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England rugby icon Jonny Wilkinson joins Sky Sports Living for Sport

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England's World Cup winning fly-half, Jonny Wilkinson, will feature as an analyst for Sky Sports and as an Ambassador for Sky Sports Living for Sport.

He will join Sky's line up of experts during the biggest ever season of international, European and domestic rugby union, offering his expert insight.

As part of the new partnership, Wilkinson will also become an Ambassador for the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative, which is free to all secondary schools in the UK and Ireland and run by the Youth Sport Trust. 

The programme is part of Sky Academy - a set of initiatives that uses the power of television, creativity and sport to inspire one million young people and help them build skills and confidence. 

"I've been fortunate enough to have some incredible experiences on the rugby pitch. 

"I'm excited about passing on my passion and sharing what I've learnt over the years with Sky Sports viewers and young people in the next chapter of my career.

"I'll be in impressive company as I join another successful team and I hope that I can play my part in the studio." 

The rugby icon will use his own personal story to inspire young people plus the skills learnt through sport to help increase young people's confidence, self-esteem, engagement in, and attitudes to, learning, and improve their health and wellbeing.

The Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative has been running in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust since 2003. The free initiative is open to all UK and Irish secondary schools and over 90,000 young people will be involved this year.

Wilkinson will join a stellar team of Ambassadors, including Great Britain Olympic Champions Jessica Ennis-Hill and Darren Campbell, plus Irish Ambassador Olympic Boxer Katie Taylor, alongside a team of 90 world-class Athlete Mentors.

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