Active Wandsworth

Talk Active Event- Wednesday 15 May 2019

We are delighted to invite you to Active Wandsworth’s ‘Talk Active’ event for local community groups, organisations, sports clubs, coaches, instructors and individuals interested in sport & physical Activity in Wandsworth on Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 6pm-8.30pm at South Thames College, Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PP.

The evening will feature speakers from the London Marathon Charitable Trust on available capital funding that is currently available. We will also be discussing the Active Wandsworth Strategy (2017-2022) and discussing how we can all contribute to its outcomes and supporting its vision of ‘enabling Wandsworth to be the most active borough in London by 2022.’ Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a workshop and learn more about the Facilitate and Advocate themes of the Active Wandsworth Strategy. This will be an opportunity to feedback and highlight how you can support these themes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to influence local sport and physical activity priorities in Wandsworth. The new Active Wandsworth Strategy has set a clear vision, and through this event and future events we want to start a conversation about the things we can all be doing to help make Wandsworth the most active borough. You’ll get the chance to network with other groups and organisations, as well as speak to professionals involved in the Active Wandsworth Strategy.

To book your place email indicating your preferred workshop choice and any dietary requirements.

Event Information

6pm-6.30pm – Welcome and Networking Opportunity

6.30pm-7pm – Opening Talk and Presentation

Deidre Cole, London Marathon Charitable Trust;

Tim Fleming, Enable Leisure and Culture; Active Wandsworth Strategy overview

Ben White, All Star Tennis

7pm -7.15pm – A light buffet is available to take into the workshops.

7.15pm-8.30pm – Workshops

Facilitate or Advocate– see below for further details.

Two workshops will look in more detail at two key areas of the Active Wandsworth Strategy (online copies of the Active Wandsworth Strategy can be found here):

Workshop One: Facilitate – Increase the capacity of the physical activity and sport workforce.

The workshop will be led by speakers from Enable Leisure & Sport and Wandsworth Borough Council Planning Department discussion will be centred around  what the gaps and examples of best practice are around accessible and inclusive facilities, the provision of formal and informal opportunities, an update on the playing pitch strategy and borough wide facility needs assessment, pitch maintenance and influencing the built and natural environment in areas of regeneration

Workshop Two – Advocate – Increase and improve the marketing and promotion of physical activity and sport in Wandsworth and Embrace technological advances to ensure that physical activity opportunities are communicated to all Wandsworth residents

The workshop will be led by speakers from London Sport on the impact of digital marketing campaigns in attracting people into activity programmes and the use of Open Data in helping to promote programmes and initiatives across the community

Through this workshop we want to discuss how we can improve and develop strong communication networks and help to promote existing opportunities for the community to become and stay active by increasing their awareness.

Talk Active 2018

Details of our previous workshop, presentations and notes can be found at Talk Active 2018

Active Wandsworth

Active Wandsworth is a collection of individuals, coaches, schools, universities, sports clubs and organisations that have an interest in sport and physical activity in Wandsworth.

Active Wandsworth is the community sport and physical activity network (CSPAN) for Wandsworth. Active Wandsworth reports into London Sport regionally, who in turn feed directly into Sport England.

We are responsible for organising the annual Get Active Wandsworth Festival our annual free family event and the annual Active Wandsworth Awards. which celebrates the sporting achievements of children, adults and sports clubs in the Wandsworth borough.


The Active Wandsworth Advisory Group consists of representatives from various organisations that help shape the strategic direction for sport and physical activity in Wandsworth. The group meets three times a year in January, May and September.

For more information email us.