Launch of Future Sports Leaders Event

Youth Sport Trust and Sporting Equals – Future Sport Leaders


We are delighted to launch Future Sport Leaders in partnership with Youth Sport Trust and Sport England on the 10th February 2017 at Hotel Football, Manchester.

Future Sport Leaders is a national initiative bringing together exceptional young leaders from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities which aims to:

•       Create a stronger and more accessible pathway for this group of young people to actively contribute in school and community sport decision making processes; and

•        inspire them to retain their active involvement in sports management and governance into adulthood.

We hope this inspiring programme will create a network of ambitious individuals who can become role models within their local communities. The event will include the opening ceremony, VIP reception and Key notes from Jason Gardener British sprinter and gold medallist, Carl Konadu Chair of the Spirit of 2012 Youth Panel, and Francesca Brown, CEO of Goals4Girls.

Those attending will have the opportunity to hear from; Sporting Equals ambassadors Harleen Kaur and Alice Tai will also be attending the event giving accounts of their experiences on the elite stage of sport as a young person.

Furthermore, Sporting Equals and Youth Sport Trust will be carrying out focus groups with parents and teachers discovering more about the barriers and motivations of supporting young people with sporting ambitions. There is also a fantastic opportunity for all groups across the regions of England to network and develop new working relationships in the Partner Networking session.

The leadership conference is part of a wider partnership with Sporting Equals, which will see the Youth Sport Trust sponsor the Young Person of the Year Award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards taking place in March 2017.

Arun Kang, Chief Executive at Sporting Equals said: “We are extremely pleased to be working in partnership with Youth Sport Trust on their Future Leaders Project. As we have seen with the recent equality data, there is a lack of leaders in the sport sector from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Supporting the Future Leaders Project ensures that, in the long term, BAME leaders in sport will organically grow in numbers in the sport sector and working on projects such as this will empower BAME young people, who are passionate about sport, to be prepared to lead in the future".

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