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YA Newsletter - The YA Equality Champions Takeover Edition 2014

How can you help the BME Sport Taskforce?

Equality is one of those dreaded subjects. We all know it is important, but we do not always understand its true meaning. In truth equality is one of the most significant and interesting issues facing not just the sporting world, but society as a whole. Hopefully after reading our Equality Newsletter, you will agree and have a greater understanding of the role you can play in getting EVERY child hooked on sport for life.

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‘YAs lead the way as Swansea14 Champions’.

Following the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this summer, Europe’s finest Paralympic athletes will descend on Swansea for the 2014 IPC European Athletics Championships between the 18th and 23rd August.
These championships are by far the biggest sporting event to be hosted in Swansea, and are a great opportunity for YAs and Young Leaders to get involved.

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Women & Girls

YAs impacting on Women & Girls Participation

Getting more women and girls involved in sport is a key priority for Sport Wales, and something that many Young Ambassadors have taken upon themselves to do something about. The recent School Sport Survey results revealed that only 36% of girls were hooked on sport, compared to 44% of boys.
Here are a couple of examples of the great work happening in Wales to get more young female participants hooked on sport….

Meet our Young Ambassadors

Meet Emily Watson, a Platinum YA from Conwy

Emily Watson is a Platinum Young Ambassador and a pupil at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy. As a YA, Emily is dedicated to getting more girls hooked on sport.

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From the equality YA blog

Connor Laverty, YA Equality Champion & LGBT Ambassador

I’m Connor and I’m a 17 year old Gold Young Ambassador for Anglesey. I am an International athlete who was selected to be one of the Olympic torch bearers back in 2012 and carried the torch through  my hometown. I compete in the most ‘macho’ events in athletics, the shot put and discus, but I also happen to be gay. Last year I was also appointed as one of the YA equality champions.

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Dates for your diary

Queens Baton Relay in Wales

24th - 30th May

Across Wales

50 days to go until Glasgow 2014

3rd June


National School Sport Week

23rd - 27th June

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