Sporting infrastructure creating a legacy for physical activity
IAKS UK hosted its spring event at the Sport and Fitness Centre on the campus of the University of Birmingham, by kind invitation of Andy Allford (Director of Sport at the University). The day consisted of a morning seminar programme - which looked at the development of sporting infrastructure for the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - followed by a tour of the sports facilities at the university. This included the sports fields which will host the Field Hockey sessions at the Commonwealth Games.
Mike Hall (Partner, FaulknerBrowns) welcomed more than 40 delegates to the event and set the scene for discussions which would include contributions from Sport England and key people involved in the development of a number of the major venues for the Games. The aim was to build on discussions from previous IAKS UK seminars and webinars, which had looked at the legacy of sporting infrastructure from major events in the UK, as well as the role of Universities in encouraging mass participation in sport.