Active Sussex Conference 2019

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A must attend networking event for organisations and partners who deliver physical activity and sport in Sussex.

The Active Sussex Conference will bring together partners from local authorities, leisure trusts, education and community organisations and health care professionals while providing a fantastic opportunity to learn, share and network.


This year’s programme is designed to explore the different approaches and outcomes of engaging inactive audiences, in-line with our Active Sussex Strategy priority groups:

- Children & young people

- Older people

- People with a long-term condition or disability

- People living in deprived areas with high rates of inactivity

This will be a great opportunity to be inspired and develop new ideas through presentations, best practice, case studies, workshops and networking.

The full programme for the day is as follows:

9.30am Event registration & refreshments

10.00am Welcome to the Conference

10.05am Active Sussex News (Sadie Mason MBE, Chief Executive, Active Sussex)

10.15am Keynote 1: The 'Our Parks' Journey (Born Barikor, CEO and Founder, Our Parks)

11.00am Comfort break and informal networking

11.20am Keynote 2: Engaging Families (Marie Burgess, Head Teacher, St. Leonard's Church of England Primary Academy)

12.00pm Keynote 3: Physical Activity Through & After Cancer (Rosie Sadler, Physical Activity Coordinator, Albion in the Community

12.30pm Networking lunch

1.30pm Workshops (Delegates will attend both workshops, which will each be 45 minutes)

Workshop 1: Long Term Conditions (Horsham, Mid Sussex and Crawley CCG)

Workshop 2: Engaging the Community in Physical Activity (Ad Lib Training)

3.00pm Wrap up and depart

**The Active Sussex AGM will take place prior to the Conference. Information regarding the AGM will be sent to partners seperately**

Meet Born Barikor

Introducing Born Barikor, founder and CEO of Our Parks - the visionary initiative that brings group exercise classes to all ability levels and ages. Led by experienced, fully qualified instructors in city parks within 18 London boroughs and in partnership with local authorities, Our Parks have also expanded into Central Bedfordshire. The long-term plan is to establish a firm foothold in every major city in England.

Established in 2013, the classes are all free, a mandatory component from day one – hence the Our Parks slogan: ‘Turn Up, Tone Up. Get Fit For Free’.

Born grew up in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets – one of the poorest areas in the country and observing poverty and deprivation on a daily basis fuelled his burning desire to provide exercise for free. While his passion for sport, as a former athlete who trained with Hackney-born, four-time British high jump champion Dalton Grant, was another motivating factor behind his dream to devise a pioneering programme that he could pitch to local authorities.

His goal was to establish a programme that offers easy access to exercise for everyone in the community, resulting in fitter and healthier residents.


Bookings are open, on a first-come first-served basis, so book your place now.

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