INVERURIE’S Morven Macgregor, (17), has been chosen as one of 16 young Scots representing the voice of young people across Scotland on the Young people’s sport panel, led by sportscotland in partnership with Young Scot.
The Young people’s sport panel is a national platform to represent the voice of young people across Scotland, and the members will work together and individually to help influence and shape the future of sport in Scotland and raise the profile of sport.
The sport panel members are passionate about sport and want to make a difference to the future of sport in Scotland.
The sport panel’s findings and recommendations will ensure that the opinions of Scotland’s young people are heard.
A development day was held at the Edinburgh International Climbing Centre, in Ratho, on Saturday (January 26) for the Young people’s sport panel. Together with sportscotland and Young Scot staff, the 16 sport panel members were planning ahead for 2013, and discussing the ways in which they will continue to utilise their roles to influence and shape the future of sport in Scotland and raise the profile of sport.
Morven is Head Girl at Inverurie Academy and loves horse riding and athletics. She has been training and competing for Aberdeen Amateur Athletics Club for the past four years, and specialises in hurdles and triple jump. She is an Inverurie Academy Health & Wellbeing Young Leader and also has a keen interest in rugby, recently helping to set up a girls rugby training squad at her school in which she is now a player.
Morven said: “I am really excited to have the opportunity to influence Scottish sport. I am really interested in encouraging teenage girls to take up or continue with sport, as I think it is very important to be involved in sport for life.”
sportscotland and Young Scot had the challenging task of short-listing, interviewing and selecting the final 16 sport panel members from a very strong list of 178 applicants, a great reminder to both organisations of the talented and dedicated young people that are interested and involved in sport in Scotland. From all corners of the country, including Shetland, Argyll and Bute, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and East Lothian, and ranging from 15 to 24 years old, the young people all have one thing in common – an inspirational attitude towards sport.
The panels work will be showcased on www.youngscot.org