Sports Leaders Celebrate Success at Sheffield Convention

More than 150 Sports Leaders from schools, colleges and community groups across Yorkshire and Humberside joined sport and leisure professionals at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club on Thursday 25 November to celebrate their contribution to grassroots sport. The Director of North Yorkshire Sport, David Watson and Carol Axe, Sheffield Wednesday FC attended the convention, where they met with local Sports Leaders and helped celebrate the success of sports leadership in Yorkshire and Humberside. A Dragon’s Den style challenge took place throughout the day, where Sports Leaders gathered into small teams to put together a ‘mini business plan’ for a new sport. Ideas were pitched to a guest panel of Dragons, including Commercial Development Director at Sports Leaders UK, Midge Blake and Jenna Cauwood, Doncaster Rovers FC. As well as celebrating their successes, Sports Leaders had the opportunity to take part in workshops run by SkillsActive, where they learnt skills to enhance their employability. 24 sport and leisure exhibitors were also on hand to discuss potential employment opportunities and training programmes that Sports Leaders could progress onto following their Sports Leaders UK awards and qualifications. Chief Executive of Sports Leaders UK, Linda Plowright said: “The Leaders for Life conventions enabled Sports Leaders from across the UK to benefit from the further information and opportunities that are available beyond their sports leadership awards and qualifications. “The Sports Leaders did a fantastic job in organising such a successful and productive event. I am thrilled that so many connections were made between Sports Leaders and potential employers.” 1 A Sports Leader is anyone that has gained a Sports Leaders UK award or qualification. They organise, communicate and get people involved in sports activities. Sports Leaders are role models; helping others to achieve their goals and encouraging their communities to lead fit and healthy lifestyles. Note to editors: Sports Leaders UK is a charity delivering sports leadership awards and qualifications to more than 200,000 people a year, through 4,000 schools, colleges, local authorities, prisons and young offender units. It acts as an Awarding Body providing nationally recognised qualifications, and has a Foundation to deliver free or subsidised courses in areas of greatest need. Sports Leaders UK Anne Compton, Public Relations T: 01908 689212 E: media@sportsleaders.org

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