More than 60 people with a role in supporting communities in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire to be more active came together in Leeds last week.
Senior figures from various professional sectors across the nine districts in the two counties were part of the ‘Leading our Active Places: Building the movement together’ event organised by Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF).
The event was designed to share good practice and learning, as well as looking at collective priorities that will support more people to be more active, more often. It comes as both Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Sport England are consulting on their new strategies, where a place-based way of working is set to be at the forefront.
Keynote speakers included Robin Tuddenham, CEO of Calderdale Council; and Paul Reid, Chair of the YSF Board of Trustees. Sport England Chief Executive, Tim Hollingsworth, also addressed those in the room by a pre-recorded video message.
“Some years ago we made a commitment to support leadership groups in each of the nine districts,” said Yorkshire Sport Foundation Chief Executive, Nigel Harrison.
“There’s been some fantastic work done by a great many people and organisations in the last few years.
“We’re at the stage of planning for the next four years, and the event was a great opportunity to bring people together to share the learning and collectively decide on our approach for the future.”