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Olympic gold medalist Amy Williams MBE to launch new mentoring programme for young Jersey athletes

Ambassador for the Trust, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Amy Williams MBE, is in Jersey for the launch of the partnership. Credit: Jersey Sport

Jersey Sport is launching a new partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to mentor young athletes in Jersey who might otherwise miss out on such opportunities.

Ambassador for the Trust, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Amy Williams MBE, will be speaking about the partnership at The Race Nation 2019 Sport and Move More Jersey Awards today.

  • What is the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust?

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust is a UK youth sports charity which supports 11-25 year-olds who are harder to engage in education and the community.

The Trust aims to deliver personal, social and emotional development programmes for young people facing life challenges.

  • About Amy Williams MBE

2002: Tries the bobsleigh and skeleton push-start training facility at Bath University and goes on to become a full-time skeleton athlete.

2009: Wins the silver medal at the World Championships.

2010: Wins an Olympic Gold and was then awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

2012: Retires from the sport and became a motivational speaker and television presenter.

2018: Part of the team covering the Winter Olympics.

2019: Becomes an ambassador for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

As am ambassador for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, I'm really excited to be launching our partnership with Jersey Sport to bring our world class athlete led mentoring programmes to Jersey.

As an athlete myself, I know the impact athletes can have on young people through positive programmes such as On Track to Achieve and I can't wait to see how this partnership in Jersey develops over the months and years ahead.

– Amy Williams, MBE