Team Epsom & Ewell is gearing up for the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, which takes place this weekend at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
222 young people have been selected for the Epsom & Ewell team. The biggest team from the smallest borough in Surrey, will be taking part in all 15 sports -badminton, boccia, non-contact boxing, contact boxing, cricket, football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, high 5 netball, netball, rugby, swimming, squash, table tennis, tennis and touchtennis.
A record 560 young people aged between 7 and 16 registered to take part in the free trials and coaching sessions organised by the council over the last three months.
From these the squad of 222 was selected. The team met for the first time at a reception at the Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, last night.
Speaking at the event, the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor Liz Frost commented “I want to thank all the sports facilities who offered the free training sessions for the youngsters and to all those in our community who provided training. Our hope is that your contribution will generate a long-term interest in fitness and sport participation in these young people, which will benefit their physical and mental health well into their adult life.
“A very special thanks to the Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, who have provided additional squash, swimming and tennis training sessions for the team. They also provided this excellent reception to see the team off.
“Finally to all those representing our borough in the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, enjoy yourselves, do your best and good luck!”
The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2017 is the largest youth multi-sports competition in Surrey, spread over the weekend of 17-18 June 2017. Surrey's 11 districts and boroughs enter teams of 7 - 16 year olds which they have recruited and trained into a variety of indoor and outdoor sports - including some for young people with disabilities.
Some of the squad of Team Epsom & Ewell along with the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Cllr Liz Frost, Mayor’s consort Cllr Chris Frost and Royal Automobile Club Secretary, Miles Wade. Picture credit: Mark Lewis
For information on the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games please see www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg
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