TSB and Sported have launched a new programme to reward and support the next generation of community leaders. With support from British Olympic taekwondo star, Lutalo Muhammad, the programme kick started in Manchester with a select group of talented young people who are already making their mark as sport coaches, volunteers and youth workers.
The TSB Young Leaders programme will see some of the most inspirational young role models (aged 18-24 years old) from community groups across Britain, benefit from unique training and development opportunities to support them in their roles as young leaders at their respective groups. The programme is run in partnership with Sported, as part of the charity’s wider corporate partnership with the Bank.
Through this partnership, TSB and Sported are working together to help local community groups across the UK use the power of sport to make a positive difference to young people and the communities they are part of. The ambition is that these groups will become stronger over time and create even more opportunities for young people to come together, grow in confidence and develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
The TSB Young Leaders have all been nominated by Sported members, in recognition of their contribution to their group and commitment to making a difference in their local community.
The programme opened at a special event at Old Trafford, where the first cohort of TSB Young Leaders came together to co-create the programme’s content, receive training on leadership and profile building, and hear from double Olympic medallist, Lutalo Muhammad, about his journey to the top.
Nigel Gilbert, Chief Marketing Officer at TSB, said: “At TSB we’re proud to be part of a Britain where millions of people are helping each other every day. The TSB Young Leaders are all doing just that – using sport to make a positive difference to children and young people and the communities they’re a part of. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Sported to help these extraordinary young people grow in their role as leaders for the benefit of their groups, community and also their future careers.”
Chris Grant, CEO at Sported, said: “Without the hard-work and passion of coaches, youth workers and volunteers, community groups simply wouldn’t exist. By supporting and nurturing the next generation of leaders, we can help protect these groups’ futures and ensure local communities can continue to benefit from their amazing work for many years to come.”