The Sporting Heritage Summit 2019

October 23rd & 24th at the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket, Cardiff

Day 1

09.30 – 10.00 Registration, networking and exhibition space 
10.00 – 10.20 Welcome and Introduction

Dr Justine Reilly, Director, Sporting Heritage CIC

10.20 – 10.40 Sporting Heritage and Wales

Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Welsh Government

10.40 – 11.05 Measuring Value – how can we measure the role and value of heritage activity
Sue Hayton, Associate Director, Cultural Institute, University of Leeds and Associate Director, Centre for Cultural Value
11.05 – 11.35 Break, networking and refreshments 
11.35 – 13.00 How can sporting heritage become more resilient and ensure collections are resilient? Part 1

Using your local networks. Welsh Museums Federation; Victoria Rogers, President, Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales

Discovering and Tapping into Information About the Sport of Sailing, British National Yachting Archive, David Elliott

Preserving Cardiff’s Rugby History,  CF10 Arms Park Rugby Club, David Allen

 Followed by panel discussion

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Networking 
14.00 – 15.25 How can sporting heritage help to create healthier communities?

Football Memories Scotland 10 Years On. Football Memories Scotland and the Sottish National Football Museum. Richard McBrearty,

How has sporting heritage and a related values-themed focus shaped the delivery of well-being goals within a school community… And what’s the wider learning from it? Park House School.  Derek Peaple

Improving Lives, one rugby ball at a time: Engaging in Rugby League Heritage. Rugby League Care / De Montfort University.  Brigid Power

 Followed by panel discussion

15.25– 15.55 Break, networking and refreshments 
15.55 – 17. 15 How can sporting heritage impact on community cohesion?

The Exeter City Football Club Museum outreach programme.  University of Exeter,  ECFC Supporters Trust, and the ECFC Museum.  Gabriella Giannachi, Will Barrett, and Martin Weiler

The Junior Tour of Wales Cycle Race: How Abertillery’s heritage became the centre of an international community.  Race Commentator and Press Liason Official for 20 years from 1991, and presently involved in research work at Bangor University,  Stuart Stanton

‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’.  Reds in the Community.  Barnsley FC. Sarah Hughes

Followed by panel discussion 

17.15 – 17.45 Break 
17.45 – 19.15 A behind-the-scenes tour of Glamorgan County Cricket Club’s headquarters at Sophia Gardens by Dr Andrew Hignell 
19.15 – 21.00 Wednesday Night Social – Brewhouse and Kitchen 


Day 2

9.15 – 9.30 Arrival, coffee, and networking
9.30 – 9.35 Welcome

Dr Justine Reilly, Sporting Heritage

9.35 – 9.55 Sporting Heritage and the Armed Forces

Lynda Powell & Fran Stovold, Project Leads.

9.55 – 10.30 Funding your sporting heritage activity

Tim Bland, Engagement Manager, National Lottery Heritage Fund

10.30 – 10.50 Break, Coffee, Networking 
10.50 – 12.15 How can sporting heritage become more resilient and ensure collections are resilient? Part 2

The development of the CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket. Dr Andrew Hignell and Mark Frost

Downhill all the way: cataloguing the archives of the Ski Club of Great Britain.  DeMontfort University. Louise Bruton

The opening of the Jim Clark Motor Sport Museum.  Live Borders.  Kenny McLean

Followed by panel discussion

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch & Networking 
13.15 – 14.40 How can sporting heritage help to celebrate and share vibrant cultures?

The Wales and the West Sporting Heritage Exhibition.  Wales and the West Army Museum Network.  Richard Davies / Catherine Croney

Creating a National Football Museum for Wales.  Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives.  Stephen Grenter / Jonathan Gammond

“If you can’t beat `em, join `em!” – the development of women’s shinty.  Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh.  Hugh Dan MacLennan

Followed by panel discussion

14.40 – 15.00 Break  
15.00 – 16.00  How can sporting heritage become more resilient and ensure collections are resilient? Part 3

 “Also there are no Sharks” Surfing Heritage in Great Britain.  Plymouth University.  Rebecca Davies

Creating a city-wide resource – the Sheffield Walking Tour App.  John Wilson, Sheffield University. and Nick Partridge Head of Libraries and Archives for Sheffield City Council.

Followed by panel discussion and plenary session

16.00 Conference Closes 



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