Sign up for Suffolk youth games

Budding athletes of all ability levels from Babergh are being encouraged to take part in this year's Suffolk Youth Games.Information and leaflets have already been sent to all schools and leisure centres but leisure bosses at the district council are urging everyone who hasn't yet applied to register their interest.

Budding athletes of all ability levels from Babergh are being encouraged to take part in this year's Suffolk Youth Games.

Information and leaflets have already been sent to all schools and leisure centres but leisure bosses at the district council are urging everyone who hasn't yet applied to register their interest.

This year's games will be on Sunday, July 12, at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, Bury St Edmunds.

Sports include athletics, disabled athletics, badminton, basketball, hockey, tag rugby, table tennis and tennis.


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The youth games is aimed at boys and girls who enjoy taking part in sport - but have not represented their county, region or country. The games are also open to disabled boys and girls.

To be eligible for the Babergh team, youngsters should be in years 5-11 and live, or go to school, in the district.

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Babergh District Council will be running training sessions beginning this week at locations throughout the area.

Stephanie Lloyd, leisure inclusion officer, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for youngsters, able and disabled, to take part in a sporting event that is staged on such a big scale.

“It gives the youngsters an exciting end goal and a chance to compete against other young people in the county.”

To sign up or for more information, call Simon King, community sports coach, on 01473 826655 or email simon.king@babergh.gov.uk . For details on the disabled team contact Stephanie Lloyd on 01473 825834 or email Stephanie.lloyd@babergh.gov.uk .

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