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National Sport Summit to tackle big issues

By September 11, 2019 September 13th, 2019 No Comments

Changing the Game: OSS National Sport Summit

25 & 26 November, 2019

Tynecastle Stadium, Heart of Midlothian FC

The Observatory for Sport in Scotland is to launch its first National Sport Summit in November, which aims to bring together all the key players across the world of community sport to identify the problems and share solutions.

The issues to be discussed and debated range from how to build more sustainable community sport facilities and service delivery, where all ages can access facilities without facing the barrier of cost, to the very real barriers preventing teenage children, working adults, people with disabilities and the older population from taking part in regular sport. Our participation rates in Scotland slide from 13 years and don’t recover, which is markedly different to Scandinavia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and elsewhere. Why is that? We will investigate this with the helps of colleagues from those countries.

The Scottish business sector will be involved in two key areas – in studying how we create a healthier, more resilient workforce in the public and private worlds, and by showcasing new technology from here and around the world that is powering the fast-growing world of ‘sport-tech’ and helping people to be more active.

This unique Summit welcomes people from government to community sport, NHS Scotland, local authorities, education and health to entrepreneurs, trusts, sport bodies and clubs, as we embrace everyone working to make our communities stronger. We will analyse what the research tells us about Scottish health and activity problems, and showcase successful work across Scottish communities as we share good policy and practice to help those at the sharp end of delivering sport learn from each other.

A 20% discount on all ticket prices is available until 30 September using the code ‘earlybird’. Sign up here.

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