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Dylan Andrews – sports coach and inspiration

Dylan, who is 24 and who was raised in West Bromwich, has spent the past five years getting young people active and into sport.

He works for Powered by CAN, previously known as Creative Academies – a Sandwell organisation that delivers play sessions in parks, community centres and lots more.

It’s down to him that more than 3,000 young people are now doing sports including basketball, cricket, boxing and football.

Dylan is passionate about working with children with special educational needs and disabilities, and he’s known for being really skilled in making sport inclusive and accessible for everyone.

Jerrel Jackson, CEO of Powered by CAN, says: “Dylan is so committed towards developing sports and physical activity across out delivery in Sandwell. As an aspiring professional basketball player, he has used this enthusiasm to be a role and mentor for young basketball enthusiasts.”