Growing Community Sportand Physical Activity in Northern Ireland
17th July 2019
The Riverside Theatre, Ulster University, Coleraine
Strategies, policies, experiences, real stories and successes to be told, lessons to be learnt, ideas and experiences to be shared
Svend Elkjaer, Founder/Director Sports Marketing Network
Chair and It’s all about change in community sport and physical activity
Professor Karise Hutchinson is a Professor of Leadership at Ulster University and Provost of the Coleraine campus.
Welcome and setting the scene
Antoinette McKeown, Chief Executive, Sport Northern Ireland
Sport NI as an ambitious catalyst for sporting growth and success
Tom Overton, Head of Community Sport, Sport Wales
How a person-centred and insight led approach is changing sport in Wales
Tom Overton is Head of Community Sport at Sport Wales and leads the organisation’s relationship with key partners delivering the Vision for Sport in Wales – his portfolio includes responsibility for Governance & Leadership. Tom is an experienced sport and community development professional having spent over 20 years working across the public sector in both England and Wales. He is a Board Director of Welsh Triathlon and Show Racism the Red Card Wales
Pippa Davis, Director, GymFun
Exploring the ‘Serious Smiles’ approach to gymnastics development through effective partnership working
Diarmaid Marsden, Head of Community Development, Ulster GAA
How sport can become a force for good
Diarmaid McAuley, Macmillan Programme Manager, Northern Ireland
How Move More is getting people living with cancer active
Paul Logan, Paul Logan Tennis Coaching
Growing participation through innovative community tennis
Paul will be interviewed by the Chair.
Crusaders FC – how football clubs can become more than clubs
Even during their well-publicised financial problems Crusaders FC always kept their focus on being a club based in the centre of their community; being ‘More than a club’, as their strapline says. That community engagement was also instrumental in securing the financial backing and also funding for their improved facilities, which are now being used by a wide range of community groups and businesses. This helps secure income for the club and provides a platform for their great educational and community work.
This presentation will cover how sport can play a bigger role in people’s lives and engage with their communities.