Young leaders

As the national agency for sport we believe that young people should have a voice in sport and be able to access great opportunities to learn important skills as well as participate in sport.

We are committed to developing young leaders in sport through our programmes: 

The Young people's sport panel is a programme led by sportscotland and supported by Young Scot.

A group of young people are chosen from across Scotland to ensure that the younger generation is fully engaged with the decision-making process of sport. They represent the views of young people and make sure those views are incorporated into how sport is organised and developed in Scotland. 

Young Ambassadors is an exciting and energetic lottery funded programme to help develop young people as leaders in sport.

Each year, two pupils from each secondary school in Scotland are chosen as Young Ambassadors to promote sport, and motivate and inspire other young people to get involved in sport in their schools, clubs and local communities.

This section will give you an overview of how to provide support, direction and consistency to the work already happening to develop and support young people in clubs.


Find out more

There are many programmes for young people available through clubs and schools, and you may be simply a young person interested in volunteering. Please see our main coaching, clubs and volunteer sections for more information.

Date published: 13 June 2016
Date updated: 06 July 2018


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