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The Power Of Place

Stronger Communities and Brighter Futures Through Doorstep Sport

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21st June 2021

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From John Cove, Chair, StreetGames

I hope you will join us at this year’s StreetGames Virtual Conference, The Power of Place – Stronger Communities and Brighter Futures through Doorstep Sport.  

 

The children, young people and families that are the focus of the StreetGames mission have had an incredibly challenging year since the onset of COVID-19. The situation before the pandemic was a challenge. That challenge has been deepened and broadened by the impact of the virus on low-income, under-served communities. 

 

At the same time, this past year has demonstrated the incredible resilience, courage and necessity critical need for locally trusted community sports organisations across the country. Through lockdown and beyond, these neighbourhood organisations have been a quiet frontline in the fight to support local communities during the pandemic and have worked tirelessly to support young people and their families in some of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods.  

 

StreetGames Virtual Conference provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of these Locally Trusted Organisations, to share new insight and case studies that will help them to be even more resilient and sustainable and to highlight the enduring power of sport to strengthen and connect communities and transform the lives of those for whom access to sport can often seem a remote possibility. 

 

Just as the incredible locally trusted community organisations that make up our StreetGames network have adapted to new challenges this past year, our conference is also changing to reflect the needs of the times. Spread over 10 days for you to access in real-time, or catch up at a time that suits you, this year’s fully online conference features more than 30 workshops, plenaries and discussions to bring people together in a spirit of learning and collaboration.  

 

From the StreetGames team: 

 

For 2021 we bring you the StreetGames Conference online! Like you, we have learnt a lot about connecting digitally this past year and we are excited to be able to use this to bring more people together than ever before. This year’s event puts young people front and centre, as we engage more young coaches and volunteers directly in delivering our conference than ever before.  

 

As you look at the timetable you will see that no sessions overlap. So, you can come to as many plenary sessions and workshops as you can manage! For those that book, recordings of sessions will be available afterwards for anything you missed. 

 

This year’s conference is divided into 6 themes to help you connect with all the elements of StreetGames’ work. The themes are: 

  • Sport, poverty and the pandemic

  • Brighter Futures – avoiding a lost generation 

  • Why does poverty result in poor health? 

  • Fit & Fed – addressing the holiday gap 

  • Community Safety-Sport, my journey, my choice 

  • Securing the future (targeted at locally trusted organisations to think about practical ways of building sustainability) 

 

We look forward to seeing and hearing you at our conference – we hope to have as many voices as possible sharing learning and building networks.  

AGENDA
09:30-11:00
11:30-13:00
13:15 - 14:00
June 21st 2021
Plenary
How Sport Can Transform The Lives of Young People Living In Underserved Communities Post Covid-19
  • How sport can transform the lives of young people living in disadvantaged communities, post COVID-19 
Presenters
  • Kaci Leigh Emmonds
  • Becca George, DAZL  
  • Alison Garnham, Children’s Poverty Action Group
  • Mark Lawrie Chief Executive, StreetGames
  • Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England 
  • Jo Nicholas, Sport Wales 
  • Liam Jenkins, Kent Sport 
Target Audience
  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in sport and its role in enhancing the lives of young people, living in the UK’s poorest communities.
Workshop 1
Insight Workshop into Covid-19, Poverty and What it Means To Sport In Our Poorest Communities
  • This workshop is for practitioners who are interested in understanding COVID-19, the likely impact on the lives of people in our poorest communities, and what that could mean for sport in the future. 

Presenters

  • Clare Lane, National Director, (Wales) StreetGames

  • Paul Roberts, Director of Doorstep Sport, StreetGames

Workshop 2
In Conversation With…  Doorstep Sport, activity habits and the future of participation for young people
  • A conversation with young people from across the UK who are engaged via Locally Trusted Organisations to talk about their lives and reflections from the last 18 months of sport. 
Presenters:
  • Pre-recorded session hosted by Gabby Megson & Zikel Notice, former StreetGames Young Advisors
Target Audience
  • Coaches, Volunteers, Policy Makers, Partners, Young People
09:30-10:30
11:30 - 12:15
June 22nd 2021
Plenary
Brighter Futures - Avoiding a lost generation
  • What do we know about the impact of the economy and the pandemic on young people? And what can we do to make the future brighter? Hear from some of the UK’s leading organisations in young people as well as young people themselves reflecting on the last 18 months and how they intend to shape their futures.   
Presenters
  • Ellie Kidd, Gold Young Ambassador for Aura Leisure & Libraries
  • Charlotte Jeffreys, Policy and Public Affairs Executive, Prince’s Trust
  • Kate Edwards, StreetGames Apprentice  
  • ​Ceris Anderson, Head of Knowledge & Insight, StreetGames

Target Audience

  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in sport and its role in youth development.
     

