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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.
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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.As somebody who lives with Alzheimer’s, Tracey discusses her relationship with sport and recreation and highlights the barriers and opportunities that exist to keep everybody physically active.Mental Health is an area that the Sport and Recreation Alliance is passionate about as showcased by our work with the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.Providing insight from within the sector, the Alliance’s Rasteen Riyahi-Boni, Policy Support Officer, also joins the panel.Further Reading:Mental Health Charter – www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/mental-health-charter-homepage Mental Health Resources - www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/policy/the-mental-health-charter/training-and-support Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide and information – www.alzheimers.org.uk/sport Dementia Friends - www.dementiafriends.org.ukTracey Shorthouse blog on making facilities dementia friendly – www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/how-tracey-helping-sports-clubs-leisure-centres-inclusive-dementia Alzheimer’s Society website for support and information – www.alzheimers.org.uk We are Undefeatable campaign – www.alzheimers.org.uk/active
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 ambitions for the Sport and Recreation Alliance.You can catch-up on the every edition of Sports Management magazine here. Issue 3 lands in late September and includes an extended version of the podcast interview.Lisa Wainwright will be attending the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Annual Conference on 25 September alongside Nigel Adams MP, Sports Minister and Tim Hollingsworth, CEO Sport England.
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.It is a fantastic opportunity for other sport and recreation organisations to share best practice and to learn from those making a real difference in local communities.In an open and engaging conversation, we are joined by London Youth Rowing CEO Matt Rostron, Co-Founder of Gloves Up Knives Down, David Edgell and the Community Manager of Snow-Camp Charity, Dan Keeley.Below you’ll also find some handy resources and further reading around the impact being made:Sport England resource: From education to community safety, sport has a positive social impact. https://www.sportengland.org/research/benefits-of-sport/social-value-of-sport/Sport and Recreation Alliance: Hidden Diamonds research on the hidden value of sport volunteers, going beyond cost to measure the true value they create – through participation, wellbeing, trust and community.  https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/volunteering-researchPrevious Alliance case study with British Equestrian Federation: https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/grassroots/british-equestrian-federation-supports-urban 
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, therefore alternative funding options are being taken more seriously and Crowdfunding online is one such avenue which can provide several advantages.We are joined by two of our members who share their success stories and the impact it has made. Carey Davies, Hill Walking Development Officer at The British Mountaineering Council provides an insight into the Mend our Mountains campaign. The award-winning, headline-grabbing campaign raised more than £100,000 to repair Britain’s hills and mountainsFollowing the success of their Glide Britain campaign, Dave Latimer, chairman of the Development Committee at the British Gliding Association explains how their project has reached new audiences to get more people involved in gliding.Below you’ll also find some handy resources and further reading around Crowdfunding:Sport England guidance: https://www.sportengland.org/funding/other-sources-of-funding/sources-of-funding-you-can-generate-yourself/crowdfunding/Sport England Crowdfunder community campaign: https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2018/november/27/crowdfunding-pilot-launched-for-23-community-asset-fund-projectsPrevious Alliance case study: https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/grassroots/how-crowdfunding-can-be-an-innovative-way-of
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.With the latest Sports Club Survey showing a worrying trend of rising costs and falling income at many clubs we wanted to share more detail about the CASC scheme so clubs can make an informed decision about whether the scheme makes financial sense for them. We are joined on the pod by our tax advisor, Richard Baldwin MBE who brings 30 years of experience to the table and we also have a chat with Dave Stubley, Club Management & Volunteer Manager at the RFU, about his experience of supporting numerous rugby clubs in their journey to becoming CASC registered. And to help us make sense of it all is our very own Policy Manager, Leigh Thompson. Below you’ll also find some handy resources and further reading around CASCs:HMRC CASC guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-amateur-sports-clubs-detailed-guidance-notes/community-amateur-sports-clubs-detailed-guidance-notesHMRC CASC application form: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-community-amateur-sports-club-registration-form-casc-a1CASCinfo: http://www.cascinfo.co.uk/RFU CASC resources: https://www.englandrugby.com/governance/legal-and-admin/community-amateur-sports-clubs/Previous Alliance blog: https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/blogs/leigh-thompson/community-amateur-sports-clubs-the-new-rules
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 the Alliance’s Policy Support Officer, Rasteen Riyahi-Boni, talks to Liz Purbrick, Inclusion Manager at England Athletics and Kate Bone, one of the organisation’s mental health champions, about their #RunAndTalk campaign.You can find the resources and programmes referenced throughout the episode via the links below:Mind’s sport, physical activity and mental health hub: www.mind.org.uk/sport Thriving at Work resource: www.mind.org.uk/about-us/our-policy-work/sport-physical-activity-and-mental-health/thriving-at-work-guideMental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation: www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/mental-health-charter-homepage England Athletics’ Run and Talk programme: www.englandathletics.org/mentalhealth Mental Health at Work toolkit for sport: www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/sport England Athletics #RunAndRevise programme: www.runandrevise.co.ukAnd remember, if you like what you’ve heard in this episode, please leave us a review and share with your friends and colleagues. If you have an idea for a future episode or would like to discuss any of the topics covered in the podcast, please do get in touch. You can reach us on Twitter @sportrectweets or you can email us on podcast@sportandrecreation.org.uk.
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 he had to say. At one or two points, Andy refers to some slides which you can find here.Or here:http://sramedia.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/bbc4f4db-4851-491a-876e-d468da33b829.pdfAnd remember, if you like what you’ve heard in this episode, please leave us a review and share with your friends and colleagues. If you have an idea for a future episode or would like to discuss any of the topics covered in the podcast, please do get in touch. You can reach us on Twitter @sportrectweets or you can email us on podcast@sportandrecreation.org.uk. 
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 Hollingsworth to get his take on behaviour change and hear about what we can expect from Sport England in the coming months and beyond. This podcast brings you all the best bits from that chat.  And remember, if you like what you’ve heard in this episode, please leave us a review and share with your friends and colleagues. If you have an idea for a future episode or would like to discuss any of the topics covered in the podcast, please do get in touch. You can reach us on Twitter @sportrectweets or you can email us on podcast@sportandrecreation.org.uk. 
Episode 2 – Brexit

