Young Leaders Camp 2011

Following the success of the first three Young Leaders Camps, held in 2008, 2009 and 2010, 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 other athletics leaders.

For those of you who have heard about the previous YLC events, you may know that the event has grown to be a great opportunity for people like you to meet with like minded individuals, make new friends, and learn skills to help you when you are volunteering in clubs and schools. In fact, over 140 athletics leaders have benefitted from the experience over the last three years, and we are keen for this to continue in 2011.

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 participants 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 work that UKA are involved in, and is designed to help you get more from your volunteering and leadership when you are back at home.

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, you might be able to get a contribution from your Club or Athletics Network to help with the travelling costs.

Who will be attending?

To be eligible to apply, you 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, we are unable to accept applications from those people who attended in 2008, 2009 or 2010.

What Next?
If you are involved in leadership and volunteering and feel you will benefit from attending, please complete an application (available at, and return it by Friday 15th April. If you apply, you will be notified of your success by Friday 20th May.