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press release: ukactive

Lionesses legend Jill Scott and Sports Minister Stuart Andrew join speakers for Active Uprising 2024

11 Jan 2024
England football star Jill Scott MBE will be a headline guest speaker at Active Uprising / Shutterstock.com / Jose Breton- Pics Action
England football star Jill Scott MBE has been revealed as a headline guest speaker for this year’s Active Uprising, joining leaders from across sport, fitness, health and politics.

The former Lioness has become one of one of TV’s most recognised sports personalities and was recently announced as a member of the Government’s new National Physical Activity Taskforce.

Jill will share her story and views during an on-stage conversation with Professor Greg Whyte OBE, in front of more than 700 delegates from across the worlds of health, fitness, sport and politics.

ukactive can also reveal that Sports Minister, Stuart Andrew, will speak at the conference, taking place at London’s QEII Centre in Westminster on Thursday 1 February, to share the Government’s ambitions for sport and physical activity.

The pair will join a host of leading speakers set to explore the growth of the sector and its impact on the nation’s health.

Other speakers include Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport and Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, Kim Leadbeater MP, sport psychologist and leadership coach, Dean Leak and ukactive Chair, Mike Farrar.

Jill follows in the footsteps of other international sports stars who have spoken at ukactive’s flagship event and is no stranger to driving the agenda, having inspired change throughout her career.

She began her senior career with Sunderland before going on to Everton and then Manchester City where she won three Continental Cups, three FA Cups and the Barclays WSL league title. Her success continued into the England senior squad amassing 161 England caps and taking part in four UEFA European Championships and four FIFA World Cups. Jill also appeared at two Olympic Games – London 2012 and Tokyo 2020 for Team GB.

In 2020, she was recognised for her exceptional contributions to women’s football, when she was appointed an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours and showcased her versatility by triumphing in “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here,” earning the title of ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in 2022.

Within her keynote session, Jill will discuss her role in the Government’s National Activity Taskforce, which aims to help drive up participation levels across the country by getting one million more adults and 2.5 million more young people more active.

Jill will discuss the wider role the physical activity sector can play in influencing change as well as discussing her own trajectory and success in the arena.

Commenting on the event, Jill Scott said: “I’m a huge believer in the power of sport and physical activity to improve the health and opportunities of people of all ages, and it’s such an important challenge for our nation to take on.

“I’m delighted to be speaking at Active Uprising and I’m looking forward to discussing my own motivations for helping to create a country where more people can access sport and activity in their daily lives.”

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “Having Jill and Stuart as speakers at Active Uprising adds a great perspective to our agenda and will help show the role our sector can play in driving change at a national level, so more people experience the lifelong benefits of physical activity.

“With less than a month to go, momentum is building and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to an incredibly insightful and inspirational day that will set the direction for the next chapter of our shared mission.”

To purchase your tickets for Active Uprising, click here.

Early bird tickets are only available until Friday 12 January 2024 so get them while you can!
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A shared mission to enhance industry standards has been announced (on 9 April) as part of a landmark collaboration between the physical activity sector’s leading bodies.
ukactive and 4GLOBAL have published the first annual Private Sector Benchmarking report, which represents the most accurate picture yet of the scale and impact of privately operated fitness facilities** within the UK.
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Tel: 020 8158 9700
Address: The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL, United Kingdom
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press release: ukactive

Lionesses legend Jill Scott and Sports Minister Stuart Andrew join speakers for Active Uprising 2024

11 Jan 2024
England football star Jill Scott MBE will be a headline guest speaker at Active Uprising / Shutterstock.com / Jose Breton- Pics Action
England football star Jill Scott MBE has been revealed as a headline guest speaker for this year’s Active Uprising, joining leaders from across sport, fitness, health and politics.

The former Lioness has become one of one of TV’s most recognised sports personalities and was recently announced as a member of the Government’s new National Physical Activity Taskforce.

Jill will share her story and views during an on-stage conversation with Professor Greg Whyte OBE, in front of more than 700 delegates from across the worlds of health, fitness, sport and politics.

ukactive can also reveal that Sports Minister, Stuart Andrew, will speak at the conference, taking place at London’s QEII Centre in Westminster on Thursday 1 February, to share the Government’s ambitions for sport and physical activity.

The pair will join a host of leading speakers set to explore the growth of the sector and its impact on the nation’s health.

