Jazz is just right for the job
4:00pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in Sport
Jazz Rowlands is firmly of the opinion that there is a sport or leisure activity for everyone.
The 15-year-old student at Pembroke Comprehensive School is an excellent Young Ambassador charged with the responsibility of encouraging less enthusiastic members of the school community to be aware of all the new opportunities that there are for participation.
“The Olympic Games has provided a great boost,” she told us.
“And we have been encouraging pupils to try their hand at things like volleyball, baseball and handball.”
Jazz has joined other Young Ambassadors like Lewys Gibby and Rhys Fawcett, along with 5x60 officer Wyndham Williams, after helping at the Olympic Torch day in Haverfordwest.
There, she worked with youngsters from six upwards, timing their efforts over 100 metres and generally giving lots of encouragement in the process.
“It was a great day out,”
“Seeing people with the Olympic Torch and just being involved – I will never forget it.”
Jazz is a great sports lover who has tried her hand at rounders, tennis, netball, hockey, tag rugby and cross country, and supports Chelsea in the top football game. She plays netball as a centre or wing attack for Pembroke ladies with Alice Watts and Fay Omnet looking after the young players like Jazz, Hannah Davies, Kimberley Blunsden and Sarah Reed-Harrison.
Also highly supportive of Jazz are parents Julie and Eddie. “They have been brilliant to me,” says Jazz.
The Pembroke ladies gained promotion last campaign and Jazz is looking forward to another season of netball, but fully intends to carry on her role as Young Ambassador after she returns from watching the Paralympics as reward for her previous hard work.