The time has nearly come! We are edging ever closer to the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games and everyone is looking forward to seeing this spectacular event kick off on 23 June.
Weeks of training for competitors
As the preparation draws to an end for the county’s young competitors, the nerves and excitement is building up. 11 Surrey boroughs will compete at Guildford’s Surrey Sports Park and Woking Leisure Centre on 23 and 24 June and the sports will be varied; competitive spirits, high.
The last surviving games of its kind in the entire South East sees more than 3,000 free training places become available for local children. The sports available are broad and varied, from boxing to boccia and aims to build a sporting philosophy amongst the young people who participate in the training.
Growing in momentum
The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games are evolving rapidly each year. A focus of the past three years has been to ensure more beginners get the chance to try a new sport to help get Surrey’s young people more active.
Helping the Games fulfil its objective is title sponsor, Specsavers. All Surrey stores came together last year to ensure the Games remained very much ‘alive and kicking’ with their financial support.
Specsavers regional chair for Surrey, Helen Belkhodja, said: 'It goes without saying that every Specsavers colleague who attended the weekend were blown away by the passion of the organisers, the energy of all the youngsters taking part and the lovely community spirit that came from seeing families support their loved ones. It’s going to be another fantastic year and we are delighted that our financial and in-kind support enables young people to try a sport for free.'