This is the title of the presentation given by Andrew Heaward, General Manager, Sport and Leisure Service, Stoke-on-Trent City Council at Sport for Social Good – the new strategy for sport in England on 5th July 2016 at Britannia Stadium, Stoke City FC.
This conference is designed to raise awareness, share ideas and experiences, encourage a new culture and develop relevant skills. It is about Building communities through sport and growing sport working with communities
This presentation will focus in on Stoke-on-Trent’s highly successful StreetGames programme. It has become one of the largest and most successful initiatives of its kind creating opportunities for people to take part in sport that also deliver wider personal and social benefits.
It will cover how this is resourced and sustained and discuss the critical nature of partnership working. It will also include thoughts and advice on how engage young people through volunteering and apprenticeships.
It will also explore how the city’s designation as European City of Sport for 2016 will further enhance and grow the programme, to ensure a lasting legacy of participation in the city.
Andrew Heaward has been at Stoke-on-Trent City Council 16 years and his current position is as General Manager for the Sport and Leisure Service with responsibility for policy and strategy, sports development and community sports facilities.
This conference will bring everybody together
Real stories and successes to be told, lessons to be learnt,
ideas and experiences to be shared
Delegates will come from community sports clubs, governing bodies of sport, local authorities, community sports trusts at our professional and semi-pro clubs, informal sports providers, community sports enterprises, community groups and other community sports providers and community organisations.