Inspirational Young Person Sought for Wimbledon Final Coin Toss

Wimbledon Foundation wants to receive your nominations

Sean Seresinhe, 13, performed the coin toss at the Gentlemen’s Singles Final in 2021Sean Seresinhe, 13, performed the coin toss at the Gentlemen’s Singles Final in 2021

The Wimbledon Foundation, the charitable arm of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) and The Championships, is inviting residents of Merton and Wandsworth to nominate an inspirational young person to perform the coin toss at this year’s Singles Finals.

At this year’s Championships, the Foundation is looking to celebrate local young people who have gone above and beyond to support their family, friends or community over the past two years.

The young person must be aged between 10-14-years old, resident in the borough of Merton or Wandsworth, and deserving of recognition for one or more of the following during the pandemic:

• Service to others (family, neighbours, charity)
• Making a positive contribution to their local community or school
• Displaying acts of good citizenship
• Creating opportunities for others.

As part of its response to COVID-19, the Foundation has donated £1m to local charities and community groups caring for those most severely affected by the pandemic.

Paige Murphy, Head of the Wimbledon Foundation, said, “Inspiring the next generation and creating opportunities for young people is central to the Wimbledon Foundation’s work. While the last two years have been extremely challenging for young people, we know that there are many who have stepped up to help their communities. We want to give two young people from Merton and Wandsworth the recognition they deserve through this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to step out onto Centre Court and perform the coin toss at the Wimbledon Finals.”

To find out more or to nominate a young person, go to Applications close at 23.59pm on 18 April 2022.

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April 11, 2022

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