Sport Industry NextGen

The latest wave of 30 leading professionals from across the UK sport industry have been unveiled as the Sport Industry NextGen Leaders for 2020.

The group, which represent a diverse, ambitious and innovative future for the sector, is the fifth annual cohort to be selected for the prestigious professional development programme, launched by Sport Industry Group in 2015.

Together, they bring an unprecedented range of skillsets, including commercial partnerships and sales, content production, digital and data expertise, finance, sponsorship, talent management and emerging technologies. Importantly, they also join a network of 148 Sport Industry NextGen alumni – a group that is increasing in global influence, power and creativity every year and sits at the forefront of the emerging talent within the industry.

You can read the full list of 2020 Leaders HERE.

Sport Industry NextGen is aimed at industry professionals aged 30 and younger and is designed to better equip the best emerging talent for leadership roles. 2020 will be the fifth year of the programme which is established as the leading development programme for our sector.  

Coaches for the programme include; Alastair Campbell, Tracey Crouch MP; former Sported CEO Chris Grant; leadership expert René Carayol; former England Netball Captain Ama Agbeze; sports consultant, film-maker and broadcaster Leon Mann and many more. 

Successful applicants benefit from a year-long Leadership Package which includes money-can’t-buy training, personal development and networking opportunities, in addition to the powerful, lifelong network the Leaders form together. 

The 2020 Leadership Package includes legal insight from Howard Kennedy, a leadership workshop from Loughborough University London, a 24-hour experience with IDG at Sandhurst, access to multiple Sport Industry Group events, plus additional networking and learning opportunities, as well as personal development and an introduction to an expanded and powerful network of likeminded peers. 

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