Team Epsom & Ewell have once again done the borough proud, winning third place at this year’s Specsavers Surrey Youth Games. The squad of 148 young people from the borough took part in the Games at the weekend (Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June) hosted at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
The team aged between 6 and 16 took part in a wide range of different sports and came away with a fantastic collection of medals – two medals in Gold and three each in Silver and Bronze. Team Epsom & Ewell also won third place for fair play.
There were individual medals won by all the members of the Judo team – four Gold, four Silver and seven Bronze.
Team medals won:
|Badminton – U11 (mixed)||Gold|
|Badminton – U14 (mixed)||Gold|
|Boccia - U13 (mixed)||Silver|
|Hockey - U9 (mixed)||Silver|
|Netball - U12 (girls)||Silver|
|Squash - U10 (mixed)||Bronze|
|Lacrosse - U15 (mixed)||Bronze|
|Boxing contact - U16 (mixed)||Joint third place on points|
For the full list of results see - http://www.activesurrey.com/SYG/rules-results
Team Epsom & Ewell competed against teams from ten other Surrey borough and districts and took part in every age category for the competition weekend for – Badminton, Boccia (a sport for young people with learning difficulties and physical impairments), Boxing (contact and non-contact), Football, High 5 Netball, Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Netball, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis.
Councillor Barry Nash, Chair of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council’s Community and Wellbeing Committee said, “Congratulations Team Epsom & Ewell! You have once again done the borough proud with another fantastic achievement. Well done!
“Thank you to all the 504 young people who registered to take part in the coaching sessions and to all our local clubs and coaches who provided the training sessions.
“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.”
The free coaching and 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.
Now in its 23rd year, the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the largest youth multi-sports competition in Surrey. Surrey's 11 districts and boroughs enter teams of 6 - 16 year olds which they have recruited and trained into a variety of indoor and outdoor sports - including some for young people with disabilities.
For information on the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg