Olympic snowboarder and British Half-pipe Champion Ben Kilner is an ambassador for AYG and competed for Team GB at the age of 16.

Ben Kilner AYGBen, who is from Banchory, has also competed at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and the Canada World Cup, where he won a Bronze medal. He plans to represent Team GB at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Speaking about the Aberdeen Youth Games, he said: “It’s awesome to have been asked to be an ambassador for the Aberdeen Youth Games. I look forward to seeing all the participants and hopefully I can inspire them to have a sporty future.”