Aspiring Team Scotland Athletes Join Lead 2014 Events

March 23, 2012

Athletes aspiring to represent Team Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, joined pupils and students from across the country as Lead 2014 is rolled out at seven Scottish universities.

The Lead 2014 conference is part of the build-up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and has inspired pupils from 156 secondary schools and 120 students from the seven Scottish universities to use sport as the springboard to hone and develop their leadership skills.

A partnership between sportscotland, Youth Sport Trust and Glasgow 2014, Lead 2014 sees pupils mentored by university student volunteers in how to plan, organise and manage a Commonwealth Games themed sports festival, which the pupils then run in their own communities

Stirling student and Glasgow 2014 hopeful swimmer, Cameron Brodie, joined more than 150 pupils and students from across Central Scotland today to take part in the innovative Lead 2014 youth leadership and volunteering campaign.

Cameron, who won a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay with Team Scotland at Delhi 2010, outlined his experiences of competing at international level and joined in with the activities.

In Edinburgh, sprinter and Glasgow 2014 hopeful, Tom Holligan described his experiences at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man in 2011. Tom, who was selected as Flag Bearer for Youth Team Scotland at the Opening Ceremony, won a gold medal in the 200m.

Lead 2014 Stirling.JPGIn addition to pupil and student education, the campaign also offers an information workshop for secondary school PE teachers and Active Schools Co-ordinators, helping them make the most of sports leadership developments taking place in their schools.

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