Released on 20 March 2012
Surrey Heath is providing free coaching sessions for young people in no less than 13 different sports.
Those getting involved will then have the chance to be selected to represent Surrey Heath at the Surrey Youth Games, the county's largest annual youth sports festival.
Coaching sessions will start next month and take place at various venues across the borough before the Games are held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
The event will see nearly 2000 participants from the county's 11 boroughs and districts competing, with the Surrey Heath squad determined to build on its impressive medal haul of six gold, three silver and two bronze from 2011.
Coaching on offer includes badminton, basketball, boxing, girls cricket, girls football, hockey, judo, netball, rugby, swimming and tennis.
Sports Development Officer at Surrey Heath Borough Council, Gary Clifford, who is co-coordinating the Surrey Heath squad, said: "The Games gives so many young people the opportunity to try sports for the first time in a pressure free and enjoyable environment where the focus is on long term participation as opposed to win at all costs.
"Through the games, young people will learn new skills or enhance existing ones, increase self-esteem and build lasting friendships, as well as develop a sense of pride from representing their borough."
Young people interested in taking part should register online at www.surreyheath.gov.uk/leisure/syg where they can find further information on training days, times and venues. Alternatively please call 01276 707272 or email Gary.Clifford@surreyheath.gov.uk