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Active Sussex Conference 2020

The Active Sussex Conference 2020 took place on Thursday 24 September, with five FREE virtual sessions giving the opportunity to network, get the latest local and national updates, and discuss current hot-topics and challenges with Sussex colleagues.

Details of each session are below along with resources. 

Active Sussex Annual Report 2019/20
Sport England ‘Shaping our Future’ Strategic Framework

9.20am-9.50am: Pre-Conference Networking

An important part of any conference. Grab a coffee, and meet colleagues from across the county at this virtual networking session. Whether you’re making new connections or catching up with old friends, it’s the perfect way to start the day.

10am-11.30am: ‘Shaping our Future’ Strategy Framework…What Now? 

Speaker: Mike Diaper OBE (Executive Director of Children and Young People, Tackling InactivitySport England)

This Active Sussex Conference 2020 will launch with a keynote and Q&A from Mike Diaper OBE, Executive Director of Children and Young People, Tackling Inactivity at Sport EnglandThis keynote will look to address the following: 

  • Overview of physical activity levels prior to Covid-19 
  • Overview of Sport England’s Covid-19 response in terms of supporting the sector  
  • Overview of the Sport England ‘Shaping our Future’ Strategy Framework   

Following the keynote, delegates will be able to consider the Sport England ‘Shaping our Future’ Strategy Framework and how this resonates locally through group discussions.

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11.45am-13.15pm: Supporting People Living with Long-Term Health Conditions to be Active- Challenging the Status Quo & Improving the Experience 

Speakers: Tom Burton (National Partnerships Lead- Health & Inactivity, Sport England) and Jane Knowles (Chief Executive Officer, Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership)

Over 1 in 4 people live with at least one long-term health condition and these numbers are rising. A person with a health condition is twice as likely to be physically inactive, however being physically active can help prevent, delay the onset of and manage many long term conditions.  

This key note session and Q&A will enable delegates to learn about the common misconceptions around physical activity and long term health conditions, as well as some of the work taking place to support this agenda 

Delegates will also be able to find out how Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership, are using their data and insight from previously Covid-19 shielded groups to inspire and encouraging those living with long-term health conditions in Somerset, to be more active and move more, in ways that work for themYou will hear from some of the project ambassadors and Somerset CCG Managing Director showcasing the system and the recipients starting to work together to improve the quality of people’s lives through physical activity. 

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2pm-3pm: Encouraging Diversity and Inequalities – Time to Talk 

Speaker: Viv Woodcock-Downey (Trustee, Active Sussex)

In recent months, we have seen the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement which, along with the clear effect and widening of inequalities through Covid-19, has caused us all to consider what more we could and should be doing to tackle racism and encourage diversity and inclusion in our network and wider sector.  

This open and honest group discussion will enable delegates to consider diversity and inclusion within the network as a starting point for change.  

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3.30pm-4.30pm: An Introduction to Marketing for Sports Organisations

Speakers: Caroline Drake (Social Media Strategist, Blossom Social Media) and Carrie Smith (PR & Communications Officer, Active Sussex)

Looking to work on your marketing and social media, but not sure where to start?

First stop – your audience!

In this workshop we will take you through the vital first steps to improving your organisation’s marketing, getting to grips with who your audience is and how to reach them.

With a practical walkthrough, good practice examples and groups discussions, you’ll leave the session with a clear set of actions that you apply straight into your organisation.

This session is ideal for sports organisations, clubs, groups and charities looking to strengthen their marketing and
communications strategy.

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