Nekoda joins a collective of current professional and retired sports people at Mintridge Events, delivering direct and remote mentoring programmes. Every ambassador at Mintridge has a passion for working with the younger generation and together they create a support network for sporting talent in young people.
Mintridge Events harness the power of positive sporting role models to increase sports participation and life skills in young people, whilst promoting a greater knowledge of mental and physical wellbeing. They provide tailor made mentoring programmes consisting of a visit with Iinspirational presentations, Coaching clinics, Q&A sessions, Classroom sessions, and ongoing mentoring.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Alex Paske, Managing Director for Mintridge Events, added: “We are delighted to welcome Nekoda into our team of inspiring sporting role models. Mintridge delivers direct and remote mentoring programmes to the younger generation, and with Nekoda’s honest, engaging approach to delivering her sporting journey, she will be a huge inspiration to students across all ages and abilities.
‘One phrase that Nekoda uses is “Train hard, win easy”, which strikes a chord with the Mintridge messages that are conveyed regularly to students. Her achievements in judo, particularly as Commonwealth Champion will encourage students to move forward with their goals, one step at a time. Welcome aboard Team Mintridge!”
On signing the partnership with Mintridge Events, Nekoda said: “I’m honoured to join the team at Mintridge as it’s important to me to be able to share my experiences with young people who may not yet see the potential they have within themselves. There is nothing you can’t achieve if you put your mind to it.
“I’m really looking forward to my role as a mentor as I have had such strong role models in my life so far so I know what an impact it can have.”