Two great new Independent Trustees join the London Youth Games Board

9th Mar 2020
Cat Hutchinson

Two great new Independent Trustees join the London Youth Games Board

LYG have recently appointed Broadcaster Charlie Webster and Sports City MD Benjamin Ackim to the London Youth Games Board. These two Board members fill the existing two vacant independent positions.
Charlie brings great media and print broadcasting experience onto the Board. On being appointed Charlie said “I’m delighted to be joining the board of the LYG as a trustee. It was events like LYG that I used to compete in that gave me so much as a kid. Running saved my life in so many ways. I still use the skills I learnt back then in every aspect of what I do. So often it’s about being given a chance to be part of a community, shown that you are worth something and a physical and emotional outlet. Sport is transformational and I have volunteered to help tell those stories and to help LYG have a wider reach and further the impact it has on all young Londoners.”
Benjamin is the Managing Director at Sports City. On being appointed Benjamin said “Being born and raised in the acclaimed diverse city of London has given me opportunities in life I could not have benefited from anywhere else in the world. I have experienced first-hand the unique way sport engages young people and shapes the communities in which we live in. I want to use my knowledge, wisdom, and experience of grassroots and elite sports to help shape the programme offer that LYG provides for young people across the city, ensuring we continue to have the biggest impact in the lives of children and young people in London.”
Andy Dalby-Welsh LYG CEO said we are really excited about Charlie and Benjamin joining us. These Trustees bring great expertise in the areas of community sport and marketing, communications and broadcasting. They also have great lived experience of how the power of sport can transform lives.
For further information on the LYG Board please visit our Meet the Board page on our website.