South West Rotary Youth Games have added two further events to their expanded programme of events for 2018.
The region’s largest annual community youth sport event will now host an indoor rowing event in April (entry form below) and a netball event in June, expanding the sport’s charity’s reach from two region-wide events in 2017 to five this year.
The charity has added indoor rowing to its growing number of sports and will host the first ever South West Rotary Youth Games Indoor Rowing Finals at Plymouth Marjon University on 18 April.
Furthermore, the Games will host Netball and High 5 Netball events at Paignton Community and Sports Academy on 10 June.
Alongside January’s Skipathon in which schools across Devon and Cornwall took part, the Street Sports Finals at Mount Hawke near Truro on 6 April and the Summer Finals in Dawlish in July, this year is set to be the biggest in the Games’ 20 year history.
Chris Broadbent, Chief Executive, South West Youth Games Trust said: “We are determined to broaden the reach of the South West Rotary Youth Games as we strive to engage more young people from across Devon and Cornwall with community sport and regular physical activity.
“We know that sport and regular activity can have a huge physical, mental and social benefit to young people. By delivering innovative, accessible and inspiring events, we can move ever closer to our vision of a happier, healthier South West.
“In British Rowing and England Netball, we have two highly regarded and professional National Governing Bodies who recognise the contribution the Games can make in developing youth sport. We are really excited about the potential of these collaborations now and in the future.”