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Active Sussex Network and Conference

The Active Sussex Network brings together member organisations and local partners that deliver sport and physical activity across Sussex.

What is the Active Sussex Network?

The Active Sussex Network brings together member organisations and local partners that deliver sport and physical activity across Sussex including: local authorities, leisure trusts, national governing bodies of sport, health agencies, educational & community organisations.

Meeting twice a year, partners receive strategic policy briefings, attend themed workshops and discussions, and have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the county.

Active Sussex Conference 2023

When and where: Tuesday, September 19 from 10am – 2pm at the American Express Community Stadium, Brighton.

Join us for the Active Sussex Conference 2023, hosted by Active Sussex, where we delve into the dynamic world of physical activity and explore the ever-changing needs of individuals throughout their lifetimes.

In an era of constant transformation, understanding the evolving needs of individuals is paramount, especially when it comes to physical activity.

The Active Sussex Conference will provide a platform for colleagues to come together to discuss, dissect, and explore the intricacies of adapting physical activity interventions, to meet the changing needs of individuals across their lifespan from childhood to older age, considering inequalities and inclusivity throughout.

The conference aims to foster a deeper understanding of the connection between changing needs and the roles played by various partners in an individual’s journey; connecting the dots to gain an appreciation of the collective difference that this network is making.

The Active Sussex team will lead with captivating presentations and interactive discussions, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities, with pre-event refreshments from 9.15am and a hot lunch to conclude the day at 1pm.

Plus, The Innovation Station returns, putting the spotlight on partners wanting to share the latest news from their inspirational work.

Tickets cost £20 plus VAT and include lunch.

To book your tickets click here.

Places are extremely limited and have sold out quickly for recent events. You are encouraged to secure your place as soon as possible.

Active Sussex Network 2023

The Active Sussex Network took place on Tuesday, March 7  at The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton.

During the event, delegates heard about our plans for 2023-28, and delved into the Year 1 implementation as we kick-started the next phase in our mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of everyone across Sussex through physical activity and movement.

Delegates from across Sussex gained an understanding of the purpose, vision and outcomes of the strategy, learned how it was relevant to them and their work, and explored the opportunities to implement change.

You can read more about the event here.

Active Sussex Conference & AGM 2022

The Active Sussex Conference took place on Tuesday, September 20 2022 and, for the first time since pre-pandemic, it was live. Key players from across the county came together to learn, share and plan for a more physically active county.

Keynote and session:

  • Climate Change in Sussex – an unequal physical inactivity challenge – Speaker: David Gent, CEO of Active Humber and board member of the Sport Environment and Climate Coalition.
  • Getting Sussex Moving – Helping to Shape the Future Active Sussex Strategy
  • Increasing physical activity for people on low incomes
  • Partner Powerplay

You can read more about the event and what was discussed here.

Active Sussex Network 2022

The Active Sussex Network was back for 2022 – with a bit of a twist!

The ‘Active Sussex Network Festival of Forums‘ ran from Monday 28 February – Friday 4 March.

The network festival invited partners to attend a range of key forums and working groups. The forums involved engaging sessions with a chance to network, collaborate with partners, and gain valuable takeaways to implement into day to day working practices.

Take a look at the sessions that were available and who to contact if you would like more details.

Active Sussex Network 2021

The Active Sussex Network 2021 was held virtually on Thursday 25 February, with a fantastic 214 delegates signing up to the day of sessions. The day included plenty of local and national insight, inspirational stories and energetic discussions around hot-topics and challenges to do with physical activity in Sussex.

Watch the session recordings from the Active Sussex Network 2021 here.

Active Sussex Conference & AGM 2021

The Conference provides a great opportunity to be inspired and develop new ideas through presentations, best practice, case studies, workshops and networking.

In light of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Active Sussex Conference & AGM took place as a virtual event on Thursday 23 September 2021.

Read about the 2021 Active Sussex Conference here.

“Thank you for today’s conference. I logged in for all 6 hours that covered everything from inclusion and diversity, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ support and marketing, with great speakers from Sport England and Active Sussex. Amazing networking.”

Active Sussex Conference attendee

Ed Bartram

Regional Project & Events Officer

Ed supports Sport England's targeted investment into facilities in the region, linking national strategy to local priorities and delivery. Ed also delivers the Sussex School Games programme, and events including the Sussex Sports Awards, Parallel Youth Games, and the Active Sussex Conference and Network.