South West Youth Games 2017 – Multi-Wheeled Sports Event

Posted on: 22 March 2017

Scooter, Skateboard and BMX enthusiasts are being invited to take part in the South West Youth Games 2017 for the first time ever in the event’s history.

Teams and individuals from all over Devon and Cornwall are set to revel in a unique day of wheel-based action at the South West Youth Games Extreme Sports Jam at Mount Hawke Indoor Skatepark in Truro on 31 May.

2017 marks the first ever year where teams from Cornwall will join Devon teams in the newly expanded South West Youth Games (formerly Devon Youth Games).  It also marks the first ever occasion when a Youth Games competition will takes place on Cornish soil.

Skateboard, Scooter and BMX Competitions for School years 4 – 11 will take place throughout the afternoon and the team scores will go towards the South West Youth Games finals, which take place in Okehampton on 9 July.

Some areas will be hosting trials to select their teams and others will simply invite individuals to express an interest in taking part.

Manager of the Skate Warehouse, Will Harrison, and Stuart Lord, OCRA Manager and host to all 21 sports that make up the SW Games 2017, said: “This is a great progression for wheeled sports in the Games and a fantastic opportunity for young people from Devon and Cornwall to enjoy this top extreme sports venue”.

Mount Hawke Manager, Ciaran Ryder, said: “Mount Hawke Skatepark is delighted to be involved as a host venue for Skateboarding, BMX and Scooting for the SWYG.

“After a recent major 24,000 sq ft re-fit which has seen us be voted in the Top 3 UK Parks, we are looking forward to seeing some of the SW top riders compete against each other in what should be a memorable day. For those travelling and wishing to extend their time in Cornwall, we have organised heavily discounted rates at a local campsite and hotel as well as heavily reduced rates into the Park and for our Surf Academy the following day”.

To be part of this incredible event, please register your interest by contacting your area co-ordinator and complete the expressions of interest form on your area’s page at www.southwestyouthgames.co.uk – there are a further 20 other sports opportunities for a variety of ages with trials from April – June across all Devon and Cornwall.  Full information is available from the website.

The SWYG will be seeking support from local businesses and sponsors in Cornwall and Devon on the same day.

For the first time your business can be associated with the largest community sporting event of its kind in the South West. Businesses interested in find out more about the opportunities available for sponsorship can contact Sophie on 01626 362172

Media are also welcome to attend the event, which takes place at 13:30pm at Mount Hawke Indoor Skatepark.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION visit www.southwestyouthgames.co.uk or tel: 01626 215611

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