Young Leaders’ Members Celebrate With LOCOG

By iSportconnect | April 12, 2012

Young people from Aberdeen, denture Hull, mind and London are celebrating their two year participation in the London 2012 Young Leaders Programme with LOCOG chair Seb Coe and double Olympic champion, vcialis 40mg Jonathan Edwards, before they take up high profile roles at the London 2012 Games.

The programme, supported by BP, has seen the Young Leaders take part in a two year training programme designed to improve their inter-personal, communication and leadership skills.

Over this period, the Young Leaders have been involved in a number of volunteering opportunities delivered by national youth volunteering charity, vInspired, the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust and Aberdeen Foyer, in and around BP’s four main hub locations of Canary Wharf, Sunbury-on-Thames, Hull and Aberdeen.

Seb Coe, chair of London 2012, said: ‘As part of our original bid for London 2012, we made a commitment to deliver a programme that would engage and inspire young people. It is hugely encouraging to see these young people graduate from the Young Leaders Programme.’

‘We are proud to say that the volunteers will play a pivotal role in making London 2012 a great Games. Through creating a programme that encourages positive change not just to individuals, but also their communities, we are delivering on inspiring young people to be part of London 2012.’

Ian Duffy, BP, commented: ‘As a London 2012 partner, BP is enormously proud to have been involved so closely with this excellent programme. It has been a wonderful experience for the BP coaches who have taken part.’

‘We are delighted to have been a part of a programme which aims to spread the spirit of the Games in a very practical way so that London 2012 will not only be a great sporting success, but will also will have been an inspiration to a new generation of leaders. It has been a great privilege for BP to work with this group of young people and help them prepare for their roles in London 2012.’

Dame Kelly Holmes added: ‘It is so important for young people to have these types of outstanding opportunities, which will allow them to grow and reach their full potential. We have been very pleased to have been involved in their journey to the Games. The programme will have a long lasting effect and will act as a valuable model for communities in the future.’