Gold for Runnymede in youth games Table Tennis


It was a successful weekend for Team Runnymede as we claimed gold in the Under-15s Table Tennis at the 23rd Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.

More than 150 young people represented Runnymede at the games last weekend, and despite the unpredictable weather, it was a great turn out and a fantastic atmosphere at Surrey Sports Park for the county's biggest sporting festival of the year.

As well as achieving gold in Table Tennis, Runnymede also:

  • Came sixth for the fair play awards,
  • Seventh in the medal table overall,
  • Second for the number of teams entered and
  • Claimed a silver medal in both lacrosse and judo demonstration.

Deputy Mayor Elaine Gill, who attended the games, congratulated everyone who took part.

Cllr Gill said: "It was a brilliant weekend. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make the event happen, and to the coaches and clubs which ran the training sessions. The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games are a great way to encourage young people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and find a sport they really enjoy."

She added that it was great to see so many smiles, achievements and young people, both disabled and non-disabled, embracing the ethos of the games.

Cllr Gill said: "I hope everyone who took part in the training and event weekend continues to take part in their chosen sport and physical activity in the future."

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is an annual tournament which is suitable for young people between the ages of six-16 who are new to sport and want to develop skills and confidence.

The main aim of the games is to encourage young people to develop their sporting skills and promote physical activity and fair play in sport.

For more information please visit Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2020.