Prince Harry has taken on another leadership role in support of young athletes; he is now president of the Sainsbury’s School Games, a year-round school sports initiative that launched this year, reports UKPA.
The Telegraph reports: “Prince Harry had previously supported the Games, but his authority will now highlight the importance of competitive sport in the development of young people.”
1,600 athletes took part in the finals of the multi-sport event this past week, which was inspired by the upcoming London Olympic and Paralympic Games of which Harry is an Ambassador.
Prince Harry responded to the first set of games by saying: “Huge congratulations to everyone who has taken part in the inaugural School Games, but especially to those who have won.”
“I believe that sport can give people confidence and skills which set you up for life.”
“It is so important to get outside and to keep physically and mentally fit.
“I am very honoured to become the president of the School Games.”