More People, More Active, More Often
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Sports Leadership Award

Meath Local Sports Partnership in association with Sport Ireland and Dormant Accounts has secured funding to offer The Youth Sports Leadership Award to young people who would like to develop their leadership skills on and off the playing fields. It is a comprehensive course that is both practical and informative and is accredited by Sport Ireland partners Sports Leader SLQ.   For students/athletes wishing to pursue a career in sports, management or leadership this is their opportunity to get ahead in terms of their own career pathway.

Sports Leadership Award

The Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership (suited to transition year students) provides the ideal starting point for learners who wish to develop their leadership skills, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor. The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sports and/or recreational situations as well as contributing to the personal development of the learner.

The Sports Leadership Award is a practical award in which learners must demonstrate their ability to lead others in simple sport/activity.

Sports Leader is a 3-day (18 hrs) leadership programme provided to schools, clubs and youth groups. The Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership is a practical award in which learners must demonstrate their ability to lead others in simple sport/activity. Participants learn the skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving and the preparation and planning of activities to help them develop, lead and evaluate their own activity.  It has a multi-sport practical approach where learners are introduced to a wide variety of generic and sport specific games to ensure a fun, practical learning experience. The course is assessment based and on completion each participant receives the Sport Leadership Award.

Suitable for: 15+ years who are interested in sport, sport leadership in school, college attainment in sport studies or gaining employment in the area of sport

Available to: Schools, Education Centres, Sports Clubs, Youth Clubs and Youth Projects

How to Apply

To book your School’s place, please complete and submit the Sports Leader Award Expression of Interest form.

To discuss the various course delivery options/cost please contact Lisa O’Dowd at

Expression of Interest Form

Feedback from Pupils

The Sports Leader course gave me the confidence to stand up in front of a group and lead an activity. It also made me think more about the work that’s goes into developing and delivering games and activities.

Sports Leadership Award
Sports Leaders 2019 – Beaufort College