The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games (SSYG) made a welcome return on Saturday 18 June after a two-year absence following COVID-19 restrictions. The event brought together all 11 Surrey Boroughs for a day of fun and friendly participation in tennis, basketball, dance, judo, football, Go-Tri and swimming and is open to children between 6 and 16 years old who live or go to school in Surrey.
Leading up to the event, young people attended up to 8 free training sessions in their chosen activity with a qualified coach. Participants for Team Waverley this year were all beginners in these activities and had been practicing for the last 6 to 8 weeks before the final games day celebration at Surrey Sports Park.
The event was attended by the Mayor of Waverley, Councillor John Ward who said: “The Surrey Youth Games play an important role in bringing people across Surrey together. It was a joy seeing the children engaging in these activities which form an essential part of their development, and I am very proud of Team Waverley‘s performance this year.”
Image: Participants in the Surrey Youth Games 2022 with the Mayor of Waverley