What is the Young Person’s Sport Panel? 

The Sport NI Young Person’s Sport Panel aims to give a voice to young people, who are passionate about youth representation and sport, and want to make sure that young people have a voice in influencing how Sport NI and the sporting sector delivers the best sporting opportunities and experiences for everyone.

Who are we looking for? 

We want to welcome anyone who will give a voice for young people, from any walk of life and who wants to make a difference. You do not have to be an expert in sport!

We would like some of the panel members to have experience of sport but equally we would like some panel members to be from outside of the sporting system to give us diverse perspectives and experiences.

We want panel members who are aged between 16-23 years old and live in Northern Ireland.

We need you to be able to commit preparation and attendance time to our meetings four times a year, plus any voluntary learning hours you want to commit to – we want to support your development.

We need you to be able to commit to a 12 months term as a minimum. You will need to complete an Access NI check.

It will help of you are a big picture thinker, a good team player, who wants to learn and make a difference.


What you’ll get from us? 

We will provide you with lots of support and mentoring to:

  • Develop new skills, knowledge and insights;
  • Meet like-minded young people and make a difference;
  • Enhance your CV with Board skills and experiences;
  • Meet and learn from experts in sport; and
  • See behind the scenes of how an arms-length Body, such as Sport NI runs.


How to get involved  

If you’re keen to get involved with Sport Northern Ireland’s Young People’s Sport Panel, please first read the guidance notes and submit a simple Expression of Interest to book a chat with us.

Click here to access the Young Persons Panel – Expression of Interest Form 

Click here to access the Young Persons Sports panel – Application

Closing date for application submission is 26th February 2021

Click below to access Guidance Document