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Sport and social justice: If not now, when?

Sport and social justice: If not now, when?

Join UK Sport Development Network for a conversation on how social justice can be brought about through sport.


Thu, 09/09/2021

UK Sport Development Network in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University, Active Humber, CIMPSA, North Yorkshire Sport, Yorkshire Sport Foundation and StreetGames present:

Sport and Social Justice: if not now, when? – An online convention

The late 1970’s saw the launch of the Sport Council’s first campaign: “Sport for All’ and subsequently the birth of Sport Development. Over 40 years on, despite a substantial investment of public funding into sport and numerous campaigns aiming to bring about social justice through sport, the figures suggest that these disparities persist. In addition to this, the Covid-19 pandemic has added its weight to further imbalance opportunities in sport. Are we on a precipice of making things better, or allowing things to get worse? More than ever as a sector, we must bring about change. Now is the time.

Critical thinking. Critical Action.

Thought and action require collaboration. The event will bring together sport development practitioners and academics and provide a space for attendees to address this urgent issue. Speakers from industry and academia will present projects and findings with a view to generating debate and discussion. The schedule will allow for attendees to engage with every presentation and will be broken down in to four key areas:

  1. Sport and Climate Change
  2. Sport and Long Term Health Conditions
  3. Sport and Racial Inequalities
  4. Sport and Poverty

Convention details:

  • Date: 9 September 2021
  • Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (GMT)


  • Employed - £20 (the payment link will be sent after booking is confimed)
  • Unemployed/Student/Voluntary Organisations – free

Register for the event here


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