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Free event(s) for 6-16 year olds

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is normally the largest multi-sport youth event in the county. Spread over a single weekend every year, this unique event traditionally brings together 6-16 year olds (18 for disability sports) from all Surrey's boroughs and districts who have received up to 8 weeks' free local training.

The event was cancelled in 2020 for the first time in over two decades due to coronavirus. The 2021 replacement for the Games will run locally and be completely different from previous years, but if you're looking to give your son or daughter a new interest, watch this space for details of select events that may be happening in your area.

If you want to see what was normally involved you can watch the short video below.

Register your child


Parent info

Rules & results

Contact your borough/district

Keep playing after the games

Participants running during games weekend

Thanks to the training supplied by your local borough or district, the main Games event continues to develop, especially with the valued support from our headline sponsors, Specsavers. 

Girls judo match

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

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

Who organises the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games?

The event is organised by Active Surrey, in association with each borough and district council in Surrey and 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.)