Cornwall Training and Consultancy (CTC Medics) and the South West Rotary Youth Games have agreed a partnership that will see the organisations working together for the 2018 event season.
The partnership will see Cornwall Training and Consultancy providing First Aid expertise and support at four events across the region this year featuring thousands of young people from Devon and Cornwall.
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’s Games are set to be the biggest in history with region-wide events taking place in Truro, Plymouth and Paignton leading towards the Summer Finals in Dawlish on 7 July.
Chris Broadbent, Chief Executive, South West Youth Games Trust said: “We are delighted to secure this partnership with Cornwall Training and Consultancy.
“Our mission is to create a happier and healthier South West by delivering inspirational and innovative sport and physical activity experiences to young people across the region.
“But we can only do that by ensuring we have a safe, secure environment for all participants. We are really impressed with the level of expertise and professionalism that Cornwall Training and Consultancy deliver. They will be a real welcome addition to our events in 2018.”
Simon Blench, Director, Cornwall Training and Consultancy said:
“We are proud that our medical team will be supporting the events. We will be able to provide advanced medical care if needed, to ensure the youngsters will be safe whilst participating. Cornwall Training already support the young people of Cornwall with their ESF funded programmes to support NEET’s with our funding partner Careers South West (CSW).
"This partnership will enable us to further engage with developing the young people of the future. We look forward to becoming a partner in the coming years and supporting such a worth while cause. “