The concept of County Youth Games was brought forward in 1999 as the whole nation prepared to celebrate the Millennium.
Each of the 45 counties in England organised Youth Games as the young people of our nation celebrated the year 2000 through sporting participation.
Since then it has become an annual event for many counties, getting bigger and better each year!
The multi-sport inter-district and inter-SSP competition is a celebration of Youth Sport with the following objectives:
• To provide quality activities for young people
• To provide competition for young people with sporting potential
• Talent identification
• First volunteering experience
Over 1,500 young people, aged 9 - 16 years, will take part over the two days in a range of sports. They will compete to represent their Local Authority team in the mainstream Youth Games, or their School Sport Partnership in the Inclusive Youth Games. These events will be promoted through schools, local leisure centres and clubs.
Trophys and medals are presented to the winning District/SSP in each sport competition, and a Fair Play Trophy is also presented to the winning District/SSP. It will be the most significant trophy presented.
Everyone Active leisure centres involved include:
- Waterfield Leisure Pools
- Enderby Leisure Centre
- Hinckley Leisure Centre