Reigate and Banstead sent its largest ever entry to the P&G Surrey Youth Games 2015, winning a total of nine medals.
The sporting competition took place on the weekend of 20/21 June, at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Over 2,000 children competed from 11 Surrey boroughs and districts.
Reigate and Banstead was represented by around 180 children, aged 7 to 16, in 28 teams, playing a wide range of sports. For many of the youngsters it was their first experience of competitive sport at such a large event.
The borough’s results included:
- Four gold medals – Senior Boccia, Touch Tennis, Junior Table Tennis, Non-contact Boxing
- Four silver medals – Junior Squash, Judo Junior Girls , Judo Senior Girls, Judo Senior Boys
- One bronze medal – Senior Badminton
Training and trials, offered in partnership with the borough’s local sports clubs, began at Easter, aided by sponsorship from Toyota and Better (the borough’s leisure centre partner). Around 375 children took part in free coaching in the run up to the games.
Cllr Ros Mill, Executive Member for Leisure and Wellbeing, said:
“What wonderful results after an excellent weekend of sports. Sending our largest ever entry to the Games and winning many medals reflects all the hard work and commitment shown by our young sportsmen and women over the past few months. Congratulations to everyone who took part and represented our borough so well.
Thanks go to Active Surrey and Sports Sports Park for organising and hosting the event and to our team sponsors, Toyota GB and Better.”
Despite the medal haul, the borough was not able to retain its 2014 title of overall winner – this year that went to Epsom & Ewell.
P&G Surrey Youth Games 2015 (includes results)