Gregory Stevens

Gregory is a member of the Youth Sport Trust Youth Board. Positioned at the heart of our organisation, our Youth Board represents and communicates the views of all young people to inform and enhance our work.

Greg Stevens - Youth Board Member


Tell us about what do you currently do? 
I am currently a 2nd year university student, studying Football Business and Marketing. I work part time for the UK Home Office and I also volunteer for the FA as Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) lead at the FA National Youth Council.

Tell us about your sporting background?
I have played football from a very young age and I still play football to this day, for Orpington FC. I have also had various coaching experience in football, which has led me to do my Introduction to Coaching Football (Level 1) qualification. The degree I am studying - Football Business and Marketing - is also sports based, further portraying my strong passion for sport.

What is your particular area of interest when it comes to accessing sport?
My area of interest is regarding inclusivity and equal opportunity for everyone. Particularly, my interest is about understanding the barriers faced by BAME individuals and individuals of a lower socio-economic background, and how to address these barriers to allow for equality and equity to access sport.

Why did you want to become a member of the Youth Board?
I am a strong believer that Youth Voice is crucially important for the development of sport, not only for the future, but also for today. I want to express my strong views about sport and be able to influence policies and decision-making for the benefit of everyone accessing sport.

If you could change one thing about sport or physical activity for young people, what would that be?
The one thing I would change is increasing funding for opportunities for people from less fortunate financial backgrounds so that there is equality for everyone to have a chance to participate in a variety of sports. I believe that everyone has a sport that they can develop in, and with greater opportunity, there would be increased participation in sports.

Tell us a fun or interesting fact about yourself.    
I have auditioned for Britains Got Talent, singing ‘Count on Me’ by Bruno Mars.