​Andrew is an enthusiastic, dedicated Taekwondo instructor. He teaches a number of classes each week in the Inverclyde area with his students ranging from 3 years to 50 years+. He is patient and works tirelessly to help his students achieve their potential which was recognised by the number of medals won by his students at the recent world ITF Taekwondo championships held in Scotland in November in 2019. Andrew makes his classes fun for his students by never making two classes the same. He introduces new exercises and drills which keep all his students engaged. He is passionate about Taekwondo and this is evidenced by his teaching and the ever growing number of new students attending his classes.


Andrew is a 2nd degree black belt which he has worked hard for. He also does some other training with other high ranked instructors. Andrew also assist his instructors with any seminars,pregradings or gradings. 

Andrew has spent his own time undertaking his initiatives to encourage new students to Taekwondo. He has voluntarily taken part in the active schools programme by going into a number of schools within Inverclyde to introduce the children to taekwondo. This not only encourages the children to be active (or more active) but he also promotes taekwondo as part of healthy lifestyle and creating new friendships which had a great impact on mental health. Andrew has also promotes Taekwondo to adults by encouraging parents to join in and train with their children as part of the wider UKTC family month.

Andrew is a real good role model when it comes to the sport and is really good at telling people that something might be hard but encourages them to try it and keep practicing. 



​Rhys obtained 2 boxing SQA Certified Coaching Certificates, First Aid, and Child Protection Certificates. This allowed Rhys to become the youngest boxing coach in Scotland. As no club or coaches have shown an interest in taking boxing into local schools Rhys created a route where certified and affiliated he could deliver to school children while at school.  Working alongside Active Schools Rhys delivered free boxing coaching to a number of local schools. Rhys was invited to BBC Radio regarding Boxing and Coaching. He was also a speaker at the Observatory for Sport in Scotland Conference. Rhys was Scottish Winner and Finalist for BBC Young Reporter and he appeared and was interviewed on National Television including BBc Breakfast News.



​Without Rhianna, Clydeview after-school basketball club and Sport 4 All would not be the same. She has had a huge impact on a large number of pupils in the school, over a big age range, and continues to inspire other pupils in the school, with a passion for basketball, to volunteer at the club, evidenced by 3 new pupils helping out. She is passionate about sport and this is most shown in her role as YA, now mentor and in the YA conference team – inspiring other pupils within the school who have a passion for sport to reach for such achievements.

In Sport 4 All, she has built strong relationships with not only the participants but also her coaching peers, who value her input, as well as her patience and enthusiasm with the young people who attend. Her attendance and support at the club, I believe has went a long way to encouraging some of the children and young people to continue attending, and to hopefully continue taking part in sport and physical activity for life. It is volunteers like Rhianna that, without their support, clubs like Sport 4 All could no longer continue. That’s why I believe she is the perfect candidate for Young Volunteer of the Year.

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Young Volunteer of the Year 2019