Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2018
The 22nd annual Specsavers Surrey Youth Games took place on 23 and 24 June. The event was hosted at two venues in Surrey; Surrey Sports Park (SSP) in Guildford and Woking Leisure Centre (WLC), which is operated by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Woking Borough Council.
In 2018, Team Epsom & Ewell secured more medals in total than any other borough or district in Surrey. This included gold medals won in senior boccia and judo (including 13 individual medals) for the first time in Team Epsom & Ewell's history. There were two more gold medal performances in cricket and junior squash and a third gold medal in three years for Team Epsom & Ewell's rugby team.
The lacrosse team matched last year's achievements and secured a silver medal, meaning that Team Epsom & Ewell have medalled in lacrosse every year since the sport was introduced into the Games in 2013. There were also silver medals in junior badminton and senior squash.
Rounding up the medal haul was bronze medal success for the junior boccia and boys hockey teams.
To view the results from the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2018 please click here.
Team Epsom & Ewell's Presentation Evening
On Tuesday 31 July, Team Epsom & Ewell came together at the Epsom Playhouse to celebrate their achievements in 2018. The evening celebrated the participants, coaches, volunteers, clubs, young ambassadors and the local schools whose involvement in the Games has contributed to the borough's success in 2018.
As part of the evening, awards are presented to those involved who have made an outstanding contribution to Team Epsom & Ewell. The award winners are listed below:
|Young Ambassador of the Year||Alice French|
|Young Volunteer of the Games||Marcus Roberts (Squash)|
|Most Supportive School (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Epsom)||St Clement's Catholic Primary School|
|The Charlie Steer award for Most Supportive Club||Westcroft Judo Club|
|Most Supportive Team Manager (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Epsom)||Dan Fernandez (Boxing)|
|Most Improved Participant of the Games||Isabella Newton (Judo)|
About the Surrey Youth Games
The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the largest annual youth sports competition in the County. More than 2,000 competitors take part, representing the 11 boroughs and districts in Surrey in an Olympic style event. The Games are a great way for young people to get involved in a new sport and benefit from free coaching!
Epsom & Ewell finished as overall runners-up in the Surrey Youth Games in 2016 and in 2017 and last won the trophy in 2015.