Stage set for Bucks Youth Games
Archived press release
Date Published: 03/06/08
Around 1,000 youngsters are taking part in this year’s Youth Games
More than 200 youngsters from Aylesbury Vale will be competing in the Bucks Youth Games in Milton Keynes this Saturday (7 June).
These talented sports stars will be representing the district in a wide range of sports including athletics, basketball, cricket, football, hockey and tag rugby.
They have taken part in trials and coaching sessions organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council’s sports development team to help prepare them for this major event.
Now in its third year, the Bucks Youth Games is the largest multi-sport event for young people in Buckinghamshire. Altogether there will be around 1,000 youngsters aged between eight and 14 taking part.
Events are taking place at Woughton-on-the-Green playing fields, Stantonbury Campus, Bury Lawn School and Kingston Gymnastics Centre between 9.30am and 3.30pm, concluding with a closing ceremony which is to be staged at Stantonbury Campus from 4pm.
Councillor David Thompson, AVDC Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “I’m delighted to see so many talented young sports enthusiasts are taking part in this year’s competition and I wish them all the very best of luck. The Games provide an excellent opportunity for young people to really enjoy sport and have a go at activities they may not normally get the chance to try. The council’s support for this event is part of our continued commitment to promoting leisure, health and fitness in Aylesbury Vale.”
The Bucks Youth Games are organised by the Bucks & Milton Keynes Sports Partnership and aim to increase the number of young people becoming members of sports clubs and widen access into sport by under-represented groups.
For more information about the Bucks Youth Games, please visit the website at www.buckssport.org or call 01296 585215.