Workshop 1
In Conversation With… Brighter futures – avoiding a lost generation 
  • A conversation with young people from across the UK who share their perspectives on training, working, and their futures. 

Presenters

  • Pre-recorded session hosted by Aladdin Benberna & Shannon Green, former StreetGames Young Advisors

Target Audience

  • Coaches, Volunteers, Policy Makers, Partners, Young People

09:30-10:50
11:30 - 13:00
13:30 - 14:15
16:30 - 17:30
June 23rd 2021
Plenary
Poverty & Health – "joining the dots” 
  • Our expert speakers will provoke and inspire delegates with their thinking and evidence about why poverty and COVID are so bad for young people’s health and well-being, and what we can do about it. 
Presenters
  • Jane South, Leeds Beckett University
  • Emma Rigby, Chief Executive of the Association for Young People’s Health
  • Martina Kane, Health Foundation

Target Audience

  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in sport and its role in improving the health and well-being of young people and their communities.

Workshop 1
Social Prescribing - The in's and out's and the shake it all about's
  • Everyone is buzzing about social prescribing, but it’s all about adults. Or is it? Youth social prescribing is growing fast.  This workshop will combine the evidence, the practice and the opportunities for you to get on board. 

Presenters

  • Delia Beck, Sport England

  • Dr Marcello Bertotti, University of East London

  • Dr Daniel Hayes, Anna Freud Centre

  • Dr Daisy Robinson, GP Partner, College Surgery in Devon

Target Audience

  •  LTOs, partners and stakeholders interested in finding out more

Workshop 2
In Conversation....... With Health and Well-Being
  • Conversation with young people from across the UK who are engaged via Locally Trusted Organisations to talk about their experiences and reflections of health and well-being. 

Presenters

  • Pre-recorded session hosted by Hannah Winmill & Jason Elkaleh, former StreetGames Young Advisors

Target Audience

  • LTO staff, stakeholders in the workforce and youth 

Workshop 3
Building The Next Generation
  • Young people share their experiences of development and the difference it made to their lives – what they feel makes for success in supporting young people to achieve their potential and give back.

Presenters

  • Graham Helm, StreetGames 

  • Ceris Anderson, StreetGames 

  • Ellie Bennett, StreetGames

  • A panel of young people

Target Audience

  • LTO staff, stakeholders in the workforce and youth 

09:15-10:15
10:45 - 12:15
June 24th 2021
Workshop 1
Keeping Our Communities Active throughout the Pandemic 
  • A conversation with young people from across the UK who share their perspectives on training, working, and their futures. 

Presenters

  • Leigh Williams, Family Engagement Project Manager, StreetGames 

Target Audience:

  • This workshop is for practitioners who want to listen to Locally Trusted Organisations, from across the UK, on how they have responded/adapted to offer sport throughout the pandemic and what they have learned about their sporting offer.

Workshop 2
An Introduction to the Doorstep Sport Approach and Joining the StreetGames Network
  • ‘Learn about the Doorstep Sport methodology, why it works and how to apply it and hear about how to join the movement.’ 

