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Wrexham Student Recruited as Young Sports Development Ambassador

A Wrexham Uniformed Public Services student has returned from a trip to Poland as part an ongoing project focusing on finding ways of increasing participation in physical activity in young people.

Kellen Hamlington, along with her Mentor from Coleg Cambria, Viv Davies, attended the first workshop week in Poland with fellow Young Sports Development Ambassadors (YSDA’s) and their mentors.

Coleg Cambria are involved in the Young Sports Development Ambassadors Project with Colegau Cymru working with partners across seven european countries; Wales, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Italy and Slovenia. Each country has recruited 4 YSDA’s and 4 Mentors.

The aim of the project is to use sport and physical activity to promote social inclusion for young people aged between 16 and 24. Following the launch in Cardiff, the week in Poland was spent developing ideas for activities and programmes and discussing the cultural differences that each country faces.

Coleg Cambria Deputy Director for Sport and Public Services and project mentor, Viv Davies said: “This is a fantastic experience for Young Sport Development Ambassadors to work together to make a big difference for their peers in their home countries.

“Kellen and I were warmly welcomed by the Polish partners in the project and the Ambassadors worked together throughout the week to explore the possibilities that this project will bring.

“We are looking forward to working with the young Polish Community in the Wrexham area to develop engaging activity programmes to help promote social inclusion.”

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