Elan is an exceptional sportswoman and coach who has helped thousands of young people across Wales build confidence and skills through sport. Dedicating over 1500 hours to coaching multi-sport and netball sessions, she is credited with boosting children’s participation in sport across North Wales and never lets any child leave one of her sessions feeling that they aren’t good enough, finding something positive for them to focus on with remarkable results.
Elan is deaf, wears two hearing aids and relies upon lip-reading. Whilst this might be seen as a potential barrier Elan has never let it stand in the way of both her own sporting achievements and inspiring others, saying “if I can gain such skills, anyone can with hard work”.
In addition to her volunteering Elan is also committed to promoting sport across Wales, including the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and attends conferences across the country to spread the word. In the words of her nominator, “Elan is a true volunteer who does everything for everyone without asking for anything back – a truly inspirational and selfless young lady who deserves to be recognised”.