How to enter

Got skills? Got talent? 16-19? You’re in the right place!

The JD x Young Manchester Talent Search as now closed. Keep an eye on your emails for further information from the Young Manchester team details of the invite only event on 30th November!

What is JD x Young Manchester?

We are collaborating with JD to provide a platform for all young Mancunians to showcase their talents. Working with our Talent Champions we will recruit young talent across the City of Manchester.

 

The talent search is open to all 16-19 year olds (up to 25 years for those who consider themselves to have a disability) in the City of Manchester that want to give back to their community – from singers, dancers and artists, to entrepreneurs, gardeners and sports talents.

32 winners will have the opportunity to showcase their talent at an exclusive event.  The event will bring together music, sports and art with headline VIPs to create a money-can’t-buy experience for young people in the City of Manchester.

32 WARDS

32 OPPORTUNITIES

32 COLLABORATORS

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Meet our Talent Champions

Our Talent Champions have been hand-picked across communities in Manchester to identify and support talented young people.

Aaron Omotosho

Factory Youth Zone

Harpurhey/Moston

Aimee Wallace

Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Ancoats & Beswick/Gorton & Abbey Hey

Anton Penrose

Muzik Movez

Sharston/Woodhouse Park

Awadh Mohamed

Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Clayton & Openshaw/Miles Platting & Newton Heath

Curtis Berry

WCHG

Baguely/Brookland/Northenden

Hannah Ross

GMCDP

Moss Side/Didsbury East

Hebe Phillips

The Proud Trust

Piccadilly/Old Moat

James Bayat

Music Stuff

Clayton & Openshaw/Hulme

Kemoy Walker

KYSO

Moss Side/Chorlton

Kweku Bonsu

Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Moston/Ardwick

Macy Jade

KYSO

Moss Side/Chorlton

Mercedes Jo

Active Communities Network

Miles Platting & Newton Heath/Higher Blackley

Nykira Sharp

KYSO

Gorton & Abbey Hey/Longsight

Olivia Lee

KYSO

Moss Side/Fallowfield

Pete Wooler

Music Stuff

Clayton & Openshaw/Withington

Quina Chapman

Greater Manchester Youth Network

Rusholme/Burnage

Rosie Stuart

HOME

Deansgate/Didsbury West

Samuel Remi-Akinwale 

Diane Modahl Sports Foundation

Harpurhey/Crumpsall

Shian Duncan

KYSO

Ancoats & Beswick/Cheetham

Subhan Khan

Music for Young People Ltd

Crumpsall/Higher Blackley

Usman Alam

KYSO

Longsight/Levenhulme

Waqaas Zafar

Youth on Solid Ground

Whalley Range/Chorlton Park