Adele is passing on her own love of sport as a Platinum Ambassador

Adele BevanThe latest spotlight on members of the Sport Pembrokeshire team falls on Adele Bevan, a Platinum Ambassador with a golden sporting history of her own.
Adele has twice represented Wales at the Special Olympics – in 2009 and 2017 – and has won an incredible six gold and two silver medals across the two events.
Adele was also part of the GB Development squad and represented Great Britain at the ‘Gym Fusin’ event in Stoke on Trent.

Stepped down from competition and turned to coaching

When Adele drew a line under her own competition days in 2018, she turned her focus on coaching.
Adele now coaches the Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastics Club and the Welsh squad.
Adele was approached to apply for the Platinum Ambassador role, which aims to boost opportunities for sports participation locally by young people.

Loves her new role as a Platinum Ambassador

 “With my coaching background I felt it was a great way to further my coaching opportunities,” said Adele.

 “It was an opportunity to coach sports other than gymnastics. It has allowed me to coach football, athletics, cricket and boccia.

“Throughout my role as a Platinum Ambassador, I have gained more confidence in coaching and engaging in general with young people.

“It is very rewarding to see youngsters getting so much enjoyment out of playing sport.”

Promoting the positive values of sport

Adele has recently joined Clarbeston Road AFC Ladies team and is focussed on ensuring more young people are able to get into and enjoy sport and all the benefits that come with it.

She added: “It is so important that we continue to invest in schools and community sport.
“There are enormous health benefits, both physical and mental. There are also the social benefits where in community sport youngsters make new friends with others outside their schools.
“My hope is that there is an investment in school sport by increasing the number of after school clubs. Additional time should also be given to children to participate in sport through the National Curriculum.”

 Young Volunteer of the Year - Adele Bevan, Olivia Probert, Ffion Williams