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Liam Heath inspires young sports ambassadors

Olympic Champion Liam Heath MBE visited a group of sporting youngsters last week, to talk to them about his canoeing success and what motivates him to succeed. 

Group Photo Liam Heath Guildford Ambassadors

The group was made up of 30 young people nominated to be Specsavers Surrey Youth Games Young Ambassadors, who came together to celebrate a new programme of free sessions aimed at giving young people the chance to try a variety of sports and physical activities in Guildford.

The three-time Olympic medallist said: “Being active from a young age has so many benefits and allows so many opportunities.  I still find it a privilege to be able to help
inspire our younger generation to be active and get into sport.”

He also took part in a short Q&A session from the Ambassadors and had photos taken with each school group.

Cllr Iseult Roche, Lead Councillor for Community, Health and Project Aspire, said: "It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the opportunities available for young people in Guildford to get active, through the launch of the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games taster sessions - and for local school children to mix with an outstanding Olympian athlete from Guildford.”