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South Essex Networking Twilight with Active Essex

Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP

Wednesday 24th May 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Join us at Hadleigh Park with Jason Fergus, Director of Active Essex.

Active Essex are a publicly funded organisation, hosted by Essex County Council, whose aim is to make sport and physical activity accessible to all Essex residents.

They do this by:
  • providing up-to-date information on sports, activities, events and programmes available in and around our county;
  • running training courses for those who are seeking a more structured involvement in sport and physical activity, for example as a coach or referee;
  • funding clubs, community sport initiatives and individuals through small grants;
  • partnering with other organisations and trusted third parties to increase the number and range of opportunities available;
  • advocating for improved and enhanced sport facilities, funding and engagement for the communities we serve.
Jason Fergus has a wealth of experience having worked within the Sports Development sector for the last 20 years.  
Jason’s current role as Director of Active Essex has seen him lead the transformation and the reformation of the Olympic Legacy Team, the old County Sport Partnership team and the County Council Education team to a well-positioned, well performing County Sport Partnership in the Essex landscape. 
Active Essex, under Jason’s leadership, has developed exciting opportunities to ensure they are seen as that partner of choice. They have commissioned the responsibility for physical activity and school sport. This allows them to take a truly strategic overview of the Essex landscape alongside their community sport responsibility from Sport England.

Venue: Hadleigh Park is a 500 acre space that commands dramatic views over the Thames Estuary and has a unique heritage as an Olympic mountain bike track. Now the Park is also a fantastic family venue with an all-weather Family Trail, Parkour, playgrounds, pump track as well as a reservoir for kayaking, wild water swimming and sailing.

Hadleigh makes a great venue for team building activities, conferences and entertaining with a bright and spacious room that can easily accommodate 50 people and situated within our courtyard and close to all nearby facilities including a 400 space car park. The Hub Café has plenty of outdoor space and seated areas.

Hadleigh park has excellent transport connections with the Benfleet rail station only a 30 minute walk away and within easy reach of the A13 and A127. Hadleigh Park has 400 car parking spaces and can utilise local car parks as overflows for major events.

4:30pm   Registration plus refreshments
5:00pm   Speakers: Essex Chambers, plus Guest Speaker Jason Fergus, Director of Active Essex
5:30pm   Networking & Canapes
6:30pm   Event CLOSE


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