young ambassadors


young ambassadors

The Young Ambassadors programme is a key element of sportscoland’s contribution to developing young people as leaders in sport and is funded by The National Lottery. Created by Youth Sport Trust, the Young Ambassadors programme aims to build the leadership skills of young people to encourage their peers to become more engaged in sport.


We believe that young people make a meaningful and important contribution as leaders in sport, and that young people should have access to a range of opportunities of leadership roles which reflect their interests and abilities.


There have been over 5,000 Young Ambassadors in Scotland since the programme started in 2012, and around 650 new Young Ambassadors each year. 


We have listened to feedback from YAs and mentors and for 2021/22 we will focus on developing resources, tools and online training to support and influence new and existing YAs for the year ahead. While we are unable to hold our normal regional conferences we continue to ask all mentors to register their YAs so they receive their YA polo tops and invitations to online events. Registration will close on 14 September 2021.


If you have any questions about the Young Ambassadors programme, please email youngambassadors@sportscotland.org.uk



RECRUITING YOUR young ambassadors

Watch the video to see the impact of the YA programme and the opportunities that can come from being involved plus advice on selecting your Young Ambassadors. 


For resources to support your Young Ambassadors


Follow our YA dedicated Instagram page


what does
being a YA mean

Young Ambassadors is an exciting and energetic Lottery-funded programme to help develop young people as leaders in sport in Scotland. 
Watch our video to see what being a Young Ambassasdor means, what skills a YA will learn and hear from previous YAs on what they got from the programme.