Presenters

  • Helen Crowley, StreetGames

  • Kelly Burdett, StreetGames

Target Audience

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the Doorstep Sport approach. Organisations that are new to SG who are interested in joining the Network

09:15-10:45
June 25th 2021
Workshop 1
Doorstep Sport Beyond the Pandemic
  • This workshop is for practitioners who would like to explore what difference the pandemic has made to the way we think about place, people, price, style and time when it comes to delivering effective community sport.
Presenters
  • Mark Oliver, North East Director, StreetGames 

Target Audience

  • LTOs, including practitioners and volunteers, plus stakeholders

 

 
AGENDA
June 28th 2021
09:30-10:30
Plenary
Fit and Fed, Addressing the Holiday Gap.
  • Our expert panel will be reflecting upon the situation in terms of how poverty affects children and families and the far-reaching impact of the pandemic on what was already a huge challenge for the UK 
Presenters
  • Helen Barnard – Director of Joseph Rowntree Foundation  
  • Andrew Forsey – National Director of Feeding Britain 
  • Greta Defeyter – Strategic Lead for Knowledge Exchange 

Target Audience 

  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in how poverty affects children and families and what can be done to mitigate the impacts

11:15-11:45
Workshop 1
The Fundamentals of Fit and Fed
  • An introduction to this innovative all- year-round programme tackling the triple inequalities of holiday hunger, inactivity and social isolation and the opportunity to hear learning from previous experiences of Fit & Fed. 

Presenters

  • Jane Shewring, StreetGames

  • John Downes, StreetGames

Target Audience

  •   LTOs new to Fit and Fed, LAs, NGBs, HAF co-ordinators

12:00-13:00
Workshop 2
Young People as Researchers
  • Evidence and examples of how to engage, support and empower young people to take active roles in research, allowing young people to have a voice that affects personal and organisational growth and development. 

Presenters
  • Claire Lane, StreetGames

  • Lucie Vickers, StreetGames

  • Katy Evans, NHS Wales

Target Audience
  • LTO staff, researchers
09:30-10:15
10:15 - 11:00
11:15 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:00
June 29th 2021
Plenary
Community Safety-Sport, My Journey, My Choice
  • The Contribution of Sport on the Pathway for Vulnerable Young People to build a pro-social identity when preventing offending and reoffending 
Presenters
  • Graham Helm, StreetGames
  • Mark Lawrie Chief Executive, Street Games
  • Neal Hazel, University of Salford
  • Keith Fraser, Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
  • Clare Gollop, Director West Midlands VRU
 
Target Audience 
  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in the use of sport to prevent offending and reoffending. 
Workshop 1 
Who are the People in the ‘People, Place, Priority' Triangle’?
  • In this session, we are looking to help LTO's understand routes to engage the right young people, explore who is having the conversations with them, and starting to tease out possible engagement into a sport-based offer. 

Presenters

  • Stuart Felce, StreetGames

  • Sergeant Paul Nolan, Greater Manchester Police - Referral routes

  • Dr Caron Walpole, Loughborough University - Sharing of learning/good practice from research pieces and interventions

Target Audience

  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in the use of sport to prevent offending and reoffending. 

Workshop 2
The Right Projects in the Right Communities 
  • This session would build on how the People, Place, Priority Triangle drives the needs and vulnerabilities table of the Theory of Change, which differentiates the offer. 
Presenters
  • Samantha Barton, StreetGames - Differentiating the offer Primary/Secondary/Tertiary provision  
  • Mark Ellison, Manchester Metropolitan University - Designing evaluation in from the start – how you design outputs and outcomes from the Theory of Change 
Target Audience:
  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in the use of sport to prevent offending and reoffending. 
Workshop 3
The Roundabout of Sport + Mentoring + Volunteering 
  • This session provides an opportunity to hear case studies and discuss learning about the expediential benefit of the three core components of Sport, Mentoring and Volunteering, and explore how young people can engage at different points on this roundabout. 

Presenters
  • Liam Parker
  • Dwain Morgan, Argyle Community Trust
  • Gemma Price, Llanrumney Phoenix Boxing Club
Target Audience
  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in the use of sport to prevent offending and reoffending. 
Workshop 4
The Journey Continues
  • Short case study to bring together everything covered throughout the workshops, and demonstrating when it works and why it works. 
Presenters
  • Ruth Bradbrook, Developing Youth Practice
Target Audience
  • Partners and practitioners active or interested in the use of sport to prevent offending and reoffending. 
09:15-10:15
11:00-11:30
12:15-13:45
June 30th 2021
Workshop 1 
Hear My Voice - Diversity and Inclusion Through The Voices of Communities and Young People
  • The sessions will hear directly from community organisations and young people on how the last year has impacted them on issues of inequality. During the session, we will also explore how the sector can do more and share practical tips in order to drive equality at all levels to create a fairer society. StreetGames will also provide an update on their current EDI strategy and we will be joined by Sported who will share their “Tackling racism at the grassroots” report findings. 

