Cerebral Palsy announced four Young Sporting Ambassadors in 2016.
The charity already had a long history of working with fantastic ambassadors that advocate for the charity, give their time to attend events and use their stories of sporting success to encourage others. Many of these are established athletes who have competed on the world stage including at Paralympics Games.
For the first time, a new group of Young Sporting Ambassadors, aged between 16 – 25 were brought together to help create a new voice of Cerebral Palsy Sport, to share the impact Cerebral Palsy Sport has had on their lives so far and be role models to young people who have yet to discover sport.
The first of our young ambassadors have been chosen to use their sporting journey to positively encourage others and share their ups and downs along the way to achieving their sporting potential. They are; Ellie Simpson, Matthew Humphreys, Jamie Westerman and Ben Meadows.
Have a read of Ellie’s story here. She shares her first experience of sport and the major positive impact it has had on her life physically, socially & academically.
We will be growing our Young Sporting Ambassador programme over the coming months so watch this space!