Commonwealth Sports Development Conference 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013

4th Commonwealth Sports Development Conference
Sport and Empowering the Youth of the Commonwealth

Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 August 2013
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland

Conference Programme

This was one of 2013’s most significant gatherings of those involved in the fields of Sports Development and Sport & Development –  it provided a unique opportunity for practitioners, policy makers and funders to share knowledge and ideas.  

An exciting two-day programme of plenary sessions, panel debates and workshops was delivered and included two key sub programmes:

Empowering Girls and Young Women through Sport

This session asked:

-  “What needs to change?” with a focus on identifying barriers and opportunities for engaging, including and empowering girls and young women through sport.

A plenary panel discussion featured the voices of sport and development, community organisations, young people and sports associations.  Delegates contributedto the discussion through a question and answer session, and through the conference workshops.

•   Disability Sport and Young People

This session explored:
-  How the Paralympic Movement engages with the Commonwealth.
-  The respective roles the public, private and third sectors play in developing accessible and inclusive sport within the Commonwealth.
-  Youth Sport Pathways for disabled people, including a Case Study focusing on the Youth Sport Trust.

The Conference Programme  also examined fundamental issues affecting young people, including integration, stereotyping and governance representation. Young people representing sport from across the Commonwealth played a major role in the planning and through the Conference as speakers, panellists and delegates.

Workshop Sessions

The conference also offered best practice workshops through the following one-hour sessions for those attending on Monday 12 August - delegates were able to attend one of the six sessions:

Workshop 1
Safeguarding in Sport - aligning child protection with gender inclusion to create safe inclusive spaces for all.

Workshop 2
Lessons from Girls Empowerment through Sport - practical tools to engage, include and empower girls through sports.

Workshop 3
Building Strategic Partnerships - between Sports Federations and Sport for Development organisations.

Workshop 4
Sporting Pathways for Young People – providing pathways from initial engagement at grassroots level to excellence is a significant challenge for young people from more disadvantaged communities.  This session will highlight the potential issues and barriers for young people and discuss how they can be overcome.

Workshop 5
Leadership in Sport for Young Women – gender equity in key positions – what are the barriers and opportunities? How can we increase the number of young women gaining leadership and governance positions?

Workshop 6
Accessible Sport - creating accessible and inclusive sport opportunities through facilities, programmes and events.

Summary Conference Agenda

Monday 12 August:  
0830 - 2230       
 Tuesday 13 August:     
  0900 - 1615        
Registration & Refreshments              
Opening Session
Plenary Speakers

Panel Discussion
Youth Sport - The Opportunity

Workshop Sessions
Youth Sport Charter


Afternoon Session
 - Empowering Girls and Young
Women through Sport

Panel Discussion
- Girls/Women in Sport - What 
Needs to Change?

Workshops Sessions
Select from 6 Options

Closing Session

Gala Civic Dinner 
Plenary Session 
- Commonwealth Sport for Athletes
with a Disability - Past, Present and Future

 Panel Discussion
- The Paralympic Movement's
Engagement with the Commonwealth

Workshop Sessions 
Youth Sport Charter

Plenary Session 
Youth Sport Trust Case Study


Panel Discussion 
- Youth Sport Pathways

Youth Sport Charter Handover

Closing Session

The organisers reserve the right to alter or amend content and speakers.

If you have any questions about the event, please email or call the conference organisers:

T: +44 (0) 1896 850547 / +44 (0) 1577 865498

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Payment Instructions

  • Payment Options
    There are various options for payment available - please see below for full details.

    Cheque / Purchase Order
    - Print a copy of your invoice and send with a cheque for payment, including your PO number (if applicable).  
    - Payment should be in pounds sterling and cheques should be made payable to 'First City Events No. 2 A/C'.  
    - Please post your cheque and a copy of your invoice to:
    Commonwealth Sports Development Conference
    3 Peel Gardens
    Galashiels, TD1 3LH, Scotland, UK

    Credit / Debit Card
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