Sports Leadership

Our aim is to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of young people engaged in volunteering and leadership within the Partnership schools.  We hope to help our schools raise the amount of young people volunteering in sport across all age ranges through the following opportunities.

Young Leaders Award

The Young Leader Award is a programme of leadership training for pupils aged 9-13 that promotes them working with younger children, teaching leadership skills through a range of games and activities.

School Games Leaders

New Forest SSP Leadership Academy

A leadership academy is a programme of high quality training and development for the most committed young people who are actively volunteering within their school and/ or community in order to develop leadership skills and voluntary experience.


Step into Sport

The Step into Sport programme focuses on young people aged 14-19, giving them opportunities to become involved in sports leadership and volunteering and contributes to their local community by volunteering to help at a quality local sports club.

Volunteering Opportunities

We aim to offer a range of opportunities to volunteer at a our sporting events and competitions.


Why Sports Leadership?

The New Forest School Sport Partnership believe that sports leadership and volunteering can make a real, positive difference for individual lives and society at large. For many young people a leadership or volunteering role in sport gives them recognition and a sense of self-worth that they would not otherwise find.

By equipping young people with effective communication and organisation skills, and engendering responsibility and self-respect, leadership encourages personal growth and, through a commitment to volunteering, establish and maintain activities that help people to play together and develop strong cohesive communities which thrive.

Getting involved with leadership and volunteering roles within school and or the community can act as a good foundation to progress onto other leadership awards or qualifications. It can also develop those generic leadership skills that are vital in other areas of life and increase self-confidence that comes through taking responsibility for own and others learning and enjoyment.