ASA recruiting for 2015 Youth Forum

3 November 2014

The ASA are looking for proactive young leaders between the age of 16 and 25 to join the National Youth Forum.

The Youth Forum support the ASA in encouraging young volunteers to become actively involved in all aspects of aquatic sport.

What does the Youth Forum do?

Click here to find out more about the ASA Youth Forum.The Forum aims to create a network of young people within aquatics. Meeting three times a year, meetings are led by the Forum Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary with support from ASA staff.

The group are consulted on issues that impact young people and provide a youth perspective on specific departmental programmes.

What will the role offer you as a young leader?

Becoming a member of the ASA Youth Forum will provide you with unique opportunities to support the development of ASA programmes, projects and initiatives and in your own personal development as a young leader. The below outlines just some of the opportunities Youth Forum members will benefit from: 

  • Involvement in a number of ASA programmes and initiatives at all stages of project development
  • Greater knowledge and understanding of how a national governing body of sport operates
  • Ability to voice the opinions of young people and represent peers on a national level
  • Support and guidance from ASA staff
  • Improve communication, organisation, project management and presentation skills
  • Work with external partners and make key contacts
  • Access necessary training to effectively fulfil your role
  • Improve confidence in a professional environment

How do I become a member?

If becoming a member of the National Youth Forum has grabber your interest, we are looking for seven new members, including the recruitment of a Chair and Secretary.

Click on the positions in the box on the left to download a role description and selection criteria for guidance when completing your application. You may express an interest in more than one role.

If you are enthusiastic, dedicated to volunteering and passionate about sport then the Youth Forum could be the place for you! This is a unique opportunity for volunteers to work alongside the ASA and current Youth Forum to understand and influence how young people are supported.

Please complete the expression of interest form as honestly as possible. You will also need to confirm that you have read and agreed to the Youth Forum Terms of Reference before submitting your application.

Terms and Conditions

The deadline for applications is Monday 8th December 2014. The first Youth Forum meeting will take place on the 11th January from 11:00 – 16:00 at ASA Head Office Loughborough.

Three meetings will take place each year and each meeting will take place on weekend dates. For all queries, please contact

As a Youth Forum member you will be representing the interests of young people and acting as an ambassador for aquatics. Applicants do not have to be from a competitive sporting background, but should be involved in aquatics in some way.

Express Your Interest

Please fill in the form below and click submit to express your interest in joining the ASA Youth Forum for 2015.

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