Developing young leaders with the Bath Rugby Foundation


“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”

Leadership Challenges is working with Bath Rugby Foundation, on an exciting new mentoring programme for young people, culminating in a 2-week cycling challenge in the Andes mountains in Chile.

The above video shows the launch of the programme, explains the reasons behind it and the impact that it will have.

The 36 week course which started in Spring 2019, nurtures the development of leadership abilities in a group of young people, by empowering them to improve the quality of their lives and assist with their full integration into wider society.

The Young Leaders Mentor Programme, which is part of our overall Leadership Programme, is designed to offer support through teaching additional life skills and individual mentoring activity, to build confidence and raise aspirations of the young leaders involved through interactive, informative and fun sessions.

The Young Leaders Mentor Programme is simple in concept, yet ambitious and achievable, with a huge pro-social impact on society. The programme will push the limits of the mentees; through dedicated mentors, guiding those involved, creating a model for many more young people to get involved in a wider, future, national roll-out.

Our Programme is linked to Bath Rugby Foundation’s ‘HITZ On Track’ programme aimed at Key Stage 4 students who are either receiving alternative educational provision or those who are at risk of becoming NEET (Person Not in Education, Employment or Training).

Listen below to a recent interview with John Hall, Leadership Challenges’ Chairman and Bath Rugby Foundation’s CEO, Lynn Fernquest on BBC Bristol on the launch of the Young Leaders Mentor Programme.