The TEAMS Young Leaders programme is a project supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body  (SEUPB).The TEAMS Young Leaders programme is being delivered in partnership by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Otium Leisure Consultancy. The Young Leaders programme is for young people (male and female) aged between 16 and 24 years old currently living in Mid and East Antrim Borough Council interested in developing their coaching skills. No previous coaching experience is necessary.

The course is both active and classroom-based, the following will be delivered: Role of the Coach, Leadership, Physical Literacy, Games based coaching, Sports Performance Analysis, Dodge Ball coaching award, Safeguarding certificate and Good Relations.

The course is suitable for young people interested in coaching team sports such as Football, GAA, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Netball, Basketball, and others.
The programme is being delivered over five days in 2 parts, each participant must complete both parts:

  • Part One - Attend a 3-day coach education course - 29th to 31st July in  Ballymena OR 5th to 7th August in Larne
  • Part Two - Complete two days at a multi-sports camp as a coach assistant - 19th to 23rd August Ballymena OR Larne
To register for this programme please complete all the below questions.

Privacy Note - Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, SEUPB and Otium Leisure Consultancy are collecting personal information to fulfil our public task in relation to sports development. We will keep your information secure, accurate and for no longer than is necessary in accordance with data protection laws. If you wish to find out more about how we control and process personal data and protect your privacy, please see:

Safeguarding Policy
In partnership with Mid and East Antrim Safeguarding Policy we commit to making sure that children and vulnerable adults are protected and kept safe from harm while they are being supervised by staff and volunteers from Otium Leisure Consultancy and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

For further information contact Siobhan Poulter
Otium Leisure Consultancy

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* 1. Participant's name and contact details - please note the participant's home address must be in Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

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* 2. Participants must be aged between 16 and 24 to be eligible for the TEAMS Young Leaders programme - please enter your age on the last day of the programme indicated below.

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* 3. If you are aged 16 to 18 years old please complete contact details for your parent/carer.

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* 4. The TEAMS Young Leaders programme is being run in two parts requiring a commitment of five days in total.

  • Part One: 3-day coach education course (dates below)
  • Part Two: each participant must commit to two days guided coaching at a multi-sports camp being run for 7 to 11-year-old boys and girls (dates/venues below) 
Please note you must attend all five days to complete the programme and receive your certificates (Dodge Ball, Performance Analysis, Safe Guarding, and Good Relations). 

Please indicate which coach education workshop date/venue you prefer. If you can attend either please tick both. We will try to accommodate your preferred dates but cannot guarantee it.

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* 5. As part of the programme each participant must complete two days guided coaching at one of our multi-sports camps being run at two different venues:

Camp 1 - 19 to 23 August at Ballymena Showgrounds
Camp 2 - 19 to 23 August at The Cliff Larne

Please indicate below your preferred venue, we will try to accommodate your preference but cannot guarantee it. 

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* 6. Please indicate what group/organisation/school/sports club you are attending or are a member.

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* 7. Media Consent - Photographs and/or video may be taken and used at Council run events, to promote
these activities; via press releases, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council website,
Council social media etc. and will share with relevant funders for the same purposes. 

Do you consent to myself/my child to be photographed and/or videoed please click Yes/No.

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* 8. Medical Information - Do you have any medical conditions/disabilities we should be aware of (e.g. allergies, asthma, heart conditions any physical or sensory impairments).

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* 9. Have you or your young person participated in a Peace IV programme within Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area since 2017 - please indicate below.

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* 10. Thank-you for completing this application to the TEAMS Young Leaders Programme - we will be in contact soon to confirm your place. If you have any questions or comments record them below.

Siobhan Poulter
Otium Lesiure Consultancy