Team Epsom & Ewell win first place at P&G Surrey Youth Games 2015
Team Epsom & Ewell have won the coveted overall Borough Trophy for the second time at the annual P&G Surrey Youth Games held on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
The team of 225 young people from across the Borough aged between seven and 15 years did the Borough proud and came away with an incredible collection of medals, securing first position for Team Epsom & Ewell:
• 5 Gold: Junior Girls Hockey; Mixed Lacrosse; Junior & Senior Mixed Squash; Senior Mixed Table Tennis – Team 1
• 5 Silver: Junior Mixed Boccia; Senior Girls Football; Senior Girls Netball; Senior Girls Rugby; Junior Mixed Table Tennis
• 4 Bronze: Girls Basketball; Junior Boys Hockey; Senior Mixed Table Tennis – Team 2; Mixed TouchTennis
• Individual medals in Judo: 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.
Team Epsom & Ewell also scored the maximum bonus points for entering the highest number of teams this year, 35 teams in all 17 sports - basketball, badminton, boccia, boxing, girl's cricket, girl's football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, netball, netball high 5, girl's rugby, swimming, squash, table tennis, touchtennis and tennis.
Councillor Jan Mason, Chairman of the Council's Leisure Committee said: “I find young people in Epsom & Ewell to be incredibly enthusiastic and active members of our community and this weekend they have done us proud!
“What a fantastic result!
“I am a passionate believer in the power that sport has to bring people together, build skills and strength of character and, of course, stay fit and healthy. By providing our young people with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of sports at an early age, I hope that their interest in staying fit will last well into adulthood.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Coaches who have given up their time to train and motivate the young people in Team Epsom & Ewell and to the parents and families who supported the team to victory!”
The Council's Leisure team had a superb response this year with a record 494 people who registered to take part in the free trials and coaching sessions organised by the Council in April, May and June.
The free training sessions for all sports were run by qualified coaches and the majority have direct links with local clubs' junior sections, offering youngsters who took part, a chance to get involved with a club on a more long-term basis.
For more information and to get involved in next year's Surrey Youth Games, please contact the Council's Leisure Development's team on 01372 732000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/surreyyouthgames
For more images of Team Epsom & Ewell at this year's P&G Surrey Youth Games visit www.facebook.com/EpsomEwellBC
Pictured top left: Mixed Lacrosse - Gold medal winners; Pictured right: Girls Rugby - Silver medal winners.
The Epsom & Ewell squad is sponsored by Better. For more information please visit www.better.org.uk
The P&G Surrey Youth Games, sponsored by Procter & Gamble and Surrey Sports Park, is the largest annual youth sports festival in Surrey. The main aim of the games is to introduce free opportunities for young people to try new sports. Over 3500 young people, aged 7 to 16 will experience a competitive, countywide sporting event when they take part in the games on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015. For more information visit http://www.activesurrey.com/surreyyouthgames/2015