Young people aged 16-25 are being sought for an exciting new programme where they will train to become LGBT+ sports activists.

The Youth Activist Academy has been launched by LEAP Sports Scotland and hopes to train 26 young people to help improve participation in sport and to tackle discrimination.

Participants will take part in a number of workshops and events at a residential in June, which will include sports professionals, activists and the Football v Homophobia campaign.

Work on the project will lead to a Community Achievement Award for those taking part too, something organisers hope will be a major benefit for the young people.

Angharad Englefield-Nelson, from LEAP Sports, told us:

“The Youth Activist Academy is open to anyone who is passionate about LGBTIQ+ sport activism and wants to make a positive change in the community. We want young people to graduate having made real change in Scottish sports and to be accredited properly so they can use their hard work on this project to help them with the next stage of their lives.”

Registration is open now by completing the form here and more information is available via


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