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Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

With 15 sports to choose from the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the biggest annual sporting event for children in Surrey. The Surrey Youth Games aims to introduce children to new sports with eight weeks of free training across the borough on offer starting in April.

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Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2018

We are busy finalising the training details for the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2018. Registration opens at the beginning of March so please keep checking back for updates, or look out for us giving a presentation at school assemblies about the games.

Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2017

Biggest medal haul for Runnymede at Specsavers Surrey Youth Games in more than 10 years.

In the sweltering heat of the hottest weekend of the year 17-18 June, Runnymede players were in action at the Surrey Sports Park at the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games along with thousands of other young competitors and came away with their largest medal haul in more than 10 years.

Runnymede entered 28 teams into the competition following eight weeks of free training. 

 More than 400 young people took part in the training and 200 were selected to take part in the competition.

Borough team organiser Suzi Bowen said: "The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is a fantastic opportunity for young people to not only try a new sport but also make new friends and take part in a County-wide competition.

"Many of these young people will now go on to join local clubs and go on to even bigger and better things which helps keep sport developing within our borough.

"This year we have had coaches and officials who have all started their sporting careers as players at the Surrey Youth Games and are now helping others to have the same experience that they did, and that is a fantastic legacy for the programme to have."

Medal winners were:

  • Gold
    • Junior Girls Rugby
    • Junior Boys Judo
    • Senior Boys Table Tennis
  • Silver
    • Junior Girls Judo
    • Girls Hockey
    • Senior Girls Rugby (combined team Woking/Spelthorne/Runnymede
  • Bronze
    • Non-Contact Boxing

Deputy Mayor Dolsie Clarke and VIP guest Councillor Scott Lewis attended the event and saw the Runnymede team in actions.

Cllr Lewis said: "The look of enjoyment on those talking part, even considering the hot weather, makes it all worthwhile. It was a great afternoon spent watching and talking to those involved" .

Thank you to the following clubs and coaches who have supported Team Runnymede:

For further information about sporting opportunities in Runnymede please visit www.runnymede.gov.uk/sport  or contact sport@runnymede.gov.uk. Registration for the 2018 Surrey Youth Games will open at the beginning of March.

2018 SYG Young Ambassador

Runnymede Ambassadors have an important role for Team Runnymede as our voice in the community, helping promote the event at your school and to your friends and family.

On Thursday, 22 February, the Ambassador Briefing will gather all the ambassadors together to give ideas on how to help to spread the SYG word. You'll get a free Runnymede Ambassador t-shirt and will help support and promote team Runnymede in this year's competition

So far 25 young Ambassadors have been recruited to help support the Surrey Youth Games in 2018; already more than double last year.

The ambassadors are paramount in promoting the SYG among school friends and family by helping in school assemblies and spreading the word about the Games. Each year we encourage those who have participated in the Surrey Youth Games in previous years to become an Ambassador.

If your child is interested in becoming a young ambassador for 2018, their role will involve:

  • Answering a few questions about their experience in the SYG in an assembly given by the Sports Development Officer at their school
  • Spreading a positive message about the SYG to their friends and family, particularly at their school to encourage more young people to take part.

In return for volunteering all ambassadors will receive an SYG Ambassador t-shirt. If your child is going to undertake a Duke of Edinburgh award, it is an ideal opportunity to get some voluntary hours signed off. 

If your child would like to register as an ambassador to promote the event at their school, please send their details to the Community Development Officer (Sport & Health).

Further information about clubs in Runnymede can be found in the Sports Directory

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