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Leon's our High 5 recruitment captain

SWANSEA football legend Leon Britton is leading the search for Swansea's High 5 stars as the awards for inspirational youngsters enter their seventh season.

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The Swans midfielder is urging everyone to consider nominating a child, young people, group or even a school class who they feel deserve a High 5 either due to what they have achieved or overcoming adversity, particularly if this had made a difference to their life, their school or community.

Leon joined Cyril the Swan and Siany from The Wave at a launch event for this year's awards at Seaview Primary School in Mayhill this week.

The awards are led by Swansea Council, sponsored by Gower College Swansea, and backed by businesses and organisations from across the city.

Leon said: "High 5 began with the aim of showing just how inspirational children and young people in this city are. Year after year your nominations help us prove that is truly the case.

"By aspiring to be the best and working hard the children young people put forward are an inspiration to others, a credit to themselves, their communities or schools and worthy of recognition. 

"Don't let a worthy young person you know miss out. Please get online and nominate at: " 

Already a dozen business sponsors have stepped-up to support the awards, including Stenor Environmental Services Ltd whose Carlie Norman was on last year's judging panel.

She said: "Stenor is delighted to be part of the High 5 Awards. As a judge you get to learn about challenges some young people in our communities face that without these nominations you really would not hear these incredible stories and the recognition these young people receive from a High 5 award can be a stepping stone and to make the most of their futures."

It's easy to nominate a young person for a High 5 award as everything you need is online. The awards are open to any child or young person or group in three age ranges - under 13s, aged 19 or under or 20-25 year olds resident in Swansea, educated or receiving support here. 

Judges are looking for examples of individuals or groups who aspire to reach personal goals or improve the lives of others in their family, school or community and in doing so are an inspiration to others.

To nominate someone for a High 5 award simply go to

A big thank-you

THE High 5 Awards would not be possible without the loyal support of our sponsors. 

Already signed up this year are: Gower College (Main Sponsor), Denny's; Gower Outdoor Centres; WG Davies; McDonald's; Swansea Building Society; AB Glass; Oldwalls; Stenor Environmental Services Ltd; Day's Rental; Swansea Council Recycling Team; Oldwalls Collection; The Soil Doctor; A2Z of Motoring.


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