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Connect Series: Serious Youth Violence

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The London Sport Connect Series is a bi-monthly event series which explores the ways that physical activity and sport connects with the most urgent issues facing decision-makers in the capital. 

The first in this new series of events, taking place on Tuesday 9 July, will focus on Serious Youth Violence. 

Each Connect Series event welcomes decision-makers from policy, local government, sport, corporate and community organisations from across London. 

Be quick to get your ticket to hear Preet Gill MP (Shadow Minister for International Development) share her expertise alongside representatives from the Violence Reduction Unit, Sport England, United Borders and many more.


Event Agenda 

17:30    Registration and networking (refreshments served)
18:00  Welcome and opening remarks
Tove Okunniwa, London Sport  
18:15  Setting the Scene | Serious Youth Violence in London
Lib Peck, Violence Reduction Unit  
18:35  A View from the Grassroots
Justin Finlayson, United Borders 
18:55  The Policy Response
Rory Geoghegan, Centre for Social Justice, UK
19:15  Break (refreshments served)
19:50 Panel discussion – Exploring physical activity and sport’s role in tackling youth violence 

Chaired by: Viveen Taylor, Sport England 

Featuring: Kirk Harrison, The Black Prince Trust / Fight 4 Change
                 Dan Keeley, Snow Camp
                 Alex Eagle, Running Charity  

20:20  In conversation with…Preet Gill MP (hosted by Solomon Curtis)  
20:35  Closing remarks  
20:45  Drinks and networking 

If you’re unable to attend but would like to register your interest in attending future Connect Series events, click here to ensure you’re the first to know about upcoming events and ticket availability.