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Posted by chris broadbent on 02nd January 2019 in Blogging | planet earth games,chris broadbent,environment,devon,sustainability,exeter

Only last July, we ordered crates and crates of bottled water for the 2018 South West Youth Games finals and thought very little of it. writes CEO chris broadbent. Hundreds of single-use plastic for one day and then discarded. Six months on and it is something we - as an organisation - will never contemplate again. We surveyed our participants after last year's events and found that the environment is an issue they cared deeply about. Our charity, like many of our participants and their parents, is also on a journey of enlightenment and a stronger sense of responsibility to environmental sustainability. The link between the environment and children's health an...


Posted by chris broadbent on 20th March 2019 in Blogging | JMV solutions,sponsors,partners

International cyclist and ambassador for the Planet Earth Games, Lauren Dolan recently dropped in on the offices of Heathfield-based IT experts JMV Solutions to thank them for their support for the 2019 Games, which will take place in Exeter on 6 July. Formerly the South West Youth Games, the charity behind the event is broadening its reach from youth sport and children’s activities to tackling climate change. JMV Solutions have agreed to donate 1% of all their income this year to support the Planet Earth Games, which is set to be the world’s first environment themed multi sports event. JMV will also provide IT and AV support to enable the charity to deliv...


Posted by chris broadbent on 14th November 2017 in Blogging |

Sports charity the South West Youth Games Trust has appointed its first ever Chief Executive. chris broadbent, who has previously worked for Team GB and for the London Olympics has joined the Trust with an aim to increase activity levels among young people across Devon and Cornwall.   The charity was created in 2015 to save the Devon Youth Games and has since grown its main event into the South West Rotary Youth Games, expanding into Cornwall as well as every Devon district.   It is now the region’s biggest youth multi-sport community event with around 10,000 taking part in the journey towards its finals events.   43 year old broadbent work...

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 Ben Hugill on 21st November 2017 in Blogging |

The largest Olympic-style youth sports event in the region has awarded its 20th anniversary finals to Teignbridge district for 2018.   Dawlish is set to host the South West Rotary Youth Games finals on Saturday 7 July.   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.   Around 10,000 young people aged 8-18, both able-bodied and disabled take part in the journey towards the Games each year.   South West Youth Games Trust Chief Executive chris broadbent said: “Dawlish Leisure Centre is a f...


Posted by chris broadbent on 12th December 2017 in Blogging |

The largest Olympic-style youth sports event in the region is coming back to Cornwall for the second successive year in 2018. The South West Rotary Youth Games will return to Mount Hawke Skatepark just outside Truro next Easter to host the Street Sports event.   Last year’s launch event was a big success with over 150 young people from 8 areas competing in BMX, skateboarding and scootering competitions. It was the first time a Street Sports style event had been hosted by the event in its 19 year history.   It was also the first time Cornwall has hosted a South West Rotary Youth Games event since it expanded from the Devon Youth Games in 2015....
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