UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


Mine Vaganti NGO

March 17, 2014

My name is Roberto Solinas, and I’m the director and founder of Mine Vaganti NGO. During the last two weeks I have been in Kenya coordinating a youth lead project in collaboration with Gary Grieve (director of Fill My Value Backpack) and Xicu Colomar (member of the Spanish Youth Committee).

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Susann Sundkvist – Mentoring Finland’s next generation of women athletes

February 28, 2014

Back in 2007, athletics was a part of Susann Sundkvist’s past, but it played no role in her present and she certainly didn’t envisage it as a part of her future.

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Susann Sundkvist (left) with top Finnish race walker Anne Halkivaha after the women’s 20km race at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

Mary Rose Herd – An Inspirational Official

February 25, 2014

The word “legacy” has become something of a buzzword in sport recently, with much being made of the potential for major sporting events to have a lasting impact on the cities and nations that host them. Yet this is nothing new, as Malta’s Mary Rose Herd can readily testify.

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Mary Rose Herd of Malta (bottom right) is a recipient of the 2011 European Athletics Women's Leadership Award for her commitment to the sport as an official and selfless volunteer.