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10 Jun 2021 | 19:19

New and existing supporter organisations within the Sport for Development Coalition are being encouraged to sign up for its next induction session. 

Two sessions have taken place during the first half of the year, with one more planned for Friday 18th June (10am). Further dates for the second half of the year are due to be announced soon.


The one-hour sessions have proven to be very popular so far, with 66 attendees in total. They are split between the Coalition’s small management team providing an overview of strategy and activities, and a facilitated discussion for supporters to ask any questions or highlight any key areas they would like the Coalition to address.


Feedback and learning from the first three sessions is been integrated into future workshops to ensure they are relevant and beneficial to the network. 

Kelly Smith, Insights and Engagement Officer for the Coalition, has led the sessions. She said: “It has been great to see and hear from both existing Coalition supporter organisations and those interested in joining the network in our previous induction sessions.

Induction session

"Organisations’ input into discussions has been particularly useful to the Coalition’s management team in terms of supporting the steering and structuring of collective action throughout the Coalition network.” 

The sessions have also provided attendees with an explanation of the current opportunities for collective action, such as the focus on sport’s role in tackling the mental health and wellbeing crisis in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Supporter organisation on the last induction session on April 16th highlighted the relevance of the Coalition’s pillars of work, with the importance of the impact pillar and advocacy pillar outlined. 

  • Impact pillar – attendees highlighted how it is essential that they are able to evidence their impact as well as share learning to support advocacy objectives. 
  • Advocacy pillar – attendees outlined the enthusiasm to collaborate to further policy objectives. 

To sign up to the next session on Friday 18th June (10am), click here. If you would like to discuss suitability and the benefits of joining the Coalition, contact [email protected].