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Young islanders gave new sports a go in the annual Youth Games

Specsavers Youth Games took place in Guernsey this weekend. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Young islanders took part in the Specsavers Guernsey Youth Games this weekend.

With nearly 20 different sports at the event, children had the opportunity to try something new.

This is an opportunity for young people to take part in a large-scale and exciting event. It will encourage them to establish new friendships, build their confidence and improve social and life skills, while getting free access to a new sport.

– Andrea Lord, Youth Games Coordinator

The first Games was held in 2005, and since then the event has hosted more than 3,000 children.

The aim of the games is to promote the value of sport to young people with the emphasis on fun and fair play.

This year some new sports were added to the list:

  • Judo
  • Petanque
  • Softball

Our reporter Rosalie Falla went a long to try out fencing and caught up with Chris Buxton, Head Coach at Guernsey Fencing.