GAUDET Luce's Emily Furniss is one of 11 young ambassadors for England Golf and the Golf Foundation.

The Worcester 18-year-old from the Hadzor club is among those set to give the sport a fresh, new voice.

Through her love of golf, Furniss, who went to the Royal Grammar School Worcester and Worcester Sixth Form College, hopes to get more people talking about and playing the game.

The ambassadors, aged from 10 to 22, will speak at meetings, blog or vlog, get involved with national campaigns and help organise events.

“They’re an amazing group,” said Lee Dolby, England Golf’s young people manager.

“They’re bringing to life our children and young people’s plan for golf and helping us achieve our vision of inspiring a love of golf that lasts a lifetime.

“By sharing their stories they’ll help raise awareness of golf, show the positive impact of young people and prove that it’s a game for all.”

Alice Lowe, Golf Foundation regional development officer and lead on volunteering, said: “Each member of the group is so enthusiastic about changing the negative perceptions of golf and supporting our ambition to help young people enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf by making it inclusive and fun.”

The ambassadors had a training session involving the Youth Sport Trust and Sport and Recreation Alliance to share their stories and experiences.