TRIALS for the team to represent Torridge in the Devon Youth Games will take place at Great Torrington School next month. The games are the largest 'grass roots' competitive sporting event in the county. Started in 1999 as part of a sports development pr

TRIALS for the team to represent Torridge in the Devon Youth Games will take place at Great Torrington School next month.The games are the largest 'grass roots' competitive sporting event in the county. Started in 1999 as part of a sports development process, their aim is to get more children and young people involved in sport. The preparations for this year's games, which will be held in Plymouth, are already underway and local young people are needed to represent Torridge. The event involves local authority teams of competitors aged between six and 16 years to compete in a variety of sports, including cricket, tag rugby, gymnastics, netball, mini soccer, athletics, badminton and hockey. Leader of the council, Cllr James Morrish, said: "We have been very proud in past years to see our youngsters representing Torridge on the sporting stage and I am confident that this year will be no exception."This year's trial day for the Torridge team will take place at Torrington School from 12noon to 3pm on April 6. To participate contact Leisure Services on (01237) 428737 or get further information or download a booking form at www.torridge.gov.uk/sport