Keynote - Changing the system

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Session overview

 How do we change the system? Looking at the difference within our society. What the shared ambition across the sector in getting more people active through addressing stubborn inequalities and the key challenges and opportunities locally around this ambition.

Chris will discuss how we can learn from working more systemically with communities in a place 


Chris Perks - Executive Director – Local Delivery - Sport England

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Chris trained as a Physical Education Teacher before studying for a Master’s Degree in Sports Science at Loughborough.

 Chris’ teaching career began at Roade Secondary School in Northamptonshire. Alongside teaching he led a project to develop school based sports development initiatives and the full community access to the facilities.

Since joining Sport England, Chris has led work around improving sporting opportunities for young people and the use of sport in achieving social outcomes. For four years Chris was the Strategic Lead for all of Sport England’s work in the East region.

Recently Chris became the Executive Director for Local Delivery at Sport England leading the work of all the local outreach teams.

Chris continues to be actively involved in a variety of sports as a volunteer and participant.