Meet Guildford's Young Ambassadors
Guildford's Young Ambassadors are a group of inspirational young people who represent our borough at schools, youth groups and events.
The aim of Guildford Young Ambassadors is to bring together motivated young people who are at the top of their game in business, sport, music and other activities or who go the extra mile in volunteering to support their local community. They encourage others to persevere and achieve their potential.
Our Guildford Young Ambassadors are:
Miki is a member of the British Junior Kayaking Team, and is the National U16 kayaking champion in 1,000m and 500m (won in July 2015 in Nottingham). Miki Competed for GB in the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Poland in 2015 and is aiming to represent Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Alex is a basketball coach, who, at the age of 16, created Goldhawks Basketball Club. Thanks to his commitment, the club has grown in popularity with over 2,000 registered members, received Clubmark accreditation and expanded to include nine satellite clubs around the county. Alex has completed Refereeing and Table Officiating Awards and now aims to be only the second person in the UK to hold the FIBA Academy Manager's Award. He was named Young Volunteer of the Year at the Surrey Sports Awards.
Dillon is a wheelchair athlete inspired by David Weir's performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Dillon is ranked in the UK top 10 in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m T54 wheelchair events, and is achieving fantastic competitive results. Dillon's ambition is to represent Team GB at the next Paralympics.
Jake Ball and Felix Cash
Jake and Felix train at Guildford City Boxing Club. They were in the GB Podium Potential squad for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Jake represented Great Britain at the World Combat Games in St Petersburg. Felix also took part in a international competition in Macedonia.
Megan competes in Taekwondo at a national level. She took part in the UK Open Championships and aims to get a place in the England team. She hopes to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Megan started 2014 with two medals at the LTSI South East Open Championship. She walked away with Silver in the Taekwondo patterns category and Gold in the sparring category. She also won a bronze medal for sparring at the English Open Taekwondo Championships.
A keen scout and impressive fundraiser, Gemma was one of a select few representing our borough at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan, in July 2015. Having reached her Jamboree fundraising target, Gemma kept up her efforts in order to secure funding for the continuation of scouting in her local area.
Fourteen-year-old Jordan is a first dan Black Belt in Taekwon-do and trains with ITF England, the national association representing the International Taekwon-Do Federation. In April 2015 Jordan won a bronze medal for the England Junior Team at the European Championship Competition in Italy. He also helps out twice a week at Taekwon-Do classes organised for younger children.
Hope Sarti is a sprint hurdler and a member of Guildford and Godalming Athletics Club. She has represented Great Britain at the World Youth Championships and England at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Hope is another of our Young Ambassadors with ambitions for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.