Below is a brief description of each workshop; the presentations are also available for you to download.

WORKSHOP 1 - Attracting Young People to Your Club

Sport England in conjunction with research agency YouthSight have delved into the personalities, behaviours, attitudes and aspirations of young people and developed a comprehensive understanding of what inspires them to get involved in sport.

This workshop will explore the six key personas, their traits and how your club can develop programmes and activities to attract them to your sport.

The presentation for this workshop can be found by clicking here

WORKSHOP 2 - Motivations, Goals and Retention of Participants

Behaviour change is a hot topic as we look to get more people active. 

This workshop, delivered by Les Ford, will explore some models and principles of behaviour change  and look at simple ways you can apply these at your club or sessions to encourage people to be more active, address lapses and help make being active a habit.

The presentation for this workshop can be found by clicking here

WORKSHOP 3 - Top Tips When Applying for Funding

Adam Lopardo, Director of Partnerships at the Community Foundation will attempt to dispel the myths that funding is difficult to be successful at. All grantmakers can and want to help the local North East sector in these challenging times and Adam will reflect upon how having the right knowledge, confidence, time and support can enable you to become more successful when applying for funding from both local and national trusts and foundations.

He will outline his top tips when applying for funding which he has pulled together using his 12 years’ experience at the Community Foundation and from conversations with local and national trusts and foundations.

The presentation for this workshop can be found by clicking here

WORKSHOP 4 - 'Go Where Women Are'  - Engaging Women & Girls

Julie MacPherson, Senior Insight Manager at Sport England is delivering this workshop based on 'Go Where Women Are', and how the research around engaging women and girls in Sport and Physical Activity has developed tremendously over the past few years. 

This workshop will explore how clubs and coaches can engage women and girls in sport and exercise on their terms and provide insight into the motivations, barriers and triggers to getting more females more active. 

The presentation for this workshop can be found by clicking here

WORKSHOP 5 - Uncovering the New Community Asset Fund

If you’re an organisation looking to take over sports facilities, a sports club that wants to expand or you have a great idea for a project that’s clearly needed in the local community, then this could be the fund for you.

This workshop will focus on Sport England’s new Community Asset Fund. The fund will be available to different sports clubs and community organisations with great ideas to create, or improve, opportunities to play sport or just get active.

Andrew Pearson, Sport England Relationship Manager for Facilities and Planning will provide further information on this fund and provide advice and guidance around applying for Sport England facilities funding. 

The presentation for this workshop can be found by clicking here

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP - Towards an Active Nation

This workshop is specifically for sports development staff from local authorities, national governing bodies and educational establishments.

Mike Diaper will be available to take questions from sports development professionals around the new Towards an Active Nation Strategy, which are not covered during his keynote address.

Mike Diaper's key note address can be found by clicking here