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Star of the nation’s favourite soap, Coronation Street and Leeds United fan, Colson Smith, has become an official ambassador for the Leeds United Foundation.
The teenage actor takes on the role of the Foundation’s NCS (National Citizen Service) Ambassador, a programme that brings together young people aged 16 and 17 years old from different backgrounds on an outward bounds residential programme to help them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility.
17 year old Smith has received wide scale critical acclaim for his role in the soap receiving a host of nominations for his role as the loveable, Craig Tinker.
Colson Smith, said:
“To be joining the great roster of Leeds United Foundation Ambassadors is quite an honour. When I was offered the role as NCS Ambassador I was delighted to accept. I’m a huge United fan and an even bigger fan of the work the club’s charity does in the community. In recent times the Foundation has made huge strides and is the heartbeat of both the community and the club.
“The amount of work they do to help people most in need, young and old, is quite phenomenal. As a city and a county, we should be really proud and I will help out in any way I can to make sure we help more people on an even greater scale.”