Olympic Gymnast and Team GB Medalist to Headline ‘Re-imagine an Active Future’ Conference

Nile Wilson, Team GB’s celebrated gymnast and Olympic medallist, is set to be the keynote speaker at the much anticipated “Re-imagine an Active Future” conference on Wednesday 27th March at Doncaster College in Doncaster. 

The conference, a collaborative effort by Active Fusion, Get Doncaster Moving, Sports Directory, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, and Doncaster College, is a unique gathering aimed at empowering educators and advocates for children’s physical health and well-being. 

The event is designed to accommodate the participation of headteachers, educators, governors, well-being coordinators, departmental leaders, and individuals with a fervent commitment to advancing the physical health and well-being of children and young people. The theme, “Re-imagine an Active Future,” assures attendees an opportunity to acquire essential tools and inspiration, empowering them to contribute significantly to the cultivation of a more active and health-conscious future for the youth.  

The conference will showcase a diverse array of educational opportunities, encompassing hands-on workshops, theoretical insights, and practical tools curated by esteemed professionals, including representatives from The Royal Opera House. These interactive sessions are meticulously designed to foster the exchange of success stories and the establishment of a collaborative community committed to the continual improvement of physical education programs.  

This year’s conference keynote speaker is Nile Wilson, who made history as Team GB’s first gymnast to medal on the horizontal bar at the Rio 2016 Olympics, will bring his unique perspective to the conference. Wilson’s remarkable career includes two gold medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, a silver medal at the Gymnastics World Championships in 2015, and a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 

Active Fusion Director, Lindsy James commented, “Nile has achieved success at the very highest level in his professional career as a gymnast.  Since retiring he has become an online content creator, an entrepreneur, a successful businessman and an advocate for mental health awareness.  He will share his own experiences, passion and ideas on how the future of sport needs to be shaped”. 

Nile added, I’m really excited to be a part of the Active Fusion conference and talk through some of my weird and wonderful stories through life as a professional athlete. It is a huge passion of mine to inspire the next generation to get active and use sport to have a positive impact on their lives.” 

Wilson continued his success with three gold medals at the British Championships in 2018 and a stellar performance at the Commonwealth Games, where he claimed gold in the individual and team all-round events. His keynote address is expected to motivate and inspire the audience with his journey and insights into the importance of physical activity and well-being. 

The “Re-imagine an Active Future” conference is open for bookings, with an early bird rate of £40 available until January 31st. The standard rate of £50 will apply from February 1st.  

Active Fusion eagerly anticipate welcoming educators and advocates to this transformative conference on March 27th. Get ready to be motivated, informed, and inspired to “Re-imagine an Active Future” alongside gymnastics sensation Nile Wilson! 

Secure your early bird ticket and be part of this inspiring event here.