Challenge 8000 - Sporting Ambassador

ALAN HINKES, UK'S TOP HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINEER, MADE A SPORTING AMBASSADOR
BY SPORT ENGLAND
Alan Hinkes, the UK's top high altitude mountaineer, has been made a Sporting Ambassador by Sport England, (formerly known as the English Sports Council).

The Sporting Ambassador scheme from Sport England is aimed at young people aged 4 to 18 and provides opportunities for successful sportsmen and women to visit schools and other youth organisations to inspire young people about the benefits of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Alan will be asked to give motivational talks to local schools, something which he has already done extensively for a number of years, hold question and answer sessions about his achievements and assist with activities which will help to promote a positive role model for the young people.

The Sporting Ambassadors scheme is funded by Sport England and is supported by the Department for Education and Employment. It is delivered locally through the regional offices of Sport England in close association with local education authority advisors and advisory teachers for physical education.

"The Sporting Ambassador scheme is an excellent way for young people to become motivated and encouraged to participate in sport," said Alan. " Exercise is essential for health. I am very pleased to have been appointed a Sporting Ambassador and I hope that I can help to promote the value of physical activity to young people through my involvement with schools and youth organisations."

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