Charlotte is sports ambassador

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon student Charlotte Broadhead is among a group of British sporting ambassadors flying out to India on Sunday to help the sub-continent build on the legacy of the recent Commonwealth Games.

She is in an 11-strong British Colleges Sport party who will be setting up sports coaching sessions for Indian school pupils aged from seven to 16 years.

Charlotte, 18, who lives in Torrington and attends Petroc in Barnstaple, will spend 10 days in Delhi and Jaipur.

She became a British Colleges Sport national ambassador after an intensive training and personal development programme which has equipped her to inspire other youngsters to become involved in sport.

Leading the group is British Colleges Sport chief executive John Hole and national football development manager Karl Lines.

As well as creating a football development programme for schools and colleges in Ajmer, near Jaipur, the group will lead a coach networking day in Jaipur.

They will also take part in cultural Indian games such as kho kho - a sport played by two teams of 12 who try to avoid being touched by members of the opposing team - and kabaddi - a form of recreational combat training between two teams of seven.

In between the working sessions, the student ambassadors will have time for some sightseeing, including as visit to the Taj Mahal.

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