Getting more people from BME communities into sport and physical activity

Taking place on Thursday 27 March at the Signing Tree Conference Centre, Birmingham B16 8SZ, this conference aims to teach new ways of engaging and retaining participants from BME communities in sport and physical activity.

Delegates will come from the health sector, education sector, governing bodies of sport, sports clubs, local authorities, county sports partnerships, community enterprises, faith groups, commercial companies, community/sports trusts.

This conference will provide examples of good practice on increasing participation in sport and physical activity for people from ethnically diverse communities. Attendees can learn ideas to suit their own environment.

Topics likely to be covered include:

  • Supporting mainstream providers to understand the needs of ethnically diverse communities;
  • How to increase participation in your local club or region;
  • How sports providers and the community can work in partnership;
  • How engagement is crucial to help breaking down barriers;
  • Engaging specific BME segments;
  • Utilising role models; and
  • How to build capacity in communities to provide diversity in coaches and volunteering.

The cost of the conference is £145 per delegate, including refreshments, lunch and conference documentation.

For further information or to book a place contact Svend Elkjaer on 01423 326660 or by email