Posted: Wed 2nd Mar 2016

Young sporting ambassadors in the running for a national award

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 2nd, 2016

Two young sporting ambassadors from Ysgol David Hughes have been shortlisted for national awards, for their commitment in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle through various activities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Glesni Tegid has been shortlisted for the Sky Sports Living For Sport- Student of the Year award. She has recently worked with school pupils, community clubs, youth clubs and at a care home for the elderly care. She has also been running a successful sports programme called the Physical Literacy Sessions at Ysgol David Hughes; organising a morning, lunchtime, after school, weekend, and school holiday activity programme, which welcomed over 500 pupils over a two month period. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These sessions were designed by Glesni to cover six themes which are key to success, namely mental toughness, hunger to achieve, people skills, sports and life knowledge, breaking barriers and planning for success. Glesni’s passion for sport has enabled her to create more than just an ordinary sport session; it has allowed her participants to develop and improve physically and mentally. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cerys Davies is another successful young ambassador who has been shortlisted for the Rising Star award with the Womenspire awards. Cerys, who is currently studying for her A/S levels is leading the way as a young woman and has established herself as a key figure. She has represented her school and local authority at local, regional and national sport conferences, as well as being a key speaker at training events and workshops held by Anglesey’s Sports Development Unit and Sports Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cerys helped Ysgol David Hughes win Champion School status through Get Set for Community Action in October 2015. This has enabled Ysgol David Hughes to run its own projects and recruit Cluster Schools to do the same. The status also provided the school with all the guidance and support needed to ensure projects reach their full potential. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Through this status Cerys has been able to organise various projects and has influenced and inspired hundreds of women and girls of all ages and abilities within the school and the local community to participate in sporting activities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey Active Young Peoples Coordinator, Barry Edwards said, “I’m extremely pleased that Glesni and Cerys have been shortlisted for these awards. As young ambassadors, both have worked very hard to encourage more people to live a healthier and active lifestyle through various projects.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey Council Leader and Economic Development, Leisure and Tourism portfolio holder, Councillor Ieuan Williams added, “This is great news, Glesni and Cerys’s dedication to promote health and fitness on the Island is inspirational. Both young ambassadors’ have a passion for sport and have committed their time voluntarily to get Anglesey Active, and I’m glad both have been recognised for their hard work.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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