Actions and Detail Panel
Mon 24 April 2017, 18:00 – 20:30 BST
Sports Influencers, SP.IN, will bring together and connect sports influencers from elite to grassroots, professional services to commercial brands who are based across the North of England and discuss via panels, Q&As, informal socials.
Hosted by commentator, presenter and sports journalist, Jonathan Legard, the panel will comprise of Mike Phelan (formerly Assistant Manager at Manchester United), Brendan Flood (Burnley FC), Chris Brindley (GreaterSport), Ed Cox (IPPR North), Sarah Collins (BBC) and Marcello Fabiano (Social Chain).
The sports agenda drives and contributes significantly to today’s trends, and with so much sport based in the North West it is time for the sporting associations based in the Northern Powerhouse to come together as a team and unite and amplify the combined impact on the economy, locally and internationally.
Future debates will inform research to show how sport does influence from leadership, tourism, to employment, to the health agenda. We want to ensure that sport becomes a credible and meaningful element to the Northern Powerhouse discussion and that our standing as a sports destination for events, the best of teams such as football, talent development, women’s participation, learning and academia.