Community Leadership

young ambassador programme
coach education
Sport Leaders

The Young Ambassador Programme

The Young Ambassador programme aims to see young people driving opportunity, engagement and change for other young people, using sport as a catalyst to do so.

It is designed to build the leadership skills of young people and as a result they are empowered to take on the following roles.

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Sport Leaders UK

Sport Leaders UK are a governing body who deliver awards to develop leadership and life skills in young people. All their qualifications equip young people with valuable and essential employability skills, with focus on the following:

  • Communication
  • Self-belief
  • Teamwork
  • Self-management
  • Problem solving

The Sport Leaders courses are designed to develop confident, healthy leaders through sport and physical activity. Effective communication and organisation are two important skills the course looks to develop to help candidates learn to lead basic physical activities for younger people, their peers, older generation and out in the community.

Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

Each award looks at the differences between skills and behaviours, and how we can apply them to a practical environment in sport, but also how they can be used in a work environment, school, with friends and at home with family. The challenge of a Sport Leader Candidate would be to try and develop certain skills, which need improving, throughout the duration of the course whether it is during an on course delivery or off course through volunteering. Students will plan, lead and evaluate sports/physical activity sessions over a number of tutored hours and then demonstrate their leadership skills as part of their assessment.


The PlayMaker Award is a great introduction into leadership for pupils or students aged nine and over.

The award is designed for use in a variety of education settings as a 6 hour course and focuses on developing learners’ leadership skills. Each pupil will receive a certificate upon completing the course.

Please click here to read more about the PlayMaker Award! Add in pdf booklet

Denbighshire Leisure’s Active Communities team have the license and tutors to deliver the PlayMaker course so there is no need for any schools to register and pay via Sport Leaders. Yearly courses are held to selected Bronze Young Ambassadors of each primary school. Courses are held in each secondary school for their primary cluster.

Sport Leadership info pack

Coach Education and Training

Denbighshire Leisure Limited are able to provide you with courses to support your own individual needs and those of your sports club. Courses include:

  • Sports Injury First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
  • Disability Inclusion Training (UK DIT)

For more information on all of our courses, please contact us here.

Volunteering with Denbighshire Leisure Ltd

Volunteering is a great way for you to meet new people, develop new skills and connect with your local community. Volunteering doesn’t have to be a long term commitment or take a huge amount of time, it can fit in with your life. Volunteering is good for your mental wellbeing as it can increase self-confidence, make you feel happy and as it will keep you in regular contact with others, can help to protect you from depression.

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to develop skills in new areas that may help you gain employment in the future.

There many opportunities within Denbighshire Leisure Ltd to get involved, including volunteering at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre as an usher, in our Community Arts programme, in your school as a Sports Young Ambassador and in our events team.

All volunteers will be given a full induction, provided with relevant free training and a named person who will support you during your time with us.

If you are interested in volunteering in any part of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, then please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet some of our current volunteers:

Careers with Denbighshire Leisure Ltd

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