Registration has now opened for young people of all abilities who either live or go to school in Mole Valley to sign up to free, beginners training sessions ahead of this summer’s Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.
Participants will not only have the opportunity to socialise and have fun playing sport, but they could also be in with a chance of representing Team Mole Valley on event weekend.
Run by local community sports clubs and leisure providers, each led by qualified DBS-checked coaches, the training sessions start towards the end of April for a six week period. The Games feature a wide-range of activities*, including Netball, Table Tennis, Boxing and Basketball. Beginners aged 6 to 16 year’s old can register to take part in these sessions until 20 May 2020. To view all activities on offer and to register, please visit www.molevalley.gov.uk/syg.
This year’s event will be held on 13 and 14 June 2020 at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. It is the largest multi-sport youth event in the county for non-club beginners and involves children from across Surrey.
Last year’s competition saw Team Mole Valley finish 11th in the medal table with four bronze medals and a huge number of individual judo medals (3 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze). They also finished 4th in team entries and most importantly 4th in the Gerry Ceaser Fair Play Award.
Students at schools across the district are being encouraged to sign up to the annual event.
Councillor David Draper, Mole Valley District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “These free activities are a wonderful opportunity for the youth of Mole Valley to try a new sport and meet new friends. Free of charge, with expert coaches, we hope these sessions will inspire young people to get involved. Feedback from last year’s participants was enormously positive and the weekend itself is a great experience for children and parental supporters too.
“We have some new opportunities this year which I’d like to highlight, Cage Cricket and Boccia, both for those with physical impairments or learning difficulties. We hope as many children as possible can take part so do please book up as soon as you can.”