Young Voices in Sport

Young members of sporting organisations have a right to participate in the decisions that affect their sporting lives. Volunteers and members of staff in sporting organisations can support the long-term engagement of their young members in the sports they love by listening to their views and acting on them. Sporting organisations that involve young members in decision-making are more relevant to them, more sustainable and more likely to thrive.

The purpose of this toolkit is to give volunteers and members of staff in sporting organisations a clear understanding of what they need to do to involve their young members in decision-making from club level to national governing body. Although many of the activities are suitable for children of any age, those aged between 10 and 18 are the focus of this toolkit.

By using the activities in the toolkit, it will be possible for sporting organisations to find out what is important to their young members, to support their involvement in on-the-spot decision-making and to consult with them in more depth on any topic.

For more information about the Young Voices in Sport Toolkit, please contact the Sport Ireland Ethics Unit: