SIGA established the SIGA Youth Council (SYC) in 2020 to engage today’s youth in its reform agenda and as part of its drive for Good Governance in Sport.

Applications are now open for the Second Class of Future Leaders to build upon the fantastic foundations laid by the inaugural group.

Open to all Young people from the ages of 18-29, the SYC provides a unique platform for aspiring young leaders to join SIGA’s global movement and have their voices heard in respect of issues related to Sport Integrity.

 

Mission

The SYC mission is to support SIGA’s global agenda on Sport Integrity with a Youth focus that is Youth Driven.

 

What is involved?

The SYC members will devise an agenda throughout the 18-month term to deliver the mission with the aim of galvanising global youth. The agenda will be approved by SIGA and the SYC will be empowered to deliver.

The 18-month SYC Term will commence in June 2022. Key Landmarks Include:

  • An initial Supported SYC Strategy Session which will determine:
    • Roles & Responsibilities Allocation
    • The Selection of potential short, medium and long term projects for the 18 month period (for supported planning and execution)
  • A minimum of 18 SYC Meetings (one per month)

 

Benefits include:

  • Acquisition of leadership and advocacy skills
  • Opportunity to expand networks in the sports industry including SIGA’s extensive global network
  • Develop knowledge in the field of Sport Integrity
  • Platform to showcase abilities, skills, and dedication to Sport Integrity.
  • Opportunity to engage in SIGA’s broader thought leadership activities and events
  • Opportunity to set strategic goals including fundraising, social media campaigns and partnerships
  • Opportunity to forge long lasting and invaluable networks with current and future Sport Leaders and kick start a career pathway
  • Opportunity to contribute to SIGA content – including but not limited to the Sport Integrity Journal, the #SIGAWoW show & SIGA Events
  • Complimentary digital participation in SIGA’s flagship thought leadership event, Sport Integrity Week, held in September 2022
  • Opportunity to design and deliver SYC content within Thought Leadership Events (Including Sport Integrity Week)
  • Opportunity to apply for Internships at SIGA and with our members
  • Certificate and Graduation Ceremony held during Sport Integrity week in September 2023

 

Who Should Apply

The SYC is designed for aspiring and early career young people (18-29) who are looking to acquire new skills, extend their professional network and gain hands-on experience in the fast paced world of Sport Integrity and Good Governance reform.

This should appeal to all who seek a diversity of opportunities and experiences that will enhance knowledge and skill sets by providing access to exciting opportunities that will last far beyond the SYC tenure.

 

Criteria for Successful Candidates:

  • Keen interest in Sport and Sport Integrity
  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Proactive spirit with ability to work as a team and autonomously
  • Creative approaches to global problems

 

Desirable Criteria for Successful Candidates include:

  • The ability to conduct research: The SYC provides an opportunity to design and deliver Integrity-related research projects, either independently or in collaboration with our broader network with outputs showcased to a Global Audience
  • Policy Awareness / Interest: The SYC provides an opportunity to design and deliver policy documents and an SYC Youth Manifesto with outputs showcased to a Global Audience
  • Public Speaking: The SYC provides an opportunity to speak on current Sport Integrity issues at our events – both digitally or in-person
  • Social Media: The SYC provides an opportunity to design and implement SYC specific campaigns and / or be involved in the broader SIGA social media outputs
  • Content Creation: The SYC provides an opportunity to design and implement SYC specific content and / or be involved in the broader SIGA outputs
  • Podcasts & Interviews: The SYC provides an opportunity to design and deliver audio and visual content such as 1-2-1 interviews, an SYC specific podcast and / or a broader SIGA variant
  • Event Management: The SYC provides an opportunity to engage at every level of the event management process from inception to delivery and beyond
  • Stakeholder Relationships: The SYC provides an opportunity to cultivate an SYC stakeholder network and deliver collaborative outputs

 

The interactive nature of the SYC and the diverse potential scope for involvement enables members to define their own vision and make it a reality, providing they directly align with the overarching Mission and Vision of SIGA.

This amazing opportunity to #TakeCharge means leadership, organisation and proactivity are critical skills. This framework has been designed to ensure that all candidates have the opportunity to flourish and showcase their talents to a global audience. We will support you every step of the way but we expect you to lead from the front and take advantage of every opportunity we will provide.

We are extremely excited to welcome the 2022 class and look forward to working collaboratively together!

 

How To Apply?

4th April 2022: Applications Open

2nd May 2022: Applications Close 17:00 CET

To apply please click on the link below, complete the form and attach a CV, letter of recommendation and a short video (maximum 2 minutes) stating why you want to join the SYC.

4th April 2022: Applications Open

2nd May 2022: Applications Close 17:00 CET

This programme is available for all young people between the ages of 18-29. To apply please click on the link below, complete the form and attach a CV, letter of recommendation and a short video (maximum 2 minutes) stating why you want to join the SYC.

Please review the Terms of Reference before Applying

SIGA Youth Council Showcase