Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is a chance for children aged 7-16 in Surrey to try a new activity for FREE! We’re offering some amazing activity options for complete beginners this spring.

Meet the Coaches!

Pip – Women and Girls Rugby at Dorking Rugby Club

Dan – Under-10s and Under-11s at Dorking Rugby Club

Hi, I’m Peter Gould, the coach of Proud Tiger Judo in Dorking. I’ll be your coach for this year’s SSYG Judo sessions. During the lessons you will learn the basic skills of Judo, This will include throws, holds and breakfalls. This will be done with the aid of our senior students in a fun and enjoyable environment. We look forward to seeing you on the mats.

Peter, Judo Coach from Proud Tiger Judo Club

Hi! I’m Faith and I’ll be taking you through your Leatherhead gym sessions. We’re going to push ourselves in these…We’ll be introducing you to rowing, running and cycling, and look to improve your physical fitness and build up your library of knowledge for when you’re ready to hit the gym alone! Can’t wait to meet you all.

Faith, Leatherhead Row – Bike – Run Instructor from Leatherhead Leisure Centre

Hi my name is Eduardo, I’m the coach for the SSYG basketball sessions. At our park sessions you can expect to learn all the basic fundamental skills used in basketball with a focus on the fun part. Having been involved in SSYG for many years, I’m super excited for another year and meeting this year’s participants. So hopefully I’ll see you there.

Eduardo, Basketball Coach from Horsham Hawks Basketball Club

Hi, I am Dan and I am looking forward to meeting you for the first sessions in Dorking and getting you ready for the event. I enjoy working with all people and thrive on increasing everyone’s health and fitness. Fitness is a passion of mine, and something I feel everyone should be involved with. I can’t wait to meet you at our centre soon.

Dan, Dorking Row – Bike – Run Instructor from Dorking Sports Centre

My name is Bert Rowley and I will be your tennis coach. We are going to learn racket skills, fun drills and the basics of rallying. Hopefully we can also learn how to play matches in the final few weeks. I look forward to having fun and getting everyone into tennis!

Bert, Dorking Tennis Coach from Dorking Lawn Tennis Club

Hey! My name is Erin Baker and I’ll be the dance teacher for the North Holmwood Mole Valley group. In my sessions you can learn, build confidence, make friends and have fun all through dance and movement. I’m really looking forward to dancing and getting to know everyone soon!

Erin, Dorking Dance Coach from Silvermere Softplay

Hi, my name is Lucian Dronca and I’ll be the lead coach for this year’s SSYG Tennis sessions. At our sessions you can expect to learn new tennis shots and skills, rallies and match practice and most of all have fun! I look forward to meeting everyone at the first session.

Lucian, Tennis coach from Ashtead Players Club

Hiya, I’m Joe Raybould and I’ll be heading up the swim teaching for this year’s SSYG swimming sessions. I’m looking forward to meeting you all for our sessions together! Over the eight weeks we will go through the basics of the strokes, develop your technique, learn some new skills, and of course have heaps of fun throughout!

Joe, Swim Teacher from Leatherhead Leisure Centre

How does it work?

We’re offering 6-8 weeks of completely funded training after Easter. All the sessions are for beginners and fully inclusive. The aim of the games is to allow children and young people to have a go, learn new skills and boost confidence.

Who’s it for?

The games are for children and teenagers aged 7-16 who live or go to school in Surrey. To be part of team Mole Valley, you must live or go to school in Mole Valley.

All the classes are for entry level and all abilities are welcome. They may not have had the chance to try out a certain sport or attend a club.

Activity sessions run from April to June each year in every one of the county’s boroughs and districts, with a final, celebratory event at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

Following on from last years games, 4/5 young participants said they felt happier after taking up a new activity.

Which activities are on offer?

This year we have a selection of free activities to choose from that are local to you, including Dance (school yrs 3-6), Girls Touch Rugby ( school yrs 5-8), Judo (aged between 8-12 on 15 June 2024), Row, Bike, Run Challenge (school yrs 7-11), Street Basketball (school yrs 7-8), Tennis (school yr 3).

Games Day 15 June 2024

Save the date!

After training, we’re holding a big celebratory event in Guildford. All the participants can come together to show parents and carers what they’ve achieved.

This family-friendly event will be held at the Surrey Sports Park on Saturday 15 June. There’ll be a family fun festival with a host of free activities to keep the kids active and entertained.

There’s no obligation to attend if you’d like your children to take up the free training offer – but we know from experience that it’s an awesome day out.

Who organises the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games?

It’s coordinated by Active Surrey in association with each Borough and District council in Surrey who provide all the free training, plus a range of local and national governing bodies. 

Each year, we are welcomed back to the world-class facilities at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford who are our venue sponsor. 

And of course, the whole training and event programme wouldn’t exist without support from our headline sponsor, Specsavers. 

For more information

Contact Oli Winter, Sports and Communities Officer via email sport@molevalley.gov.uk

Read about last year’s event: ‘Specsavers Surrey Youth Games 2023 Success

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