Team representing the Lancaster district set to fly to Germany for the 2012 International Youth Games
The 2012 Youth Games squad
A GROUP of young people will be jetting off to Germany on 23rd July to take part in an annual festival of sport and culture.
The 2012 International Youth Games will be held in Rendsburg from 23 – 28 July and will see a group of over 50 young people aged between 14 and 16 representing their clubs, schools, town and country at the games.
Representatives from most of the local high schools will be competing in a mix of sports and the arts including athletics, badminton, golf, swimming, table tennis, tennis, rowing, music and dance.
They will be competing against youngsters of a similar age from our twin and friendship towns Almere (Holland), Rendsburg (Germany) and Aalborg (Denmark). Other cities taking part are Kritstianstad (Sweden), Rathenow (Germany), Vierzon (France) and Raciborz (Poland).
Coun Ron Sands, cabinet member with responsibility for children and young people, said: “The International Youth Games have been taking place now for well over 20 years and are an excellent way for our young people to take pride in their area through their sporting achievements and show off their sporting prowess. They are all a credit to their schools and communities.”
Lancaster’s involvement in the International Youth Games is organised by Lancaster City Council with valuable support from local sports clubs and community organisations including the volunteer leaders, without whom the opportunity to take part would not exist.
Daily updates will be posted on the council’s website during the games including photos from the events so if you’re interested in knowing how the team is getting on visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/youthgames
2013 sees the Games come back to Lancaster when the council will be seeking support from the whole community to help deliver the Games next year.
Date Updated: 20/07/12