We are always looking at ways to develop and improve the Young Ambassador programme. Here is what’s in the pipeline:
- Further Education Young Ambassadors (FEYAs) – Young Ambassadors based in colleges across Wales
- Higher Education Young Ambassadors (HEYAs) – Young Ambassadors in universities and are a part of the Student Union. This is already up and running at Cardiff Met University, and we would love to see it rolled out in other areas
- Young Ambassador Alumni – Young people that have been a part of the programme and want to continue to show support
National opportunities to shape the Young Ambassador programme
It’s important that young people are at the very heart of decision-making. We want more children and young people to be active through sport – so it makes sense that we need insight and involvement from young people themselves.
That’s why a National Young Ambassador Steering Group and National Leadership Academy are in place to help shape the programme.
The steering group meets around five times a year, which includes three National Leadership Academy residential weekends.
At these meetings, we plan and organise the annual National Young Ambassador Conference, strive to achieve a common vision, improve the programme across Wales and influence national decisions around sport and physical activity that affect other young people’s lives. Applications for the National Young Ambassador Programme and National Leadership Academy open towards the end of every academic year. Please keep an eye out on our twitter page for more information.
Count your volunteering hours
We want to make sure that our Young Ambassadors are recognised for their volunteering commitment. After all, they are making sure young people in Wales get a great start when it comes to sport.
Young Ambassadors can clock their volunteering hours withthe Vol Hours app. Itis easy to use and access. If your school o rlocal sport development officer have not seen this before then get them to check it out here.
How to become a Young Ambassador
Young Ambassadors are recruited by local authority sports development teams together with schools and colleges.
If you would like to be considered for the Young Ambassador programme, please discuss with your school or college PE department.