Tennis legend Judy Murray was a big hit at the  successful StreetGames National Conference and Awards 2017.

The former Fed Cup Captain, mother to tennis stars Jamie and Andy, delighted delegates by sharing some of her personal journey and how it has shaped her views on the need to support parents to help their children be more active. Judy also took questions for delegates and led a coaching session for a lucky few.

She said: "I've had a lot of fun being here. There's a superb line-up of people talking about different activities and enterprises that StreetGames get involved in; so for me it has been a real eye-opener to see the diversity of the people that are here, the areas they work in and what they're delivering."

As a powerful female voice within sport, Judy clearly inspired delegates with her passion for getting young people active;  her session generated a wave of positive social media messages.

The two day event, held at Warwick University brought together, more than 300 sport and community sector professionals from across the UK  to  share learning from the Doorstep Sport Club Programme and discuss the future of the sporting landscape.

Jennie Price, CEO Sport England and Jane Ashworth, CEO StreetGames both spoke about the success of the four year Doorstep Sport Club programme and shared their vision for the future.

The plenaries and workshops on topics including with vital insight on the value of sport with key themes such as community safety, wellbeing, volunteering were both informative and engaging, while the atmosphere of the Conference was unwaveringly optimistic as industry colleagues remained focussed on changing the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Yet again, the StreetGames National Awards was a thoroughly enjoyable evening that recognised the dedication of the network, rewarding projects, coaches and volunteers.

StreetGames would like to thank all of the keynote speakers and workshop facilitators for giving up their time and contributing to the success of the event. Thank you also to the event compere BBC Sport broadcaster Alison Mitchell and National Awards host, former tennis professional, Barry Cowan.

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