Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Mon 31st October 2022
Rotary Youth Leadership

At its meeting at Fergusson Fawsitt on 26th October, members of Beverley Rotary Club enjoyed a presentation by two young people, 16-year-olds Grace Stubbings of Helperthorpe and Marillious Kelly, from Winestead, following their recent attendance at a Rotary Youth Leadership Award course.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a six-day residential course for young people aged 16 and 17 aimed at developing teamwork, leadership skills and confidence. In the Yorkshire area the six-day courses are held during the summer at Hebden Hey Scout Hostel in West Yorkshire. Participants are sponsored by their local Rotary Club, there is no cost at all to their families.

It was clear from their excellent presentation that they both benefitted a great deal from the course, standing them in good stead in their future careers - Grace is attending sixth form and wishes to go on to study politics, whist Marillious is a talented boxer, training at St Paul’s Boxing Academy, Hull and already a Yorkshire Boxing champion. He has set himself the target of Olympic Gold at either the 2024 or 2028 Games, following in the footsteps of Luke Campbell who was also coached at St Paul’s.

Applicants for next year’s courses are now being considered and anyone wishing to apply or nominate a candidate should contact the club through our website

Photo:       Grace and Marillious with Rotary District 1040 RYLA                   Coordinator Lucy Hodgson     

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