Sports Leaders UK has teamed up with various National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport to create a suite of sports specific leadership awards.

The NGB Leadership Awards put basic leadership skills, such as communication and organisation, into a sports specific context with the aim of training young people so that they can lead others in a sport of their choice.

Like all of Sports Leaders UK awards, the NGB Leadership Awards have are based around leadership skills not coaching - they concentrate on creating leaders who focus on participation, familiarisation and fun rather than skill development and competition.

The NGB Leadership Awards are suitable for young people from the age of 13 regardless of their previous leadership experience. The awards are made up of three modules; Modules 1 and 2 focus on communicating and organising while Module 3 allows learners to put their generic leadership skills into a sports specific context. Students with no previous leadership qualification will complete all three modules over approximately six hours, while those who have already gained a Sports Leaders UK Level 1 or 2 qualification will only do the three hour Module 3 in order to become a sport specific NGB leader.

Course content

Module 1: Developing communication skills - makes up approximately two hours of the course. This module introduces learners to the basics of communication. Through fun, practical activities learners will begin to see why communication is so vital to effective leadership and understand how to communicate successfully in a leadership scenario.

Module 2: Organisational skills - makes up approximately one hour of the course. This module tackles the issues surrounding planning and organising. Learners will discover how the planning process works and why good organisation can mean the difference between success and failure as a leader.

Module 3: Sports specific module - makes up approximately three hours of the course. This final module can be added to Modules 1 and 2 for learners who are new to leadership, or can be delivered as a standalone unit for learners who already hold a Sports Leaders UK Level 1 or 2 qualification.

In Module 3 learners will look at warm-up and cool down activities, see how a sport can be broken down into its major skills, and will be given the opportunity to lead others through the process of simple skill acquisition. They will learn how to officiate at a basic level, and by the end of the module will have to lead others in a sports specific activity or game.


National Governing Body Contact
Badminton Wales
Tel: 0845 045 4310
Welsh Gymnastics Siwan Jones
Squash Wales Chris Rees
Swim Wales Penny John-Pearse
Table Tennis Association of Wales
Simon Oyler
Hockey Wales Amanda Roberts
Welsh Netball Association

Ben Williams

UK Dodgeball Association Ben Hoyle
Junior Boxing Organiser Ron Tulley
Parkour UK Sports Leaders UK Award in Leading Parkour/Freerunning

Eugene Minogue


Date printed: 24/08/2019

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