Forward Foundation Ambassador Programme
Application Form 2020
To find out more information about the Ambassador programme head to our website: http://www.forwardfoundation.co.nz/initiatives
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Background
Forward Foundation is a New Zealand registered charity that creates development and leadership opportunities for girls through sport.

Our Ambassador Programme aims to increase participation in girls’ sports through identifying aspirational young female leaders and enabling them to inspire those around them to participate in sport. We’re not looking for the best player in the team, we’re looking for girls willing and passionate about kicking goals and helping grow girls’ sport in New Zealand. Ambassadors must be enrolled in a secondary school in NZ (Yr9-13), have initiative and able to communicate with all age groups, and be passionate about the participation of girls sport.

Ambassadors will receive
1. Leadership and personal development opportunities
2. Access to a mentor
3. Forward Foundation Ambassador Leadership award
4. An environment to grow as a person
5. An opportunity to create meaningful change
6. Celebrity status on our website and social media

Commitment required of a Forward Foundation Ambassador
• Attend the two Forward Foundation Ambassador Conferences (24/25 January and July)
• Begin their journey through the Forward Foundation Leadership Award Pathway
• Work with an assigned mentor who will help support them grow as a young leader
• Occupy an active role with the aim of increasing participation in their sport
• Participate in discussion forums with other Ambassadors from across New Zealand
• Submit regular updates outlining project progress
• Positively promote the Forward Foundation and the Ambassador programme
• Support the Forward Foundation and other partner organisations as the voice for a young female in sport and community

Benefits of the Forward Foundation Ambassadors Programme
• Opportunity to meet new people
• Opportunity to learn and develop new skills e.g. leadership, communication, teamwork
• Opens up doors to opportunities like volunteering at major events, speaking at conferences or work experience
• Improved wellbeing by developing confidence and self-esteem
• Opportunities to get recognised and rewarded for your commitment to leadership, sport and female empowerment

Ambassador Conference: 24-25 January 2020 and July (Date TBC)
The conference is an opportunity for Ambassadors to participate in leadership and personal development activities and hear from inspirational speakers. Check out the photos from 2019 Ambassador on Facebook (www.facebook.com/forwardfoundation.nz or instagram @forwardfoundation). Conference attendance is mandatory for Ambassadors and those travelling from outside of Christchurch may need to fund their own travel costs.

Financial Support
The Forward Foundation will offer financial support to help ambassadors attend conferences, workshops and/or courses. Ambassadors need to apply for this fund through the Forward Foundation Ambassador committee.

Application Progress
1) Fill out an online application form (November)
2) Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed (Beginning of December)
3) Forward Foundation Ambassadors will be notified (Mid December)

Applications close December 1, 2019
Application
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Secondary School *
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Year Level *
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Postal Address *
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I have read and understood the commitments required of me during my time as a Forward Foundation Ambassador. I will stay committed to the programme and make myself available for all commitments listed above. *
Ambassadors will need a legal guardian who approves of the Ambassador’s participation in the programme.
Legal Guardian Details
Name of Guardian *
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Relationship *
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Email Address *
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Please give a brief overview of any relevant experience you have had that would contribute to your success as an Ambassador. (For example: Captain of cricket team, school leadership positions, relevant projects you’ve been involved in) *
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What leadership qualities do you bring to this programme? *
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What leadership qualities do you want to work on? *
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What contributions have you already made to sport in your school or community? Practical examples are best. *
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Why should you become a Forward Foundation Ambassador? *
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How did you hear about the Forward Foundation? *
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Please list two referees- Name and contact details. *
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Wahoo! You made it. Thank you for completing your 2020 Forward Foundation Application. We will be in contact after applications close. If you have any further questions please email us at hello@forwardfoundation.co.nz
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