Young Ambassadors

Developing outstanding young leaders who champion and promote school sport. 

Young Ambassadors are the most outstanding sports leaders in schools. They can be selected due to their sporting talent, but more importantly, due to their exceptional commitment and ability as young leaders or volunteers. 

YA with ribbon York racecorseThe Young Ambassador programme seeks to develop young leaders and volunteers by giving them the responsibility of being an ambassador for PE and school sport. In many schools the role is held in the same esteem as a Head Boy or Head Girl, and the individual will form a vital link between the students, teachers, School Games Organisers (England), 5x60 Officers (Wales) and Active Schools Coordinator (Scotland).

A Young Ambassador's role is to:

  • increase participation and healthy lifestyles in schools
  • promote the Olympic and Paralympic values
  • be a role model and advocate for sporting activity
  • be the young peoples' voice on PE and school sport in their schools and communities

Structure of the programme and training

The programme has a four tier structure, providing a pathway for progression. Platinum, Gold and Silver Young Ambassadors are based in secondary schools and Bronze Young Ambassadors are based in primary schools. Please see the downloads section for further information on each role.

To get involved in this programme please contact your local School Games Organiser (England), 5x60 Officer (Wales) or Active Schools Coordinator (Scotland).

For further information please email

Young Ambassador regional conferences 

To register on the Young Ambassador regional conferences, please click here

UK Young Ambassador Steering Group applications

There is a very exciting opportunity for a small number of experienced and exceptional Young Ambassadors to be selected to sit on the UK Young Ambassador Steering Group from January 2014 to August 2016. 

The steering group is made up of 16 Young Ambassadors selected from across the UK. The group meets up to four times a year to discuss and advise key developments in the Young Ambassador movement. Meetings are held in the Youth Sport Trust office in Loughborough. 

For guidance on applications, please click here. To apply to join the Steering Group, please fill in the application form and return to by 16 November.