Jessica Ennis becomes an Ambassador for Sky Sports Living for Sport
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- Fri 14th Dec '12
Sky Sports Living Sport is delighted to announce that Olympic Gold Medallist Jessica Ennis has become an Ambassador for the initiative.
As a national sporting hero, Jessica will be a crucial role model and inspiration to young people and schools that take part in Sky Sports Living for Sport. She will also champion the work of the 50 other professional athletes who use their life changing stories and sports skills to motivate students in schools to be more engaged, learn new skills, team work and achieve better grades.
Olympic Gold Medallist and Sky Sports Living for Sport Ambassador Jessica Ennis said:
“I want to use the momentum we all gained from the Team GB’s performance at the Olympic Games to show that sport really can make a difference to young people’s lives in so many ways. Sport has the power to help build confidence, self-respect and improve behaviour. Sky Sports Living for Sport is using sport to do just that and that’s why I am really excited to have teamed up with them to get more schools all over the UK to join up. Over the next few months I am looking forward to getting out there and engaging with lots of schools and young people to encourage them to give different sports a try – I can’t wait!”
Jessica joins Olympic gold medal winning sprinter, Darren Campbell MBE and an elite group of 50 past and current athletes from, former BMX World Champion Mike Mullen to those who recently competed at London 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games; Bronze Medal Winner Alex Danson a member of Team GB hockey team, female Boxer Natasha Jonas, Captain of the England women’s Team GB football Casey Stoney, diver, Tom Daley's diving partner Peter Waterfield and Wheelchair Rugby Player Steve Brown.