Implementation – Year 1
During the first year 2018-19 of implementation of the “Every Junior Matters” strategy, there has been good progress in several areas:
- Club Junior Development: Many clubs have made significant improvements in junior development. As well as established clubs such as SYO & WCOC, others such as SELOC, WAOC, DFOK & OROX have launched programmes and improved their provision for juniors.
- Improving the Sport for juniors: New team categories in the Yvette Baker and Peter Palmer Relays to help smaller teams and clubs. A new review of Talent and Performance will improve provision for high performing juniors.
- Providing more social and inclusive opportunities: A new Youth Advisory Board has been set up, and the series of youth camps for younger juniors has expanded.
For a report on the first year of implementation, see here.
You can view the full "Every Junior Matters" Youth Strategy here.