State Youth Games is a combined weekend of sports that takes place over the King’s Birthday weekend in June (9th - 12th June). Across the weekend, participants camp together as a team and compete in a variety of sports against other youth groups from around the state. Each year, approximately 2,000 young people and around 50 different youth groups take part in the event. To get a better picture of what State Youth Games is like, you can watch the following video featuring highlights from State Youth Games last year (you might notice some familiar faces). State Youth Games 2022 Saturday Highlights.
This year, our group is combining with the youth groups of Warragul Church of Christ and Rope Factory Church Warragul to form a larger group; our combined group at State Youth Games is known as Warragul Wild Dogs. Accommodation for the weekend is at Warragul Anglican Church; we will be at Warragul Anglican between sports sessions and overnight.
Sports on offer are soccer (indoor and outdoor), Ultimate frisbee, basketball, cricket, Volleyball, pool volleyball, thunder hockey, human foosball (it’s exactly what it sounds like), e-sports (Mario-kart), uno, bocce, lawn bowls, cross country, beep test, touch rugby, touch footy, and more.
State Youth Games is open to those in Year 7 and up. If you are in this category and are planning to come to State Youth Games this year, it’s time to sign up!
You can sign up by heading to our Trybooking page, which includes all the important information to sign up. It can be a somewhat convoluted process, so if you need help, please give me a call or send an email. The link to sign up for State Youth Games is here: https://www.trybooking.com/CHCYM
The cost to attend State Youth Games is $150 per person for the entire weekend. This price covers the base cost of State Youth Games, food, transport, and other logistical costs associated with the weekend. We take zero profit from this cost, and are likely to run at a very slight deficit this year. However, if this cost is an issue for your family, please speak with me. There are options available to subsidise this cost, and our desire is that no young person should miss out on attending State Youth Games due to financial reasons. We understand this cost can be a tough ask considering the tight situation many families are in currently.