The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the largest multi-sport youth competition in the county. Spread over a single weekend every year it brings together 7-16 year olds (18 for disability sport boccia) from all Surrey's local authorities who have received free training from their borough or district for up to 8 weeks.
In 2018 most of the action was on 'Super Sunday', with borough and district squads battling it out at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford. Girls' cricket and football, plus badminton and senior squash were held at Woking Leisure Centre.
You can see some images and read the outcomes from the 2018 Games in the event's Impact Report.
The Games are free and we'd like to see that continue. Please make a donation to help keep the Games alive or purchase a hoodie so that children continue to get the chance to enjoy a new sport. Click on the first block below.
The 2018 Games weekend was a resounding success, with sparkling weather and dozens of positive comments from competitors, parents and visitors alike. Read the press release.
Find out more about the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games by watching the video from a previous Games below, or check out a 2018 interview about registering for this year's event :
The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games continue to grow and develop, especially with the valued support from our headline sponsors, Specsavers.
We welcomed the world-class facility, Surrey Sports Park as venue sponsor in 2013, and are delighted that they are hosting the Games again. See what Surrey Sports Park has to say about 2019:
"Surrey Sports Park is delighted to again support the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games which is a fantastic community event that encourages and inspires so many young people which we are very proud to be part of.
It also allows us to showcase our own facilities to a host of new people, many of whom join us to continue their sport and fitness journey which is so vital to not only physical wellbeing but also mental wellbeing and individual development.Since its inception, the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games has continually grown in stature with more and more young people wanting to get involved and take part.
It really is a fantastic occasion for both participants and spectators and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Surrey Sports Park again in the summer of 2019 for another fabulous event."
The aim of the Games is to develop sport in Surrey, which is achieved through:
- Encourages grassroot participation by giving young people the chance to try a new sport
- More young people taking part in competitive sport, and continuing to take part after the Games
- More sports clubs becoming accredited, improving the quality of sports clubs in Surrey
- More people becoming qualified in sports coaching and officiating
- New junior sports clubs or sections being created: for example 2016 saw 15 new junior football teams created across the county
The sports and age groups in the Games reflect this aim, with each event building on that particular sport's wider development plans and the opportunities for players that already exist in the county.
The event is organised by Active Surrey, in association with each borough and district council in Surrey and a range of sport national governing bodies.
Medal tables - historical