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1112 on Your Marks Get Set Influence

1112 on Your Marks Get Set Influence

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 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
said: “
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
 
Sutcliffe and Malcolm Brown, Olympic Performance Director at BritishTriathlon.
 
Dr Paul Wetherly, BA (Hons) Politics Course Leader at Leeds Metropolitanand organiser of the event,
added: “
The conference forms part of theU
niversity‟s Festival of Politics & Applied Global Ethics
and is an opportunityfor students, academics and others from the world of sport, or who areinterested in sport, to explore the relationship between politics and sport. Attendees will be able to engage with MPs and find out about how Parliamentworks and can be influenced, debating some key political issues such as
realising the promised legacy of the „summer of games‟.”
 
„On Your Marks, Get Set, Influence will take place at the Rose Bowl on
23November from 10.30am to 3pm. If you would like to register your interest inattending please contact eventsteam@leedsmet.ac.uk  The day is a Parliament Week event in partnership with the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service and also forms part of the Leeds MetropolitanUniversity
‟s Festival of 
Politics and Applied Global Ethics.
Ends
For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the Communicationsteam at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email c.braithwaite@leedsmet.ac.uk 
Notes for editors:
Leeds Metropolitan University has over 27,000 students and around3,000 staff.
The Vice Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University is Professor Susan Price and the Chair of the Board is Lord Woolmer of Leeds.

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