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Register now for the P&G Surrey Youth Games 2014!

Free sports coaching for 7 to 16 year olds from April to June 2014
Please see the P&G SYG Leaflet for details
To take part please complete and return a registration form by Monday 14 April 2014



Sports Information

Sports courses/workshops available to book on line, please visit the Active Surrey website.

Surrey gains Clubmark licence

Runnymede Borough Council has worked with Active Surrey to obtain a Clubmark licence from Sport England. Together we can now award Clubmark accreditation to clubs, whose governing body does not have a licence, to demonstrate their commitment to providing a safe, effective and child friendly sporting environment.

All clubs who are affiliated to a Sport England recognised governing body now have the opportunity to gain Clubmark and join Runnymede’s 12 Clubmark accredited clubs.

Clubs who currently hold Clubmark accreditation can take advantage of Clubmark benefits by registering online with Active Surrey.

To find out more about Clubmark visit www.activesurrey.com

Sky Ride Local in Surrey
Sky Ride Local offers free guided cycle ride led by British Cycling Ride Leaders. The rides take place across Surrey and aim to encourage cyclists of all ages and abilities to get on their bike and have fun!  There are five different levels starting with 3-5 mile easy rides on traffic-free paths through to 50 mile rides for more experienced cyclists looking to explore Surrey's amazing countryside.  Register your details now on www.goskyride.com to receive details of the rides.

Interactive Runnymede Cycle Map
The Runnymede Cycle Map enables you to see recommended and safe cycle routes in your area. The routes are clearly marked on the map in 3 different colours to show routes on busy roads, routes on quieter roads and off road routes. Please visit maps.runnymede.gov.uk to view the map.

Plan a cycle route
Visit www.cyclestreets.net – the website shows you step by step directions, photos of the route and calories burned!


Parks information

We are fortunate in Runnymede to be surrounded by so many parks and open spaces.

Many of our parks have play areas, paddling pools, tennis courts and much more. Further information on our parks.


In association with Change 4 Life, here are some fun, free and easy tips to live a healthier lifestyle. Please view the Change 4 Life leaflet for more information.

Activities for 5 to 11 year olds

Runnymede Borough Council deliver a variety of activities for children aged 5 to 10 years during the school holidays. These activities include Fun Zone; our child care scheme for 5 to 11 year olds, workshops, themed weeks, multi sports, Star:Track athletics and other sports specific activities.  To keep up to date with what’s on please send your email address to natalie.clarke@runnymede.gov.uk to be added to our mailing list or check the what’s on section of this website regularly for updates.

If your child needs to take medication whilst attending our schemes and you need a staff member to administer it please use this form, if your child is to self administer please use this form. In either case the medication should be in its original packaging. Should your child have diabetes we will also require a care plan.

P&G Surrey Youth Games

Are you aged 7 to 16? Would you like to take part in the P&G Surrey Youth Games 2014?
The P&G Surrey Youth Games is your chance to discover a new talent or improve on the skills you already have with the help of dedicated and qualified sports coaches. Every young person who takes part will receive 8 weeks of free sports coaching in their chosen sport/s and the chance to represent Runnymede at the P&G Surrey Youth Games, competing against the 10 other boroughs in Surrey. The training sessions take place at sports clubs, leisure centres and schools across the borough and start w/c 21 April 2014. The competition will be held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014.

For more information about the P&G Surrey Youth Games or to be added to our mailing list to receive information about the P&G Surrey Youth Games, please email emma.parnell@runnymede.gov.uk or call 01932 425677.

P&G SYG Leaflet
registration form

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Runnymede Open Access Recreation (ROAR) was initially funded by the Big Lottery fund for three years to provide children aged 5 to 13 with free open access play in parks, open spaces and community venues across the borough after school and during school holidays.

The funding for ROAR has now come to an end and so future ROAR activities will be chargeable.

There is no formal supervision by the staff of Runnymede Borough Council during ROAR activity sessions and therefore children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by someone aged 13 or above (i.e. an older sibling or parent/guardian). The staff of Runnymede Council will be there to organise activities which are both challenging and fun. The purpose of the project is to encourage children to play with limited adult intervention. Children will be able to help plan ROAR sessions and choose the kind of play that they would like. The sessions are 'open access' which means children are free to come and go as they please and no bookings are required.

ROAR sessions are accessible for disabled children. Most indoor venues have disabled access, parking and toilets. However not all outdoor venues have toilet facilities or disabled parking and a few outdoor spaces e.g. woodland areas are not accessible for wheelchair users. Please call if you require further information. The equipment and activities we offer are adaptable to suit every child's needs. Children who require 1:1 support must be accompanied by an adult.

When your child attends a ROAR activity session for the first time you will be asked to complete an emergency contact information form. This is to ensure that in the event of your child having an accident or being involved in an incident when you are not present we can do our best to contact you and can offer basic first aid. Please print a copy of the form and bring it along to your first session completed with your child's details. Check in the What's On diary for the next ROAR event.

For more information about ROAR please contact the Sport and Health Development Officer emma.parnell@runnymede.gov.uk or call 01932 425677.

Downloads: Emergency Contact Form Frequently Asked Questions

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Last updated 10 July 2012 (SM)