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Games Day Saturday 15th June 2024.

 

Registrations for the free activity training offer have now closed. Here is everything you need to know the Games Day.

This celebratory event is for the families of children and teenagers who’ve taken part in the free activity training this spring and will be held at the Surrey Sports Park on Saturday 15th June.  

Games Day is an opportunity for you and your family to cheer on your child and their teammates as they use the new-found skills.  

And it’s a chance for the children and teenagers to show to parents and carers what they've learnt in the last few weeks! 

There’ll also be a family fun festival with a HOST of free activities to keep the kids and siblings active and entertained, plus ice cream and slushy vans, catering and crafts. 

We know from experience that it’s an AWESOME day out! 😊 

Please save the date now - and read the following information carefully… 

We’d like to wish all the young participants the best of luck helping their team compete for the Gerry Ceaser Spirit of the Games Award.  

But the main aim of Games Day is - of course - to have fun!  

We’ll look forward to seeing you there. 

What do you want to know?


 

Timetable of activities, Saturday June 15

Activity timings to be confirmed at a later date.

Arrival to Surrey Sports Park and Activity Locations Map

Parking for families this year is next to Surrey Sports Park site (Postcode GU2 7AD) at the Onslow Park & Ride - entry is just before you reach the Sports Park and will be signposted. Please follow the directions of the parking marshals who are there to help you.  Please note the car park is LOCKED at 7pm and all cars must be removed. 

Blue badge holders can park by the main building but need to log their car registration at reception to avoid a penalty ticket.

Please register with your child's coach / team manager AT their activity as soon as your event opens - schedule will be shared soon.

map of surrey sports park with activity locations marked as per schedule in table

What to wear - participants

All participants will be given their borough / district Team t-shirt to wear.  

If your child's activity is outside (see map above) come prepared for the weather: don’t forget your sun cream and sun hat / raincoat and jumper! 🙂 

For safety reasons, participants must not wear jewellery and long hair must be tied back. 

In addition, please see specific details relating to each activity below: 

  • Boccia, Dance & Row, Bike, Run: Non marking shoes. 
  • Street Basketball: Appropriate footwear (this activity will be outside). 
  • Judo: All participants must hold, and produce at the event, a valid and current British Judo Association Junior Licence, British Judo Council Licence or Amateur Judo Association Licence. You can buy a 12 month pathway membership from  https://www.bjadojo.co.uk/auth/login.Only participants with licenses with start dates after 1 April 2024 are eligible.There will be no facility to purchase a licence on the day of the event and failure to produce one will make the participant ineligible to take part, for their own safety.  Clean white judogis, which comply with IJF/BJA regulations, must be worn by each participant. Your Borough/District coloured T-shirts should be worn underneath, instead of the normal white t-shirt. 
  • Rugby: Normal or astro trainers. No studs. 
  • Swimming: Appropriate swimwear, spare t-shirt and a towel. No outdoor footwear is to be worn on poolside. If swimmers require any additional buoyance aids, other than a woggle, they will need to provide their own. 
  • Tennis: If you are bringing your own tennis racquet it must be 21-23 inches (mini tennis racquet). Participants will not be allowed to play with racquets exceeding 23 inches. 


 

Your borough and district squad officer

If your son or daughter falls ill on Games day or you have some other emergency please contact your squad organiser by phone to let them know, so they can advise their teamates and the activity organiser. 

Borough / district

B/D squad officer

Contact no.

Email (for contact before Fri 17 June)

T shirt colour

Elmbridge

Lewis Razey

07749703898

lrazey@elmbridge.gov.uk

Dark pink

Epsom & Ewell

Community Development Link

01372 732000

cdevelopment@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Kiwi/Light green

Guildford

Amber Sheppard

07815 486666

a.sheppard@surrey.ac.uk

Purple

Mole Valley

Sports Development Team

01306 879193

sports.dev@molevalley.gov.uk

Light blue

Reigate & Banstead

Leisure Services

01737 276322

leisure.services@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

Indigo

Runnymede

Ben Stevens

Anthony Jones

07771 380642

07471 337380 

ben.stevens@runnymede.gov.uk

Anthony.jones@runnymede.gov.uk

Royal blue

Spelthorne

Abby Richardson

07939 244545

A.Richardson@spelthorne.gov.uk

Black

Waverley

Jake Walton

07775 410252

Jake.Walton@waverley.gov.uk

Red

Woking

Sports Services

01483 743804

sports.services@woking.gov.uk

Yellow


 

Summary codes of conduct

Coaches

Lead the players in respecting teammates, opponents, officials and supporters.  Encourage fair play.  Take responsibility for the young people in your care until they have safely left the event.

Players

Play for fun.  Do your best and support your teammates.  Wear the right kit, play by the rules and respect officials‘ decisions, as well as your opponents.  Be a good sport by winning or losing with dignity. Tell your coach if you need to leave the event early. Thank officials, coaches and your opponents.

Parents and spectators

Ensure your child plays for their fun, not anybody else’s.  Teach respect for opponents and the officials’ decisions, particularly younger volunteer officials who may still be training.  Promote fairness and please applaud all good play, whichever team is involved.  Be positive about your child’s performance and don't be negative about others. Never use bad language. Smile, and enjoy watching your child fulfill their potential.

The Activity Organiser who is in charge of matches / games has the power to stop the event to deal with offending competitors or spectators.  This could include removal of the offender(s), forfeit of matches, disqualification or, in severe cases, reporting to the police.

S S Y G official in orange shirt with whistle

Photos & videos

Safeguarding is a serious concern at the Games. No-one wants other people taking shots of their child, so please respect others' privacy and follow the points below:

  • Only take photos of your own son or daughter unless you have sought permission for other children in the shot.
  • No photography allowed anywhere in pool or in judo hall (except for official photographers).
  • Never photograph anyone wearing a yellow wristband (shoe/ankle band in basketball and rugby). 
  • Don't share any extra info alongside an image when posting online, such as a name.
  • To help protect children we reserve the right to challenge anyone taking photos and encourage you to politely do the same


 

Safeguarding & accidents

Safeguarding is everyone's issue where children are concerned. Report any concerns over a child you feel may be at risk to a member of the Event Staff (in Active Surrey orange polo shirts, marked ‘Event Staff’,) or contact Active Surrey’s Safeguarding Officer, Wendy Newton , directly on 07972 211989. 

Accidents requiring attention should be reported to any Official (in any orange shirt) who can call a trained first aider if required. 


 

young girl on climbing wall at S Y G 2022

Make time for the Family Fun Festival!

Alongside any Games event in which your child may be taking part, make time after it to visit the Family Fun Festival, on the grass just to the side of the artificial pitches (below the Pitchside coffee terrace). Lots of FREE activities to try including:

Climbing

Soft archery

Football skills

Skateboarding

Chill out zone

Community kit bag

Circus skills

Arts & crafts

...and much more

 


 

Additional information

Win a £40 Amazon voucher

Once your child's day is over we'd love to find out what you and your son or daughter think about their whole Specsavers Surrey Youth Games experience. We'll anonymise and share your answers with existing and potential partners, and use them to improve future events. Details will be shared with you in due course.

To say thank you you'll have the chance to enter a prize draw to win a £40 Amazon voucher. 


 

We look forward to welcoming you and your family at the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games!