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Woking Faces Health Crisis, putting vulnerable residents at risk

Woking faces a health crisis as looming council cuts due to bankruptcy, amounting to £900,000, threaten critical community leisure facilities. This puts the most vulnerable residents at even greater risk.

Youth Games: defying cost of living pressures to keep kids healthy

Taking part in a wide range of free, fun activities ranging from dance to judo to boxing, the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Day attracted thousands of families from across Surrey. beating last year’s attendance numbers.

Surrey “more active than ever” as it outperforms England average

Figures from Sport England show that adults (16+) in Surrey have never been more active, with seven out of ten (69.9%), doing 150 minutes of physical activity every week - a 3.1% increase on last year and a new high.

Specsavers Surrey Youth Games; a free confidence boost for kids

Parents are being urged to make sure their children don’t miss out on free local training which offers mood-boosting fun with their friends, as Surrey’s largest activity programme for 7-16 year olds returns.

Children more active, but less so than pre-pandemic

Sport England’s annual report into activity levels amongst under 16’s in Surrey shows that almost half of young people are physically active compared to the last two years, though we still haven’t returned to pre-pandemic levels and stubborn inequalities remain.

Youth Games proves a post-pandemic winner

Hundreds of young people 6-16 year olds from every corner of Surrey took up the chance to get involved in the county’s biggest multi-activity festival outside school, when the free Specsavers Surrey Youth Games made a triumphant post-pandemic return.

Surrey building back its activity habits

Figures released by Sport England show that while Surrey still isn’t quite back to the levels of activity it saw pre-pandemic, people across the county are moving more, with one notable exception by age. And one council area has had a rapid gain in the last year.

New Board members to help people get moving

Gary Laybourne, CEO of the Coach Core Foundation, and Katherine Sargent, People Partnering Director at Lloyd’s Banking Group join the A.S. board as new Independent Non-Executive Directors. And Rebecca Trumper takes on a new role.

Wanted: non-players for free Specsavers Surrey Youth Games training

After a two year break due to the pandemic, the South East’s biggest multi-activity youth event is back. Registration is now open for beginners across the county, in a range of free activities, from girls' football to Go Tri.

Children with additional needs sidelined into inaction

Research into the physical activity needs of children and young people with additional needs in Surrey shows an appetite for more opportunities to get moving, but fear of other people’s views and lack of awareness from providers can block participation.

Surrey’s children follow parents’ damaging activity habits

A new report from Sport England shows that activity levels for children and young people are following those of their parents as their physical activity levels dropped in the latest academic year.

Surrey's fitness slips - could it be down to the loss of the daily commute?

The latest Active Lives report lays bare the impact of the disruption caused by the pandemic on the nation’s activity levels, though Surrey fares less badly than the national average. Could our decline be due to less commuting?