At the Enterprising School Sport conference, to be held 29th January at Powerleague, Woodlands Academy, Coventry, Billy Downie, Headteacher, The Streetly Academy will focus on how with an increasing spotlight on community sport in schools as part of the national sport strategy, schools can no longer afford to ignore the role that sport plays both within and beyond their school gates. The Streetly Academy has understood this for many years, developing a national reputation as a school that sees itself at the heart of the community, promoting sporting habits for life. A sports college for almost a decade, Streetly currently operates over 30 sporting clubs within the school (beyond school teams), and has facilities used for primary networks, sports partnership networks, and independent sports lettings.
In his presentation Billy Downie will outline the potential benefits in developing wider sports networks, and offer practical strategies on building towards an extensive in-school and community facing sports offering.
Billy Downie is Headteacher of The Streetly Academy. He also serves as a Director of Youth Sport Direct (the trading arm of the Youth Sport Trust) and as a Board Member of the Black Country County Sport Partnership. Streetly is a Lead Partner Gold Status School for the Youth Sport Trust, and in 2012 was commended as “State School of the Year 2012” in the Aviva/Daily Telegraph School Sport Matters Awards