Our Young Leader Training gives 12 –16-year-olds up to 24 hours of core skills training, and 6 hours of festival leadership experience, resulting in Sports Leaders Level 1 and 2 qualifications.

The aims are:

  • To develop core vocational skills which will help students in their wider studies and in future training & employment – leadership, teamwork, communication, organisation.
  • For Young Leaders to gain confidence, resilience, and give back to their community

This programme is split into three sections:

Young Leader Pre-Festival Training

Young Leaders will prepare for the multi-sport festival over a number of sessions at school during which they’ll work on their core skills such as teamwork, communication, organisation and confidence. They’ll also have the opportunity to practise their roles before the big day!  The training will be part practical and part theory.

Multi-Sport Festival

The day runs from 8:30am to 2:30pm.  Young Leaders put their skills into practise by taking on roles of responsibility leading either a team of local primary school pupils or a sport session at the multi-sport festival. They’ll not only play a critical role in running the day, but also be positive role models within their community, inspiring every participant to find a sport they love. There is also an opportunity for Young Leaders to take their leadership a step further, working in partnership with corporate volunteers throughout the day.

Young Leader Post-Festival Training

After the exciting multi-sport festival, Young Leaders will use their experiences to tackle more leadership challenges including understanding how to deliver disability sport and problem solve in real life situations. Over a number of sessions, Young Leaders will not only continue to explore their leadership but also learn how to effectively sell their new skills and experiences to future employers through CV writing and interview activities.