StreetGames Conference and Awards 2015

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That’s it for another year! The 9th annual StreetGames Conference and Awards 2015 has been the biggest and best yet. Over 250 delegates attended the two day conference at the at the University of Warwick, where we discussed the big issues affecting Generation Z and celebrated the best and brightest in the network at our annual awards.

We had a fantastic line up of high profile key-note speakers including Helen Grant MP, two-time Olympian Jade Johnson, broadcaster John Inverdale, as well as leading industry experts from Sport England, London School of Economics and Wales Rugby Union, with BBC Sport’s Jacqui Oatley acting as compere. 

Each led by experts in their field, the two days of interactive and innovative workshops included insights from Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign; how increasing access to holidays is important for disadvantaged young people; the impact of sport on crime and how to protect young people’s mental wellbeing. Content from the two days can be found here.

As always, the highlight of the annual conference was the StreetGames Awards Night and Gala Dinner, hosted on the 17th March by our special guest, John Inverdale. It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and reward those from the StreetGames network that inspire and impact us all and dance the night away afterwards! 

All the projects nominated showed an amazing commitment to Doorstep Sport but the lucky ones who walked away with the trophies were:

  • Project of the Year –StreetGames Swindon
  • New Project of the Year – Merthyr Tydfil Youth Services
  • Coach of the Year – Kate Roberts, George Salter Academy
  • Young Coach of the Year – David Walsh, Sporting Communities
  • Volunteer Project of the Year – Active East
  • Us Girls Project of the Year – Active Newham
  • Best Project Innovation – Sussex County FA Youth Forum
  • Securing the Future – Wigan StreetGames Network
  • Doorstep Sport Club of the Year – St Helens DSC

Outstanding Contribution to Doorstep Sport – Marguerite Fisher

If you want to attend the conference or nominate your project for an award next year, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter channels for more information.