British paratriathlete Louis Rolfe has been selected to join the second cohort of the Powered by Purpose Programme.
The programme, which is delivered by UK Sport in partnership with The True Athlete Project, is designed to empower athletes to use their platforms to make a difference in society.
Rolfe will be joined by 20 other athletes on the programme from a range of backgrounds and Paralympic and Olympic sports including taekwondo, boxing, swimming and handball. The athletes will attend a series of workshops and mentoring sessions on how to use their voice and influence for the greater good.
By supporting them to develop not just as performers in their respective sport but also as people, the programme, which returns after a successful pilot last year, will provide the athletes with the confidence and tools needed to make a positive impact in an area that has meaning to them.
On joining the programme Rolfe said: “I decided to be part of the programme as I feel like as I get older and grow as an athlete especially in a new sport, it’s increasingly important to try and use my voice for change and especially help grow my presence in the areas I want to see change in.
“As an athlete with Cerebral Palsy, I’d like to see change in the Cerebral Palsy community and for it to be represented more in sport.
“Hopefully during my time in the programme it’ll help me see how best I can help people with Cerebral Palsy find their voice within their sports and how best to promote themselves online, making sure they get the best opportunities and that they grasp everything that comes thier way.”
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