Published Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Young people aged seven to 16 have the chance to try out a new sport for free by taking advantage of training from Reigate & Banstead as part of the preparations for Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games gives young people in Reigate & Banstead the opportunity to get active by taking part in up to eight weeks of free sports training. There are over a dozen sports, including squash, girls’ football, lacrosse, table tennis, badminton and much more – and most training is suitable for beginners.

Healthy lifestyles

Councillor Ros Mill, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Wellbeing, says: “Being active when you’re young is key to having a healthy lifestyle later on so we’re delighted to offer the training free to all young people who live or go to school in the borough – just check the age and gender categories and remember that participants must be below county standard in the sport they want to try. We’re especially grateful to have sponsorship, both from our leisure provider GLL and from Osborne, to enable us to take part in the Games.”

Competition weekend

By completing the training, participants also have the chance of being selected to take part in the county-wide Specsavers Surrey Youth Games competition which takes place over the weekend of 17-18 June at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

Spaces on the training are going fast but places are still available. Visit our Surrey Youth Games page to see the full list of sports available for boys and girls of different age groups and to book a space.