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‘StreetGames National Conference – Generation Z: What today’s teenagers want from life and from Doorstep Sport’.
National sports charity, StreetGames, has announced the line up for this year’s conference. BBC Sport’s Jacqui Oatley, will welcome key-note speakers including Helen Grant MP, two-time Olympian Jade Johnson, broadcaster John Inverdale, and leading industry experts from Sport England, London School of Economics and Wales Rugby Union.
The 9th annual StreetGames National Conference, Generation Z: What today’s teenagers want from life and from Doorstep Sport, takes place between 17th – 18th March 2015 at the University of Warwick.
The Conference will provide invaluable insight from prominent leaders, policy makers and commissioners into delivering sport in disadvantaged communities. Each led by experts in their field. The two days of interactive and innovative workshops include insights from Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign; how increasing access to holidays is important for disadvantaged young people; the impact of sport on crime and how to protect young people’s mental wellbeing.
Currently 1.6 million young people live in disadvantaged areas of the UK; recent research shows lowest-income households are most likely to have least active children, with the poorest households spending less than £2 a week on sport. With the help of its network of partners, StreetGames makes sport more accessible for these young people and helps them develop a sporting habit for life through Doorstep Sport Clubs. Doorstep Sport Clubs are a fun, exciting and vibrant place where young people play sports, at a low cost, right on their doorstep. They are all based around the doorstep sport approach of ‘right time, right place, right price and in the right style’.
Jane Ashworth OBE, StreetGames CEO said, "We’ve spoken to young people all over the country and listened to what they want from sport - we’re excited to share these insights ...it’s also about improving young peoples’ lives as they grow and develop as members of healthier, safer, stronger communities.”
Commenting on the StreetGames Awards, John Inverdale said: "The fact that the StreetGames network uses sport to empower young people which then gives them the ambition to change their lives for the better is incredible.”
Sign-up to the StreetGames National Conference now: http://bit.ly/1xtj0oL