Town Hall: Sport for development and major event legacy

BIRMINGHAM, November 2022: Supported by Youth Charter, this Town Hall saw sport for development organisations convene with national policy-makers and local community sport practitioners at the Centre for Legacy Excellence. Read more.

Town Hall: Sport and criminal justice

MANCHESTER, May 2022: Hosted by StreetGames and the Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice, this Town Hall session featured more than 60 colleagues online and in person from across the Coalition network. It opened with a keynote speech from Damian Dallimore, Head of Serious Youth Violence & Organised Crime for Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). Read more.

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Town Hall: Recruiting the sport for development workforce

BRISTOL, March 2022: The Sport for Development Coalition has committed to supporting the diversity, capacity and capability of the sport for development workforce following its recent Town Hall session in Bristol, with the core team and Coalition partners to explore the best approach to meeting the challenges faced. Read more.

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Town Hall: Sport for development and the climate emergency

ONLINE, November 2021: Tackling societal and health inequalities within deprived communities through collective action can help to accelerate sport for development’s contribution to environmental sustainability by reducing sedentary behaviour and associated carbon-rich lifestyles. Numerous contributors to the Coalition’s second ‘Town Hall’ session highlighted the socio-cultural and capacity issues, for example around cost and access to facilities, which create barriers to sport and activity within disadvantaged communities. Read more.

Read summary: Tackling inequalities is at heart of sport for development's contribution to climate action.

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Inaugural Town Hall: Social prescribing and Integrated Care Systems

ONLINE, September 2021: Sport for development can play a “critical role” in supporting healthcare professionals and link workers around social prescribing, and subsequently needs to become “more visible in a policy and funding context", according to public health experts, academics and VCSE representatives speaking at the Sport for Development Coalition’s first ‘Town Hall’ session. Read more.

Read summary: Sport for development has 'critical role' to play in social prescribing.

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