Youth

Chairman: 
Andrew Russell

The Youth Committee exists to promote Go amongst young people up to the age of about 18. In this context, youth ends when school ends, so that, for example, the Student Development Co-ordinator, who is responsible for promoting Go in Universities and Colleges, is on the Clubs and Membership Committee rather than the Youth Committee.

An important part of the work of the Youth Committee is the encouragement of the teaching of Go (for instance the residential youth camp) and supporting clubs in schools, such as by the organisation of the UK Go Challenge (13x13 tournament for schools).

Young players are, of course, welcomed and encouraged to attend adult tournaments and other events generally (accompanied by a responsible adult).

To contact a Youth officer click here.

Members: 
Role Job Description Person
Youth Representative - South West and South Wales

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Neil Moffatt
Youth Representative - Thames Valley

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Tony Atkins
Youth Representative - West Midlands

Co-ordinates contact with schools in a particular area, providing advice and help where needed.

Andrew Russell
Youth Squad Leader

Leader of the UK Youth Go squad.

This squad provides coaching and competitions for keen juniors who are aiming to become strong enough to represent the UK in the European Youth Championships and European Youth Go Team Championship.

Juniors who have reached 30 kyu or stronger and who wish to join the squad should contact the above for more information.

Alison Bexfield
Youth Teaching

Organises online teaching sessions for promising junior players

Vacant


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