Sports Development: Back to the Future

​​​Building Bridges Between Academics and Practitioners ​

Cardiff Metropolitan University are delighted to host the Sports Development "Back to the Future" Conference in association with the UK Sports Development Research Network, which will be the 7th annual conference of the UK Sports Development Network (formally known as European Sports Development Network).

The one day conference will take place at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus.

Date: Friday 16th September

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm ​




Sports Development: Back to the Future

The conference programme is centred on the theme of "Back to the Future", taking into consideration the past, present and future policies and practices effecti​ng sports development across the UK.  This includes:


  • Sports Policy

  • Research and Insight – shaping practice

  • Working in Partnership

  • Equality and Diversity

  • Impact of Major Events

  • Commercialisation​