Last chance to sign up for free youth sports coaching sessions

Surrey Heath Borough Council announce details on free sports coaching sessions,

Time is running out to take advantage of free sports coaching for young people aged between 7 and 16 in Surrey Heath.

In conjunction with the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games (SSYG), Active Surrey and local sports clubs, Surrey Heath Borough Council is offering a wide range of coaching sessions to allow youngsters to try out a new sport, or get better at one they already play.

Everyone taking part in these sessions also has the chance to be selected for Team Surrey Heath at the SSYG, taking place on 17 and 18 June. Sports still keen to recruit new players include mixed lacrosse, girls’ rugby, mixed boxing and girls’ football.

Sessions are taking place at schools, clubs and leisure facilities across the borough. Each sport is led by fully qualified coaches with sessions taking place either after school or at the weekend. Surrey Heath’s Commercial and Community Development Manager Ben Sword said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for our young people to get involved in sport with minimum commitment – and it’s free!

“Along with replacing screen time with exercise, competitors can also meet new people and make new friends. Registrations close shortly – so sign up quickly to avoid missing out.” The SSYG is hosted at Surrey Sports Park, and provides a unique experience of an Olympic-style event. All 11 Surrey boroughs and districts compete in 15 different sports, with more than 2,000 young people taking part over the weekend.

Coaching sessions in Surrey Heath are ongoing, with registrations closing at midnight on 31 May – but the sooner young people get involved the better! Sessions are open to anyone below county standard in their chosen sport and currently living in and/or attending school in Surrey Heath. For details of venues, dates and times, and to register visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/syg or call 01276 707100

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