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APSE Sports and Leisure Seminar 2015

Sports and Leisure Seminar 2015

A healthy new dawn for Sports Development & Leisure
Manchester United Football Ground, Old Trafford, Manchester
March 11th 2015 


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Seminar objectives

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. Frequently listed as a partner by a range of sports and government bodies, funding rarely follows. As a predominantly non-statutory service, leisure has to find a new basis for delivering services, one that relies less on direct Council funding and more on its integration with public health, community activity and local sports clubs.

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.


Tara Dillon, Chief Executive, CIMPSA
State of the Sports and Leisure Industry

Justine Blomeley, Local Government Relationship Manager, Sport England
Sport England’s continuing objectives

Kevin Hadfield, Leisure Service Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Commissioning Leisure within Public Health

Andrew Uprichard, Solicitor, APSE Associates
Leisure Law Update

Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, APSE
Using Demand Management in Leisure Service Re-design

Professor Lars McNaughton, Edge Hill University
Health & Nutrition in Sport

Geoff Thompson MBE, Executive Charter, Youth Charter
Tackling Inequality through physical activity

Adrian Leather, Chief Executive, Lancashire Sports Partnership
Developing Partnerships across boundaries

Louise Wright, Sport Relationship Manager, Trafford Council
Developing Relationships in Sports & Leisure

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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