The next Global Sports Week will be held between February 1st and 5th 2021, with events taking place in Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Milan, Dakar, Los Angeles and online. Young Sports Makers will be recruited from around the world, with a mission to shape debates and challenge top leaders in person or through virtual events depending on their location.
The selected squad of 35 young people will be the voice of the next generation during Global Sports Week – an annual international forum where leaders, influencers and changemakers come together to make the future of sport.
Those selected will be placed centre-stage during Global Sports Week. They will benefit from an unrivalled platform to raise their voice and make an impact, with direct access to leading figures from sport, business, media, entertainment and society.
Are you a Young Sports Maker?
You are eligible to apply to become a Young Sports Maker if you are:
●Between 18 and 25 years old on 1 January 2021
●Involved in sport as an athlete, coach, organiser, student, volunteer, business professional, entrepreneur or activist
●Passionate about sport’s future and its potential to contribute to a better future for the world
Those selected must be available throughout the week of February 1st to 5th.
Becoming a Global Sports Week Young Sports Maker is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Here’s what some of last year’s squad had to say:
“If you truly want a melting pot of diversity, social justice, sustainability and other key issues that we tackle on a daily basis in sports all in one place, the Young Sports Makers programme is the one you should apply for!” - Ananya Sachdev, India
“Are you young and passionate for sports? Do you have ideas, beliefs or projects to share? Are you the future of sport? Join the Young Sports Makers from around the world, share, discuss and take part in #GSWParis 2021.” - Lucie Lenne, France
“The whole experience was just great!” - Alejandro Milan, Venezuela
“What are you waiting for? Apply now, raise your voice and represent your generation.” - David Thibodeau, Canada
I’m in. How do I apply?
Applications are open from September 24th to October 18th 2020.
The whole process should take around 20 minutes and includes two parts:
● An online form with questions about you and your interest in sport;
● A 60-second video statement, during which you should tell us one change you want to see in the future of sport.
You’ll need to upload the video file using a WeTransfer link service.
When you’re ready to go,
use this link to complete and submit the online application form:
About Global Sports Week
Global Sports Week is an annual international forum held under the high patronage of M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, where leaders, influencers and changemakers come together to make the future of sport.
The first edition took place at the Carrousel du Louvre between February 5th and 7th 2020, gathering more than 2,000 international leaders around an agenda focused on sport at the intersection of business and society. The next Global Sports Week will be held between February 1st and 5th 2021, with events taking place in Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Milan, Dakar, Los Angeles and online.