The region's largest Community Sports Event, the South West Youth Games, will be holding finals at Dawlish Leisure Centre on the 7 July 2018

Both South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are supporting the event by funding the management of each area's teams via Fusion Leisure in South Hams, and Okehampton Community Recreation Association in West Devon. This allows both councils to draw on a wealth of fantastic support from clubs, volunteers and coaches across both areas.

It's not too late to join in and represent South Hams/West Devon Area Team, and you can register your interest at one of scores of Get Into Events being held across South Hams and West Devon in June.

Or if you can't find what you're looking for, you can enter your own team online in any of the following sports for just £20.

  • Basketball - aged 11 and under, mixed
  • Badminton - school years 7 to 9, mixed
  • Cyclocross, - school years 4 and 5 and 6 and 7, mixed (individual entries also available - £5)
  • Dance - aged 8 to 18, mixed
  • Girls Football - school years 5 and 6 
  • Mini Tennis - school years 3 and 4, mixed
  • Girls Cricket  - school years 7 and 8 
  • Triathlon - school years 7 and 8,  and 9 and 10, mixed (individual entries also available - £5)

The event promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family, with entertainment from 9.30 a.m onwards including a one mile fun run with a medal for everyone who finishes, food and drink stalls, big screen and stage entertainment and the chance to try your hand at a variety of different sports.

After three events each, South Hams teams have amassed 24 points and are 5th in the table, while West Devon are 6th with 22 points.

Cllr Hilary Bastone, Executive Portfolio Holder for Customer First at South Hams District Council, said: "The South West Youth Games really are an exciting challenge for youngsters in Devon and Cornwall to step up and discover new sports and new opportunities.  In these teams we are seeing tomorrow's Olympians and Commonwealth Games Champions, and I'm really looking forward to seeing South Hams' first golden post box in a few years' time."

Cllr Tony Leech, Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing at West Devon Borough Council, said: "These games are a fantastic opportunity for young people across the South West to access sports and competitions they may never have thought of before. By encouraging today's young people to get out, get involved and get active, we can look forward to a happier and healthier population in the future."
To find out more about the Youth Games, and to join in, visit their Facebook page here or go to the website at South West Youth Games.