Training and Events Programme 2019/20

We run a wide range of events, training and learning opportunities across the year. They are open to members and non-members alike.

2019/20 Training & Events Programme


Member Summer Reception- 26 June 2019

Our Member Summer Reception will bring together Alliance members, members of parliament and other government representatives. The event is taking place during National School Sport Week and will highlight our Children and Young People work and our ongoing #RightToBeActive campaign.

The event will be hosted at the Houses of Parliament and will be free to attend for all our Alliance member organisations. But please note this will be on a first come served basis.

Invites have been sent to the primary contact in your organisation. If this isn’t you and you would like to attend- click here to join our waiting list.


Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting- 25 September 2019

Following the success of our Annual Conference last year- we will be running this event in a similar format as last year. It will provide you with the opportunity to come together with likeminded people from across the sport and recreation sector. You will hear from influential people from the sector on best practice and how to make the most of the opportunities facing you in the coming year. The day will also include small member breakout meetings.

Each member organisation receives one free place to attend, which includes lunch with our President, His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex. If you wish for more than one person in your organisation to attend, additional member tickets will be available.

Want to be the first to know when tickets are available? Click here to join the waiting list.


Fit for the Future Convention- 28 - 29 January 2020

For the third year in a row, this popular event will take place in Loughborough. The Fit for the Future Convention provides you with the chance to learn, network, debate and discuss with peers from the sector.

The event provides a full day’s content with networking opportunities throughout the day and over dinner.

Ticket sales will open in later in the year. Click here if you would like to go on our waiting list to be the first to hear when tickets go on sale.

Our 2019 Convention was a huge success with over 150 delegates from across the sector attending. Here’s what they said:

A great mix of speakers- engaging and memorable.”

I think this is the best one for a number of years.”

“Very informative a lot to take away to think about. A great day!”


Community Sport and Recreation Awards Ceremony- March 2020

For over 20 years, the Community Sport and Recreation Awards have been showcasing the positive impact of grassroots sport in local communities up and down the country.

These annual awards recognise the programmes and initiatives associated with our members and help to raise awareness of the value of grassroots sports and recreation in the UK.

Interested in entering our awards for next year? Entries will open on 25 September 2019.


Governance Training Programme (GTP)- All year

This programme will run across the whole year and will include a series of workshops and webinars which will focus on how you can improve governance practices within your organisation.

The programme will draw upon The Principles of Good Governance for Sport and Recreation and will include:

The GTP will take place in various locations across England and you can access our webinars online. We will continue to add more training opportunities in the areas which you have identified as important to you and your organisation.

Members can access workshops at significantly reduced rates and webinars are free. Full details of all the training opportunities are available here.


Summit Series- All year

The Summit Series is a roundtable discussion bringing likeminded members together to discuss policies and issues. These discussions will be free to attend, and members will be invited to join the topics that are relevant to them.

Please let us know if you have a burning issue you would like to discuss with your colleagues from across the sector.


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