What is SYG?

State Youth Games is an annual event, run by Youth Vision Victoria for church groups all over the State. It combines a relaxed camping atmosphere with competitive sporting activities, and includes dynamic evening programs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The event is open to teenagers, young adults and youth leaders from high school ages up.

State Youth Games uses sport, social activity and the evening programs to provide many valuable opportunities for ministry with young people:

  • Church groups can build a sense of community and teamwork through the campground atmosphere and sports.
  • Groups can include more people and build numbers by inviting friends from school, university or work. It is a great event for getting to know people.
  • Young people, churched and unchurched alike, can be challenged and encouraged in faith during the days and through the evening programs.

Building on the growth we have seen in past years, we anticipate around 3000 young people will attend State Youth Games Victoria this year.