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FREE training and event for 7-16 year olds

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the biggest multi-sport youth programme of its kind in the South East, offering FREE local training for 7-16 year olds, leading to a final celebratory event for the whole family.

The Games are for beginners who may not get the chance to attend clubs, or are inactive and put off by the thought of competing against others. The focus is on joining in, having a go and having fun. in order to learn new skills and boost confidence. 

Free training starts after Easter across the county's boroughs and districts (excluding Tandridge for 2023), with all teams coming together for a family-friendly event at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Sat June 17.

Registration for this year's event has now closed. If you didn't get a place this year you can still come along to Surrey Sports Park on the day to see the Games in action, and join in more free activities in our 'Family Zone'. 


Games day parent info

Details for Games day, 17 June

Activity (sport) guidance


Our volunteers make the day special for 100's of young people. Join us to get your own feel-good boost.

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Two boys grappling on a judo mat (you'd never guess they are brothers!)

Activities on offer (& 'rules')

Thanks to training supplied by local borough and district councils, the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games continues to evolve. 2023 will feature the following events, all of which are gender-neutral (except rugby) and can be adapted for those with additional needs. Click for guidance / rules on each activity:

A page from the S S Y G impact report

The impact of the 2022 Games

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games are open to all, but are actively promoted to encourage those who might not normally get the chance to join a sports club, or are otherwise inactive.

Every year we assess the effect that the Games have had on the young people of Surrey. 2022 was the first time the training and main event had run since before the COVID pandemic and we're pleased to share the results in our 2022 Impact Report (or see the plain text version)

Girls judo match

Each year we are welcomed back to the world-class facilities at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, who act as venue sponsor.

To reduce the Games' environmental footprint and support hard pressed families we worked with boroughs and districts to provide further help with travel to the celebratory event in Guildford, as well as Stagecoach who ran the all day Park & Ride.

And of course, the whole training and event programme wouldn't exist without support from our headline sponsor, Specsavers. Thanks to them all.

Still not sure? Watch some action from a previous Games

The activities may have been different but the focus on getting young people trying new sports hasn't changed: hear what some young people had to say about their experience of a previous Games as a beginner.

Why we run the Games

Building positive habits early in life is vital for children’s long term health and the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games exist to get the county’s young people to be active. The formal objectives are:

  1. More young people reporting a positive attitude towards sport and building an active lifestyle through participation
  2. Sustained increase in levels of physical activity amongst inactive young people
  3. Increased positive engagement of less advantaged young people
teen boys playing street basketball with ref looking on
young tennis players on court

Who organises the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games?

The programme is coordinated by Active Surrey in association with each borough and district council in Surrey who provide all the free training, plus a range of local and national sport governing bodies.