Surrey Youth Games 2019: children can learn a new sport for free


Children aged 7-16 who live or go to school in the borough of Reigate & Banstead can sign up to learn a new sport for free, and train to compete for Team Reigate & Banstead at the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2019.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council says it’s the perfect opportunity to get active, learn a new skill and make some friends along the way.

Children will be offered up to eight weeks’ free training in a sport of their choice, including badminton, hockey, squash, table tennis, and more. They’ll then compete against squads from other boroughs in June.

Cllr Rod Ashford, executive member for leisure & wellbeing, said:

“We’re really looking forward to this year’s Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.

I’d especially like to encourage those children who don’t currently take part in sports to take a good look at the wide range of activities that are on offer.

I’m sure there’s lots of new sporting talent out there in our borough just waiting to be discovered.”

Training is tailored to complete beginners, so the sport is new to all, and starts from 23 April with the competition taking place 15 – 16 June.

All the training is outside of school hours and at various locations across the borough.

The council would like to hear both from children who already take part in sports and those who are looking for a new hobby.

More information, including the list of sports, is on a Reigate & Banstead webpage.