Activate LGBT Sports Seminar


Birmingham LGBT Sports Activator Sharing Learning Event

The Penthouse, Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham.
Saturday 20 February – 10am – 4pm

Sharing learning from the project and allowing clubs and organisations from around the country to network.

Tea & coffee & registration

10:15am to 10:45am
Keynote speaker – Lou Englefield, Director Pride Sport

presenting the National LGB&T Partnership’s report “Review of National Governing Bodies and LGB&T Equality”

10:45am to 11:30am
Workshop Sessions
– repeated twice so everyone can do two


11:30am to 12:15am
Intro to LGBT (even established LGBT clubs may not be confident across the range of diversity)

Sport England –  how to apply for their small grants

Birmingham City Council – facilities & events and how to access them

12:15pm to 12:30pm
Personal Success stories

Runner, Swimmer, Rugby player, Cricketer

12:30pm to 1pm

1pm to 2pm
Panel Q&A

Questions from the floor. Can also invite delegates to submit written questions anonymous if wished – slips in by the end of lunch

Lou Englefield, Director, Pride Sport

Karen Creavin, Head of Birmingham Health & Wellbeing Services, Birmingham City Council

Russell Turner, Local Government Relationship Manager, Sport England

Natalie Manca-Wilcox, recently retired Coventry City Ladies’ Full-back, and College Sport Maker at Solihull College & University Centre

Sports club officer – TBA

2pm to 2:30pm
Birmingham City Council presentation

2:30pm to 3pm
LGB&T Partnership “Survey of Exercise & Physical Activity in LGB&T Lives in England” – presentation of briefing paper.

3pm to 3:30pm
Small group discussions on recommendations of the report and next steps with tea & coffee

Any feedback from discussions

Closing Speaker

Karen Creavin – Head of Birmingham Health & Wellbeing Services, Birmingham City Council


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