We know that world class athletes who receive high quality support at this stage in their life will deliver a lasting impact across a range of societal and economic outcomes. We know the journeys these athletes take are often as inspirational as the young people they work with on our programmes.
When Emma asked me if I’d like to run Scotland’s first Get on Track, in my own judo club, EdinburghJudo I jumped at the chance.
I retired after the 2012 Olympic Games. I remember announcing my retirement and feeling completely lost and dejected.
Being involved in the programme allowed me to witness first-hand the positive impact I could have on young people facing disadvantage.