The Wimbledon Foundation is looking for two inspirational young people to perform the coin toss at the Wimbledon Finals this year.
The Wimbledon Foundation, the charitable arm of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) and The Championships, is seeking two residents of Merton and Wandsworth to nominate two young people to perform the coin toss at the singles finals of Wimbledon 2022.
As part of the response to COVID-19, the Foundation has donated £1 million pounds to charities and community groups in Merton and Wandsworth who have cared for those severely affected by the pandemic. Therefore, the Foundation is looking to celebrate local young people who have really gone above and beyond to support those around them over these past two years.
The young people must reside in Merton or Wandsworth, be between 10-14 years-old, and is deserving of recognition for one or more of the following during this pandemic:
– Service to others (family, neighbours, charity etc…)
– Making a positive contribution to their local community or school
– Displaying acts of goof citizenship
– Creating opportunites for others.
Paige Murphy, the Head of the Wimbledon Foundation, said: “Inspiring the next generation and creating opportunites for young people is central to the Wimbledon Foundation’s work. While the last two years have been extremely challenging for young people, we know that there are many who have stepped up to help their communities. We want to give two people from Merton and Wandsworth the recognition they deserve through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step out ont0 Centre Court and performs the coin toss at the Wimbledon Finals.”
Do you know someone who deserves some recognition? If so, to find out more or to nominate a young person, go to www.wimbledon.com/foundation.
Applications open on the 1st of April 2022 and close at 23:59pm on the 18th of April 2022.