November 2012On your marks, get set, influence
An event that explores how sport can be used for social, as well as physical,good is to be held at Leeds Metropolitan University on Friday 23 November.Former Sports Minister and current Bradford South MP, Gerry Sutcliffe andMalcolm Brown, coach of Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee, will beamong those speaking at the event, which is organised by the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan.
„On Your Marks, Get Set, Influence‟ will show how politics, academia and
people with a passion for sport can work together and offers the opportunity togain a greater understanding of both the political and sporting sphere.Gerry Sutcliffe MP
This event will be a good way for constituents andpeople involved in community sports to understand the work of Parliamentand Government and meet others with a passion for sport.
There will be a variety of workshops and presentations throughout the eventwith sessions
including „Working with Parliament‟, „Getting your messageacross: A PR toolkit‟
„The Paralympics and Knowing disability‟ and „What‟spolitical about Sport‟.
The event also includes a panel discussion chaired by BBC Sport‟s Tanya
Arnold and featuring Phillip Davies MP, a member of the House of CommonsCulture, Media and Sport Committee, Professor Alan White, who has recently
worked with the Premier League to evaluate a men‟s health campaign, Gerry