Pavilion Sports and Cafe – community sports enterprise in action

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This is a presentation given by Robby Sukhdeo, Chief Executive, Pavilion Sports and Café at the conference Enterprise and Collaboration in Community Sport.

This one-day event takes place at The Podium, ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London on 8th December 2015

Robby’s presentation covers how The Pavilion Sports and Cafe has been existence since 2002. It has achieved a great deal in this time working in partnership with Haringey Council, Friends of Albert Road and the Community. The whole operation is run by Robby Sukhdeo BEM, by engaging the community they have dramatically proved that we can bring people together in so many ways……. and reduce crime. At Albert Road we went from over 250 incidents against the pavilion in 2005 to one in 2009 and only a handful since, but we are much more than that. We offer tennis, basketball, football, table tennis, netball and bowls all linked to a vibrant cafe, free and affordable sport for all. We have many awards along the way and the model is now a showcase model for the LTA and is copied across the country and Australia.

Born in Guyana, Robby Sukhdeo, has spent most of his career working in education, having also run a very successful schools tennis programme in the UK.

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