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Sports and Physical Activity Provision for Children and Young People
26 Jan 2012

Headline Speakers

With the squeeze in public finances, the sports provision sector has been provided the opportunity to look for new and more efficient ways to deliver high quality, meaningful sporting activity for children and young people.

This 6th national conference brought together local authority heads of service with key delivery partners and national development agencies to discuss their roles within the new structure of sports provision for children and young people.

For further information, please contact Jacqueline Gorman on 020 7960 6840,
e-mail [email protected] 

Richard Hunt, Head of Service Development (Culture, Sport and Communities), Suffolk County Council and Chair, Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA)
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

Mike Diaper OBE, Executive Director, Youth and Communities, Sport England
Youth and Community Sport - 2012 and Beyond

Paul Coates, Senior Sports Development Officer, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
The 2012 Olympics: Inspiring a nation of young people

Geoff Dessent, Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing, Health Improvement
The changing public health agenda and the opportunities that lie ahead

Panel discussion: Session 1
The impact of budget cuts on the provision of sport: what lessons can be learnt from best practice across the country?; Session speakers

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
John Bell, Hon Secretary, CLOA; Director, Sport & Recreation Alliance
Introduction from PM Chair

Geoff Thompson MBE, Founder and Executive Chairman, The Youth Charter
Identifying a 2012 Games legacy through new service delivery models for sports provision: collaborative procurement, social enterprise, shared services and outsourcing

Ian Dodds, Assistant Director, Education, Children's and Cultural Services, London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames
Aligning sports to new internal local government structures

Panel discussion: Session 2
How can we best forge partnerships between schools, local authorities and the community sector? Session speakers

Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
Key Issue Seminar - Stream one: Sports provision in schools
Outsourcing high quality physical activity | Graham Morgan, Director, Evolve a Social Impact Company;

Key Issue Seminar - Stream one: Sports provision in schools
Creating a 21st century school sport competition system: the Olympic style school sport competition |David Ellis, Head Teacher, York High School.

Key Issue Seminar - Stream Two: Sports provision in further and higher education
Promoting coaching, officiating and sports volunteering within higher education | Jon Brookstein, Head of Sport Development, British Universities and Colleges Sport

Key Issue Seminar- Stream Two: Sports Provision in further and higher education
Further education sport update | Katie Mitchell, Head of Higher & Further Education, Sport England; Clare Howard, Sports Policy on behalf of the Association of Colleges Portfolio Group for Sport.

Key Issues Seminars - Stream Three: New initiatives in the provision of sport and physical activity
Street Games programme | Abbie Lench, Programmes Manager, Lawn Tennis Association

Key Issues Seminars - Stream Three: New initiatives in the provision of sport and physical activity
Implementing the 'Get Set' programme Cath Holmes, Director of Specialism, Therfield School

Key Issue Seminar - Stream one: Questions and discussion
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Kate Hoey MP, Mayor of London's Commissioner for Sport
Harnessing the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people

Grant Aitken, Divisional Director for Leisure Services, London Borough of Newham
Ensuring an Olympic legacy

Richard Saunders, Chair, County Sports Partnership Network
The role of County Sports Partnerships

Rory Underwood MBE, Chairman, The Leicestershire Sports Partnership Trust
A true partnership approach to improving the opportunities and outcomes for children and young people

Panel discussion: Session 4
Interview Martin Gallagher, Chief Executive, Compass