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Sporta are holding an interactive conference on 14th May 2014. 'Public Health and Commissioning for Leisure & Cultural Trusts' takes place at the Royal Overseas League in London and will provide a valuable learning opportunity for Sporta members interested in developing appropriate ways of engaging with the public health system. This conference will explore how leisure and cultural trusts can develop and build stronger relationships to engage effectively with public health services. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sporta's next AGM will be held in Edinburgh on 8th May 2014 at the Apex International Hotel. We are pleased to confirm that author, journalist and former cricketer Ed Smith will be speaking at the event.

Sporta were pleased to officially launch the Make Your Move programme on Thursday 21st November with Sport England and our partners. 

Held at Fusion's Camberwell Leisure Centre, breakfast was served throughout the morning of celebration. Held on Social Enterprise Day, our guest speakers included Baroness Thornton and Professor Ken Fox, Steven Chaytor and Phil Rumbelow - and importantly from the three successful pilot Trusts. The three Pilot Projects were announced as Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust delivering Step2action; Fusion Lifestyle delivering the Friday Night Project; and Life Leisure delivering ActiSPORT.

The launch also signified the opening of Round 1 for applications to the Make Your Move funding. The pot opened on the 21st November and closes on Monday 6th January 2014 at 5pm. Please visit the Make Your Move website to find all the information you need and how to apply. Or please contact Cate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Obesity Awareness Week runs from 13th - 19th January. It is predicted that more than half of the UK population are heading for obesity by 2050 at a cost of almost £50 billion (Tackling Obesities: Future Choices, Foresight 2007). Sporta members are running a number of programmes aimed at tackling the problem of obesity and encouraging simple lifestyle changes. Read about what Active Nation, Bolton Middlebrook, Tees Valley Leisure and other trusts are doing here.

The following dates are proposed for forthcoming Sporta meetings. Sporta Executive: 2nd April - London, 7th May - Edinburgh. Sporta General Meetings: 8th May - Edinburgh. Times and venues tbc.

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14 Jun 2017 10:00AM - 14 Jun 2017 04:00PM
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