Our Youth Advisory Panel

We recognise that young people should have a say in the decisions that will affect them, and as we continue to develop our work around children and young people, we are committed to championing this by putting them at the heart of the Alliance’s work through our Youth Advisory Panel.

We launched our Young Board Members  report, developed in partnership with Youth Sport Trust, in June 2018, and had a fantastic panel discussion with three young people at our annual Sport Summit in July that year. Discussing their experiences of the sporting system to date and what they want to see change in the future.

Now we want to go further and ensure that youth voice guides our work, helping children and young people to be active, healthy and happy.

Find out more about our Youth Advisory Panel, how you can get involved and apply below.


Alliance Youth Advisory Panel Recruitment Booklet 2022

Youth Advisory Panel - Sport and Recreation Alliance - Youth Advisory Panel Terms of Reference

Youth Advisory Panel - Application Form



Hi, I’m Matthew Chilvers and I play Learning Disability Tennis, competing in Special Olympics/LTA tournaments nationwide throughout the year.  I’m on the autistic spectrum and volunteer at Desford Lawn Tennis Club, being part of the coaching team that won the LTA Disability Project of the Year Award in 2018.  I was selected as the East Midlands BBC Sports Personality Get Inspired Unsung Hero 2018. I’m currently studying at Loughborough College for a Sports Management degree and enjoy playing football.  

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Hi I'm Jack Spencer Jones, I’m a recent graduate of Chichester University, studying Sport Management. I am a keen and enthusiastic sport loving character and have a huge passion for disability sport and wanting it to improve and thrive. I also work as a cricket coach and in the betting industry. 

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My name is Rashan and I am a recent Sports Science grad from Brunel University. I have experience working with professional football teams as a S&C coach/sports scientist and I am now a youth and community coach for a sports charity called Street League. My drive, teamwork and courtesy have helped to shape me into the person I am now, and I am always looking to develop myself. 

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