Borough Insight

Fantastic sports results for borough’s youngsters

222 young people have represented the borough at the annual Specsavers Surrey Youth Games.

The biggest team from the smallest borough in Surrey, took 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 a squad of 222 was selected.

Team Epsom & Ewell

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".

The young people won medals in 13 sports:touch tennis

Sport

Medal

Badminton seniors

Bronze

Football juniors

Bronze

Football seniors

Bronze

Judo girls seniors

Silver

Lacrosse

Silver

Rugby seniors

Gold

Squash juniors

Silver

Squash seniors

Silver

Table tennis juniors

Gold

Table tennis seniors

Silver

Tennis

Bronze

Touchtennis

Gold

In judo, individual medals were won by

Name

Category

Medal

Alice Pendry-Humm

Junior girls

Gold

Amelia Askew

Junior girls

Silver

Anya Sobratee

Senior girls

Bronze

Bea Walcot

Senior girls

Bronze

Jakub Quigley

Junior boys

Silver

Romain Chauvin

Junior boys

Bronze

William James

Senior boys

Bronze

Romain Chauvin also received an award for most ‘ippons’ and the fastest out of all of the boys at the event, at just three seconds (the ippon is the ultimate way to claim victory in the match and it is the highest score in judo).

Full listings can be found here (link is external).

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.

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