Active Women Consortium Training Conference 2011
Over 100 people attend Active Women Consortium Training Conference 2011
On the 17th and 18th of November, over 100 people from across the UK descended on the University of Warwick for the inaugural annual Active Women Consortium Training Conference.
The event was hosted by former Olympic badminton player, Donna Kellogg MBE and was intended to help Us Girls project managers and workers build on their knowledge and skills in working with young women and girls in sport and physical activity.
Jayne Molyneux, Sport England’s Strategic Lead for Children and Young People, who talked about the importance of the work with 16-25 year old young women from disadvantaged areas; Su Cumming, Principal Manager at Community Sport for Newcastle City Council, who discussed the lessons that had been learnt in the delivery of the highly successful Active Newcastle campaign/initiative; and Karen Keohane, National Manager of the Active Women Consortium, who gave an interesting speech on lessons learnt and future priorities that are emerging for the Active Women Consortium
The programme of training workshops and coaching gateway courses which were interspersed throughout the conference included a Make doorstep sport deaf friendly course, delivered by the National Deaf Children’s Society, and sport-specific courses on table-tennis and StreetCheer. Advice and practical ideas on topics including fundraising, organising events, and an introduction to behaviour change among young women and girls was also available to delegates.
“Discussing how to influencing behaviour change #awtc11..VERY useful!” @JoelGrahamBlake
“Great to meet so many people who are passionate about sport today. The input will help shape our focus groups with young people #AWTC11” @divacreative
We have an number of the workshop presentations from the event available here
We hope you all enjoyed the Conference as much as we did and took a lot away from it to help you with your local project. We would really appreciate you guys giving us a couple of minutes of your time to complete a short survey on your feedback/thoughts. We hope to make next year even bigger and better!
www.surveymonkey.com > Thanks!
If you have any questions please contact lian [dot] lawrence [at] streetgames [dot] org or call 0845 1300 849 and ask for Lian.