Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 04-05-2018

1,000 children to take part in Manx Youth Games

by TH

1,000 children to take part in Manx Youth Games

More than 1,000 children will take part in the Isle of Man's biggest youth sport event next week.

The 17th annual Manx Youth Games takes place on Saturday, May 12th.

Children aged between six and 15 will take part in 12 sports.

Education, Sport and Culture Minister Graham Cregeen says: "Sport and recreation are key to the development of children - helping them build confidence, form friendships and improve their social skills.

"The Island’s Strategy for Sport sets a clear ambition to get more people, doing more sport, more often. 

"The best way to achieve that is at a young, grass-roots level in a fun environment.

"The Manx Youth Games is a fantastic way of realising this ambition. 

"The games provide sporting opportunities for our young people whilst at the same time increasing participation through continued involvement in a local sports club and helping coaches to identify emerging talent." 

The event, which takes place at the NSC, is being supported by HSBC.

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