Episode 2 – Brexit

2019-01-2300:47:45

The Sport and Recreation Podcast – Episode 2 – BrexitHosted 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 resident expert on Brexit and its effects on the sport and recreation sector. He has produced a number of documents aimed at helping Sport and Recreation Alliance members prepare for Brexit and has been meeting with government departments and officials to discuss the importance of the sport sector in relation to the EU. Leigh has also contributed to media outlets including The Daily Telegraph, City AM and Sports Management on the topic of Brexit. Ryan McCullough, Parliamentary and Policy Officer, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@RyMcCullough21) – Ryan is the Alliance’s Parliamentary expert. He came to the Alliance having previously worked in Parliament and has been working with Leigh to produce ‘No Deal’ Technical Notices to help Alliance members prepare for the possible effects a no deal Brexit may have on their organisations. Summary- Leigh and Ryan discuss the latest political twists and turns with Brexit and explain what could happen now that Theresa May’s deal has been defeated. They discuss the options that are still available and look at some of the key areas where a ‘no deal’ Brexit is likely to have a big impact on the sport and recreation sector. This episode includes discussion around:The latest updates from Parliament;The importance of Brexit on the sport and recreation sector;Travel and movement of people and sporting goods;Funding, particularly the future of the ERASMUS+ programme; Data Transfer and why GDPR doesn’t solve all data issues;The possible benefits of Brexit.Links and Documents A number of documents were mentioned in the podcast, many of which are the Alliance’s own work. Some have already been highlighted above but please see the full list below:The Alliance’s ‘no-deal’ Brexit DocumentThe Alliance’s Six Tests for Government DocumentGovernment’ ‘no-deal’ Brexit Technical NoticesGovernment’s Underwrite Scheme for FundingContact UsIf you have any questions about anything you heard in the podcast, then please feel free to email either Leigh or Ryan.Leigh- lthompson@sportandrecreation.org.ukRyan- rmccullough@sportandrecreation.org.uk For more general questions or to suggest ideas for a future podcast episode, please contact host, Rob.Rob- rarnott@sportandrecreation.org.uk Alternatively, you can call the office on 020 7976 3900.
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 podcast@sportandrecreation.org.uk. And for more info on all our work, head over to www.sportandrecreation.org.uk
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