Sport Industry NextGen 2021

27 Oct 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Applications for the prestigious Sport Industry NextGen programme are now open for 2021, giving the best rising talent from across the sector the opportunity to join an elite network at a time when creativity, collaboration and leadership is needed more than ever.

If 2020 has taught us all anything, it’s that talent and ingenuity shine through, and amid the challenges, obstacles, and evolution of the last year, leadership has emerged in unlikely places.

Many have been thrust into making new decisions, leading from the front, or innovating beyond expectations and in 2021, Sport Industry NextGen is there for all who’ve pushed their own boundaries.

Whether individually or for their organisation, the 2021 cohort will reflect those who have demonstrated leadership qualities and potential, and will echo a more hopeful, inclusive, and vibrant industry. 

Applications will remain open until Friday 20th November and can be submitted HERE.

Sport Industry NextGen is the leading development programme for professionals aged 30 or younger in the sport industry – identifying tomorrow’s leaders, rewarding their potential, and nurturing their talent.

Launched by Sport Industry Group in 2015, the Sport Industry NextGen network now boasts over 140 alumni – all of whom are increasing in global influence, power, and creativity each and every year.

This prestigious professional development programme provides the best emerging talent with a year-long Leadership Package which includes leading team-building activities, extensive networking, and exclusive training opportunities giving them direct access to some of the brightest minds within sport and business for interactive best-practice, learning and leadership sessions.

All of this, in addition to the powerful, lifelong network the Leaders form together, makes Sport Industry NextGen the leading development programme in the sector.

Alex Coulson, Managing Director of Sport Industry Group said:

“We created the Sport Industry NextGen programme to support and develop rising talent, and this year now more than ever, I’m honoured to open for applications. This will be the sixth cohort, and each year we discover new talent from across the industry so with all that has changed across both sport and the world, I’m confident we’ll receive some exciting and refreshing applications.

“2020 has been a year built on resilience and fortitude, but also creativity, energy and positivity, and we’re looking forward to seeing these qualities shine through.

“We strongly believe in giving a platform to the best talent, and our network of Leaders is testament to that. I’m grateful to know each and every one of them and I’m excited to welcome another group this year.”