Pride Youth Games takes place in Largs
24th August 2022
The long-awaited Pride Youth Games returned to Scotland, and it was certainly worth the wait.
Last held in Manchester in 2019, Pride Youth Games returned in 2022, and was hosted at the sportscotland National Training Centre Inverclyde where participants were treated to a diverse programme amongst the excellent sports facilities.
Running from Friday the 12th of August to the closing ceremony on the 14th of August, the Games allowed young people aged 16-25 the opportunity to try new sports events and physical activities, many for the first time. Our participants were able to get connected and meet new friends from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland as well as young people who joined us from Slovenia, Italy, Croatia and Slovakia as part of an Erasmus + youth exchange.
The activities were focused on increasing participation and on enabling a safe and inclusive environment for people to try out new activities. The event received great support from sport clubs and organisations across the country, many who came to showcase their sport and deliver sessions to our participants.
We were also honoured to have some special guests attending to inspire young people including 2022 Olympic medallist curler Bruce Mouat and Commonwealth Games medallist in judo, Kimberley Renicks.
Scottish Government Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health, and Sport, Maree Todd, and two MSPs for West of Scotland Ross Greer and Paul O’Kane also visited us throughout the weekend, talking to young people and listening to their experiences.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Games such a huge success and we look forward to next year’s games which will held in Wales from 4th-6th August.