17th Sep 2020
Yolanda Martin
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London Youth Games are excited to announce the launch of LYG33

LYG33 is a new project designed to empower young Londoners, giving them a voice to influence the future of the London Youth Games and key issues impacting young Londoners and sport.

LYG33 will be reflective of London’s diverse population. We invite any young Londoner between 14 and 21 to apply or be nominated. Applicants will need to write a short statement or record a video explaining why they would like to join the group as part of the LYG33’s inclusive application process.

London Youth Games want LYG33 members to feel huge pride in being part of the group. Members will be given the chance to be spokespeople on the future of sport at London Youth Games and in the capital. They will be representing their borough, giving them the opportunity to play into the leadership of sport for young people in their home communities. London Youth Games want to empower young people and allow their voices to be heard to help shape the future of the Games.

Members of LYG33 have the opportunity to discuss different elements of the London Youth Games. Members of the LYG33 will be part of an online community and be encouraged to attend London Youth Games events. There will also be opportunities for them to meet with board members and senior leaders so they can influence at the most senior levels.

London Youth Games will provide members of LYG33 with life changing opportunities. Members will attend special events with inspirational speakers, meet LYG alumni and obtain a ‘Real Coaching’ qualification. The initiative will aid young people’s development by engaging them in different networks and offering beneficial experiences that they can take into their futures.

LYG CEO Andy Dalby-Welsh said: “We’re hugely excited to announce the launch of LYG33. We want to put the voices and opinions of young Londoners at the heart of everything we do at the London Youth Games. LYG33 will give young Londoners a voice to influence the future of the Games and sport in London. We are committed to ensuring this group is truly reflective of the diverse population of London.”

LYG33 will be an ongoing project with a new cohort selected each year to gain fresh perspectives and to allow more young people to be involved with this excellent opportunity. The application process for the inaugural LYG33 is now open until Friday 9th October. Click here to apply.