Secondary Change4Life Sports Club Celebration Event

Young Leader Challenge

Secondary Change4Life Sports Clubs are unique!  They are being delivered by an army of young leaders and volunteers just like you by taking on a variety of roles and we think that should be celebrated.

We’re asking groups of young leaders to take the challenge. This involves planning and staging a celebration event, aiming to inspire and motivate others to get involved by bringing to life the achievements of each Change4Life Sports Club and the young people in them.

We’ve created an online tool to help, containing videos, downloads, templates and ideas to make the events exciting, and the chance to win prizes for your school by telling us what you’ve done.


Choosing your Celebration Event

Choosing your Celebration Event

OK…so which event is going to be the best for you? Here are some suggestions of the type of event you might want to run.

Use these event cards alongside the ‘event checklist’ from your toolbox.


Remember the power of young leaders and the great resource you can call on within your school or from your secondary school. Teams of young leaders could run your celebration event with your supervision and this toolkit has been designed with that in mind.

 Change4Life sports festival

This type of event demonstrates the types of activity that you have been doing and adds the fun of competition and challenge activities. To see all the challenge activities available for the seven sports involved click on the interactive sports wall.

 Whole school assembly

Here is an opportunity to tell the whole school what is going on in your club. You could film the club in action or do a play or presentation but make sure you tell everyone how great it is and why you are shouting about it. Here is a Young Ambassador in action doing a similar type of thing.

Young Ambassador film


 Family fun day

A chance to get the whole family involved in the club and to make sure that the parents of the young people that attend the club get a chance to see the club in action. This might be best run at a weekend or in holiday time.

 Fundraising event

There are many reasons why fundraising is important for your club and hopefully you have an idea about how you would use the money. But what about the fundraising activity? There are some suggestions for you to think about with your team on the event card.


Who’s on the team?

Who’s on the team?

Organising a celebration event is very rewarding. It can be done very easily by a team of switched on and motivated young people…YOU!!

However, it is important to realise that to run a well planned event takes a number of different roles and skills within your team. The type of event will determine who’s on the team and below are some of roles you may require.

Check the card for the event you have chosen to see who you need on your event team and click on the toolbox icons below to discover more about their roles.



In this section is everything you need to make your event happen and run successfully. You will no doubt think of other things and if there is something you want to share with everyone across the country be sure to let us know.

Planning your Celebration Event

Planning your Celebration Event

Step 1

Step 2

(e.g. are you fundraising for more equipment, recruiting more volunteers or club members etc.)

Step 3

(e.g. posters, radio, newspaper, website, social and who have you targeted)

(e.g. venue location, size of area, floor surface)