supportive environment."
If you are too old to compete in the Games and would still like to be involved, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available too! Visit Active Surrey to find out more: http://www.activesurrey.com/syg/how-to-volunteer
Stay up to date with Team Epsom & Ewell's journey for this year's Games @EpsomEwellBC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.