Torfaen worker is leading local Olympic role
12:10pm Saturday 7th April 2012 in Gwent news
A Torfaen Youth Service Worker is calling for people to get involved in the Olympic celebrations by taking on a sporting challenge.
Owen Davies, 22, who works for Torfaen Youth at Ashley House Youth Centre, Pontnewydd, has become one of 12 Local Leaders for the London Olympics across the UK.
Speaking at the launch of the initiative, Mr Davies said the idea is for individuals , groups or schools to sign up and put forward their ideas to help him reach his target of covering 8,000 miles-the distance the Olympic Torch will be carried around the UK.
"We want the whole county to get behind us and think of an event they could hold in one day where they try and cover as many miles as they can," said Mr Davies.
"We have challenged ourselves to cover 8,000 miles and will take our traverse wall to various sites in Torfaen so that people can climb it to accumulate the miles."
"Activities could be anything from walking to school, sailing around a local reservoir, climbing a peak or the distance golfers hit the ball on the driving range," he added.
The distances will be added up to reach the final total on the eve of the Games.
To find out more visit london2012.com/localleaders