Through a range of leadership experiences, young people can gain vital skills and gain experiences that have significant benefits in terms of personal development, confidence and employability.

Developing a leadership academy has always been central to the work of Sport Impact.. We have witnessed how opportunities to lead through sport can have a profound impact on all young people providing a safe environment for them to develop new essential life skills.

Through the provision of leadership training and deployment opportunities young people can develop new skills to help them prepare for their next stage of development:

In addition to this their contribution can have on the development of others as well as providing a very positive impact on participation rates, contributing to the Chief Medical Officers 60 minutes a day physical activity target.

“Through leadership development young people can become an extension of the workforce, acting to influence and improve the wellbeing of their peers. As such there is an inherent responsibility for us as professionals to ensure that young people receive effective training and support to succeed as young leaders” (Youth Sport Trust)

Sport Impact take this responsibility seriously and are delighted that a significant number of young people who experienced our commitment to this have gone on to pursue a career in coaching and teaching.

Please find a list of our services below.

Young boy carries friend to finish line

Secondary Services

What do we offer?




School based ‘Leadership for Life’ module

This can be delivered during PSHE or curriculum time.


Learning to Lead Competitions

This can be a Secondary Inter-house competition or Primary School Games competition.


Learning to Lead a Multi-skills Festival

This can be in their own school or a local primary school.


Delivering an official Leadership Qualification

This can be done through Sports Leaders UK, YST or the FA.

Primary Services

What do we offer?


Year 5 or 6 Schools Leadership Training and Life skills

Can be delivered in curriculum time or extra curricular. This course has been designed with the help of Skills Builder to teach the children invaluable life skills. Once the leaders have been trained they can support their school develop their PE and Sport provision in a variety of ways (Clubs, Lunchtime activities, Competitions, Sports Day, Active breaks, PE Warm-ups)


Sports Crews Training

We believe in the power of pupil voice. We have successfully set up virtual and live PE and Sports Crews in our schools. We support schools in delivering regular meeting where children get the chance to shape their PE and school sport provision.


Girls Active

Sport Impact can offer support in running a girl’s active scheme in your school. This can run as an enrichment opportunity at lunchtime, or as a breakfast or after school club. These clubs make sport more relevant to girls' lives and give them the freedom that normal PE lessons don’t provide. The positive relationships developed increase the self-confidence of the pupils and develop positive role models for the future.


Sports Leaders UK

Playmaker Award


Breakfast Clubs

We train up Year 6 Leaders to support with the running of an active breakfast club.


Benefits of our leadership programme include:

- Links forged between primary and secondary schools

- Give primary and secondary pupils opportunities outside the curriculum to be engaged in PA programmes.

- Give children opportunities to use leadership skills through our extensive competitions programme.

- Opportunities to foster good relationships within the community. 


The whole experience was incredible and helped me in gaining confidence.

Class Teacher