WePlay Founder named as one of the 28 Sport Industry NextGen Leaders

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Luca Massaro, Founder and CEO
Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays has selected a group of 28 professionals, representing companies including the BBC, British Athletics, Liverpool Football Club and Sky as Sport Industry NextGen Leaders.
Following a challenging steering process, all 28 will receive the Sport Industry NextGen Leadership Package, providing them with key support to better equip them for future leadership roles. This includes multiple networking opportunities; commercial training from Barclays; learning from Institute of Sport Business, Loughborough University London; a 24 hour leadership experience from the Inspirational Development Group at Sandhurst; a membership to the Inspired Leaders Network plus personal development and mentoring from the Sport Industry NextGen Judges throughout the year.

Congratulations to one of our own

One of the 28 selected is Luca Massaro, Director of WePlay, a digital engagement agency specialising in sport.
Luca said: “It’s an honour. The Sport Industry Group are something of an institution in our industry and when they announced they were running this process, I knew that it was something i’d love to be a part of. Being selected as one of 28 superstars is very humbling and adds to the validation of what myself and the guys at WePlay and Future Sport are building.”
Luca was asked as a part of his submission by the Sport Industry NextGen to summarise leadership in 140 characters, Luca replied, Leadership is:
@iamluca: Embracing uncertainty, being comfortable in uncomfortable situations and remembering that anything is possible.”

What the Leaders can expect

The 28 #SINextGen leaders will also go through to an educational and training day on Wednesday 27th January to be assessed further by the Sport Industry NextGen Judges via a series of group tasks, individual challenges and interviews.
On the same evening Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays: A Celebration, will bring together these rising stars of the industry, along with their peers, senior business leaders and influencers for a night of networking, education, inspirational talks and socialising at Village Underground, Shoreditch.
During the Celebration, the Judges will announce five Leaders who are worthy of ‘Honours’ following judging earlier in the day. These five will receive an invitation for them and a guest to the BT Sport Industry Awards 2016.
Nick Keller, chairman, Sport Industry Group said: “We are delighted in the inaugural year to find such a tremendous group of young people that are already blazing a trail through our industry. Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays is about elevating, educating and connecting this group so that they are more prepared and equipped to lead the industry in the future.
“I hope that you will join us on 27th January to show your support, be inspired by the rising stars and to celebrate our industry as we work together to create a brighter and better future.”
For the full list of Sport Industry NextGen Leaders, click here and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram at @SportIndustry and #SINextGen.
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