Join Team Elmbridge

Elmbridge Borough Council is calling young people, aged six to 16, going to school or living in Elmbridge to join Team Elmbridge at the Active Surrey Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2019.

The Active Surrey Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the biggest annual youth sporting event where 11 Surrey boroughs come together to compete for trophies in a variety of sports. The games usually attract around 2,000 participants every year.

Registrations are now open for young people to join free trials across a range of sports including badminton, boccia, boxing, football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, netball, squash, table tennis and tennis. Trials will be held from 25 April and throughout May at various locations across the borough including - amongst other venues - the Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub, Surbiton Hockey Club, Lower Green Community Centre, Three Rivers Academy, Cobham Lacrosse, St Paul’s Primary School and Sandown Sports Club.

Once trials have taken place, sports clubs and coaches will be looking for participants to make up Team Elmbridge’s training squads. Free training and coaching for Team Elmbridge members will follow up on a weekly basis until the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games on 15 and 16 June at Surrey Sports Park.

Councillor Malcolm Howard, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is a great opportunity for young people to try a new sport. The competition is targeted at non-club players and free training sessions prepare children at beginners’ level for the competition. Why not register your children for this year’s Games? The free coaching they receive and the competition usually inspire them to carry on with the sport of their choice at local clubs. Elmbridge has done very well in the games over the last years. We want as many young people as possible to take part this year to share the fun and spirit of competition”.

Sports clubs and schools are currently distributing information postcards about this year’s online registration process. Our sports development team is also visiting school assemblies to show youngsters a film about last year’s competition, so they can see what it is all about. You can also pick up an information postcard at the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Complex in Walton-on-Thames or from your local library.

For more information, please contact the sports development team on 01372 474581, email sport@elmbridge.gov.uk or view sports information.

Date published: 13 March 2019

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