Olympic bobsleigh competitor, Team GB Sochi 2014 representative and DMSF’s newest ambassador, Rebekah ‘Bex’ Wilson, recently visited pupils at three of our schools, giving inspirational talks about her career.
She met with young athletes at Stanley Grove in Longsight, Gorton Mount Primary and Our Lady’s in Blakely, answering an array of questions and participating in lots of ‘selfies’ as requested by the audiences.
The 24-year-old sportswoman loved her talks, saying: “The children were absolutely brilliant. I went along to tell my story about how a normal girl from Manchester, with a love of sport, bags of dedication and commitment, got to the Olympics. I saw my passion in a number of their faces and that’s what the DMSF is all about – not only finding, but encouraging and offering the chances I’ve had to our future sportsmen and women.
“I take my role as ambassador for the charity very seriously and I believe passion and the will to work hard is vital. You have to rise above the stereotypes and you can’t measure determination – we’re here to help the next generation achieve their dream.”