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ELITE Sports Leadership Academy 2017/18

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), Bosworth Academy and Ellesmere College are working in partnership to recruit students from years 10-12 to join the ELITE Sports Leadership Academy. The countywide Academy aims to identify and bring together the most talented and committed young leaders from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to develop, enhance and refine their skills by working alongside other young people and sports professionals.

Selected young leaders will be able to develop their personal resume by accessing support and training related to coaching, officiating and event volunteering. They will also be the workforce for the School Games Championships and act as role models and ambassadors back in their own schools/colleges and local Leadership Academies.

Please download the Information Pack below for further details.

Harry Taylor (who was involved in Year 1 of the ELITE Leadership Academy, has since gone on to find employment at a local primary school:) said:

"Without the ELITE Leadership Academy, I wouldn't be doing what I am doing today. The Academy gave me numerous opportunities such as volunteering at the Rugby World Cup and the National School Games in Manchester.

The Academy enhanced my CV, got me offers at University and got me my dream job straight away. It gave me an insight into volunteering and different aspects of sport. My confidence and social skills improved dramatically. I wouldn't previously have been able to talk to over 3,000 people at the School Games or stand up in front of my school and talk in assembly."

How to Apply

Hard-Copy Form

To apply using the hard-copy form, please download/print the application form below and post it to Matty Crackell at the details below.


To apply online, please register/log-in on our website (see below) to complete the online application form, by the extended deadline of Wednesday 7th June 2017.

By being logged in, the form will then enable you to store your progress so you can return at a later date to complete. Once logged in, the application form will be visible for you to complete.

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For more information please contact:

Matthew Crackell

Matthew Crackell

Assistant Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

  • Team Leicestershire
  • HE/FE Support
  • Sportivate and Satellite Club Support
  • ELITE Leadership Academy
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
01509 564865


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