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APSE Sports and Leisure seminar 2016

APSE Sports and Leisure seminar 2016

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Physical!
Championing Local Authority delivery of sports and leisure
Chill Factore, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Manchester
10 March 2016


Seminar objectives

A bright new dawn for Sports Development & Leisure. Maximising the opportunities from health and wellbeing, partnerships and community.

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.

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.


Sporting Future - A New Strategy for an Active Nation

Andrew Honeyman, Head of Physical Activity and Olympic and Paralympic Legacy, Sport Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Sports & Leisure: an integral part of health?

Yvonne Harrison , CEO GreaterSport – Greater Manchester Sports Partnership

Building Active Communities

Dr William Bird MBE, CEO Intelligent Health

Aiming high for Sports, Leisure and Culture

Hugh White, Director Communities, Sport & Culture, Nottingham City Council

Developing research into Physical activity

Professor Michael Duncan, Professor of Exercise Science, Coventry University and Chair of The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Physical Activity for Health Division

Leisure Law Update

Richard Auton, Director, Walker Morris LLP

Growing your Leisure Business

Peter Appleton, APSE Solutions Associate

Marketing a Regional Leisure venue

Sarah Atkins, Sales and Marketing Director, Chill Factore

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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