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    Age: 24

    Where were you born? Ontario, Canada

    Describe yourself in three words: curious, optimistic, kind

    Which social media platform do you go to first? Twitter! (@davidsthibodeau)


When did you first know you wanted to work in sport?

first knew I wanted to work in sport during a summer internship that I had with Coach New Brunswick (the coach education delivery agent for the National Coaching Certification Program in Canada). I had such a great experience and worked with some really awesome people and it made me realize how much of an impact working in sports can have on the wider community.
What’s your dream job?

My dream job is Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace at the United Nations, or the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Sport Adviser. I really believe in the power that sport has for community development and think that governments and policy makers can use sport as a policy tool more. 

    What’s your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is probably public speaking, but I am working on it!

    You have the power to make one change to the Olympics, what would it be? I would try to open up the Olympic movement and make it more accessible to all in sport. I would try to connect with the youth and community level sport clubs more.

    What mistakes do sports make when they target people like you?

A mistake that sport groups make when trying to target people like me is that we want to see how you’re having a positive impact in our community. What programmes do you have that create positive social change in your town and cities? People like me want sport teams and groups to be socially conscious!