With less than a month to go until the 2016 Sports Summit, Alliance Chief Executive, Emma Boggis, explains what this year's Summit is about and what's in store for delegates.
The Summit, in association with Perkins Slade, this year takes place on 25 May and is returning to the Kia Oval. The theme is one that has generated a lot of interest with members and came from the contents of the Government’s Sporting Future strategy document.
A key part of the strategy is the goal of moving sport and recreation away from being purely focused on participation. There are many other valuable metrics and outcomes from being active that are felt by individuals and communities alike. It is measuring and evidencing these kind of impacts that the Summit will be looking at.
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The Sport and Recreation Alliance has published its new strategy outlining its ambition to create a vibrant sport and recreation sector. The strategy, which will run through to 2021, is heavily focused on grassroots sport, something which is reflected in the name, The Heart of an Active Nation.
New research from the Sport and Recreation Alliance looking at the role of sport and physical activity on mental health has found that a third of people who are currently inactive, would consider getting active if they knew more about the mental wellbeing benefits of exercise.
A Wigan based community project called “Dance in the Community” delivered by Inspiring healthy lifestyles, won the Social Impact Award at the 2016 Community Sport and Recreation Awards. The project aims to inspire people to live a healthy, active and creative lifestyle.