Members are aged from 18 to 24, and as well as offering perspective on England’s young players, volunteers and fans, are actively involved on RFU sub-committees and working groups and help to identify and develop projects which will have a lasting impact on the growth of the game and youth representation.
Kirsten Flower, is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Implementation Council Working Group. She says: “We really want to help the RFU’s drive for diversity and to ensure that rugby really is a sport for everyone. This is a particular focus for my generation, and I believe that’s why we can offer insight and help to bring young people’s experience of any barriers or negative experiences encountered in sport in general and how best to grow the game to include all.”
The NYC welcomes applications and roles will include joining a number of sub-committees; among them the Club & CB Sub-committee, Education & Age-Grade and Player Development, all of which offer the chance to both help rugby flourish and develop an impressive CV.
The NYC is looking for outstanding applicants who are passionate about rugby and making a difference. They will have the creativity and drive to take forward ideas and projects. Through serving on the NYC they will be able to take their volunteering to the next level by developing personal and professional skills and working as part of a team.
OPPORTUNITIES THAT COME WITH THE ROLE
The NYC role comes with the chance to develop valuable skills, gain access to a mentor and shape the future development of rugby.
The National Youth Council meets at least four times a year, with a mixture of virtual and face to face meetings, interspersed with ongoing projects and sub-committee meetings. Members need to be available for meetings, as well as playing active roles in the development and completion of identified projects.
Applications are now open and if you or someone you know would love to help rugby grow and provide youth perspective.
In response to a need to see greater diversity and foster more inclusive dialogue, the National Youth Council is seeking to recruit new members from under-represented groups in order to better represent the game’s participants and to gain insight relating to those under-represented groups.
Further information is outlined in the role profile here. If you have any questions about the National Youth Council or the application process, you can contact Stephanie Allmark, Volunteer Manager at stephanieallmark@RFU.com.
The closing date for applications is Monday 28th February, with interviews taking place online W/C 14th March or 21st March.