YOUNG people from across Stockton Borough will be going for gold at the Youth Games in March.
The 2010 Youth Games is aimed at young people aged between 16 and 19 who don't play sport at a club level. The Games are contested by young people from Stockton Borough, Redcar and Cleveland, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.
Training is starting now for the various sports for 16 to 19-year-olds in Stockton Borough and anyone who thinks they might enjoy taking part is urged to come along.
Street Dance training sessions start on Tuesday January 12 at Blakeston Community School and Sports College between 4pm and 5pm. Trampolining starts on Wednesday January 13 at Stockton Riverside College Bede's Sixth Form College in Billingham between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.
Rock-it-ball begins on Friday January 15 at Blakeston Community School and Sports College between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, while basketball training will be held at Northfield Marsh House School and Sports College (Old Billingham Campus site) from Thursday January 21 between 5pm and 6pm and Girl's Football training starts on Monday January 25 at Conyers School, Yarm, between 4pm and 5.30pm.
Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Alex Cunningham, said: "This is a great chance to get involved in some sports and activities you might not have tried before and to then go on to use your new skills in the Youth Games.
"We want to get as many young people as possible involved, to get more young people playing sport and give them the chance to try their hand at something different. So come along and see just how much fun you can have."
For more information on the training sessions or the Youth Games call Leanne Oxley on (01642) 524599.