Local authorities and leisure trusts are the dominant providers of a whole range of sports and leisure facilities, from swimming pools to gyms and sports stadia. Increasingly these same authorities are seeking to achieve wider objectives around the wellbeing of their local community. The Health & Wellbeing role and encouragement of physical activity are built around common objectives requiring a fresh approach to the delivery and funding of leisure opportunities.
This seminar aims to uncover the opportunities for enhancing and expanding the role of sports and leisure to take advantage of a growing awareness for investment in tackling the causes of ill health and obesity rather than focusing on curing the long term effects of inactivity.
Speakers are drawn from academia, national and regional sports bodies, local authorities and community sport. Coupled with a legal update, the seminar provides a comprehensive tour of the issues affecting the sports and leisure environment.