This Girl Can ambassador: Amber (Central College Nottingham)

Earlier this month, 66 girls from colleges across the country were selected as our This Girl Can ambassadors, following a tough application process.

Over the coming weeks, we will be profiling a selection of the ambassadors, as they begin working in their colleges and communities to get more girls participating in sport and physical activity.

The first ambassador we are profiling is 19-year-old Amber from Central College Nottingham.

Amber is working towards a level 3 sport coaching and fitness diploma at Central College Nottingham. She is a keen hockey player and has also represented the East Midlands cross-country squad at the AoC Sport National Championships.

She had always dreamed of joining the Royal Air Force as a physical training instructor but she was not able to apply due to her asthma condition.

Amber said: “I have always enjoyed sport and being a ‘This Girl Can’ ambassador is the perfect platform for me to use my own passion for sport to inspire others.

“I am determined not to let my asthma hold me back from excelling at sport. Overcoming my own health issues means I am well placed to support girls from all walks of life. I will use my coaching training and experience to help other girls achieve their goals, excel in sport and be the best they possibly can be.”

Diane Garfield, Community Sport Manager at Central College said: “Amber has a real passion for sport and her enthusiasm for being active makes her an ideal candidate for the campaign. The college already has an established sport department so part of her task will be to reach out to other students within college who perhaps don’t have as many opportunities to take part in physical activities.”

Amber will be leading a group of care students from the college at a regional “This Girl Can” festival at New College Stamford on 21 March.