Young Achiever

Profiling the finalists in the Young Achiever category

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Ainsley Kate Richards

Since being appointed Young Ambassador for Sport in 2010, this 18 year old from Swansea’s Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr has endeavoured to get as many on her contemporaries as possible top get active and hooked on sport

The chair of the Young Ambassadors’ Welsh Steering Group, she’s also the only young person in Wales, and one of our youngest ever, to be among the 50 Britons to be picked to train in the post-Olympic Initiative as future sport leaders.

Georgia Garner

Despite having the developmental coordination disorder known as dyspraxia, 16-year-old Georgia beat of the bullies at school and found a purpose for her life through running.

The pupil from St David’s College in Llandudno became Welsh U17 cross country champion earlier this year, as well as Senior Schools cross country champion, North Wales Senior Women’s cross country champ and bronze medallist in the UK Cross Country Championships

She now want s to emulate her Olympic heroes like Jessica Ennis and get a Team GB vest of her very own.

Tom Gripper

Even at the tender age of 17 this Carmarthen lad is exemplifying a flair for filmmaking – in fact, he eats, sleeps and breathes it.

Running his own production company called Broadside, Tom has, to date, made several finished films and has spent the last 10 months producing and directing his second feature-length film, which is also wrote.

In order to make it the Queen Elizabeth High School pupil secured £3,850 in grant money and raised a further £385 by bag packing at his local supermarket.

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