Free local sports activities this spring

Boost your child's confidence

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games programme is a unique opportunity to give your son or daughter a break from their screens and help them develop new skills.

Parents of young people aged 7 to 16 can register them to train with approved, friendly coaches, courtesy of their local council, before seeing them in action at a celebratory event in June. And the best part? It's all completely free.

A programme just for beginners

The Games programme is especially designed for young people who don't consider themselves 'sporty' or might not get the chance to join a traditional club outside school. As it's a beginners' event the emphasis is on having fun, learning and taking part.

6 to 8 weeks of free, local training kicks off after Easter across 10 of Surrey's boroughs and districts (excluding Tandridge), but spaces are limited.

Dependent on age and exact location, parents can sign up their kids for:

  • Boccia (a type of seated bowls accessible to all)
  • Boxing skills & fitness (non-contact)
  • Dance
  • Go Tri (indoor row, cycle and run – a teens' fitness boost)
  • Judo
  • Girls' tag rugby
  • Street basketball
  • Tennis

Emma Das, Event Lead Officer at Active Surrey who organise the Games, is keen to show parents how the Games can help a child's physical and mental health, especially in the face of current cost of living challenges:

"Last year's Specsavers Surrey Youth Games saw communities come together after the pandemic, but it's still the case that engaging kids in fun activities makes a huge difference to their wellbeing. The Games programme is unique to Surrey and we especially urge families struggling with the cost of living or otherwise inactive to find out what's on offer for their child."

Registration open

To find out more about registration, the Games programme and age ranges for the activities on offer, visit the webpage: Specsavers Surrey Youth Games programme.

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