Young people from across Reigate & Banstead braved the heat to take part in this year’s Specsavers Youth Games in Guildford (23-24 June), winning nine medals.
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Wellbeing, Cllr Rod Ashford, said:
“The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is a fantastic event bringing together young people from all 11 Surrey boroughs.
This year, over 200 young people across our borough took up the offer of eight weeks of free training in a sport of their choice. From those, 147 made it through to the 18 teams which represented Reigate & Banstead at the Youth Games.
The day was hot and sunny with great sport and a great atmosphere of camaraderie and sportsmanship from all the teams involved.
My sincere thanks go to all the amazing people who made these games happen: from the volunteers and coaches to the parents and players.”
The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games involves around 2,000 children from all 11 boroughs and districts across the county.
Each year, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council brings together clubs, coaches and volunteers to provide free training for local young people to try out a new sport over the spring and early summer.
Teams are then selected for the final competition which takes place at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford and Woking Leisure Centre.
This year, TeamRBBC entered teams for sports such as badminton, girls’ football, hockey, judo, girls’ rugby, girls’ netball, squash, tennis and boccia.
The team received medal placings in nine events:
- Gold: Girls’ Judo; Girls’ football under 9s (joint with Woking); Girls’ football under 11s (joint with Tandridge); Netball U13
- Silver: Tennis under 8s; Badminton under 14s; Boccia under 18s (joint with Elmbridge); Girls’ hockey under 11s
- Bronze: Badminton under 11s