British rower and London 2012 gold medallist, Katherine Grainger was born in Glasgow and brought up in Aberdeen.

Katherine Grainger

As an ambassador of Aberdeen Youth Games, she champions the initiative. Speaking about the role, she said:

“I’m very proud to have been asked to be an ambassador for this fantastic initiative. The Aberdeen Youth Games is an excellent project which will introduce a wide range of sports to hundreds of children across the city and encourage them to lead healthy, active lifestyles.

“A lot of work has gone into organising the project and I’m looking forward to being in Aberdeen for the sports festival to cheer on all of the pupils taking part.”

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at RGU and project lead, Bryan McCann said securing Katherine Grainger as an ambassador is a real coup for the organising team.

He said: “Having a world class athlete like Katherine Grainger as an ambassador for the Aberdeen Youth Games is great news and we look forward to working with her to promote the project to as many primary school pupils in Aberdeen as possible.

“We hope Katherine’s involvement in this exciting initiative will inspire the next generation of young people in Aberdeen to pick up new sports and be able to enjoy them into the future.”

Find out more about Katherine on her website