UK Athletics Young Leaders Camp – 14th to 17th August 2011

10 Mar

Following the success of the first three Young Leaders Camps, held annually since 2008,  UKA are again working with England Netball and Gymnastics England to offer one hundred and fifty 16-19 year olds the opportunity to attend a four day residential camp, where they will get the chance to develop their leadership and volunteering skills alongside like minded individuals.

For those of you who remember the previous YLC events, you will remember that the event has grown to be an integral part of our youth volunteering and leadership programme, with 140 athletics leaders having benefitted from the experience over the last three years.

What is the Leaders Camp?

The camp returns to Bradfield College in Berkshire, and will run from Sunday 14th August – Wednesday 17th August 2011. Whilst at the camp, the young people will focus upon the development of leadership skills through sport, whilst participating in a range of practical and theory based sessions. This is a key aspect of the volunteer development strategy for athletics, and builds upon a model that many other sports are now looking to follow.

The event will be run by professional staff from the three sports, with a programme that offers a range of workshops including club management, personal development planning, activity leadership, officiating, coaching & event management. There will also be time built in for relaxation and evening social activities, coordinated by trained staff.

Athletics is offering 50 of our most dedicated young volunteers from across the UK, the opportunity to attend the Camp completely FREE of charge (including all accommodation, workshops and meals). Attendees are required to transport themselves to the camp, however there may be the opportunity
to share transport with others. If it is felt appropriate, Clubs or Athletics Networks can make a contribution towards travelling costs.

Who will be attending?

To be eligible, the leaders will ideally meet the following criteria:
– 16-19 yrs old at the time of the camp
– Actively volunteering in athletics within a club, school or college
– Have obtained a Coaching or Officiating award
– Enthusiastic, motivated and committed to developing their skills and experience

Unfortunately, those people who have previously attended the camp are not permitted to reapply.

What Next?

We are looking for young people involved in leadership and volunteering within our club, who we feel will benefit from attending. If you feel there are any suitable candidates please contact Keith Brackstone – the Club Development Adviser. Once we have identified any potential candidates, they will need to complete an application (available at by
Friday 15th April.

Applicants will be notified of their success by Friday 20th May 2011.