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***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference is examining for sport in the UK in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic - with discussion on elite, grassroots and community levels.
Key discussion areas:
- delay to a return of spectator sport - options for policy, and how implementation of the eventual return of fans will be handled, with government exploring a range of high-tech solutions so that fans can be back in elite sports venues when it is safe to do so
- support - assessing measures already in place and possible future strategies, such as government plans for emergency grants for National League clubs to enable them to start the new season
- financial uncertainty and how it could be managed:
- assessing government assurances around funding for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, with UK Sport having sought more than £50m for GB’s athletes and sports
- sporting governing bodies - implications for the sector of their financial vulnerability with the impact of the virus and lockdown, as highlighted to parliament by UK Sport
- grassroots and women’s sports - immediate concerns, and looking ahead to what help and sector action will be needed for the long-term to support participation levels, the talent pipeline and availability of safe operational facilities
- The new funding strategy and supporting UK athletes and governing bodies through the pandemic - key priorities and next steps
- The outlook for UK elite sport
- Responding to reductions in revenue due to COVID-19 for elite sport, restarting safely and innovating broadcast offerings and athlete support ahead of the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games
- Supporting local sport and participation - what more may be needed in terms of public funding and how best to harness the power of technology
- Key issues for community and grassroots sport - funding and the impact of COVID-19 restrictions
- Policy priorities for supporting elite and grassroots sport in the UK
Policy officials attending:
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders form the House of Lords, and officials from the DCMS; the DHSC; the Government Legal Department; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Access Sport CIO; Bradford Bulls Foundation; British Tenpin Bowling Association; Charles Russell Speechlys; CMS; Cricket Wales; East Suffolk Council; Leadership Through Sport and Business; London Sport; OCR; Para Dance UK; Portas Consulting; Public Sector Prison Industries (HMPPS); Racehorse Owners Association; Skillskool; Sport and Beyond; UKAD; Welsh Rugby Union and Yorkshire Sport Foundation.
Press passes have been reserved by representatives from the BBC and SportBusiness Group.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference