Sports Provision for Children and Young People
26 Nov 2009
4th Annual Conference. Held at the Emirates Stadium, London

This conference brought together local authority leaders and leisure officers, representatives from NGBs and other key organisations with a stake in youth sports provision to discuss how the goals of the government's PESSYP strategy and those of local area agreements can be achieved through sport.

Programme
10:00
Nigel Lynn, Chair, Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association
Introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Eamonn O’Rourke, Head of Leisure, Manchester City Council
Panel discussion

10:10
Craig McAteer, Managing Director, Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust and Chair, Sporta
Panel discussion

10:10
Graham Benson, Chairman, TriNorth sports publishing and All Out Cricket magazine
Panel discussion

10:50
Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Minister for Sport
Keynote address

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:25
Refreshments and networking
11:55
Kelly Simmons, National Game Manager, The FA
The FA’s National Game Strategy and Whole Sport Plan

12:15
Lee Mason, Director, County Sports Partnership Network, Bucks and Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership and CSPNetwork
The role of County Sports Partnerships in brokering relationships between NGBs and local authorities

12:35
Panel discussion: Session 2
Panellists will include: Iain Varah, Chief Culture, Sport and Community Learning Officer, LB of Redbridge Keith Mair, Chief Executive, England Basketball Tim Lamb, Chief Executive, CCPR

13:00
Panel discussion: Questions and discussion
13:15
Lunch and networking
14:15
Mike Diaper OBE and Alison Oliver How to use the 5-hour offer to drive up positive engagement by young people in sport
Mike Diaper OBE, Executive Director for Children and Young People, Sport England Alison Oliver, Director of Sport, Youth Sport Trust

14:45
Cllr Michael McCann and Gerry Campbell Seizing opportunities presented by hosting an international sports event
Cllr Michael McCann, Deputy Leader, South Lanarkshire Council, and Joint Chair of ICG Lanarkshire 2011 Gerry Campbell, General Manager, South Lanarkshire Leisure

15:05
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:30
Seminar 1: Working with NGBs to deliver benefits for community sport
Grant Aitken, Head of Culture and Tourism, London Borough of Newham