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Sustrans partner to deliver group cycling at Planet Earth Games

Posted by South West Youth Games on 14th June 2019 in Blogging | cycling,sustrans,environment

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Sustrans to deliver group cycling on July 6th. The group cycling will be just one of many environmentally-focused sports and activities offered during the Planet Earth Games 2019.   The Planet Earth Games is trailblazing for sustainability and sport delivering the world’s first environment-themed multi-sports event, encouraging the community to get active whilst also educating young people and their families on environmental sustainability.  Founded in 1974, Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. Sustrans strive to make journeys safer and empowering people to make tra...


Posted by Chris Broadbent on 21st June 2018 in Blogging | matt jess,lauren dolan,south west youth games,ambassador

Former Exeter Chiefs star Matt Jess and GB cycling international Lauren Dolan have joined the South West Rotary Youth Games as official ambassadors. The Cornwall-raised Jess spent nine seasons with the Chiefs, a period that included promotion to the Premiership, an Anglo-Welsh Cup Triumph and 2017’s famous Premiership title victory. Newton Abbot-based 18 year old Dolan has represented GB at the European Youth Olympics and World Championships – in the latter she bravely completed the time trial event despite a serious crash. Jess now runs MSJ Coaching, a multi-sport coaching company working with all ages to develop fundamental sport and activity skills, in...

UK's Largest Plogathon in Exeter

Posted by Dominic Hughes on 28th May 2019 in Blogging | planet earth games,plogging,plogathon,exeter,plastic free,sustainability

Planet Earth Games set to deliver the U.K's largest Plogathon: An Explainer.     Planet Earth Games and Plastic Free Exeter have agreed a partnership to deliver a ‘Plogathon’ – which organisers believe could be the biggest plogging event ever delivered in the UK. What is 'plogging'?   Plogging refers to the activity of picking up litter whilst jogging - a Swedish derived term, from "plocka" (to pick up) and "jogga" (to jog). From its beginnings in Sweden in 2016, plogging now represents an increasingly global movement, evidenced by the representation of over 40 countries in the official online “Plogga” group.   In Kolar in India, a non-pr...

South West Water backs Planet Earth Games to promote health and hydration

Posted by South West Youth Games on 24th June 2019 in Blogging | south west water,water,hydration,planet earth games,sustainability,no single use,partnership

South West Water has teamed up with the world’s first environment themed multi-sports event to help promote the benefits of health and hydration. The groundbreaking Planet Earth Games is taking place in Exeter on 6 July at Exwick Sports Hub and Flowerpot Playing Fields.   The organisers have a vision of inspiring a generation of environmentally-sustainable young people through physical activity. The Planet Earth Games is committed to:   zero usage of avoidable single use oil-based plastics leaving no trace by achieving zero waste usage of recycled materials wherever possible being at the forefront of sustainability in sport in the UK   The part...

Team GB's Lauren Dolan backs Planet Earth Games to have positive impact

Posted by South West Youth Games on 03rd July 2019 in Blogging |

With the Planet Earth Games now less than four days away, we caught up with Lauren Dolan - track cyclist for Great Britain - ahead of the inaugural event...    Who are you and what do you do?   "Hi! Im Lauren Dolan, a 19-year old road and track endurance cyclist, having represented Great Britain in both disciplines".   "After taking a back step in 2018 to recover from 2 major crashes, one being at the world championships in Bergen 2017, I am now back and fighting harder than ever. Ive had some of my best results to date this season, and am looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for me in representing my country".   Why you suppor...


Posted by South West Youth Games on 09th July 2019 in Blogging |

The first ever Planet Earth Games got off to a successful launch with over 300 people taking part in a range of activities at Flowerpot Playing Fields, Exeter. On a gloriously sunny day on Saturday 6 July, participants took part in girls' football, girls' rugby, plogging, paddle boarding, canoeing, raft-building, skateboarding, scootering, BMX, group cycling and trail walking.  The Games environmental commitments over no avoidable single use plastic, leaving no trace, using recycled materials and being at the forefront of sustainability in sports were full adhered to, with sackfuls of rubbish collected from wider Exeter by the plogging teams. CEO Chris Broadb...

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