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8.15 Departure from HQ hotel

9.00 Greenhouse Sports – changing young lives through sport (www.greenhousesports.org)

Greenhouse Sport – changing young lives through sport

Location: Greenhouse Sports, 88 Bell Street, NW1 5NS

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Greenhouse Sports is a London-based charity that uses sport to engage young people and improve their life chances. We partner with schools, placing full-time coaches into the school environment to deliver programmes before, during and after school programmes that empower and inspire young people growing up in disadvantage. Greenhouse Sport aims to:

  • Inspire young people to fulfil their true potential
  • Develop the Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical (STEP) skills they will need to thrive in later life
  • Break down the barriers that are often associated with growing up in disadvantaged or vulnerable communities

They have evolved into an outstanding, innovative and dynamic organisation recognised for its ever-increasing impact, engaging with almost 8000 young people each year 

11.30 Premiership Rugby – using professional rugby to improve the lives of one million people by 2021 https://www.premiershiprugby.com/in-the-community/community-brochure/

Rugby to improve the lives of one million people by 2021

Location: Premiership Rugby, 70 London Road, Twckenham, TW1 3QS


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Premiership Rugby is an English professional rugby union competition. The Premiership consists of twelve clubs, and is the top division of the English rugby union system. The organisation aims to improve the lives and prospects of children and young people across England, using rugby to inspire the current generation to learn, be active and discover their inner champion to help them achieve their potential.They develop and deliver a number of community programmes through the skills and commitment of 150 people working in the community trusts at the Premiership Rugby Clubs.

They run various programmes such as the ‘Tackling Health’ programme, an interactive project for children aged seven-eight which takes a holistic approach to teach children about their own health, wellbeing. HITZ is their award-winning education and employability programme which works with over 2,000 14-18 year-olds across England every year. HITZ uses rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to get young people not in education, training or employment (NEET) back into education, training, apprenticeships and/or employment, and is delivered nationally by England’s 12 professional rugby clubs. ‘Move Like A Pro is a 12-week programme designed by Premiership Rugby’s professional rugby coaches for people who aren’t currently particularly active, inspiring a legacy of long-term lifestyle change across the rugby fan community. 

13.00 Lunch at The Stoop Stadium, home of Harlequins Rugby Club

Location: Harlequins Rugby Club


14.00 Sporting Memories – understanding the power of sport can reignite and reconnect isolated older people (www.sportingmemoriesnetwork.com)

Understanding the power of sport can reignite

Location: The Stoop Stadium Langhorn Drive, Twickenham TW2 7SX

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Founded in October 2011 to test out a possible intervention to engage older men in activities that might alleviate the impacts of loneliness, dementia and depression, this session will chart the journey of Sporting Memories from its roots of the two co-founders working with 10 care homes in West Yorkshire to a sustainable, income-generating international organisation. Having trained over 700 partner organisations and volunteers in the delivery of sports reminiscence, developing a credible evidence base and impact reporting, through academic collaboration, has seen over 130 free, community-based, volunteer-led, Sporting Memories Clubs established. Sporting Memories’ move to including accessible physical activities to its sessions has in the past 18 months attracted funding in excess of £1.5m from organisations including Sport England, the Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales, Life Changes Trust, Robertson Trust, Spirit of 2012 and Sport Scotland. Eight years on from founding the organisation, Sporting Memories today collaborates with 100s of organisations to support former footballers and older fans living with dementia, depression or loneliness.


15.30-17.00 Discussion and round up

What did we learn from our two days venture into sport and social change in London. What are the take home messages and lessons?

Location: The Stoop Stadium Langhorn Drive, Twickenham TW2 7SX

17.00 Finish – journey to airport or London by train or bus

The programme is subject to minor adjustments, latest update (17th October 2019)