Not only did they retain the overall championship title, with an impressive 15 medals, but also won a total of 7 Gold medals for badminton, boccia, boys football, tennis, U13yrs netball, U15yrs netball and judo, in addition to 3 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.
Woking took second place with Elmbridge and Surrey Heath achieving joint third place in the games.
In the year of the London 2012 Olympic Games, 2000 of Surrey’s young people took part in the 16th annual P&G Surrey Youth Games, competing at the world-class Surrey sports park that will soon become a training ground for Olympic Athletes from across the globe.
“This is an incredible achievement and we are delighted with these outstanding results”, said Councillor Adam De Save, Executive Member for Leisure.
The biggest successes were achieved in netball. The teams prepared for eight weeks in two hour sessions, leading up to the games, supported by coaches and volunteers from three different clubs. Their hard work and dedication paid off.
The Judo team won gold, silver, and two bronze medals across the 4 categories.
The event, which received an Inspire Mark from London 2012 organisers LOCOG, featured 253 teams in total.
The P&G Surrey Youth Games is organised by Active Surrey, in association with each borough and district council in Surrey and a range of sport’s governing bodies and sponsored by Towers Watson, Kimberley Clark and GLL.
One of the main aims of the Games is to encourage young people to develop their sporting skills and promote physical activity, as well as, fair play in sport.
Over 3,500 young people attended local coaching sessions over the past two months in preparation for the Games, and for many of the players selected; the event was their first experience of countywide competition. The commitment of over 300 volunteers also played a huge part in the overall success of the Games.
Full results and photographs from the event are available at www.activesurrey.com.