Sport for All & Education

The online Workshop “Sport for All & Education” hosted in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) successfully took place on 28 April and recorded 190 registrations. The Workshop was the seventh event of the TAFISA Mission 2030 Workshop Series.  

How can Sport for All be utilised to benefit and enhance education? The Workshop aimed to answer that question by looking at a diverse range of aspects from Physical Education and organised sport activities helping children develop social, emotional, leadership, and other important life skills, to initiatives utilising sport to provide formal and informal educational opportunities.

Following welcome words by TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann and LJMU Reader Dr Lawrence Foweather, who moderated the Workshop, speakers from different backgrounds shared their insights on how Sport for All could enhance education and provide educational opportunities, from quality physical education and P.E. interventions to Sport for All initiatives connecting physical activity with formal or informal education. 

Workshop speakers

  • Dr Dean Dudley, Associate Professor – Macquarie University
    • What drives Quality Physical Education?
  • Christopher Manning, PL Primary Stars Coordinator; Leah McAteer-Thomspon, PL Girls Project Coordinator – Liverpool FC Foundation
    • The impact of our 'We Girls Can' female empowerment programme on female confidence
  • Cyndi Mendoza, Programs Director – Skateistan
    • Skateistan: Empowering children through skateboarding and education
  • Rashad Hyacenth – Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees
    • Sport for All & Education - "Learning is Winning"

The Workshop was moderated by Dr Lawrence Foweather, Reader, Liverpool John Moores University.  

Relive the Workshop through our video below or on YouTube.