Young Ambassador facts

04/09/13...'PERTH'Sportscotland Young Ambassadors conference'....David Smith, Hannah Reid, Erin Mcgregor, steve frew, Gillian Stewart, lee mcconnell, Ewan Macdonald and heather mackintosh

04/09/13...'PERTH'Sportscotland Young Ambassadors conference'....David Smith, Hannah Reid, Erin Mcgregor, steve frew, Gillian Stewart, lee mcconnell, Ewan Macdonald and heather mackintosh

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Pupils from Brechin High School were among 150 from across the Tayside region at the first Young Ambassadors conference of the year.

The conference, which was attended by representatives from each of Angus’ secondary schools, was held in Perth Concert hall on September 4, was attended by a host top Sottish athletes.

The Young Ambassadors programme engages young people, aged 14-17, as role models and leaders in sport and is delivered by sportscotland, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust.

Six regional conferences will be held throughout September with two young people from every secondary school in Scotland having the opportunity to attend their local event.

A host of athletes, including curler Ewan MacDoanld, acted as mentors to the young ambassadors throughout the event, leading workshops about their sporting careers and experiences.

Jacqueline Lynn, sportscotland’s head of school and community sport, said: “The key role of a Young Ambassador is to motivate and inspire other young people to participate in sport by raising awareness of opportunities to get involved in sport in schools, clubs, and community sport hubs, promoting an active lifestyle, and raising awareness using the excitement of all major sporting events.”