Line-up announced: Sports Volunteering Conference

Research in Business and Law’s Business in Sport cluster will hold the third Manchester Metropolitan University Sports Volunteering Conference, and the amazing line-up has just been announced.

This year’s theme is Sports Volunteering: The Importance of Strategy. The conference will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

The event will offer something for academics, policy makers and practitioners as well as providing one of the few opportunities to talk with others who see volunteering as an essential part of the ongoing future of sport and active leisure.

The conference will be hosted by Yvonne Harrison, the CEO of Greater Sport and the keynote speakers are:

Emma Boggis – Chief Executive, SRA

Jenny Betteridge – Strategic Lead Volunteering, Sport England

Carwyn Young – Sport Wales

Chris Jones – CEO, England Athletics

Guest speakers include:

Geoff Nichols, University of Sheffield – Bowling even more alone: trends towards individualistic participation in sport

Anne-Laure Rey, Women in Motorcycling Commission – Women Volunteers

Eddy Hogg, University of Kent – Developing Sport Volunteering: a new perspective

Ellie May, Leeds Beckett University – Women In Sport Volunteering Research

The conference will encompass aspects of volunteering in sport and the importance/impact of strategy (local and national) within the current landscape. The conference will bring together sector experts who will share key data and insight as well as a range of practical advice on how to navigate the new national policy and funding landscape. The conference will provide a platform to bring practitioners and academic perspectives from across the volunteering landscape to share, collaborate and network.

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