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24 Mar

Yorkshire Elite Leaders Academy

Are you looking for a future in sport or know someone who could has the drive to be an elite leader? Why not get involved in the Yorkshire Elite Leaders Academy?

The scheme was started in 2008 when 20 young leaders from South Yorkshire came to the stadium to experience “a day in the life of Headingley Carnegie Stadium”. The scheme evolved into 330 young leaders from across Yorkshire attending 11 “a day in the life of” days and 8 match day activity days in 2009. This scheme has proved to be hugely effective in educating young people in the roles involved in sport management.

From this the Yorkshire Elite Leaders Academy was born, delivered by The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and The Yorkshire Cricket Board. The academy will provide Yorkshire’s Elite Leaders with the opportunity to gain qualifications and volunteering experience.

So what’s it all about?

The academy will benefit those over 16 who have shown an active interest in volunteering within cricket. Once chosen, successful applicants will then have access to various qualifications including UKCC Level 1 and 2 coaching courses, working in schools qualification, first aid certificates along with placements and work experience at Yorkshire County Cricket Club or the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

All we ask is that applicants have at least 100 hours volunteering experience at a club prior to applying and then continue to gain a further 100 hours during their time with the academy. Upon completion of 100 hours volunteering through the academy, the elite leaders will be awarded the V Cricket certificate of achievement which is recognised by employers across the UK.

In addition to this the young leaders will also be given an exclusive Elite Leaders pack, including a polo shirt and Yorkshire CCC membership along with other rewards depending on their level of engagement with volunteering.

How do I get involved?

We are looking for motivated, proactive individuals who have an excellent work ethic and can present themselves in a professional manner. Successful applicants will have evidence of 100 hours volunteering in cricket since May 2012 and be enthusiastic about a career in sport.

If you think that you have what it takes to be a Yorkshire Elite Leader or know someone who does, get in touch!

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