Sport Industry NextGen

Registration to attend Sport Industry NextGen Unlocked on 1st February is now closed. As the event is oversubscribed, a ballot will take place with results communicated by Wednesday 17th January. 


Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays identifies tomorrow’s leaders, rewards their potential and nurtures their talent.

The free to enter programme aims to discover the rising industry stars, who will receive a dedicated Leadership Package to better equip them for future leadership roles, including a business support package, regular professional networking opportunities and personal development and mentoring. 

The 2018 Sport Industry NextGen Leaders will begin their year at Sport Industry NextGen Unlocked, officially introducing the selected few to the industry as a group for the first time. Taking place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at Village Underground, the evening will offer guests the opportunity to network with every year of Sport Industry NextGen Leaders, the Coaches and other senior members of the industry, as well as hear from previous Leaders and special guest speakers, including world champion diver Tom Daley, who will share his experiences of growing up as a focus for the sport industry, while battling for medal success at the highest level. 


This programme is for young people who have already shown evidence of leadership potential, but want to fulfil it. The Leadership Package offers incredible training and development opportunities to help build a powerful network of likeminded peers. 


The focus is on entrants aged 30 years or younger who work within the sport industry and aspire to grow their network, experience and knowledge for responsible leadership that will help drive the sport industry forward. Entrants must enter on their own behalf and be based in the UK. Check out the Sport Industry NextGen Leaders 2017 and 2016


Entries for 2019 will open in July 2018. 

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In 2017, the audience at Sport Industry NextGen Unlocked heard from a number of speakers who shared their leadership experiences including Watford FC captain Troy Deeney, Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg, ITV's political editor Robert Peston, and Sport England board member Kate Bosomworth. View the highlights below: