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2018 Sport Summit: Why have we failed our children?

  • Date: 11 Jul 2018
  • Time: 09:00 to 17:00
  • Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

The 2018 Sport Summit, in association with Howden, will bring government and the sector together to discuss and debate why collectively we are failing to get our children active.

The benefits of active children and young people are huge. But the system is not working. Children are less active than ever before with children under five spending over four hours a day in front of a screen.

‘Why have we failed our children?’ will be discussing with government how we can work better together to make sure all our young people can develop the positive habits of lifetime around being active. We will be launching research into how effectively the system has operated over the years and we’ll be asking the sector to join our call to action in working together to build a system over the long term which offers high quality physical activities, with choice and the voice of young people at their heart.

The Sport Summit will also highlight some of the great work already taking place across the sector in our popular SPORT Talks­ – so together we can do more. We will also have some special international guests sharing how their countries are experiencing similar issues and how they are working together to make a difference. 

We will be releasing the full programme very soon but very happy to offer a limited number of early-bird tickets.

Book your early-bird ticket now


For the first time, we are pleased to be able to offer a limited bursary scheme for some of our smaller, non-funded Alliance members. If you have a turnover under £100,000 and are a charity or a voluntary organisation – please drop us an email for more information. These tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. 

Location and Venue

  • Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
  • Westminster, London