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Chris wished good luck to Epsom & Ewell’s best and brightest young athletes who will go up against 11 other districts and boroughs on the 17th & 18th June at one of Surrey’s biggest sports tournaments.

Some 222 young people, aged between seven and 16, are set to compete for Team Epsom & Ewell at the annual Specsavers Surrey Youth Games at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

With the smallest borough being represented by the biggest team, they will be taking part in 15 sports which include football, netball, swimming, squash and tennis.

This year a record 560 young people participated in the free trials and coaching sessions that had been organised by the council over the last three months.

Last year, Epsom & Ewell tied for second in gold medals with both Woking and Elmbridge, with Surrey Heath and Reigate & Banstead sharing first place.

It was Woking who walked away with the most medals, only just pipping Epsom & Ewell to the post, with 13 to their 12.

Mayor of Epsom and Ewell Cllr Liz Frost said: “I want to thank all the sports facilities who offered the free training sessions for the youngsters, and to all those in the community who provided training.

“Our hope is that your contribution will generate a long-term interest in fitness and sport participation in these young people, which will benefit their physical and mental health well into their adult life.

“A very special thanks to the Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, who have provided additional squash, swimming and tennis training sessions for the team. They also provided this excellent reception to see the team off.

“Finally to all those representing our borough in the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games, enjoy yourselves, do your best and good luck!”