The Sport and Recreation Podcast

The Sport and Recreation Podcast

Welcome to The Sport and Recreation Podcast, a brand-new podcast where we'll be delving into the important issues impacting the sports sector, asking the challenging questions and drawing on experts from across the sector to help drive best practice. In early episodes we'll be chewing over the implications of Brexit, exploring how we can encourage more of our youngsters to get active and also discussing how we can collectively demonstrate the economic and social value of sport ahead of the government Spending Review later this year.... Show More

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Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).

This episode celebrates World Mental Health Day as we look at the issue of inclusiveness in the sector.

We are joined by the Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Tracey Shorthouse and Programme Partnerships Officer for Sport and Leisure, Steve McFadyen.

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September 24, 2019 45 min

Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).

In this special episode we invite Tom Walker, contributing Editor at Sports Management magazine, to sit down with Alliance CEO Lisa Wainwright for a one-to-one chat.

In this exclusive interview, the pair discuss Lisa’s background in the sector and her ambit... Read more

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Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).

This episode we welcome three organisations who are effectively targeting hard to reach communities in order to get children and young people active.

Each has fascinating stories to share on their success, their challenges and their impact.

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Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).

This episode we take a look into Crowdfunding and how, when used effectively, it can help to supplement income generation among sport and recreation organisations.

With funding being a very real and regular concern among a large proportion of our membership... Read more

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Hosted by Rob Arnott, Communications and Member Engagement Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@RobArnott99).

This week we dive into the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme which allows local amateur sports clubs to register with HMRC and benefit from a range of tax and giving benefits, including Gift Aid.

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Hosted by Rob Arnott, Communications and Member Engagement Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@RobArnott99).

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we welcome a number of guests to the show. Ben Jessup, Policy Adviser at the Alliance, sits down with Hayley Jarvis, Mind’s Head of Physical Activity to discuss the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation and the importance of workplace wellbeing, before... Read more

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Hosted by Rob Arnott, Communications and Member Engagement Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@RobArnott99).

This week we welcome Andy Parkinson, CEO of British Rowing on to the show. Having led British Rowing through a period of significant change over the past four years we asked Andy: “A modern national governing body which celebrates the past while being relevant to the next generation. Is it possible?” Tune i... Read more

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Hosted by Rob Arnott, Communications and Member Engagement Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@RobArnott99).This week we welcome Andy Parkinson, CEO of British Rowing on to the show. Having led British Rowing through a period of significant change over the past four years we asked Andy: “A modern national governing body which celebrates the past while being relevant to the next generation. Is it possible?” Tune in to hear what... Read more

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February 6, 2019 42 min

Hosted by Rob Arnott, Communications and Member Engagement Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@RobArnott99) 

Our recent Fit for the Future Convention brought senior leaders from across the sport and recreation sector together to discuss behaviour change and how we can collectively influence more people to be more active, more often.  

During the day, our CEO, Emma Boggis sat down with Sport England CEO, Tim ... Read more

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January 23, 2019 47 min

The Sport and Recreation Podcast – Episode 2 – Brexit

Hosted by Rob Arnott, Communications and Member Engagement Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@RobArnott99)

Speakers: 

Leigh Thompson, Policy Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Leigh_DT) - Leigh is the Alliance’s residen... Read more

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In this mini episode, host Rob Arnott and Alliance CEO Emma Boggis introduce The Sport and Recreation Podcast and touch on what you can expect from us in the coming months.

We'd love to hear from you about anything sport and recreation related; if you have an idea, some good practice to share, a question, or want to join us for a chat, get in touch on Twitter @sportrectweets or email Read more

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