As we recover from the pandemic, participation in physical activity and social connection is more than ever important to support the mental and physical wellbeing of young people. The role of sporting communities provides an opportunity for young people to be involved in building social and community connection. Offering opportunities for young people to co-design programs can encourage youth leadership, peer led play and improve attitides to physical activity by promoting longer term involvement in sporting communities.
Considering what young people need is important. Try surveying young people connected with your club to find out ways to grow youth participation and ensure your sport is accessibility, motivating and fun.
You may be inspired by the recent work of Regional Sport Assembly Victoria's Youth Advisory Council for insights on how clubs can consider doing sport differently to attract more young people to their sport.