Welsh Sports Association #COUNTMEIN campaign

Welsh Sports Association launch #COUNTMEIN campaign – and all Welsh people around the world are invited

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) will launch the #COUNTMEIN initiative, a global outreach online seminar on Friday 19th March – and the campaign is designed to encourage professionals from all walks of life, who have a strong link to Wales, to become professional volunteers.

The informal virtual gathering, taking place on the eve of the eagerly anticipated Six Nations clash between Wales and France and during Wales Week London, has already attracted some big names from the Welsh sporting and business world.

It begins at 4pm UK time and everyone is invited.

At the heart of the project is an online Knowledge Bank, where professionals can make a ‘deposit’ of as little as one day of their time and talent. These won’t just come from sports men and women, but Welsh entrepreneurs and influencers that can make valuable contributions on a wide range of subjects, including marketing, social media, accountancy, business development, governance, etc.

This will enable sports and organisations – with particular emphasis on promoting sport to young people – to make ‘withdrawals’ from the Knowledge Bank and enable sport in Wales to ‘build back better’ post-Covid-19 pandemic.

Already confirmed are Jamie Baulch (Olympic sprinter turned successful charity fundraiser and presenter) and Ty Francis MBE (Chief Advisory Officer at LRN Corporation, a global corporate governance, compliance & ethics Company. Ty is also the founder of New York Welsh and has created a sponsorship programme for women and girls sport in Wales). There will also be some very special high-profile Welsh rugby guests.

Victoria Ward, Welsh Sports Association Chief Executive, said: “It is our aim that the #COUNTMEIN global outreach seminar is just the start of how Welsh people from all over the world can come together to benefit the future of sport in Wales. The virtual way we now communicate has become second nature and we should embrace this every day technology to connect.

It is hoped that Welsh professionals from every corner of the globe can contribute their experience and expertise in their respective fields to contribute to the Knowledge Bank and directly influence grassroots sports across Wales and help change young people’s lives. I look forward to launching the #COUNTMEIN initiative online on Friday 19th March – the eve of what we hope will be another Six Nations winning weekend for Wales!”

Jamie Baulch said: “Sport is a subject very close to my heart, so I’m looking forward to the Welsh Sports Association virtual seminar on Friday 19th March. Whether you live in Wales or somewhere further afield, if you have that red dragon in your roots, then you should join us on-line for the launch of an incredible and innovative new ‘sports for all’ incentive. I look forward to seeing you there!”

To sign up for the event on the 19th March – please complete the online form

For more information, please contact:
Sam Lloyd of Lloyd Bell Productions
countmein@lloydbell.co.uk
+44 7974 827 813

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