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  • Sport and volunteering – a key to social inclusion and more

    Monday 17 April 2017

    Have you ever thought: Why volunteering?

    All you do is work and work for no money in return and in the end, you only get a “Good job, thanks for your invaluable time and commitment” and in some cases a certificate which could boost your CV when applying for a “real” job. So, why and what makes people continue to work voluntarily?

    It is not often that I stop and think about what I am doing with my life… Okay pause, first of all, a short sum up of me: I am currently going to university studying full time, I ...

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  • English Schools' Cross County, Norwich UK

    Thursday 13 April 2017

    This was the first time I had attended a cross country event and I was expecting wet, wind and lots of mud, but this wasn't the case!

    My role on the day was based at the finish line; I was part of a team whose job it was to:
    - take the top 10 athletes from each age group to the international tent, where they got kitted out for their next event,
    - de-chipping all the athletes after they have finished their race.

    There were six races in total varying from 3200m to 7200m with a total of eight athletes running ...

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  • What I Learnt from being a Young Leader

    Tuesday 04 April 2017

    Hey everyone! and Happy Tuesday!

    This past July I had the chance to be a participant in the 5th edition of the European Athletics Young Leaders Forum which took place in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. And my word, what a wonderful buzzing city it was. This was my first time visiting, and I had no idea what to expect, especially with its wild reputation.

    But in general I had no idea what to expect at all, not just of the city. The first couple of weeks leading up to the forum were full of excitement and preparation for the ...

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