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At the Alliance of Sport we are building one community, passionate about the power of sport and united in repairing broken lives and building a stronger society for all.

We aim to communicate effectively and develop a culture that empowers partnership working, embraces mistakes as a vehicle for learning and works through difficult situations or conflict constructively.

Within our team, we are able to draw on a wide range of skills, abilities and aspirations from people with professional and personal lived experience, and who are a fair representation of society. We do this through the following:


The Steering Group 

The Steering Group support the leadership and direction for the Alliance of Sport. It is Chaired by James Mapstone, Founder and Managing Director of the 2nd Chance Group. The Secretariat is Justin Coleman, Head of the Alliance of Sport at 2nd Chance Group.

The Steering Group monitor, support and challenge the work of Positive Action Groups. It is made up of key stakeholders from all sectors. Current members include:

2nd Chance Group, Active Communities Network, Beyond Sport, Clinks, Comic Relief, Commonwealth Secretariat, DCMS, English Football League Trust, HM Prison and Probation Service, Jon Neill Consultants, Ministry of Justice, New Philanthropy Capital, Prisoners Education Trust, Public Health England, Royal Holloway University of London, Sported, Street Games, Tanayah Sam Associates, Unicef, University of Gloucestershire and the Youth Justice Board.


Positive Action Groups (PAG’s)

PAGs comprise a wider range of experts, ranging from service users, community and front-line organisations to statutory services and policy makers. Together, we explore key issues, support additional stakeholder engagement and develop, test and evaluate best practice.

Read more about our PAG’s here.

Discover more about our organisation

We are an organisation that is built on a membership

“I love the Alliance because it’s full of inspirational people working across different fields with a shared vision, coming together to make a difference.” - Jackie Roberts, Public Health England. 

“Being in the Alliance means we become part of a much bigger story and a stronger proposition.” – Stuart Felce, Strategic Lead in Community Safety, StreetGames.

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