English as an Additional Language (EAL) Leadership Training
The events have demonstrated that sport is an international language, able to bring individuals and communities together, and through developing leadership skills these young people have been given the confidence to become role models and leaders in their school.
Danny Burton, LCV School lead for Suffolk showcases his training:
The event today has changed my views on leadership - I did not have the confidence to speak in front of others before today. It was great to meet so many other students who shared the same feelings. I am now really looking forward to getting involved in some volunteering
Young Leader, Year 7, first language Portugese
Future Sport Leaders
We are working with Sporting Equals to actively support more young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to take on decision making roles within sport.
80 young people applied to attend a national Future Sport Leaders event in Manchester on 10 February. Opened by Jason Gardner, the event provided inspiration, motivation and the opportunity for attendees to develop their communication and influencing skills.
Future Sport Leaders aims to:
secure a pathway for this group of young people to actively contribute in school and community sport decision making processes
- inspire them to retain their active involvement in sports management and governance into adulthood
I cannot put in to words the energy I felt surrounding the minibus on the way home and that was just seven young leaders.
Teacher, Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School
I felt it was only my area that was challenging before the event but I saw people from areas like mine, with street knowledge like me being successful. They are good people and I want to be successful just like them.
Future Sport Leader
At my school I became a leader because when I look around all the leaders were white and mainly boys so I personally wanted to change that.
Future Sport Leader (SPEAR Interim Report, 2017)
For more information please contact:
Project Officer – Sport