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Place-led Approaches Community of Practice


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09:30 – 10:10: Registration, Tea & Coffee, Informal Networking
10:15 – 10:25: 
Welcome to London Sport and the purpose of the day
10.30 – 11:20:


Inspiration for Community Practitioners
4 x 10 minute presentations


The tools of community-led development
4 x 10 minute presentations

*See below for presentation details.

11.25 – 11.45: Panel Discussion and Questions — Are community sport and community development seeking the same thing?
11.50 – 12.15: A smaller group discussion about next steps with your local London Sport Relationship Manager
12.15: END —
If you are planning on attending the #5WaysPlace event from National Park City (across the road) you are free to spend lunch at the House of Sport


Older women taking part in a dance exercise class

Sport is born from community activity, the act of people coming together to share a common interest. That is why London Sport support the London Mayor’s new Sport for All of Us strategy in its belief that sport, properly deployed, can be used a tool for community cohesion and social good.

This event will bring together local authority officers working in the world of community engagement/participation with those focused-on sport and physical activity.

Two parallel strands of presentations will then come together for practical discussion on your next steps and how London Sport can support.


Forget what you think sport is, help us to make it what we want it to be.

Avril McIntyre and Lisa Adams thought they knew nothing about how to deliver a sports project, one year later Sport England were offering them more money than they had asked for.

If a community organisation wants to use sport, how can you help them to do it for themselves.

Organisation: Community Resources ( & Love Where You Live — Valence Park)
Speaker: Avril McIntyre


Identifying an energy for change

How to act as a catalyst within the community by listening to people in a place and unlock the potential of their vision.

Organisation: Street Space – creative engagement and collaborative design consultants
Speaker: Phillippa Bannister


Physical Activity, it’s not just for sports clubs, and it’s not just for young people.

Advice Support Knowledge Information (A.S.K.I.)  was established to support and signpost individuals who face barriers to inclusion – why was sport right for them?

Organisation: ASKI
Speaker: Joseph Jeffers 


How and why a Sport England delivery pilot spent a year understanding the community before delivering any physical activity.


What exists within your community, how can you identify this, and make the most of it. Sport England’s multi-million pound Local Delivery Pilots were funded on the basis of understanding their community and the strength of collaboration, one year in, this is their story so far.

Organisation: Hackney Local Delivery Pilot
Speaker: Lola Akindoyin


Better community engagement and solutions through online co-design

How to reach more people, gain deeper insights, fuel better ideas… AND make sure that the loudest voice isn’t the only voice heard.

Organisation: London Sport Insight Team
Speaker: Dan Stracey


If you are planning on attending the National Park City Foundation’s #5WaysPlace event from (across the road, starting at 1.30pm) you are free to spend lunch at House of Sport