Herts Youth Games places up for grabs

PUBLISHED: 11:22 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:07 26 October 2009

THERE is still time to represent the borough and join one of the Welwyn Hatfield teams for this year s Herts Youth Games. The sporting bonanza at the Herts Sports Village in Hatfield on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 is for seven to 19-year-olds. Two

THERE is still time to represent the borough and join one of the Welwyn Hatfield teams for this year's Herts Youth Games.

The sporting bonanza at the Herts Sports Village in Hatfield on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 is for seven to 19-year-olds.

Two Olympic medallists, former world hurdling champion Colin Jackson and rower Alison Mowbray, will be at the event at the university's sports complex.

Raising the profile of sport and encouraging more young people to participate in it is the main aim of the hotly contested competition involving districts from across the county.

Healthy living, fun and fair play are also all promoted through the annual Herts Youth Games.

All sorts of different sports take place at the Games.

Athletics, basketball, boccia - a sport for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities - badminton, hockey, kwik cricket, tag rugby and table tennis are all to be played around the borough.

Welwyn Hatfield organisers still have places in some of their teams available for youngsters who live or belong to a club in the area.

Individuals are being sought for the:

* U9 boys' and girls' athletics squad, who hold training sessions at Gosling Sports Park on Sundays from 10.30am.

* U12 boys' and girls' badminton team. They train at the Herts Sports Village on Tuesdays from 5-7pm.

* U12 boys' and girls' basketball squad. The teams train on Fridays from 5-7pm at Onslow St Audrey's School.

* U14 girls' and boys' hockey team.

* U11 kwik cricket squad.

* U11 girls' tag rugby team.

For more information, or if you would like to attend one of the training sessions, contact games organiser Wayne Philp on 07736 116187 or via email at waynephilp33@hotmail.com


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