One of the Highland Wildcats captains was part of a sportscotland event yesterday in Eden Court. Mark Pyper was selected from pupils in Inverness Highschool and invited to the Highland wide event aimed at training young people to become ambassadors for sport in their school.
Young Ambassadors is a programme for young people in school between the ages of 14 and 17 run by sportscotland. Their role is to motivate and inspire other young people from primary and secondary schools across Scotland to get involved in sport and to generate enthusiasm for major games.
Mark was offered the opportunity after his continuing work promoting American football to younger pupils and to people in his own year. He has set up sessions through the Wildcats Pathways programme and working with Active Schools. He was key in building n a strong Highland Academy Community League team in the Inverness Highschool, numerous flag football sessions for younger pupils and also coaching and leading sessions in primary schools across Inverness.