A group of Olympic Games Ambassadors from Hackney recently visited Glasgow as part of an exchange programme between the Olympic and Commonwealth Games host cities.
The group of young volunteers, aged 11-17, are part of the link up between the Glasgow Sport Young Leaders and Hackney Council Personal Best Programme. A group from Glasgow visited London at the Olympic Site in June 2011.
During their stay in Glasgow the group visited iconic places such as the Riverside Museum, Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena and were given a guided tour around the new Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
Throughout the visit the group met with their counterparts from Glasgow Sport Young Leaders and on the Friday the groups took part in a confidence building workshop.
One of the volunteers from Hackney said: “The best part was visiting the Velodrome and being able to speak to the young people from Glasgow about the Olympics.”
Hope from Glasgow Sport Young Leaders said: “It was great being able to meet new people and share experiences within sport. Learning about the Hackney groups views and experiences about the Olympics, and being able to understand the impact it has had on them. It also made me think about the impact the Commonwealth Games will have on me and Glasgow as a whole.”