LOUIS MASQUELIER-PAGE BECOMES RIGHT TO PLAY YOUNG AMBASSADOR
Youth Olympian and World Junior Championship skier, Louis Masquelier-Page, has become a Young Ambassador for Right To Play.
Louis, 16, is the youngest athlete to have ever been selected to compete at the upcoming World Junior Ski Championships U21 in Norway. Louis has consistently competed at international level, becoming the British skiing Champion at U14 level, and the Ski Romand Champion in 2017 and 2018. In January this year, at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, Louis represented Belgium, placing 23rd overall and third for his age category.
“I’m excited to be a Young Ambassador for Right To Play,” says Louis. “I’m looking forward to the journey ahead and I’m honored to join this elite Ambassador family - people that I’ve looked up to such as Chemmy Alcott, Aksel Lund Svindal, Fanny Smith and Sergei Aschwanden, to name a few. Using sport and play is a unique way to educate children and I’m keen to shine a light on the valuable work Right To Play is doing and help them reach more children.”
Louis is a Belgian/British citizen, currently studying A-Levels at Bradfield College, Berkshire. He is anticipating applying to a US University in the future to continue competing at a high level. Louis will play a key part in the Right To Play’s 20th Anniversary campaign this year and will use his growing profile to help raise awareness and vital funds for the charity.
"We’re thrilled Louis has come on board as Right To Play’s first Young Ambassador. He has shown remarkable resilience and determination to achieve so much at such a young age", says Nimtaz-Tanya Noordin, Senior Communications Manager, Right To Play UK. "The children we work with also have to show that same spirit and motivation to simply attend school in many cases. Louis is a role model and is passionate about giving children a better chance in life. We are proud to have his support and look forward to working with Louis to make a difference to children's lives."
Chemmy Alcott, Right To Play Ambassador and British former World Cup alpine ski racer, has previously given Louis skiing lessons and encouraged him to join the Right To Play family. Louis joins a leading group of Right To Play Ambassadors who embody the best values of sport and help raise awareness and funds for the children in Right To Play programmes across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.