Youngsters are most definitely good sports

A volunteer at the BSLT youth programme
A volunteer at the BSLT youth programme

Forty-six young people from across the Borders have signed up to become part of the voluntary sports Young Coach and Young Ambassador programmes run by Borders Sport and Leisure.

Managed by Borders Sport and Leisure’s Active Schools team, The Young Coach Programme - which is unique to the region - aims to recognise the importance of young people in leading and coaching sports activities.

Twenty-eight young people from across the region are set to participate in this year’s course which provides a structured year-long programme of skills development that will lead to them attaining at least a level 1 coaching qualification.

Eighteen young people aged 14-17 will take part in the 2013-14 Young Ambassador programme. Thirty seven of those who signed up attended a volunteers day in Gala.

This Scotland-wide initiative engages young people as role models and leaders to motivate and inspire others to participate in sport.