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Lambeth councillor joins Olympic legacy push

Lambeth councillor Florence Nosegbe has joined the board of the London Youth Games Foundation, an organisation who are playing a crucial role in delivering a legacy of London 2012.

Councillor Nosegbe is Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and the 2012 Olympic Games and as a youngster represented the borough for athletics at the London Youth Games.

Councillor Nosegbe said: “This is a real honour for me because I’m a huge fan of the London Youth Games, and as a former participant I know the vital role it plays in developing youth sport in the capital and nurturing young sporting talent.

“Every year hundreds of young people from Lambeth have a fantastic experience competing against their counterparts from across London.

“The London Youth Games is increasing participation in competitive sport amongst young people and had a record 71,000 participants in 2011. The London Youth Games is also attracting increasing number of young people into volunteering and officiating to help build a backbone of London sport for generations to come.

“Increasingly it is becoming an event for young people by young people. I am looking forward giving something back by getting involved in the Games’ organisation and helping delivery a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Councillor Nosegbe will join a 14 strong member board who meet on a quarterly basis to set a strategy for the London Youth Games. Councillor Nosegbe will attend her first board meeting this December.

The London Youth Games is Europe’s largest annual youth sports event with young people from 33 boroughs taking part in 30 sports across the event’s annual competition programme.

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