Elmbridge looking for sports stars as Youth Games approach

Give it a try: New or experienced, anyone can have a go

Give it a try: New or experienced, anyone can have a go

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

Sporty and active youngsters are being sought to represent the borough at the P&G Surrey Youth Games.

The games, the largest annual youth sports festival in the county, are open to children and teenagers aged between seven and 16 who go to school or live in Elmbridge.

Youngsters will take part in a training session before having the chance to represent the borough against the 10 districts in Surrey on June 21 and 22 at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.

The competition, which had more than 2,000 youngsters taking part last year, is an opportunity for budding sports stars to try a new sport or improve their knowledge and ability in their favourite sports with free coaching.

This year, sports on offer include badminton, basketball, contact and non-contact boxing, cricket, football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, netball, squash, rugby, table tennis and tennis.

Councillor Jan Fuller, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “The P&G Surrey Youth Games are a great opportunity for young people to try a new sport, or to improve their skills by taking part in high quality coaching sessions.

“The competition is targeted at below county standard players and many of the training sessions also prepare children at beginners’ level for the competition.”

The Elmbridge trial sessions are due to start on April 22.

To register your child for a free trial session, visit elmbridge.gov.uk/sport.

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