Saje Impact Director Andy Reed today was helping Sport:80 host a network event in Sheffield to help NGBs unlock the power of their data, insight and technology. The event brings together strategic partners, NGBs and Sport England.
Andy said “ I have been really keen to help NGBs work much better with their data and maximise the opportunities to make themselves sustainable. This is a great opportunity to grow a community and share experiences.
Andy Reed was at the Quest/ CIMSPA conference this week presenting the #TheFWord and why the sector needs to learn from failure.
Along with the Sports Think Tank and Upshot a conference was held at City Hall, London in October 2018 to bring the S&PA sector together to unpick what it meant to create Black Box Thinking - accepting failure in innovation.
Andy Reed said “We are clearly failing to get the nation active and specifically amongst some groups in particular. Just doing more of the same won’t work so we need to be genuinely innovative in approach. This will only work when we change the funding culture to allow for failure of programmes and schemes and behaviour change models. We hope that by openly talking about this issue we can create an environment and culture that accepts this and we can create a safe space for failure to be openly discussed.
New research from Saje Impact and the Sports Think Tank highlights the state of duty of care practices within community sport settings revealing that the sector is ready to embrace new leadership and support mechanisms to make sport safe in 2018.
Annie Zaidi received her BEM last week from Lord Tim Cox in recognition of her services to football coaching.
The Kia Oval in London was the venue for a joint conference with the Football Foundation and hosted by Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed OBE - looking at outcome-based approaches to sports delivery and what this means to grassroots organisations in the sport sector.
Modernising the way people search and book sports is essential to opening up sport and physical activity (PA) to the mass market. Innovative approaches to the ordering process in services like takeaways, taxis and accommodation have grown these markets exponentially. Learning lessons from these examples will have a big impact on grassroots sport.