Our Director Andy Reed OBE joined the expert panel at the ICON Training and Why Sports ‘Getting Wales Moving’ conference last week in Cardiff.

The timely conference critically examined the progress that has been made to date on ‘Delivering on the Well Being Future Generations Act’ (WBFG) which has been hailed as a global leader and is being closely monitored internationally.

The conference explored key areas for action which tackle the causes and consequences of the likely impacts of future generations health and wellbeing. Ideas and solutions around the following areas were discussed:

  • How can we become healthier for longer?
  • What skills, training and support do our communities need to thrive?
  • What do the WBFG 5 ways of working mean for daily delivery?
  • What are the economic opportunities of a more skilled and physically active Wales?

Chaired by Geoff Thompson MBE, the conference gathered physical activity stakeholders from across the UK who Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson said were present because they “believe it is essential to champion the fun, enjoyment and benefits of being active.”

Following a number of inspirational keynotes from speakers including Darren Campbell and Gary Denton, the industry panel featuring Andy Reed responded to questions from the delegates on ‘Fighting for Sport and Activity’.

The conference gave all delegates and stakeholders involved the required knowledge, insight and evidence based solutions to both create and deliver upon the broad ranging ambitions set out in the WBFG Act.

Link: Getting Wales Moving, a joint report by Public Health Wales and Sport Wales