On Tuesday 25th October, Trish and Jeff of UKCA attended the Sport and Recreation Alliance Conference 2018 in London.
The one-day event provided the opportunity to engage with fellow SRA members on a variety of policy issues, ask questions of the Board of Directors, celebrate the successes of the previous year and learn about the Sport and Recreation Alliance‘s future plans. The day consisted of:
Guest Keynote Speakers, Interactive Panel Discussions, the Annual General Meeting – chaired by the SRA President, HRH The Earl of Wessex and the Autumn Divisional Meetings – where members from different divisions could focus on issues relevant to likeminded organisations.
Throughout the day attendees were introduced to two major initiatives:
The #RightToBeActive Petition
SRA‘s #RightToBeActive campaign highlights the dangerous health risks faced by our children through inactivity.
“Sport and recreation can help solve many of the biggest threats facing our children. Making it part of their daily lives will make them healthier and happier.”
Do It – Join In
The Do It initiative aims to introduce more volunteers to local sporting clubs.
“Local clubs need you
Right now, 7 out of 10 sport and recreation clubs across the UK need more people to join in.
Without you they wouldn’t be able to continue the invaluable role they play in their local communities in getting the nation active. And we cannot afford to lose the huge benefits that grassroots clubs provide.”
If you want to give back to your local community – Find a volunteering opportunity with Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Join In Opportunity Finder: doit.life/join-in
It was a fantastic event to be a part of and it’s extremely exciting to meet so many organisations who care as much about getting young people involved in sport as the UK Cheerleading Association do. We also had the opportunity to meet with one of UKCA’s partners Gateley Plc at the event too!