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Leon leads the hunt for Swansea's young High 5 stars

FOOTBALL star Leon Britton has kicked off the search for Swansea's High 5 stars this week as the awards for inspirational youngsters enter their sixth season.

High 5 2015 Leon Britton

The Swans midfielder is urging everyone to consider nominating a youngster, group of youngsters, or school class who has overcome adversity or made their school or community proud.

The awards are led by Swansea Council, sponsored by Gower College Swansea, and backed by businesses and organisations from across the city.

 A launch event was held at Dylan Thomas Community School this week with Cyril the Swan and Siany from The Wave.

 It was a chance to recognise some of the pupils at the school who have excelled in and out of the classroom.

Leon said: "High 5 began with the aim of showing just how inspirational children and young people in this city are.

"I'm delighted to say year on year your nominations help us prove that is truly the case.

"By aspiring to be the best and working hard the children young people put forward are an inspiration to others, a credit to themselves, their communities or schools and worthy of recognition.

"Don't let a worthy young person you know miss out. Please get online at and nominate."

It's easy to nominate a young person for a High 5 award as everything you need is online at or leave a message at  01792 635699 for assistance or to make an application over the phone.

The winners' final prizes will be uniquely designed around the nominee. Everyone nominated will be recognised with a certificate.

The awards are open to any child or young person or group in three age ranges - under 13s, aged 19 or under or 20-25 year olds resident in Swansea, educated or receiving support here.

School pupils can still be entered as individuals, clubs or groups in these main categories but for 2017 nominations for a whole school class/year educated in the city will be welcomed too.

Judges are looking for examples of individuals or groups who aspire to reach personal goals or improve the lives of others in their family, school or community and in doing so are an inspiration to others.

Supporters and sponsors of the awards this year so far are Gower College, Swansea City FC, Rotary Club of Swansea, Swansea Building Society, Swansea Lord Mayor's Office, Stenor Environmental Services Ltd, Day's Rental, Swansea Council Recycling Team, The LC Swansea, McDonalds, and Go Air Trampoline Park, Swansea.

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