young ambassadors

The Young Ambassadors programme is a key element of sportscotland’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 in leadership roles which reflect their interests and abilities.
There have been over 5,500 Young Ambassadors in Scotland since the programme started in 2012, and we welcome around 650 new Young Ambassadors each year.
We are pleased to announce that the in-person conferences will be returning in September 2022.

We are restricted to allowing two YAs attend from each school. The YAs you register can be current YAs whom may not have received the full experience this current academic year, or completely new to the programme. 
While registration will close on Friday 26 August, we would appreciate you registering your YAs as soon as possible. 
If you have any questions about the Young Ambassadors programme, please email youngambassadors@sportscotland.org.uk


Friday 2 September

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Local authorities:

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Moray, Shetland

Thursday 15 September 

Hampden Park, Glasgow 

Local authorities:

Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire

Thursday 8 September 

Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness 

Local authorities:

Highlands, Orkney, Western isles

Tuesday 20 September 

Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling 

Local authorities:

Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling

Wednesday 14 September 

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Local authorities:

Dumfries and Galloway, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire

Wednesday 28 September 

Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh

Local authorities:

East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, West Lothian

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. 



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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.