A PUPIL at Ysgol Bro Teifi in Llandysul has been chosen to become a Platinum Young Ambassador in Ceredigion.

Osian Davies is one of 26 young people who have been chosen across Wales who will join together to run the Young Ambassador programme across the country. Osian is the third person to receive the accolade in Ceredigion since 2012.

The Young Ambassador programme, delivered by Ceredigion Actif, aims to inspire young people to become leaders through sport and help encourage their peers to become keen on keeping fit.

Alwyn Davies, active young people manager from Ceredigion Actif said: “We are very proud of Osian being selected as a Platinum Young Ambassador and representing Ceredigion on the national steering group.

“It shows his commitment to the initiative and is a reward for his contribution to our Active Young People programme.”

In September 2017, Osian was selected to become a silver young ambassador and went on to attend a training programme.

He was then able to help deliver a cricket project for Key Stage 3 pupils during his school lunchtime. In addition to these sessions, Osian helped the school’s rugby development officer deliver rugby sessions for a range of ages throughout the school.

In January 2018, Osian was promoted to Gold Young Ambassador in recognition of his work across the county. He began helping out at an after-school sports club and coaches a range of different activities at primary school sports festivals.

He also trains a girls’ rugby team, ‘Y Gwiberod’ in Newcastle Emlyn. Osian was awarded the accolade of ‘Young Ambassador of the Year’ at the Ceredigion Sports Award 2018 in July.

Cllr Catrin Miles, cabinet member with responsibility for learning services, said: “Well done Osian on this fantastic achievement. Osian’s hard work and dedication in encouraging young people to take up and participate more in sports is commendable and an inspiration to others.

“On behalf of Ceredigion County Council, I wish him the best of luck and success in this respected role.”

Osian is now preparing to present and lead on key presentations at the Gold Young Ambassador conference which is to be held at Cardiff Football Stadium on Friday, November 9.

For more information on sports programmes delivered by Ceredigion Actif, visit www.ceredigionactif.org.uk.