Former Marine honoured to be keynote speaker at Active Fusion Conference

Former Royal Marine Commando Andy Grant, the fastest one-legged man over 10K, will be sharing his inspirational story at Active Fusion’s physical education conference in Doncaster.

The Active Fusion Conference, which takes place at the Keepmoat Stadium on Friday February 14, will focus on the power Physical Education has to improve mental and physical wellbeing. The Doncaster-based sporting charity has been able to secure Andy Grant as their keynote speaker for the event.

After having his leg amputated following an explosion in Afghanistan, Andy refused to succumb to his injuries and reinvented himself as an athlete and motivational speaker. He has since competed in the Invictus Games, climbed the highest mountain in South America and supported an abundance of charitable organisations.

A friend of former professional footballer and current Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, Andy is hoping to inspire a new audience of influencers.

He said: “I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to share my story at the Active fusion conference. I hope people will leave feeling inspired enough to realise they can take on the world.”

Everyone who has booked onto the conference will be taking part in a number of workshops delivered by Active Fusion staff, including practical advice about how to help children and young people become more physically active.

According to Sport England’s Active Lives survey, 11.2 million people in England do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week, with the Conference looking at innovative ways to tackle this epidemic.

Active Fusion are a charity striving to enable children and young people in Yorkshire to be physically active, through its delivery of high quality Physical Education lessons in schools and by giving young people the opportunity to enhance their qualifications, confidence and communication through sports leadership and apprenticeship opportunities.

To discover more about Active Fusion’s Conference and how you can book on, please click here.