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Fit for the Future – The Sporting Memories Foundation Conference

'Fit for the Future', The Sporting Memories Foundation Conference takes place at Malmaison, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester on Tuesday 17th September 2019.

An exciting event will be taking place in a couple of weeks’ time in Manchester, the Sporting Memories foundation will be making their conference debut!

Tony Jameson-Allen, founder of Sporting Memories:

“Fit for the Future is our very first Sporting Memories Foundation Conference. We have chosen this title as the conference will be forward thinking and bringing together in one room influential academics, people from the world of sport, policy makers, commissioners and carers. Topics covered will include national policy, active ageing, the lived experience, sport for development, demonstrating impact and of course, updates on the work of Sporting Memories.”

At Level Playing Field, we believe this conference will be of great interest to our audience and one that many of us can benefit from as we look to develop sport as we know it for disabled fans.

Level Playing Field Chief Executive, Owain Davies said:

“Over past years, Sporting Memories have made such an impact within the community. The power of sport is hugely important for making a positive improvement on a person’s life and something that Sporting Memories has harnessed to great affect.

This inaugural conference ‘Fit for the future’ is a great opportunity to learn more about the work happening across the country whilst also looking at opportunities to make a greater impact. We are looking forward to attending the conference and learning more.”

The line-up

  • Professor Alistair Burns – Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University Manchester & National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health, NHS England
  • Dr Hilda Hayo – Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK, Visiting Fellow in Dementia- University of Northampton
  • Sarah Mortiboys – Sport for Development Coalition Manager
  • Professor Claire Surr – Professor of Dementia & Director Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University
  • Darshan Sanghrajka – Founder of Super Being Labs and member of the Ventures Advisory Board at UnLtd
  • Chris Gilliver – lived experience
  • Tony Jameson-Allen FRSA – Co-founder of Sporting Memories & Visiting Fellow, Leeds Beckett University

For an idea on how the day will be set-up, registration begins at 9.45 with the conference getting under way at 10:30. Lunch will be provided at 13:10 and guests will have 50 minutes to relax before the conference resumes at 14:00. There will be another hour and 15 minutes of information packed speakers before the event closes at 15:15.

Who should attend?

The sporting memories foundation have put together a list of groups who may be particularly interested in the conference;

  • Commissioners
  • Public Health
  • NHS/Primary Care
  • Local Authorities
  • Care Homes and Housing Associations
  • Academics
  • Sport and Leisure Trusts
  • Community Foundations
  • Third Sector organisations
  • Organisations interested in establishing Sporting Memories programmes
  • Sports Media

Interested? Please visit the sporting memories foundation website to book your place.