Epsom & Ewell enter the most teams at the P&G Surrey Youth Games
A 254 strong squad of local young people did the Borough proud at the annual P&G Surrey Youth Games held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June.
Team Epsom & Ewell, aged between seven and 16 years old, came away with a fantastic collection of medals:
Three Gold medals – Lacrosse, Junior and Senior Squash
Three Silver medals - Girls Basketball, Junior Girls Hockey and Girls Table Tennis
Two Bronze medals - Senior Girls Netball and Girls Rugby
Two fourth places in Junior Boccia and Boys Hockey
Individual medals: A Gold, Silver and Bronze medal in Senior Girls Judo and two Bronze medals each in Junior Boys and Junior Girls Judo.
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council competed against ten other Surrey Council’s and entered the most number of teams over the weekend which was a fantastic achievement for the smallest Borough in Surrey. 31 teams took part in 15 sports - basketball, badminton, boccia, boxing, girl’s cricket, girl’s football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, girl’s rugby, swimming, squash, table tennis and tennis.
Councillor Jan Mason, Chairman of the Leisure Committee, said: "Team Epsom & Ewell have done us proud! It is a real credit to our spirited young people, who turned out in force to take part in the free coaching sessions and the Games, to come home with such a great array of medals and memories.
"We have consistently entered more teams and unlike any other Borough, we offer youngsters with varied skills and experience including those trying out a sport for the first time, a chance to represent Epsom & Ewell, well done to all involved!”
Over recent weeks, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council has been working with local clubs and coaches to involve as many young people as possible with the P&G Surrey Youth Games. A record 453 local young people learnt new skills and experienced new sports, to compete for a prestigious place to represent the Borough.
The free training sessions for all sports were run by qualified coaches and the majority have direct links with local clubs' junior sections, offering youngsters who took part, a chance to get involved with a club on a more long-term basis.
Visit www.facebook.com/EpsomEwellBC for images of Team Epsom & Ewell at this year’s Games.
Interest for next year’s Surrey Youth Games has already started. To get involved contact the Leisure Developments Team at the Council on 01372 732000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/surreyyouthgames