The Innovation in and through Sport for All: Perspectives and Opportunities TAFISA Mission 2030 Workshop took place on 17 January. The Workshop allowed for the discussion and presentation on the utilisation of modern technology to further achieve the goal of Sport for All. Speakers shared their innovative ideas for expanding participation and accessibility to sport and other physical activity.
Dr Fiona Chambers - Global Design Challenge
Innovation in and through Sport for All: A Key Driver for Change
Dr Fiona Chambers shared the definition and essential elements of social innovation, as well as the importance that Design Thinking plays in the conception of social innovation. Furthermore, she shared the role social innovation and design thinking has played in the Global Design Challenge, an international competition which seeks innovative ideas to find solutions for sport and physical activity challenges based on UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Kazan Action Plan objectives. The challenge has funded projects such as Travel Hands, which assists the visually impaired with outdoor commutes.
Tim Brown and Roger L. Martin, Design for Action, Harvard Business Review, 2015
Jeanne Liedtka, Why Design Thinking Works, Harvard Business Review, 2018
Fiona Chambers, Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2018
Global Design Challenge
Max Tamazawa - Sasakawa Sports Foundation
Innovation to Revitalise Regions through Sports and Physical Activities
Max Tamazawa of the Sasakawa Foundation, a Tokyo-based sports policy think tank, shared the organisation’s response to Japanese social issues using Regional Sport Management Organisations (RSMO). A case study using this method has been in the city of Kakuda, Japan in which their local RSMO, Sponet Kakuda has seen great success. The organisation has implemented programmes such as the Active Child Program, an exercise programme that promotes fun physical activity with children and their care givers. Recently the organisation has also released Tsudo-Yell, an elderly-friendly exercise app that allows friends and family to connect and complete workouts together.
Sasakawa Sports Foundation
Dr Christoph Mall - Technical University of Munich
Kreuz und Quer Programme
Dr Christoph Mall, associate professor of didactics in sports and health at Technical University of Munich, shared the success of Kreuz & Quer among youth in the neighbourhoods of Munich. Kreuz & Quer is a competition-based game in which players must collect boxes spread throughout their neighbourhood using chip cards in order to collect both points and kilometres travelled. Beginning in 2019, the game has since had five rounds with approximately 700 to 2200 participants per round. The game has seen great success and has allowed for players of all ages to be active and have exposure to their natural living environments.
Sports Innovation Network
Sports Innovation Network at Technical University Munich
Steve Cousins – Let's Circus
Steve Cousins led the group in 15 minutes of play, showing the importance of staying active while having fun. Steve Cousins teaches circus courses to both children and adults, encouraging the joy of movement.
Prof. Dr. Eckehard “Fozzy” Moritz - Innovationsmanufaktur
Joy of Movement Pioneers Innovation Hub
Prof. Dr. Fozzy Moritz announced the launch of Joy of Movement Pioneers. The JOMP movement seeks to increase physical activity using joy as a driving factor. The movement focuses on innovation of fun exercise methods, as well as themes of leadership, inclusivity, and synergetic networks.
Relive the Workshop through our video replay below or on YouTube.
TAFISA would like to thank the speakers for their enlightening contributions and all participants for their enthusiasm and constructive questions.
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