Team Leaders

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Team leader applications for 2018 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! We will be in touch on the week beginning Monday 15th January.

The Team Leader Role:

GamesForce Team Leaders are a group of talented individuals (aged 18+) who play a senior role at the London Youth Games. They take on leadership roles, and are part of the onsite management crew at our multi-sport major events.

Becoming a team leader is a great opportunity for you to further your career prospects, develop leadership skills, work as part of team and gain experience across the areas of sport, media and events. Training, mentoring and onsite support is provided to successful applicants.

Team Leaders support volunteers within the four specified teams below:
  • Events: Play a leading role in the organisation and delivery of various sporting competitions as well as our festival offerings which encourage general participation in music/dance and sport!
  • Sport: Lead in event delivery in areas such as registration, results, ceremonies.
  • Media:  Work with the communications team raising the profile of the Games through photography, videography, reporting and social media. 

Do you have the qualities?

  • Do you have leadership qualities?
  • Do you have good communication skills?
  • Can you remain calm and focused in busy, hectic situations?
  • Can you support and lead volunteer groups?
  • Do you enjoy hard work and great fun?
  • Would you like experience of a large scale sports event?


Our successful applicants are:

  • 18+

  • Available to attend the selection evening in January and training in April (both by invitation).

  • Available for 2 – 3 days between May and June 2018 to attend London Youth Games qualifying competitions. This is where they receive onsite training for their roles.
  • Available for the duration of finals week. Team Leaders live onsite for a week at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre with the London Youth Games Team to assist with the preparation and running of the multi-sport event (3-8 July). 

Applications will open on Monday 20th November but until then make sure you have signed up to our mailing list/gamesforce here to keep up-to-date with the latest news and opportunities!



The Junior Team Leader Role:

Junior Team Leaders are aged between 16 -18 and work alongside the Team Leaders for a few of our event days. They gain experience and understanding of the role and develop leadership and communication skills.  Training and support is provided. It’s hoped that the Junior Team Leaders will go on to apply to become Team Leader once they are aged 18.  

Junior Team Leaders will work alongside Team Leaders and volunteers within the four specified teams below:

  • Events: Play a leading role in the organisation and delivery of various sporting competitions as well as our festival offerings which encourage general participation in music/dance and sport!
  • Sport: Lead in event delivery in areas such as registration, results, ceremonies.
  • Media:  Work with the communications team raising the profile of the Games through photography, videography, reporting and social media. 

Do you have the qualities?

  • Can work as part of a team?
  • Have good communication skills?
  • Are always keen to get involved, whatever the role because you get 'the bigger picture'?


Our successful applicants are:

  • 16-18

  • Available to attend the selection evening in January and training in April (both by invitation).

  • Available for 2 days between May and June 2018 to attend London Youth Games qualifying competitions. This is where they receive onsite training for their roles.

  • Available for finals weekend, 7th and 8th July.

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