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LEAP Sports Welcomes Three New Team Members

13th January 2020

LEAP Sports Welcomes Three New Team Members

LEAP Sports Scotland is excited to welcome three new team members who will be working on a variety of projects and campaigns 


You may have read late last year that LEAP Sports have been awarded funding by European Solidarity Corps, a "new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe." 

Through this funding we will be joined by five young people for varying lengths of time who will help us in our work for better inclusion, visibility and participation in sport for LGBTIQ+ people. This week we opened our doors to two of these young people. 

Beatrice arrived first from rural Hertfordshire ready and raring to start work on Football v Homophobia. 

"I am working on the Football V Homophobia Scotland campaign at my time with LEAP Sports. I will also be supporting the Football V Homophobia England and Wales campaign, as well as the FvH Youth Panel. Fortunately I am a big football fan and am looking forward to working on these campaigns to increase equality and inclusion within the game." 

The next to join us was Tina! 

"I have come from Ljubljana Slovenia where i was working at a video production / live streaming company and I have joined LEAP Sports Scotland for a year starting in January. My hobbies are photography, badminton, cycling, my cycling project called Cycling24/7 and my others. As volunteer i will work on a project based around trans people in sport. I am happy to get some new experiences on how to organise sport events with the help of LEAP Sports Scotland team."

the third person to join us is one of our regular volunteers who will be working with us for a month as part of her course placement

"My name is Kelsey Ann Caldow and I am a PGDE Primary Teaching student at Strathclyde University. I have volunteered with LEAP Sports since 2019 and now I am on placement as part of my course to develop skills and understanding around inclusion and equality for the LGBTI community, particularly within sport."

Written on 13th January 2020.