Alex Wallace is the founder of The Mintridge Foundation, dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport.
In this week’s blog, we have the pleasure of interviewing Alex Wallace. Alex is the founder of The Mintridge Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. They provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. Their team of Ambassadors – Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over twenty sports, both team and individual, work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK.
Mintridge assist young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and create awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport. Their success demonstrates the power of sport enabling children to find confidence through participation, a topic we are hugely passionate about at We are Girls in Sport.
My top tips are:-
- Do sport for yourself, not anyone else
- Remember why you’re doing sport
- Be kind to yourself
- Don’t put pressure on yourself. If you don’t want to run, don’t run
What’s next for Mintridge?
Our aim is to be accessible and affordable to every school in the UK. We want every young person to have access to sport and every child to have the opportunities we can offer!
Thank you Alex for this brilliant interview. Mintridge has our full support and we are so pleased to be able to share their story.
Visit The Mintridge Foundation’s website to find out more. If you are keen to make a difference, why not recommend Mintridge as your school charity partner for 2021? You never know, you could have some special guests making an appearance at your school!
Visit the website - www.mintridgefoundation.org.uk