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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 in central Sussex locations, partners receive strategic policy briefings, attend themed workshops and have the opportunity to network.

Next Event

The next Active Sussex Network 2020 will take place on Thursday 27 February, at Buxted Park Hotel.

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

Bookings will open shortly, on a first-come first-served basis, so we recommend you keep an eye out on our social media and book earlier.

Last Event

The Active Sussex Conference & AGM  2019 took place on Thursday 19 September 2019, at the Amex Stadium, Falmer. 

Key note speaker 

Born Barikor, the founder and CEO of Our Parks, the visionary initiative that brings group exercise classes to all ability levels and ages, was the Keynote Speaker at the Active Sussex Conference 2019. 

A key ethos behind Our Parks is community empowerment and the principle that everyone has the right and should have the opportunity, to take part in exercise regardless of barriers, whether it’s cost or convenience. 

He will deliver his inspiring story where he will challenge delegates to focus their attention on how they can make an impact. 

For more information about Born Barikor, please click here. 

Full programme information 

This year’s conference programme was designed to explore the different approaches and outcomes of engaging inactive audiences, in-line with our Active Sussex Strategy priority groups:

  • Children & young people
  • Older people
  • People with a long-term condition or disability
  • People living in deprived areas with high rates of inactivity

Previous events 

The Active Sussex Network 2019 took place on Thursday 28 February at Buxted Park Hotel.

Meet the Keynote Speaker

  • Professor Jim McKenna, Professor of Physical Activity and Health and Head of the Active Lifestyles Research Centre from Leeds Beckett University, delivered his inspiring presentation – ‘Simplexity of Sport and Physical Activity’ where he challenged delegates to focus their attention on how they can make an impact.  

More information? 

  • Watch Delegate videos from the Active Sussex Network 2019 here
  • Read more about the Active Sussex Network 2019 here 
  • Photo gallery from the Active Sussex Network 2019 here 
  • Read more about Professor Jim McKenna Keynote Speaker here 

The Active Sussex Network 2019 Programme is available here.  


Some presentations from previous Active Sussex Network events and conferences are available to download via the links on the right-hand side of this page.

For more information please contact:

Edward Bartram

Edward Bartram

Events Officer

01273 644103

Ed delivers the Sussex Sports Awards, School Games, Parallel Youth Games & Active Sussex Network meetings, Annual Partner Conference & AGM.