Elite Leaders Programme

An exciting development for young high performing sportsmen and women. Eight of them are taking part in a programme designed to inspire them to become the next generation of leaders in, of and through sport. Those involved also have the chance to attend other FLS activities where they will meet leaders in sport, business and the military. The purpose is to help produce outstanding sportsmen and women with excellent leadership capabilities that can be demonstrated within sport and in any career beyond sport.

We feel that in the UK not enough is done to develop leaders in and of sport. We should not need so many foreign coaches, performance directors and CEO’s. One of the FLS challenges in the coming years is to initiate and support programmes that help develop leaders. The Elite Sporting Leaders programme will give a small number of sportsmen and women, who are already highly successful within their sports, the opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities.
They will each be ‘mentored’ by someone with proven success as a leader in sport, business or the military. They will have the opportunity during 2016 to visit a number of such leaders, from all walks of life.

The list of Elite Leaders Group members can be found by clicking here.

Click here for the link to the list of mentors.

Members of the group will be invited to all FLS workshops and activities. They will also be given the opportunity to help deliver workshops for school sixth formers and others.

Coaching and Mentoring

FLS directors are supporting senior executives in sports organisations with mentoring and coaching.

For example, to quote Kevin Pringle, Chief Executive of Basketball Scotland: ‘Over the past year, Vic Luck has coached me and my Senior Management Team in developing our leadership skills and our working as a high-performing team. His extensive knowledge of both business and sport have been invaluable’


‘ Vic Luck of FLS has supported our Performance Sport coaches and athletes over the past three years by designing and delivering a programme to accelerate the development of their leadership capabilities in a dozen different sports. This has seen a demonstrable change in their influencing skills and has played a valuable part in improving the performance of our teams’

Andy Borrie, Director of Performance Sport, University of Loughborough

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