Why Sports Conference 2016
Partnerships Participation and Governance
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9TH MARCH 2016

Why Sports Plenary

08:15-09:20 Registration and Networking
09:20-10:45 Morning Plenary Session One
Morning Chair
Geoff Thompson (confirmed)
Executive Chair MBE, FRSA, DL
The Youth Charter
Keynote Speaker - The Participation Challenge
Judith Rasmussen (confirmed)
Strategic Lead in the North
Sport England
What`s Your Motivation?
Simon Hall (confirmed)
Physical Activity Strategy Lead
West Midlands Combined Authority
The Health Benefits of Sport
Dr Michael Brannan (confirmed)
Deputy National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing
Public Health England
10:20-10:45 Headline Sponsor - Campbell Tickell
21st Century Governance
  •  Understanding the tenets of good governance across sectors.
  • Having insight into governance trendsBeing provoked and stimulated to think about how they design.
  • Board work and governance structures to encourage Board effectiveness.
  • Reflecting on their state of readiness for a new code.
Radojka Miljevic (confirmed)
Campbell Tickell
10:45-11:00 Panel Debate Q & A
11:00-11:30 Coffee and Networking
11:30-12:30 Morning Plenary Session Two
Engaging Less Active People
  • EFDS have developed a rich insight into effective steps to engage inactive disabled people.
  • Developing approaches that would also work well to engage other inactive groups and deliver much more inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities.
  • Delivering outcomes - focussing on what motivates people to get active. 
Barry Horne (confirmed)
Chief Executive
Activity Alliance
The Value of Doorstep Sport In Action
  • Learning from the StreetGames Network and our work engaging young people from lower socio-economic groups through Doorstep Sport Clubs.
  • The difference youth volunteering and youth action makes to lives and communities.
  • The challenge of sustaining a local sporting offer.
Mark Lawrie (confirmed)
Deputy CEO
Street Games UK Ltd
Inspiring A Generation - A 2016 Games Legacy Opportunity For All?
  • The Youth Charter Community Campus - An equitable, diverse & legacy opportunity for all.
  • The Youth Charter will issue 'a call to action' following it's 4 years of extensive work on delivering its 2012 pledge to inspire a generation through increased participation & physical activity. 
Geoff Thompson (confirmed)
Executive Chair MBE, FRSA, DL
The Youth Charter
12:30-13:15 Master Class Presentation (Main Plenary) - The Football Foundation
Measuring Your Impact: Numbers, Stories or Both?
  • Why the Football Foundation developed an innovative tool to streamline monitoring and evaluation for both funders and deliverers. 
  • What we have learnt from the organisations who use it. 
  • Case study from the Rugby Football League.
Jemma Coles (confirmed)
Head of Stakeholder Management
The Football Foundation
Tara Lee (confirmed)
Senior Consultant
Upshot - The Football Foundation
13:15-14:15 Lunch and Networking
14:15-16:20 Afternoon Plenary Session
Afternoon Chair - Class of 2035: The Value of PE and Sport.
  • Why Sport? Because of the value of PE, physical activity and sport to schools and young people.
  • The contribution it makes to cognitive performance, physical identity, emotional wellbeing.
  • The contribution it makes to cognitive performance, physical identity, emotional wellbeing, and the development of life skills and healthy lifestyles.
  • Competitive advantages in the classroom and in life.
Ali Oliver (confirmed)
Youth Sport Trust
Greater Manchester Devolution - An Opportunity To Get Manchester Moving
  • Learn about the Greater Manchester context, including Health and Social Care Devolution.
  • Understand how physical activity and sport has been positioned as a key contributor to economic growth and population level health improvement.
  • Background of where we started, journey so far and lessons learnt.
Yvonne Harrison (confirmed)
Managing Director
Project `92
Promoting Greater Inclusion and Diversity in Sport.
  • The challenges & barriers facing black, asian & ethnic groups to get involved in sport. 
  • Learning & best practice from live and completed projects. 
Arun Kang (confirmed)
Sporting Equals UK
Sport and Mental Health
Hayley Jarvis (confirmed)
Community Programme Manager
Carrie Ann Whitehead (confirmed)
Rochdale Mind
Changing The Game For Girls: Engaging Girls In Physical Activity & School Sport
  •  The launch of our ‘Changing the Game for Girls’ research. A two year pilot funded by the Department of Health, based around Women In Sport's pilot work on sport participation in schools.
Nicola Miller (confirmed)
Director Of Campaigns and Communication
Women in Sport UK
A Rise In Participation
  • My story.
  • The health benefits of open water swimming. 
  • A rise in participation.
  • Cost effectiveness of open water swimming.
Adam Walker (confirmed)
Open Water Swimmer
Ocean Walker
16:05-16:25 Panel Debate Q & A Session
16:25-16:35 Closing Remarks
Post Conference Call To Action
Geoff Thompson (confirmed)
Executive Chair MBE, FRSA, DL
The Youth Charter
16:35-17:00 Coffee, Networking, Event Close
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