Other speakers include Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport and Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, Kim Leadbeater MP, sport psychologist and leadership coach, Dean Leak and ukactive Chair, Mike Farrar.

Jill follows in the footsteps of other international sports stars who have spoken at ukactive’s flagship event and is no stranger to driving the agenda, having inspired change throughout her career.

She began her senior career with Sunderland before going on to Everton and then Manchester City where she won three Continental Cups, three FA Cups and the Barclays WSL league title. Her success continued into the England senior squad amassing 161 England caps and taking part in four UEFA European Championships and four FIFA World Cups. Jill also appeared at two Olympic Games – London 2012 and Tokyo 2020 for Team GB.

In 2020, she was recognised for her exceptional contributions to women’s football, when she was appointed an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours and showcased her versatility by triumphing in “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here,” earning the title of ‘Queen of the Jungle’ in 2022.

Within her keynote session, Jill will discuss her role in the Government’s National Activity Taskforce, which aims to help drive up participation levels across the country by getting one million more adults and 2.5 million more young people more active.

Jill will discuss the wider role the physical activity sector can play in influencing change as well as discussing her own trajectory and success in the arena.

Commenting on the event, Jill Scott said: “I’m a huge believer in the power of sport and physical activity to improve the health and opportunities of people of all ages, and it’s such an important challenge for our nation to take on.

“I’m delighted to be speaking at Active Uprising and I’m looking forward to discussing my own motivations for helping to create a country where more people can access sport and activity in their daily lives.”

Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said: “Having Jill and Stuart as speakers at Active Uprising adds a great perspective to our agenda and will help show the role our sector can play in driving change at a national level, so more people experience the lifelong benefits of physical activity.

“With less than a month to go, momentum is building and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to an incredibly insightful and inspirational day that will set the direction for the next chapter of our shared mission.”

To purchase your tickets for Active Uprising, click here.

Early bird tickets are only available until Friday 12 January 2024 so get them while you can!
More press releases and updates from ukactive:
ukactive, This Girl Can, Safer Business Network, the Metropolitan Police Service and the Mayor of London have joined forces to launch a pilot of the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign across 11 fitness and leisure centres in south west London.
A shared mission to enhance industry standards has been announced (on 9 April) as part of a landmark collaboration between the physical activity sector’s leading bodies.
ukactive and 4GLOBAL have published the first annual Private Sector Benchmarking report, which represents the most accurate picture yet of the scale and impact of privately operated fitness facilities** within the UK.
The Chancellor said there can be no “solid growth without solid finances”, but we know there can be no growth without improved health too. The announcements yesterday will do little to move the dial on physical activity levels nor unlock the potential of our sector to contribute to wider Government policy priorities.
The Spring Budget is ordinarily one of the Government’s biggest milestones within the year. It features the Government’s financial interventions, such as tax cuts/rises and spending commitment, as well as signalling the direction of travel for the year ahead.
ukactive: news from HCMmag.com and FitTechGlobal.com
UK Active has announced details of its annual health and fitness industry awards ceremony, which will take place in Birmingham on the evening of Thursday 3 October at the International Convention Centre.
The first annual Private Sector Benchmarking report was released today (27 March). A collaboration between UK Active and 4Global, the aim of the research is to provide accurate insight into the state of UK-based private sector health clubs.
In a soft power exercise, politicians in the UK have been invited to take part in a challenge which encourages them to be more active, while raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity.
Mike Farrar, chair of UK Active, has called on the UK government to deploy the physical activity sector to support the NHS and tackle the UK’s pandemic of poor health and sluggish economy.
ukactive: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
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Remember when there was mass hostility about London hosting the 2012 Olympics? Huw Edwards, CEO of UK Active, was there. He talks to Kath Hudson about the lessons he learned
Consumer expectations are rising all the time, but nowhere more than in relation to digital. UK Active’s Dave Gerrish explains how the industry is shaping up
Kath Hudson talks to industry experts from around the world about their key takeaways from last year and their hopes for 2024
Industry insights: Predictions
Time are tough but tough times bring out the best in us. Kath Hudson asks some of the world’s top industry experts where they see the glimpses of blue sky
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Harnessing the healthcare network to further the fitness sector’s ambitions is the core purpose of UK Active’s new chair, as he explains to Kate Cracknell
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Tel: 020 8158 9700
Address: The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL, United Kingdom
Huw Edwards, CEO
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