The Future of Sport 2018
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The Future of Sport 2018

08:00-09:10 Conference Registration / Morning coffee and networking
09:10-11:00 Morning Plenary Session 1
Morning Chair
  • Welcome to the Future of Sport Conference
Yvonne Harrison (confirmed)
Managing Director
Project `92
Making Local Child Health Data Real for Parents and Early Years Providers
  • Child health profiles
  • Tackling childhood obesity 
  • Commissioning the Healthy Child programme 0-19
  • Providing the best most active start in life
Kenny Gibson (confirmed)
Head of Public Health Commissioning
NHS England
Early Years Case Study
  • A Whole System Approach to Physical Literacy – Policy, Workforce and Impact
Sharon Skade (confirmed)
Under 5`s Development and Training Officer
GreaterSport - Greater Manchester Sports Partnership
How Do We Ensure Children and Young People Have a Positive Attitude Towards Sport and Physical Activity?
  • What are the barriers / challenges?
  • What does this mean for the sector? What do we need to do differently?
  • How Sport England is responding to the challenge.
Jayne Molyneux (confirmed)
Director Children and Young People
Sport England
Influencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium
  • Helping schools and parents to deliver 60 active minutes
  • Modernising secondary PE
  • Harnessing the power of sport for this generation
Ali Oliver (confirmed)
Youth Sport Trust
10:20-10:40 Headline Sponsor Presentation
Positive Outcomes Working in the Education Sector - Helping to make the case for sport for development.
  • The challenge of developing effective impact measurement to show positive outcomes 
  • Insights from working with the education sector and results from recent research assessing the impact of sports coaching and mentoring 
  • Developing the conversation with the wider sector through collaboration and sharing of best practice
John Herriman (confirmed)
Greenhouse Sports
10:40-11:00 Questions and Answers (An opportunity to address the panel of morning plenary speakers)
11:00-11:30 Tea, Coffee Biscuits and Networking (Served in the Atrium)
11:30-12:25 Morning Plenary Session 2:
Generation Inactive - From the Playground to Policy
  • It takes a whole community to raise a (physically literate) child
Jack Shakespeare (confirmed)
Head of ukactive Kids
UK Active
UK Sport Talent Identification and Development: The story so far
  • Provide an understanding of the role of UK Sport 
  • Outline the support provided to Talent Identification and Development 
  • Share a sport case study example
Alex Stacey (confirmed)
Learning and Development Activity Lead
UK Sport
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
  • Demonstrating the value of sport to students, universities and employers
  • The nurturing of leadership skills through sport
  • Generating impact with the right people
Jon Brookstein (confirmed)
Head of Development
British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)
12:30-13:15 Workshop Session 1:
Using Sport to Deliver Educational Outcomes in Partnership with Schools (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
  • The impact our research shows
  • See our impact in action; stories from our coaches and participants
  • How can we better collaborate and improve impact across the sector?
Mr Chris Allbut (confirmed)
Director of Programmes
Greenhouse Sports
Dr Carolynne Mason (confirmed)
Lecturer in Sport Management
Loughborough University
Jason Sugrue (confirmed)
Head of Sports and Coaching
Greenhouse Sports
(IM)PROVE YOUR IMPACT (Max Rayne Auditorium)
  • SPIRALPE is a full PE curriculum and school sport management platform that engages, progresses and reports on all aspects of Primary PE and School Sport.

  • How to identify areas for interventions, maximise your impact and celebrate your successes.
  • SPIRALPE has been developed in partnership with headteachers, PE subject leaders, academics, parents and pupils.
  • Includes 252 complete linked PE lessons; Teacher confidence tracker, Club & Fixture Manager, PE Rewards system.
  • Become part of a growing community that shares and influences best practice in PE and sport.
  • Simple to use, doesn’t require lots of expensive training and as it’s an online platform updates are in realtime and are rolled out to all members.
Nick Powell (confirmed)
Managing Director
PE Partner
Using Data to Help Shape the Future of Sport (Seminar Suite)
  • How we’re using data, alongside NGBs, CSPs and delivery partners, to embed the right Children and Young People offer at the right time.
Natalie Davis (confirmed)
4 Global
Utku Toprakseven (confirmed)
Director of Sport Intelligence
4 Global
13:15-14:15 Lunch and Networking (served in the Atrium)
14:15-15:00 Workshop Session 2:
Rethinking Customer Insight to Unleash Participation Growth (Guy Whittle Auditorium)
  • How to build understanding of inactive people and potential participants
  • How to combine research, feedback and monitoring data to create actionable customer insights
  • How to develop a more customer-centric organisation, so that customer insights can be turned into actions with impact
Paul Roberts (confirmed)
My Customer Lens
‘EZFacility guide: How software can help manage daily operations for your onsite sports facilities’ (Max Rayne Auditorium)
  • Overview of Sports Facility Management Software
  • What does EZFacility offer?
  • What does the future hold for software in the industry?
Sean Dollery (confirmed)
Account Manager
Steve Guscott (confirmed)
Head Of Operations
15:00-15:05 Comfort Break
15:05-16:15 Afternoon Plenary Session Sector Skills and Employment
Afternoon Chair
  • Welcome to the afternoon session of the Future of Sport Conference
Yvonne Harrison (confirmed)
Managing Director
Project `92
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Creating an active workforce 
  • Current capabilities and capacity of the sector
Tara Dillon (confirmed)
Chief Executive
CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)
Adding Value: Connecting Physical Activity to Economic Growth
  • Understanding why the WMCA is positioning physical activity with economic growth and public sector reform?
  • How we are developing added value to local planning and delivery?
  • What have we learnt from over the last 12 months?
Simon Hall (confirmed)
Physical Activity Strategy Lead
West Midlands Combined Authority
Fit for the Future – Does the Sport and Physical Activity Sector Need to Professionalise?
  •  Let’s clarify what is included in the Sports & physical activity spectrum
  • What are the necessary conditions for the sector to offer a greater solution to the problem of inactivity?
  • Future role and contribution of the fitness industry
Gary Denton (confirmed)
Managing Director
Icon Vocational Training Limited
Chair Closing Remarks
Yvonne Harrison (confirmed)
Managing Director
Project `92
16:15-16:45 Tea, Coffee Biscuits and Networking (Served in the Atrium)
16:45-16:45 Conference Close
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