Glasgow Sport Young Leaders

Glasgow Sport Young Leaders

14-18 years old?

Currently volunteering in sport?

Passionate & committed about sport?

Planning on pursuing a career in sport?

With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games fast approaching, Glasgow Sport in conjunction with sportscotland, are offering a fantastic opportunity for you to play a key role in shaping and supporting sport within the city. You could have the chance to be involved in creating a long lasting legacy that Glasgow can be proud of.
The main aim of the Glasgow Sport Young Leaders programme is to maximise your potential as a volunteer by providing you with opportunities that will increase your knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm in sport.

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To be eligible to apply for the programme, you must:

  • Be 14 - 18 years old

  • Be a resident of Glasgow or volunteering within Glasgow

  • Volunteering on a regular basis (minimum of 4 hrs a month)

  • Be nominated by a suitable person, such as an Active Schools Co-ordinator, Club Coach, Sport Leaders Awards Co-ordinator, Sports Development Officer, Health & Physical Activity Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, PE/Guidance or Head Teacher.

  • Have shown a commitment to volunteering within sport, such as; Coaching (Assistant / Head / Fitness Coach)
    Administration (Treasurer, Committee Member, Secretary or Chairperson)
    Leadership (Youth Club Leader, Scouts, Girl Guides, After School Leader)
    Officiating (Referee, Umpire, Line Judge)


  • High level of support and guidance from experienced professionals within the sports industry.

  • Up skilling opportunities with relevant qualifications to enhance your experience and knowledge, including workshops such as Positive Coaching Scotland and disability inclusion training.

  • An opportunity to meet new people, have fun and give something back to the community.

  • Glasgow Sport Young Leaders kit.

  • Positive progressions onto other Glasgow Sport volunteering opportunities/ programmes / employment.

  • Play an important part in the build up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and its legacy for Glasgow. 

  • Recognition Awards for volunteering.


Applicants will be expected to:
  • Be available for our induction programme during the October school holiday week.
  • Volunteer at a minimum of one Glasgow Sport event.
  • Attend monthly Young Leader team nights.

Next Steps

Recruitment for the Glasgow Sport Young Leaders programme opened on Thursday 29th August 2013.
Applicants are required to submit a completed application form (FORM A), including a statement from the person who is nominating you (FORM B) by Friday 20th September. Please submit a passport photograph along with your application.
Selected applicants will be invited to attend an informal group interview.
Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful or not in gaining a place on the programme.

Please Note: Entry onto the programme can only be gained via a nomination - please see criteria outlined above.
If you require assistance completing the form or further information regarding the programme, please phone 0141 287 3665
For more information download the Applicant Information Booklet here.
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