All day tickets include access to the full conference programme, lunch, teas and coffees throughout the day and a Hartpury/UKSDN sports kit bag. We have various pricing options available, so that you can devise an attendance package that suits you. We have accommodation available on Sunday, so that it's not too early a start and that you have the chance to settle in.

On this page, you can view the programme across the two days and see who our key speakers are.

Please note that the deadline for purchasing tickets has now passed.

Keynote speakers

Professor Rosie Meek

Professor Rosie Meek is a chartered psychologist and prison researcher, conducting quantitative and qualitative research throughout the UK and internationally. Rosie’s research examining the role of sport and physical activity in prison settings is internationally acclaimed. Watch this short film which outlines her work at Portland Youth Offenders Institute and HMP, here.

Read more of Rosie's biog, here

James Allen

James Allen joined the Sport and Recreation Alliance as Head of Policy in May 2013 and became Director of Policy, Governance and External Affairs in January 2016. He leads the Alliance's public affairs, political and policy work as well as sports governance support and advisory services in England and Wales. James is a Non-Executive Director at Sport Resolutions and has a varied professional background in communications, advisory and policy roles in the private, not for profit and public sectors. He joined the Alliance from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), where he was Head of Public Services and Partnerships. James has an interest in an extensive range of policy issues across the sport and recreation sector - particularly around mental health, social impact and the role of the sector in working with children and young people.

Steve Grainger

Steve Grainger joined the RFU as Rugby Development Director in June 2011 from his CEO position with the Youth Sport Trust. A leading expert in sport development, he had huge success in building the Youth Sport Trust (YST) into a vital part of the sport infrastructure over his six years as Chief Executive. Overall he had 16 years’ experience working with a range of national governing bodies at the YST and prior to that spent three years at the National Coaching Foundation, having started his career in sports development and management in Mansfield District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Read more on the RFU's website

Day tickets

As a day delegate you will receive:

  • Access to the full conference programme for the day
  • Teas, coffees and water throughout the day
  • Lunch
  • A UKSDN/Hartpury sports kit bag

Full conference

You get access to the full conference programme, lunches, teas, coffees, water on both days, pre-evening activities, buffet evening meal and entertainment, and a Hartpury/UKSDN sports kit bag.


Accommodation is based on site and you will receive:

  • En suite single room (bedding and towels provided)
  • Breakfast


  • Sunday night: £45
  • Monday night: £45
  • Both nights: £90

Evening meal and social activities

You will have access to the pre-dinner activities, buffet evening meal and the evening entertainment on Monday evening.


  • £30
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