Applications open for the ELITE Sports Leadership Academy

Posted: Wed, 10 May 2017 11:16

Applications open for the ELITE Sports Leadership Academy

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), Bosworth Academy and Ellesmere College are working in partnership to recruit students from years 10-12 to join the ELITE Sports Leadership Academy. The countywide Academy aims to identify and bring together the most talented and committed young leaders from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to develop, enhance and refine their skills by working alongside other young people and sports professionals.

Selected young leaders will be able to develop their personal resume by accessing support and training related to coaching, officiating and event volunteering. They will also be the workforce for the School Games Championships and act as role models and ambassadors back in their own schools/colleges and local Leadership Academies.

Selection for the ELITE Sports Leadership Academy will also provide access to additional opportunities provided by other organisations e.g. Youth Sport Trust and National Governing Bodies of Sport. The Academy is looking for young people who have already demonstrated their talent and commitment as a sports leader and are now looking to push themselves further to realise their sporting potential either as a coach, official or event manager.

Alongside the experience gained by volunteering at the School Games Championships, leaders will attend a series of compulsory training days and optional workshops/courses to assist them to build their own leadership/coaching/officiating portfolio based on their own training needs analysis.

The types of workshop/courses that you can expect in the Academy are Leadership skills, Coaching & Officiating, Inclusion, Multi-skills and Creativity training, Coaching Technology, bespoke masterclasses, and opportunities to practically apply and develop these skills.

Compulsory training days will run between August 2017 – April 2018 during school holidays, with additional sessions and opportunities offered to ELITE Leaders throughout the year. Alongside training and qualifications, all Leaders will receive an ELITE Leadership Academy hoodie. In order to support the programme, a small contribution of £10 is required from successful candidates. If you would like to apply, but feel there may be barriers obstructing your ability to enter/attend the programme, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss these further.

For information on how to apply, visit

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