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Devon's own Olympics launched

Posted by Nikki Taylor on 22nd March 2016 in Blogging |

  Devon's Own Olympics Launched   As the countdown to Rio 2016 gathers momentum, Devon’s own answer to the Olympic and Paralympic Games is settling into its starting blocks in a stronger position than ever before with a sponsorship extension, new venue and new board of trustees.   The Devon South West Youth Games will take place at Okehampton’s picturesque Simmons Park on Sunday 3 July with around 2,000 young Devonians from across the county expected to compete in 15 sports.   It will be the 17th Year of the South West Youth Games which offers a unique and inspirational multi-sport experience for able bodied and...


Posted by Chris Broadbent on 26th April 2018 in Blogging | RUGBY,DEVON,south west youth games

Devon RFU and the South West Rotary Youth have agreed a partnership that will see the organisations working together for 2018. The Games are the largest youth community sports event in the region and are celebrating their 20th edition this year. The annual multi-sport event was launched as the Devon Youth Games in 1999 and has since expanded across the South West to include teams from Cornwall and every Devon district competing in 20 sports and activities.  Around 10,000 young people aged 8-18, both able-bodied and disabled take part in the journey towards the Games each year. This year, a girls' sevens tournament will take place at the Summer Finals in Dawli...


Posted by Chris Broadbent on 18th March 2019 in Blogging | JOHN COATES,chairman,DEVON YOUTH GAMES,south west youth games

We are very saddened to learn of the death in recent days of John Coates, chairman of our charity on its formation in 2016 through to 2018. John was a tireless, impassioned champion of youth sport, children's health and community life across the region. Without John, it is very unlikely our charity would have even survived some very challenging times. Instead - under his leadership - our events have flourished and our reach has grown beyond a one day event into new sports and extended across the Tamar into Cornwall. We are forever indebted for his commitment, enthusiasm and direction that leaves a real legacy for generations of the future. More than that, he ...

Cornish Teams Set for Games Debuts

Posted by Nikki Taylor on 20th April 2016 in Blogging |

Cornish Teams Set for Games Debuts With less than three months to go until the Devon South West Youth Games, the South West’s biggest annual youth sports event is set to welcome teams from Cornwall for the first time. The addition of ten team entries from Cornwall to this year’s Games is a stepping stone towards the event developing into the South West Peninsula Youth Games for 2017.  Cornwall School Games Organisers have confirmed they will be sending teams to participate in the 17th Annual Games being held at Okehampton’s Simmons Park on Sunday 3 July. Around 2,000 young people aged 8-18 are expected to compete in 12 sports for able...

Devon Youth Games in line for UK Award

Posted by Nikki Taylor on 28th April 2016 in Blogging |

  South West Youth Games in line for UK Award   One of the Westcountry’s biggest grass roots sporting events is in line for a major national award. Last year’s Devon South West Youth Games was rescued from almost certain demise and became a massive success with over 1,000 youngsters competing in the county’s own mini-Olympics. As one of the leading organisers of the Games, Teignbridge Council has been shortlisted in the 2016 MJ Local Government Awards, which recognises the very best in delivery of services in the community. Organisers will find out if they have been successful at the prestigious awards ceremony in London on 16...

South West Youngsters Shine at Youth Games

Posted by Nikki Taylor on 05th July 2016 in Blogging |

South West Youngsters Shine at Youth Games Youngsters from across the South West performed superbly at the Devon South West Youth Games in Okehampton on Sunday 3 July. The South West’s biggest annual youth sports event saw over 1,300 youngsters from across the county, along with representative teams from Cornwall, take part in 20 competitions across 12 sports at Simmons Park, Okehampton West Devon were winners overall. They also won the fair play trophy to top off a very successful day for the hosts. South West Youth Games chairman John Coates said: “Congratulations to West Devon and all the competitors on Sunday. There was some really keenly...
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