The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is calling upon the World’s Youth to rise up and drive change within the sporting industry.

Never, since World War II, have we lived in more uncertain times. The current unprecedented global health crisis and the impending global recession will change the sporting landscape in unprecedented ways. The status-quo is no more and, as such, there has never been a more crucial time for young people to engage, make their voice heard and help deliver much-need reforms.

With the world population surpassing seven billion in 2012 and considering that people under the age of thirty account for more than half of this number (50.5%), SIGA wants to galvanise the younger generations to # TakeCharge and be at the forefront of a global movement to instigate cultural change and place Sport Integrity at the top of the agenda.

To this end SIGA, and their partners, will provide a range of interactive opportunities to young people from around the world so that they can directly influence decision-making at all levels of sport and the wider industry. A key focus of this SIGA project is to create a platform for the young people involved to create, define and drive agendas across global sport and the wider industry and also to increase recognition and awareness of young people’s achievements.

The project will include specific Youth Engagements, such as contributions to webinars and thought leadership events, together with providing participating young people the opportunity to create their own initiatives in collaboration with SIGA and partners to help mould their vision of the future.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO of SIGA and Chairman and CEO of SIGA AMERICA, stressed: “The future of Sport cannot be dictated by old mentalities. We need a new culture with integrity as its cornerstone, ushered in by young people and emerging, visionary leaders. This is SIGA’s objective and genuine commitment: to empower young people and provide them with the means and opportunities to enable them to be the agents of change they want to see in the world of sport. We invite the global youth to be the protagonists of their own future and lead sport into a new, dynamic era.”

Young people, aged 16-30, wishing to be directly involved in sport, looking for a career in the wider sport industry and wanting to become involved in SIGAs’ # TakeCharge initiative, are invited to contact SIGA at

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