Sport Industry NextGen

A brand-new group of 30 leading professionals from across the UK sport industry have today been announced as the Sport Industry NextGen 2021 Leaders, as the industry’s leading professional development programme returns for its sixth year.

After a year of change and innovation, the new 2021 cohort reflect those who have led in new ways and echo a more hopeful, inclusive and vibrant industry as it begins to move forward.

Together, they bring an unprecedented range of skillsets, including commercial partnerships and sales, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, content production, digital and data expertise, finance, sponsorship, talent management, and emerging technologies.

They represent a broad range of organisations, from multi-national brands to charities and foundations, but together are an amazing cross section of our world-leading sport industry. Among those featured are talented individuals from the likes of DAZN, ECB, EXCEL ESPORTS, IRONMAN, NFL, Octagon, PlayStation, Unicef UK and Unilever.

The full list of Leaders can be read HERE.

Sport Industry NextGen is the leading professional development programme for the sport industry – identifying tomorrow’s leaders, rewarding their potential, and nurturing their talent.

The programme aims to find and support those who are excelling within their respective areas and levels of the sport industry. Successful applicants will likely have multiple years of industry experience and be demonstrably high achievers for their age and experience.

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

Created for those aged 30 or under, this prestigious professional development programme provides the best emerging talent with a tailored year-long Leadership Package which includes extensive training, personal development and networking opportunities. The successful applicants will get direct access to some of the brightest minds and best organisations 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 number one professional development programme for our sector.