State Youth Games is an action-packed weekend of
sports and activities for young people. Approximately 3000 people camp out
together, play sports all day and celebrate at night. It is organised by Youth
Vision Victoria – the youth ministry arm of Churches of Christ in Victoria.
Youth Groups from all over the State travel for the event.
State Youth Games aims to bring young people together
in a community of fun and involvement where they can enjoy sporting pursuits in
a Christian context. State Youth Games assists the local church youth groups to
reach out to young people in their communities and involve them in an activity
which is non-threatening, fun, relevant, energetic and challenging.
State Youth Games is held each year over the Queen’s
Birthday long weekend in the Warragul district, about an hour east of Melbourne
(Australia). The base camp is located at Lardner Park and activities take place
in Warragul, Drouin, Trafalgar and Lardner Park.
An $109 (inc. GST) registration fee per person covers
use of the campsite and facilities, all sports participation, including use of
venues, facilities, umpiring and trophies. Spectators are charged $79. Extra
costs ($65) for transport and meals are usually charged by each of the
State Youth Games is open to anyone in year 7 or
above. The upper age limit for individual sports is 30, but youth leaders over
30 may participate in any of the team sports with their young people. People of
any age may attend the weekend and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the event.
Aside from the fun of cheering for your team, there are many opportunities to
assist by umpiring, scoring, setting up, participating in things like the
disco, worship, coffee lounge, or doing other organisational tasks. Although
State Youth Games is organised by Churches of Christ, youth groups from many
In 2019 we will be going again, for more information,
please contact us! Also, if you would be able to help in any way, we would love
to hear from you! For more info and to sign up go to: http://stateyouthgames.com/vic/