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AGM 2019

Angling Trust and Fish Legal AGMs and Building a Brighter Future Angling Conference 2019, Saturday 30 November 2019, 10am – 4pm

West Midlands Golf Club, The Lake at Barston, Marsh House Farm Lane, Barston, Solihull B92 0LB

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10:00 am: Arrivals & Refreshments

For Angling Trust & Fish Legal Members – please arrive by 10am in preparation for the Angling Trust & Fish Legal AGMs.

10:30 am: Angling Trust & Fish Legal AGMs

Roland Caley, Acting Chief Executive
George Stephenson, Chairman (Angling Trust)
George Graham, Chairman (Fish Legal)

This session is for Angling Trust & Fish Legal members only. We will update our members on the work of both organisations over the last 12 months in this session.

11:30 am: Brighter Future Conference arrival

We will have a short break to allow those who are not members of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal to join us for the Brighter Future Conference.

11:40 am: Our passion for your sport – a year in review

Join the Angling Trust & Fish Legal leadership team as we discuss the progress we have made in protecting and growing fishing as well as our work for the year ahead – working alongside key partners such as the Environment Agency and Sport England.

12:20 pm: Lunch

We will have a 40 minute break for lunch and networking. Lunch is provided for all attendees.

1:00 pm: Angling’s Future – Get on board with the National Angling Strategy

Adam Brown, Substance
Tom Sherwood, Environment Agency

Adam Brown from Substance and Tom Sherwood from the Environment Agency will be joining us to discuss the latest National Angling Strategy, the key areas of focus and how everyone can get involved in helping to grow our sport.

1:20 pm: How British Triathlon are building a brighter future for their sport

Amy Crow, Participation Manager, British Triathlon

We are joined by Amy Crow, Participation Manager for British Triathlon who will take us through their recent success in growing both membership and participation in their sport over recent years – a great opportunity to look at what other sports are doing to stay relevant in the modern world.

1:40 pm: Workshop sessions

We will break out into different workshop sessions. You choose which workshop you want to attend!

Workshop choices include:

Building a brighter future for Sea Angling

Led by Tim Macpherson (Angling Trust Director and Editor of Saltwater Boat Angling) & David Mitchell (Head of Marine, Angling Trust).

Making the most of volunteers to build a brighter future for your club

Led by Clive Copeland (Head of Participation), Richard Hadley (Coaching Centre Manager) and Karen Sarkar (National Volunteers Manager) from the Angling Trust.

More fish, better environments – our campaigning focus for the future

Led by Stuart Singleton-White (Head of Campaigns, Angling Trust) and Penny Gane (Head of Legal Practice, Fish Legal)

2:40 pm: Bringing it all together – building a brighter future for angling

Jamie Cook, CEO, Angling Trust & Fish Legal

Join Jamie Cook, the incoming CEO of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal as he summarises the themes of the day and gives his first address before he joins at the end of 2019. This presents your first chance to hear and speak with our new CEO!

3:00 pm: Informal networking

A final opportunity for our guests to network at the end of the day before the conference closes.

4:00 pm: Conference closes

Our conference closes at 4pm and guests depart for their return journey home.

Key information:

Date – Saturday 30 November 2019

Venue – West Midlands Golf Club, The Lake at Barston, Marsh House Farm Lane, Barston, Solihull B92 0LB

Timings – 10:00 am (members), 11:30 am (non members) until 4:00 pm

This event is free to attend. We have limited spaces, so book early to avoid disappointment!


Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
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