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Big day at LC for city's latest young sports ambassadors

Around 100 Swansea school pupils have been trained to encourage classmates to get active - and improve their health.

Young Ambassadors

Young Ambassadors

They were mentored by council sport and health officers and now have the title young ambassador for sport in their schools.

The scheme inspires young people aged nine to 14. The young leaders can deliver sports activities, games and physical literacy sessions in schools and local sports clubs.

Cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: "Our young ambassadors increase the number of physical activity opportunities for groups such as girls, those with a disability and those in deprived areas. They support children with behavioural issues or anxiety."

Partners for the scheme include the Youth Sports Trust, Sport Wales, Freedom Leisure and Gower College Swansea.

The scheme is run by the council's sport and health team who hosted a bronze level training day at the city centre LC this week.

Primary schools from around Swansea chose pupils from years five and six to represent them. Back in their schools and local communities, they will help deliver sports sessions and promote sports participation and positive behaviour.

Pic: Some of Swansea's new young ambassador for sport.

 

 

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