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FREE training and event for 6-16 year olds

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is the largest multi-sport youth event of its kind in the South East of England, offering FREE local training for those taking part. This unique programme brings together 6-16 year olds from Surrey who often don't have access to the sort of sporting opportunities that others take for granted.

After a break for the pandemic the Games are BACK for 2022 with exciting new activities. Training kicks off after Easter in every one of the county's boroughs and districts (find links to check the activities in your area), with a final, celebratory event at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on June 18. 

The Games are firmly aimed at beginners who might not otherwise 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. Check the training in your local area and register now!

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CLOSES 20/5/22


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Participants running during games weekend

Activities on offer

Thanks to training supplied by local borough and district councils, the countywide Surrey Youth Games event continues to evolve, especially with the support of headline sponsors Specsavers. 2022 will see the following events take place, all of which can be adapted for those with additional needs - click for guidance on each activity:

Leave time for the Family Zone!

Alongside the events on the day, players, spectators and other visitors can come along to the Family Zone that’ll be running from 10am-4pm.

It’s due to host more FREE activities that kids can have a go at, including:

  • Circus skills
  • Soft archery
  • Climbing wall
  • Kangoo jumps
  • Rugby & football skills
  • …and much more

You’ll find it on grass pitch 1, visible from the Starbuck terrace.

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'll soon be sharing further details of how our transport provider, Stagecoach will help with travel to the celebratory event in June - more details soon.

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 participant being interviewed
Two 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.

Due to coronavirus, the last Specsavers Surrey Youth Games took place in 2019. See how well it performed against its aims in the 2019 Impact Report (4MB). (Also available: plain text Games Impact Reports 2019.)