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Youth Sport Trust Young Ambassadors Programme

Young Ambassadors are the most outstanding sports leaders in schools. They are selected due to their sporting talent, and more importantly, due to their exceptional commitment and ability as young leaders or volunteers. The Young Ambassador programme seeks to develop young leaders and volunteers further by providing them with the responsibility of being an ambassador for PE and school sport.

This Year Westfield nominated 8 of our Y10 Students to be YST Young Ambassadors.

-          Abby Betts

-          Abey Metcalfe

-          Tia Gill

-          Reema Mistry

-          Josh Chapman

-          Joel Cousins

-          Skye Wilson

-          Charlotte O’Brien

They attended their first event in January held at Sheffield Hallam University. At the event, they learnt what it was like to be a Young Ambassador and the added responsibility that comes with it. They went through a series of interactive workshops as well as meeting world class athletes Sam Ruddock and Leon Baptiste. They came back brimming with ideas and are looking to run two projects –

1) The Girls Inspire Day. A day aimed at inspiring Younger Girls to be the best they can be using Sports as a vehicle. Interestingly, this event will be visited by Baroness Sue Campbell.

2) The World Cup Form Challenge. Using the FIFA World cup to get people talking about and playing football.

Both these projects will make a difference in our school and will be entirely student led.

It is worth mentioning the involvement Elizabeth Sorsby had in the planning and delivery of the day. There is a national committee of all Young Ambassadors called the UK Steering Group. The steering group is made up of just 16 Young Ambassadors selected from across the UK. The group meets several times a year to discuss and advise key developments in the Young Ambassador movement. Meetings are held in the Youth Sport Trust and UK Sport offices in London and Youth Sport Trust office in Loughborough. There is also opportunity for the Young Ambassadors to travel abroad spreading the word of the good work they and the Youth Sport Trust do.

Former student and Sports Leader Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Sorsby applied to be part of the Steering Group last year. After a vigorous application process and hundreds of applicants, she was selected.

She took her upon herself to plan and lead this day for over 100 new Young Ambassadors. We were proud to be there and were incredibly proud of what she delivered.

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