8.45 – 9.30 Registration – Tea/Coffee
9.30 – 9.40 Welcome and setting the scene
Chair, Svend Elkjaer, Founder/Director, Sports Marketing Network
Being described as ‘a positive disruptor’ Svend has worked across the UK and Denmark with all types of providers and funders helping them to become vibrant, visible and viable
9.40 – 10.10 Overview sportscotland
Presenter to be announced
10.10 – 10.40 How sports bodies and clubs will have to change
Malcolm Cannon, CEO, Cricket Scotland
10.40 – 11.00 Tea/Coffee
11.00 – 11.30 Is deep-dive research the missing link to more active Scottish communities?
David Ferguson, Executive Director, The Observatory for Sport in Scotland
11.30 – 12.00 Live Life Aberdeenshire – How we are changing the way we work
Andrew Miller, Active Communities Manager and
Fraser Govan, Active Communities Officer
12.00 – 12.30 Helping people understand the connections between their mind and their body
Sara Hawkins, founder of Projekt 42, a non-profit community gym in EdinburghClubSport Aberdeen
The gym aims to make social prescribing the most popular form of treatment for depression, anxiety and stress. The charity delivers the UK’s only Physical Active Counselling programme to help people make sustainable positive changes in their lives.Since May 2017, over 40,000 class bookings made, and to the unique circular revenue model, over 600 4-week fitness, yoga and meditation free passes have been issued to community members, over 500 hours of free fitness classes have been provided, 2660 volunteer hours have been provided by qualified fitness instructors, 9 community members who were unemployed and who were struggling with depression, anxiety or stress completed fitness training paid for by the charity.
Recently Projekt 42 has launched • the UK’s only transgender fitness classes that provide a safe space for members of the LGBTQIP+ community to work towards better mental and physical health• senior fitness groups that bring together senior citizens to work on strength and balance, Walk and Talk’ courses, which are walking groups that are to be delivered by qualified person-centred counsellors, • exercise through cancer rehab classes• a Youth Fitness Club that provides free access to over 70 hours a week of fitness, yoga and sports such as Muay Thai.
12.30 – 13.00 How Morton in the Community are creating a healthier and more prosperous community
Nick Thow, Employability Project Manager and
Ross McLaren, Employability Project Worker, Greenock Morton Community Trust
Their vision is to create a healthier and more prosperous community in Inverclyde, and we work in sport, health, education and employability. 50% of their programmes don’t directly involve football, and we support participants between the ages of 18 months to 98 years old.
They have made a conscious decision to change the way we generate income, moving away from relying on funders. Instead, they consider the partners they work with to be customers, and create new programmes, often from scratch, which are tailored to both their needs and the needs of the groups/individuals they support.
13.00 -13.45 Lunch
14.00-14.30 How SAPC Community Sports Hub provides opportunities to the community to take part in physical activity, sport and complementary activities
Tom Buik, Founder of SAPC Community Sports Hub
14.30-15.00 How the Move More programme supports people affected by cancer to be more physically active
Professor Anna Campbell MBE and Charlotte Jones, Move More Development Officer
15.00 -15.10 Comfort break
15.10-15.40 Inside the challenges of creating successful community sport hubs
Ross McCombe, Clydebank Community Sports Hub
15.30-16.00 Panel debate
Stew Fowlie, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Student Sport
Stew leads and manages the delivery of SSS’ strategy, including financial planning, corporate governance, advocacy, and the management of member and partner relationships
Mark Pain, Vice Chair of the Club Sport Aberdeen committee, ClubSport Aberdeen
Mark Pain is Vice Chair of the Club Sport Aberdeen committee, with over 10 years of experience in Sports Development roles with Active Schools, Community Sports Hubs & NGBs. He is currently a Regional Development Manager for Scottish Hockey.