Manchester Magic and Mystics have appointed their first junior welfare ambassador.
Darcey Gordon, a talented guard with the Mystics Academy, has agreed to take on the new role, which will enhance the work of the club’s welfare team.
Darcey joined the club as a 14-year-old and has also represented the North West regional team.
Now 18, she will begin life as a university student in the city in September but will remain a key member of the junior programme.
Darcey will work alongside Morag Gilronan, who leads the club’s welfare team.
“Darcey’s understanding of young people issues, her approachability and her commitment in supporting the club and individuals in areas of welfare, as well as her understanding of competing in elite leagues, will be of great benefit to the programme,” said Morag.
Darcey added: “I am delighted and honoured to be the first Junior Welfare Ambassador for Manchester Magic & Mystics.
“I hope that my experience will serve as a voice for young people associated with the club and I hope to continue helping team members with their welfare and development.
“I will approach this role with the same level of enthusiasm and enjoyment that I get playing with Mystics. I can’t wait to start!”