Meet the Team - 2016

 

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​This year's team are led by staff member GARETH Power, find out more about them here.

JBrown.jpgName: JESS Brown​ (Just Giving Page​)

Degree: Sports Coaching (2nd Year)
Sport: Represented the University Women's Rugby Team in my first year but now play football for Rhiwbina FC Ladies
Coaching in Zambia: Football
Interesting fact: I play the Ukulele and saxaphone

Why did you apply for the Zambia Project?
I knew of a few people who had previously been part of the project and talked so highly about it. After taking a year out and coaching football in America this gave me the confidence to go ahead and apply for the project. It's provided me with a fantastic opportunity to experience life around the same sport but in a totally contrasting culture.

What are you most looking forward to?
After our induction weekend in Durham, that has heightened the excitement around living in a house of 20 in the capital of Zambia for the duration of the 6 week project. However meeting and spending time with the locals within their community and experiencing a complete culture exchange is something I’m very much looking forward too. Furthering this I will be challenged daily, from food shopping, language barriers, tackling local transport, coaching a session of 40 kids, living with a new bunch of people and all within the African heat. All in all it’s going to be an invaluable experience allowing me to develop as a coach, individual and hopefully provide a safe place for the local children to enjoy what sport can bring. 

 

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Name: SCOTT de Weymarn (Just Giving Page​)
Degree: Sport and Physical Education
Sport: Cricket, rugby and hockey
Coaching in Zambia: Basketball
Interesting fact
I did a gap year to Australia before I came to Cardiff Met, and whilst I was out there I was able to do bungee jumping, skydiving and scuba diving on the great barrier reef. 
I am also the youngest of 4 with a 12 year gap between me and the next sibling and 17 years between me and the oldest. 

Why did you apply for the Zambia Project?
Fantastic opportunity to travel and experience a different culture whilst helping people less fortunate then ourselves. 

What are you most looking forward to?
Just getting out there and meeting all the people. I am sure it will be an experience I will never forget.  


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Name: CHLOE Major (Just Giving Page)
Degree: Sport & Physical Education
Sport: Netball
Coaching in Zambia: Netball
Interesting fact: I grew up in Bershire and my favourite thing is th​e sky, I love running and being outdoors and carrots - I eat about 2 carrots a day!

Why did you apply for the Zambia Project?
I have a great passion to teach and for sport and the benefits it can bring, both in schools and to local communities. My ambition is to pursue a career in international development and (volunteering) in teaching PE or coaching overseas. Therefore after completing my final year at university this project seems perfect to experience this first hand and gain more experience in this area.

What are you most looking forward to?
I am really looking forward to finally being out there after all the build-up and excitement and hard work of fundraising it has been a great thing to look forward to towards the end of the year of university. I can’t wait to get really stuck in to the schools and become part of the community there and to help as much as I can, give my self as much as I can, listen and learn from the people there and experience.


Name: JO Williams
Degree: Sport and Exercise Science (1st Year)
Sport: Cardiff Metropolitan University Rugby
Coaching in Zambia: Netball
Interesting fact: I am representing the Welsh women open touch rugby team in the European Championships and captained the Girls under 18 team to win the Euros last year.

Why did you apply for the Zambia Project?
I applied for the Zambia Project as I believe it's a wonderful opportunity for me to gain experience in coaching in other environments and cultures. This experience will enable me to gain more transferable skills to help other young people at home and to develop their life skills through sport. I would like to use this opportunity to learn about new cultures and how the community in Zambia use sport to help draw people together to achieve greater things and to enhance their knowledge of their own health and wellbeing. It is also an opportunity for me to give something back and to help others that are more disadvantaged than myself.

What are you most looking forward to?
I am most looking forward to learning about a new culture and helping the children out there by teaching sport. After our induction in Durham, I am also looking forward to working with my team to organise a tournament with all of the children from each school at the end of the 6 weeks. People who have attended previous years have mentioned that this was an amazing day and I cannot wait to be part of it.

The Zambia team 2016; (L-R) Charlotte Dolan, Gareth Power, Jo Williams, Scott de Weymarn, Jess Brown, Chloe Major.