On your marks, get set, go! For free sports coaching sessions

07 March 2014

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Children and young people in Woking, who are eager to try a new sport or to improve upon their existing skills, can now sign up for free sports coaching sessions, taking place across the Borough, as part of preparations for this year's P&G Surrey Youth Games.

The eight week programme of free coaching, tactics and skills sessions for those aged between 7 and 15, will be held from April to June 2014. Led by fully qualified local coaches, the sessions will culminate in an Olympic-style competition, where participants will represent Woking against the 10 other boroughs and districts taking part in the popular P&G Surrey Youth Games.

Age categories and eligibility vary from sport to sport but there are opportunities for both boys and girls of all abilities to participate in the following sports: Badminton, Basketball, Boccia (Disability Sport), Boxing, Girls' Cricket, Girls' Football, Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Netball, Tag Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis.

Cllr Graham Cundy, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Cultural and Community Development, said: "These training sessions provide children and young people in Woking with a fantastic opportunity to have a go at a new sport or to improve upon their existing skills. I would encourage those who are interested, no matter what their experience or ability, to sign up, learn some new skills and above all, have fun! Best of all, it's free to take part in!"

The P&G Surrey Youth Games will take place at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014.

To sign up for the free sports coaching sessions, or for further information on the P&G Surrey Youth Games, please visit www.woking.gov.uk/syg2014 or contact Woking Borough Council's Sports Development Officer, Matt Glazier, on 01483 743804 or email matthew.glazier@woking.gov.uk Alternatively, please follow @WokingSportsDev on Twitter.