Stable Events is delighted to host the sector’s first live event following the pandemic, at Heythrop Park Resort on the 8th & 9th July - the physical activity facilities forum 

THE physical activity facilities forum 2021 (PAF) will be the first time owners, operators, leisure managers, local authorities, universities, schools and developers of active leisure facilities have been able to come together in a live environment for over a year, alongside leading suppliers and service providers.

Taking place on the 8th & 9th of July at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire, the event is being hosted in the resort’s well ventilated 1,000m2 permanent marquee structure. As an additional safety measure, Goji Group are providing air purification units capable of killing 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including coronavirus.


Who’s attending?

Just a few of the professionals already confirmed to attend, looking to meet suppliers:

• Head of Sport, University of Southampton – £30m

• CEO, Allied Leisure Group – £2.8m

• Senior Business Development Manager, Serco Leisure – £15m

• Strategic Advisor & Team Leader, LK2 Sport & Leisure – £31.8m

• Town Clerk, Chesham Town Council – £4.5m

• Head of Procurement, Anytime Clubs – £2.5m

• CEO, South Downs Leisure – £850k

• Deputy Head of Foundation, Newcastle United Foundation – £8m

• Director, Leisure United – £30m+

• Director of Business Development, SLT Group – £7.9m

• Head of Development, Norwich City Community Sports Foundation – £6.2m


This year’s speakers are:

• Professor Greg Whyte OBE, Professor of Applied Sport & Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University – The Leisure & Fitness Sector as an Essential Service: What Have We Learned from the Pandemic

• James Hope-Gill, Chief Executive Officer of Skateboard GB – Skateboarding, the Olympics & Skateable Spaces

• Paul Reed, Associate Director at GT3 Architects – The Modern Leisure Centre – Is it Fit for Purpose?

• Rosie Meek, Head of the School of Law at the Royal Holloway University – Exploring the role and impact of physical activity in reducing violence and anti-social behaviour.

• Sarah Medcalf, Deputy Head of Foundation of Newcastle Foundation – NUCASTLE – Building a United Future.

• Mark Hardy, Independent Chairman at API – Are our kids unhealthy & miserable? – Who’s responsible?

• Marianne Boyle, Head of Partnerships at ukactive – The Future of Public Sector Leisure.

• Claire Harrison and Alina Cooper, Co-Founders of GetSetGo! 

CPD-certified seminars

The keynote content of this year’s event is, ‘The Leisure & Fitness Sector as an Essential Service: What Have We Learned from the Pandemic’.

Chaired by Steven Scales, Director of Membership and Sector Development at ukactive, partner to the PAF Forum, the seminars run across both days.


New for 2021

PAF outdoor display zone – Outdoor physical activity has been the one constant throughout the pandemic, this new addition to the forum reflects the growing need for more outdoor facilities, spaces and equipment. This new outdoor zone offers the opportunity for equipment and product suppliers to display their products in a natural setting.

Golf Day – Stable Events will be hosting a golf day on Wednesday 7th July, from 1pm. The day will comprise access to the driving range, a series of four-balls with project delegates (buyers), lunch and a trophy presentation at the Gala Dinner. Sponsorship packages are available.




To attend as a supplier delegate, please contact  

Supplier Delegates attend a series of prescheduled meetings to showcase products and services directly to, public and private operators, Universities, local councils, architects, contractors and leisure facilities.

While the complimentary Project Delegates (buyers) can hear, network and socialise with industry leaders and meet face-to-face with a variety of suppliers, all under one roof.

Along with seminars and pre-selected meetings, delegates enjoy networking over coffee and lunch as well as at the drinks reception and the ever-popular Gala Dinner.

To register and attend the physical activity forum as a complimentary project delegate (buyer), please contact    

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