Bristol Storm player is the face of Coca-Cola and StreetGames
An inspirational basketball player from Easton, Bristol has been chosen as one of six young people from a nationwide shortlist as the faces of a new campaign to celebrate Coca-Cola Great Britain's partnership with StreetGames, the charity that provides access to doorstep sport for young people in disadvantaged communities around the UK.
"Being part of StreetGames over the last four years has had a massive impact on my life and has given me the drive and motivation to not only develop as a basketball player and coach but also as a person. I'm really enjoying playing for the Storm this season and it's really great to be able to use my coaching to give something back to a project that has given me so much."
"StreetGames does some exceptional work in bringing sport and dance more readily into teenagers' lives by placing it at the heart of their communities. By making it open to all, they're giving young people the chance to enjoy a whole raft of benefits that an active lifestyle brings, like friendship, better health and increased confidence.
"We're helping StreetGames reach out to communities and one of the things we wanted to do was to celebrate the achievements of some of the young people like Kelvin who have been involved. They really deserve to be the heroes of our campaign. We've chosen six but there are thousands of young people all with their own stories to tell of how getting involved in sport can change lives."
"StreetGames is improving the sporting landscape for young people living in disadvantaged communities. We want to ensure that everyone is able to benefit from the benefits of regular sports participation regardless of their social circumstances.
"At StreetGames we're delighted that our partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain is allowing us to highlight the remarkable young people who shine, week in week out, at our projects. Our work with Coca-Cola Great Britain is improving the quality of doorstep sport through training and education. This gives coaches, volunteers and mentors the skills to grow and sustain sports participation in deprived communities."