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OLYMPIC ATHLETE BECOMES FOUNDATION 'FIRST'

European Gold Medallist and Olympic, World Series and British Diving competitor, Lois Toulson, has become an official Young Ambassador for The Leeds United Foundation.

The 17 year old Cleckheaton-based athlete joins the likes of Ricky Wilson, Vinnie Jones, Colson Smith, Josh Warrington, Ralph Ineson, Tony Yeboah and Patron Lady Harewood as ambassadors for the official charity of the Leeds United club.

Team GB Diver, Lois, 17, said:

"It's a great honour to be invited to become the first Young Ambassador for The Leeds United Foundation. From the discussions I've had with The Foundation about their work and support for the Yorkshire community it's an exciting time to be involved. I'm really looking forward to supporting and visiting projects when my training schedule allows. As a young athlete I am keen to become a positive role model for as many young people as possible and watch first hand how they are developing'"

The Leeds United Foundation, General Manager, Simon Fox, said:

"Lois is an outstanding role model for young people and is a shining light for how dedication and hard work reaps significant rewards. As an elite athlete Lois has achieved so much at a young age and critically remains a wonderfully grounded and humble person. Her support for the Foundation and our work in the community is a great coup for us. We're excited about watching her impart advice and being a mentor for thousands of young people across the county."

The City of Leeds club Diver has  made a strong start to the 2017 season with two national titles at the British National Diving Cup in Plymouth, heading to the top of the podium in both the Women's Platform Synchro and Mixed Platform Synchro events.

Toulson's 2016 season was rounded off with a fifth place finish at her debut Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with partner Tonia Couch in the Women's Platform Synchro final.
From Left to Right: (Leeds United Foundation CEO, Alan Scorfield, Lois Toulson, Leeds United Foundation General Manager Simon Fox and Foundation Trustee, Andy Howarth)
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