Presenters
  • Halima Khan, Street Games
 
Target Audience
  •  Leadership and managers of Locally Trusted Organisations 
Workshop 2
Fit and Fed Funding
  • This workshop gives the opportunity to hear from the CEO at the Wembley National Stadium Trust. Stewart will talk about the relationship with StreetGames, why the Wembley National Stadium Trust funded Fit & Fed and what tips they would give to organisations who are looking to apply to other funders, for Fit & Fed monies.  

Presenters 

  • Stewart Goshawk, National Wembley Trust 

Target Audience

  • StreetGames network – staff or volunteers working on fundraising

Workshop 3
Writing a Fundraising Plan
  • This workshop will look at how to write a fundraising plan for a year, different income streams and putting SMART objectives in place for your fundraising. 

Presenters

  • Emma Tugby, StreetGames

  • Kevin Roberts, StreetGames

Target Audience

  • Fundraiser/ manager in LTO

July 1st 2021
09:15-10:15
10:45 -12:15
12:45-14:15
Workshop 1
Fit and Fed Showcase and Sharing
  • Led by our Fit & Fed Leads in London and Wales, this session will provide the opportunity to hear from Locally Trusted Organisations who have been part of the delivery of Fit & Fed programmes over the last few years, a chance to hear about the challenges and successes they have had on the way.  
Presenters
  • Jack Barber, Community Development Manager for StreetGames in London and the South East. 

  • Rachel Carter - Fit and Fed lead for StreetGames in Wales 

  • Nalette Tucker  - Sunnah Sports Academy Trust 

 
Target Audience
  • StreetGames network organisations who are new to Fit and Fed or looking to build their existing programmes
Workshop 2
Safeguarding: Staying Ahead and Practice Change
  • This workshop will look at the changes that are taking place within safeguarding, new changes to safeguarding standards and how we need to take a greater focus on our practice.  How to be more proactive around safeguarding and how we challenge ourselves to look at safeguarding differently and the impact on delivery post-pandemic.  
Presenters
  • John Downes, Head of Safeguarding, StreetGames
Target Audience
  • Management and leadership of LTOs
Workshop 3
Loneliness and Young People – why are we not talking about it?
  • We can all feel lonely at different times for different reasons. Young people aged 16-25 are more lonely than any other age group.  This workshop will cover the facts, the reasons, the stigma, the impact and the response.  Let’s talk. 

Presenters

  • Dawn Mitchell, StreetGames

  • Prof Pam Qualter, University of Manchester

  • Julie McCarthy, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

 

Target Audience:

  • LTOs, partners and stakeholders interested in finding out more

July 2nd 2021
09:15-10:15
Workshop 1
Evidencing Impact
  • The session will aim to share best practice, learning & common challenges facing community organisations in terms of evidencing impact.  Including practical information re: What data to collect and how 
  • A selection of tools that can help 

  • Case study examples  

  • How best to use the data you collect 

Presenters
  • Ceris Anderson, StreetGames
  • Kelly Smith, Insight and Engagement Officer, Sport for Development Coalition
Target Audience
  • Leaders and managers of Locally Trusted Organisations
10:45-11:45
Workshop 2
Sport for Mental Fitness – Prevention or Cure?
  • This workshop will give delegates an understanding of how sport contributes to positive mental health, whether that’s by building resilience against mental ill-health, intervening early at times of risk or responding to a diagnosis.  Our expert speakers will discuss the ‘active ingredients: physical activity, social bonding, goal setting, peer support and more. 

Presenters: 

  • Andy Smith, Edge Hill University

  • Graeme Law, York St John University

  • Craig Robson, Durham City Council

  • Professor Joan Duda, University of Birmingham

Target Audience:

  • LTOs, partners and stakeholders interested in finding out more

12:15-12:45
Workshop 3
Fit and Fed - The Future 
  • A presentation about the new Fit and Fed Annual programme to support deliverers and potential partners of Fit and Fed 

Presenters

  • Jane Shewring, StreetGames

Target Audience

  • LTOs LAs, NGBs, HAF co-ordinators